Badminton Canada announces Hosts for 2017 National Championships
Badminton Canada – OTTAWA (Badminton Canada) – Badminton Canada announced Wednesday the hosts for the four Canadian National Championship in 2017. Each year Badminton Canada organizes 4 national championships – Junior/U23, Masters, Senior and University College Championships.
The 2017 Yonex Senior National Championship was awarded to the City of Saskatoon. It is the highest level of domestic event organized by Badminton Canada and welcomes more than one hundred and twenty of the top Canadian badminton athletes to compete for the national title in men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and mixed doubles. The 2016 Canadian Senior National Championship will be held at the Winnipeg Winter Club in February while the 2015 championship was held in Gatineau QC.
“We are pleased to bring the 2017 Yonex Senior National Championship to Saskatchewan” stated Frank Gaudet, Executive Director of Badminton Saskatchewan. “It provides a great opportunity to bring attention to our sport in our province and for our players to compete against the best in Canada”.
The 2017 Yonex Masters Badminton Championship was awarded to the City of Winnipeg. This event is the largest event on the Badminton Canada calendar with over 300 entries in 10 different age categories. Winnipeg has a strong hosting tradition with the most recent events hosted or to be hosted being the 2015 Junior/U23 Yonex National Championship and the 2016 Yonex Senior National Championships.
“Badminton Manitoba’s slogan is “Play 4 Fun, Play 2 Win, Play 4 Life”, and the Canadian Masters Championships falls directly in line with those values.” stated Ryan Giesbrecht, Executive Director of Badminton Manitoba. “This is an event that welcomes players from around the World and showcases how badminton is truly a lifelong sport for everyone, and we couldn’t be more excited! Winnipeg 2017 will be an event to remember.
“We’re very excited to have the opportunity to host a tournament of this caliber and hope to provide a first class experience for all athletes and families here in Winnipeg in 2017!” added Terry Porayko, Co-Chair of 2017 Canadian Masters Championships.
Moncton NB will host the 2017 Yonex Junior/U23 National Championship and Quebec City QC will host the 2017 Yonex University/College Championships. Both Moncton and Quebec City will be the host of the same respective events in 2016.
“Badminton New Brunswick is proud to have been selected to host the 2017 Yonex Under 23 & Junior National Championships.” Stated Daryl Beers – president of the Organizing Committee. “This is largest national badminton event in Canada. Only once a year is such a large gathering of talented badminton athletes brought together into one venue to compete over six days. Badminton New Brunswick will work hard to ensure the athletes, coaches, parents and fans that come to participate in or watch this full week of fantastic badminton competition truly enjoy their experience here in this great city of Moncton, New Brunswick.”
“Badminton Canada has been strategic in awarding these two important events back to our 2016 host”. indicated Joe Morissette Executive Director of Badminton Canada. “By allowing our organizing committees the opportunity to host events back to back we are allowing them to build greater community involvement, further developing the championship as well as build hosting capacity in those areas.”
Winnipeg, Moncton, Quebec City and Saskatoon have a long legacy in their ability to successfully host major events in the past.’ Stated Anil Kaul president of Badminton Canada “Badminton Canada welcomes the opportunity to partner with them again as hosts of the 2017 Championships.”
About Badminton Canada
Badminton Canada is the national governing body of the sport of badminton in Canada. Our mission is to be an innovative and highly respected sports organization that is the leader in contributing to badminton becoming the most successful racquet sport in Canada and the world by enabling Canadian Athletes, Coaches and Officials of all ages, cultural background and skill level the opportunity to excel in badminton and in life. For further information, visit www.badminton.ca.