About Us
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About Us

obaThe Cambridge Badminton Club celebrated their 35th anniversary in the 2009/2010 season.  The club was founded in 1974 by some very enthusiastic badminton players and is still thriving today with over 100 members.

The club offers organized play for all abilities and is very social.  Various events are held throughout the season in addition to hosting our own Club Championships in our last month of play.

The year ends on a high note with our Awards Dinner and Banquet.  The club offers a competitive House League for members and you can also access a competitive circuit through the Western Ontario Badminton Association. 

Our venue at St. Benedict’s Secondary School consists of 8 to 9 courts and is open Monday and Wednesdays from 6:30 PM until 10:00 PM.  The season starts mid-September and runs until mid / end of May.

Guests are welcome.  For a map and directions please check out our location page or contact us for more information.

History

The Cambridge Badminton Club all began in 1974. Up until that time there were various smaller clubs being run from Preston High School, the local YMCA & YWCA’s and community services. It was at this time that the Cambridge Badminton was formed to bring everyone together into more competitive badminton.  Monday evenings was secured at Glenview Secondary School and Thursday evenings at St. Benedict's.

The club grew from the original six people in 1974 to over 100 active members in 1977.  At times the number of memberships were limited due to space.  Stronger than ever we support 9 courts and over 100 active members today.

Meet Our Executive Committee

The Executive runs as a team, pitching in where necessary, to make your club an organized one, with much success.  The following lists some of the duties each position does.  One meeting a month is held to discuss the upcoming events of the next month.

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Dave Herring

President: Runs the monthly meetings.  Distributes jobs as necessary.  Over sees jobs are completed.  Assists with the planning and organizing of fundraising and special events.  Helps with miscellaneous tasks on regular club nights to ensure the club runs smoothly.  Helps with other duties as required.

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Jeff Phung

Vice President: Provides assistance to the President as needed.  Assists with the planning and organizing of fundraising and special events.  Helps with miscellaneous tasks on regular club nights to ensure the club runs smoothly.  Helps with other duties as required.

Provides coaching lessons to club members

Cindy Briand  Ph: (519) 632-9134

Junior Club: Looks after all the needs of the Junior club from events, badminton dates, birds and teaching.

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Dave Oliveira

Equipment Manager: Looks after ordering birds and nets as required.  Sort birds on a regular basis and gives discarded ones to the Junior Club co-ordinator.  Stocks the first aid kit.  Collects the trophies from all winners early in April so they can be cleaned and checked for any updating that is necessary and takes them in to add new winner.  Brings them to the banquet and takes home any that need to be distributed.

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Sandy Webb

House League Co-ordinator:  Looks after the setting up and running of the house league.  Helps captains find spares if necessary.  Acknowledges and does presentation at yearend banquet.

Janice Hacking  Ph:(519) 658-2060

Director: Updates insurance and rental agreements.   Assists with the planning and organizing of fund raising and special events.  Helps with miscellaneous tasks on regular club nights to ensure the club runs smoothly.  Helps with other duties as required.

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Ashfaq Ahmad

Director:  Assists with the planning and organizing of fund raising and special events.  Helps with miscellaneous tasks on regular club nights to ensure the club runs smoothly.  Helps with other duties as required.

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Andre Chin

Director:  Assists with the planning and organizing of fund raising and special events.  Helps with miscellaneous tasks on regular club nights to ensure the club runs smoothly.  Helps with other duties as required.

Provides coaching lessons to club members

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Jun Zhao

Director:  Assists with the planning and organizing of fund raising and special events.  Helps with miscellaneous tasks on regular club nights to ensure the club runs smoothly.  Helps with other duties as required.

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Hanneke Smolders

Treasurer:  Assists with the planning and organizing of fund raising and special events.  Helps with miscellaneous tasks on regular club nights to ensure the club runs smoothly.  Helps with other duties as required.

 

Dave Robinson  Ph:(519) 654-9003

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