Sunday, January 13, 2013

Special Hotel Rates for 2013 Pickleball Canada National Championship

Pickleball Canada has listed these possible accomodations for your convenience and makes no recommendations. All players must make their own arrangement for lodging. Be sure to ask if there are special rates for participants of the Pickleball Canada National Championship.
COAST HOTEL AND SUITES 2020 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2C7 (604) 853-1880 Speical Group Rate: $99.00 plus tax, 2 Queen beds or King, includes breakfast.
SUPER 8 HOTEL 1881 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 4L5 (604) 853-1141 Specail Group Rate in new building: $89.00 plus tax, Double occupancy,  includes breakfast
SANDMAN HOTEL 32720 Simon Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2T 0B8 (604) 556-7263 Speical Group Rate: $104.00+ tax, Double occupancy.  Group No. 28832
BEST WESTERN REGENCY HOTEL 32110 Marshall Road, Abbotsford, BC  (800) 771-3077 Preferred rate: $99.99+ tax Double occupancy, 2 Queen beds or 1 King bed, includes breakfast.
BEST WESTERN BAKERVIEW INN 1821 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC  1-877-336-6156 
RAMADA INN 36035 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford, BC V3G 2C6 (604) 870-1050 $115 +tax Double occupancy, 2 Queen beds, includes breakfast.
SWEET DREAMS LUXURY INN 32288 King Road, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5Z5 (604) 851-5101
Eagle Wind RV Park 26920 - 52nd Ave.,Aldergrove, BC 604-856-6674
Aloha Trailer Park and Campsite  29666 Fraser Hwy, Abbotsford, BC (604) 856-2366 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassadors for Chilliwack/Yarrow, B.C.

We are very pleased to announce that Gordon and Denise Griffin have been appointed as Pickleball Canada's Area Ambassadors for Chilliwack/Yarrow, B.C. effective January 12, 2013. Congratulations on your appointments and thank you for promoting pickleball in Chilliwack/Yarrow !! Pickleball Canada has over 60 Area Ambassadors in Canada !! Gord and Denise have started Pickleball in Yarrow Elementary School, playing Mondays 7 - 9pm, new players are welcome!!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Creekside Community Centre in Vancouver, B.C.

Photo of pickleball players at Creekside Recreation Centre in Vancouver, B.C.  Dave and I taught a few new players and enjoyed playing with Bob, Georgia and all the other players.  Creekside is very modern, clean and bright with 4 indoor courts at the Athlete Village, south side of False Creek  at 1 Athlete Way, Vancouver.  Drop-in is $2 each, free parking outside or $2/hour underground parking.
front: Voytek, Ken Nielsen, Alex Yan
Middle: Marion, Michelle Sharp, Georgia Moynes, Shirley Shepherd, Fred
Back: Carol, Alan Jeroff, Greg Fong, Kary Taylor, Bob Moynes, Aung Win. Glen Cho

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's Day Polar Pickleball in B.C.

New Year's Day Polar Pickleball at Yale Court, Abbotsford, B.C. About a dozen brave Pickleball players played two hours of pickleball on 3 outdoor pickleball lined courts. Players include Dave, Grant, Gene, Ken, Pat, Matt and Pat, George and Claire and two junior players (Grant's son and Gene's son). Temperature was -3C at 10 am, Grant put salt to melt a little ice off the courts and treated everyone to Tim Horton's coffee and hot chocolate. Dave brought two portable nets, Gene brought a portable net that was a Christmas present. What a great way to celebrate New Year's Day! It may become a B.C. tradition!