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Back At the Max

As of September 14th we will be playing Pickleball at the Max McLean Arena. All players must sign up using Sign Up Genius. Members only – no drop-ins – no visitors. We will be following Alberta Health Services guidelines for Group Indoor Play during the pandemic. (alberta.ca) The outdoor courts are still available while weather permits. For more info contact camrosepickleball@gmail.com.

2020 Annual General Meeting

We had 34 people join us via ZOOM for our AGM. Thank you to those who were able to attend. Your 2020/21 Board Members are:

President – Dean E.
Vice President – Doug B.
Treasurer – Susan N.
Secretary – Noreen E.
Organized Play – vacant – help!
Money Collection – Linda S.
Director at Large – Peter B.

Thank you to those who are staying on to complete the remainder of their term:

Jim K. – Membership
Donna D. – Communications
Donna O. – Social Activities

Congratulations to All!

Also, thank you to D’Arcy A. for volunteering to take care of our ‘Equipment’ and to Richard D., who continues to be our Web Master.

HUGE thank you’s and much appreciation to Claudine L. and Lorne E. for their past efforts and a job well done!

Stay safe everyone and have fun!

Donna D.
Communications Director
Camrose Pickleball Club

Returning to Pickleball

The City of Camrose has given us permission to play pickleball on outdoor courts as of noon, Saturday, May 23rd.

We have 2 courts available on the tennis courts (across the parking lot from the recreation Centre).  The court is NOT restricted to Pickleball Play only. Tennis, ball hockey, etc. will all have the same rights to use this area.  It will remain a first come, first play area.

If you are a member of the Club you can use one of our temporary nets.  You supply your own balls.

Signage is posted at the courts.   On the City of Camrose website is the following statement:

“Users on courts must engage in solo play unless with members of the same household or family cohorts.”

The Club will not be organizing playing events or group play at this time.

Play safe and have fun….

Camrose Pickleball Club

Camrose Tournament Cancelled!

Hi Pickleball Players,

As most of you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit hard globally over the past couple weeks and things continue to evolve quickly.

We have been following the news, advice from health organizations and governments to understand the risks of the virus to a large gathering. After careful consideration, the Camrose Pickleball Club Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel the 2020 Camrose Open Tournament scheduled on May 16 and 17, 2020 and move it to 2021.

Health Canada continues to advise that frequent hand washing, minimal touching, and social distancing are the best defense against the virus. A reminder to all Pickleball Snowbirds to self-isolate upon arrival, even that quick stop on the way home for groceries should be avoided. Reach out to your Pickleball family if needed or a neighbour. Together we’ll get through this.

We all wish we could play pickleball. Be assured that once we receive the okay from the City of Camrose to resume to gather and play pickleball, we will let you know.

In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.

Claudine Lemieux
President
Camrose Pickleball Club

Save the Date!

 

Camrose Open Pickleball Tournament
Saturday & Sunday May 16 & 17, 2020
(the long weekend)
Max McLean Arena – 4512 – 53rd Street
Camrose, AB

** Pickleball Canada Sanctioned **

More info to follow…

Goodbye SnowBirds Tournament!

We had a great turnout for our Goodbye SnowBirds Tournament on Sunday, October 27th. Safe travels to those travelling to warmer climates. See you in the Spring!

Many thanks to those who helped with the tournament, particularly to Doug B, Dean E. and Donna O. Well done!

Great effort by everyone… Congrats to all the winners:

Ladies Group 1
1st Claudine L
2nd Karen T
3rd Wendy M & Marina O tied!

Ladies Group 2
1st Wanda V
2nd Dodie P
3rd Donna O

Mens Group 1
1st Peter Kw
2nd Michael
3rd Yvon L

Mens Group 2
George S
Peter Kr
Jack C

We posted a few photos here.

Open House!

Today we invited the Community to join us to experience the Pickleball craze! 40+ people visited us! Many picked up a paddle and tried the sport; others sat back, enjoyed some refreshments and watched the pickleball mania! A great time was had by our guests and members alike. Many left with the first signs of pickleball addiction; huge smiles… sweaty faces… and a look of amazement on their faces that they were actually able to hit the ball!

THANK YOU to everyone who made it such a success!

Donna Duff
Communications Director

Canada Day at the Max!

Canada Day was celebrated by 19 players enjoying Ladder Play dressed in Canadian Colours. Fun time by everyone! Great opportunity for a group photo…

A snack was provided (THANK YOU Donna D.)!