In just a few weeks, the 2023 Senior & Para National Badminton Championships will be hosted right here in Manitoba! This event showcases some of the best badminton talent Canada has to offer, including several Canadian Olympians and Manitoba's Olivia Meier, the first shuttler on the Canadian Paralympic Team.
Whether you're playing, volunteering, or wanting to take in some of the action, head to https://2023nationals.ca/ for more information!
Those interested in volunteering can sign up here.
We're thrilled to announce that our Development Winter Program is restarting in the next few weeks.
We hope to add more sites in the next few days, but up-to-date information can be found on our DWP page here, and all interested athletes are invited to register here.
Don't wait! We'll be on court soon!
Please click here for a first message from the President to our community members.
As the first non-junior event of the MBA season, this year's Herb Richard Open was our first opportunity to see the results of the recent modifications to our tournament structure. Of course, that means it's also the first opportunity for things to go wrong. Thank you to everyone who contacted us with questions, concerns, and feedback in the days leading up to the event, and to those who responded to our post-event survey.
This report will read as an answer to some frequently asked questions, a guide to the changes we're making, as well as a backgrounder on the why and how we are addressing some of the issues facing our sport today in Manitoba. Happy reading!
Competitive Circuit Restructuring: What Now? A post-Herb Richard Open Update
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Badminton Quebec will be hosting a NCCP Regional Coaching Course (Module 3), which will be co-facilitated by Provincial Coach, Justin Friesen. This course will be entirely held through Zoom on the evenings of December 1st and 2nd. This is a great course for young players looking to coach MBA programs such as Summer Camps, Developmental Winter Program or Clinics.
To register please go HERE (you will be required to make an account and then you may register)
Competition and community events have long been part of the Manitoba Badminton Association's portfolio and calendar. As our community grows, so does the need for a wider variety of events that enables shuttlers across the province to play the game in a competitive environment no matter their age or level of ability.
The restructured model aims to tackle a variety of issues brought forward by our membership over the years while leaving room for growth and improvement. We've looked beyond provincial and national borders for inspiration and taken cues from national programs in Europe. Among the changes are a modification of tournament format, updated eligibility rules for both the Junior and Senior Provincial Championships, an adjustment to ranking and seeding, the addition of a regional circuit and championship for junior athletes, as well as a new School Series and Community Series, meant to bridge the gap between school badminton and help support grassroots growth and initiatives across the province.
You can find the full document outlining the changes and 2022-2023 circuit structure here: 2023-2023 Competitive Circuit Restructuring
Clubs interested in hosting MBA events or in adding their event to the MBA circuit can find hosting documents on our Hosting Page.
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Registration has opened for the 2022 WWC Junior Open! Don't miss the first junior event of the season!
location: Winnipeg Winter Club (200 River Ave, Winnipeg)
dates: October 7th to 9th
cost: $50/athlete (1 event) or $60/athlete (2-3 events)
*early-bird pricing: $45/athlete (1 event) or $50/athlete (2-3 events)
includes: shuttles, prizes, and more!
registration deadline: Thursday, September 29th at 11:59pm
*early-bird deadline: Thursday, September 22nd at 11:59pm
registration link: https://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/tournament/433f97dc-8403-4f1d-82b6-ab63d7825ae8
For more info, please head to the tournament page.
Athletes will need a valid 2022-2023 Base, Provincial (Junior), or National (Junior) membership. Please go to our Individual Membership page for information on how to purchase or upgrade your membership.
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*UPDATE (September 20th)* Register here to attend the 2022 AGM!
*UPDATE (September 9th)* The Nomination Committee Report has now been added to the AGM page.
On September 29th, join us as we review 2021-2022 and look ahead to 2022-2023! Head to our Board of Directors and AGM pages for more info.
Stay tuned for our Nomination Committee's report and information on how to register your attendance at this year's meeting.
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On Thursday, August 18th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, join us at the Sport for Life Centre for our Grown-Ups' Clinics!
Perfect for beginner to intermediate players — yes, complete beginners are welcome — these clinics are $30/participant. Open to players 18+, join us as early as 6pm and be ready to learn some new skills!
Court 1: All-Women's Clinic
Court 2: Para-Badminton Clinic