Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Remembering Bill

Hello everyone,

I thought you should know that Bill passed away recently.  Bill succumbed to cancer early Christmas morning.  He had been a member of the club since its very inception in January 2006 and will be sadly missed.  He didn't let double vision, knee, neck, shoulder and elbow problems keep him from playing and enjoying badminton, even though he knew those problems often interfered with his playing well.  Any hesitation in filling a court would have Bill anxious to go on and play even if he'd just come off.  Yet he was considerate and pleasantly gave up his turn in deference to others.  Gutsy, determined, happy and mild mannered, he remains an inspiration to me as I get on in years and cope with physical aging.  Bill was 84+ years old.

His wife, Mary, says there will be an April 5th memorial service at Trinity United in Madoc.  Donations in his name, if anyone wants to do that, can be made to the Heart of Hastings Hospice,17 McKenzie Street, Madoc, ON K0K 2K0. 

Remembering Bill,

Terry Mandzy, Pres.,
Centre Hastings Badminton Club  

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

New Year's Badminton

Hello everyone,

We hope you've had a good Christmas and ended the year well.

Tuesday Jan. 6th is the start of the winter/spring badminton session which runs to mid June on most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 9:30 pm for regular play.  Everyone will have to pay session fees again which are unchanged at $40 for adults and $20 for juniors under 19 years old.  For those paying the by-the-night alternative, nightly fees are $5 for adults and $2 for juniors.  Fees should be paid before going on court.

Coaching is now scheduled from 6 to 7 pm on Tuesday nights which are preferred by our juniors.

January's two round robin nights are scheduled for Tues. Jan. 13 and Thurs. Jan 29.

Make a good start in 2015 by coming out to badminton.  If you're like us, you've taken in a lot of extra calories during the festive season so can look forward to burning the excess off on court while having lots of fun & laughs.

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year,

Terry, Dave, Mark, Mike, & Gill