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PICKLEBALL KELOWNA and the CENTRAL OKANAGAN 
This site is to provide you with information about the 'fastest growing sport in North America' 


 Parkinson Recreation Centre now has  6 individually fenced and dedicated outdoor Pickleball Courts
                                      ...A 
full play schedule can be found on the Parkinson Rec Centre page...



Thank you City of Kelowna, Parks & Recreation...We love our six dedicated courts!
 


          The last day for outdoor organized pickleball is Monday, 30 September, 2013. The courts will remain open with the nets in place for those who wish to continue playing. You will need your own paddle and pickleball. There will be no Court Hosts available.

           The free pickleball lessons on Mondays and Thursdays are now cancelled for the outdoor season, but the good news is they will return....See you next Spring 2014



             If you are planning on entering the BC Senior Games for Pickleball next year (or another sport for that matter) - please note that the games are being held a bit later - Sept 9 thru 13, 2014 in Langley, BC.

             Cheri Burgess of our awesome sister Club in Vernon has kindly sent the following to be sent out to everyone advising you to book your hotel room early if needed as follows:

                            3 Nights Stay Promotion - Langley Best Western Plus

Average Nightly Rate Based on Occupancy

2 Queen Beds -NonSmoking >2 Queen Beds, Full Breakfast, Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Kitchenette, Microwave And Refrigerator, Iron And Ironing Board, Hairdryer

$ 108.27 (CAD) Rate Details >

Select Room 1

* Indicates that your Rate changes during your stay.

1 Queen Bed -NonSmoking >1 Queen Bed, Full Breakfast, Non-Smoking, Kitchenette, Microwave And Refrigerator, Sofabed, High Speed Internet Access, Iron And Ironing Board

$ 108.27 (CAD) Rate Details >

Select Room 1

     

* Indicates that your Rate changes during your stay.

2 Queen Beds -NonSmoking >2 Queen Beds, Full Breakfast, Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron And Ironing Board, Hairdryer

$ 108.27 (CAD) Rate Details >

Select Room 1

     

* Indicates that your Rate changes during your stay.

Suite-1 Queen Bed -NonSmoking >Suite-1 Queen Bed, Full Breakfast, Non-Smoking, High Speed Internet Access, Second bed is a sofabed, Refrigerator, Coffee Maker, Iron And Ironing Board

$ 108.27 (CAD) Rate Details >

Select Room 1

     

* Indicates that your Rate changes during your stay.

1 King Bed -NonSmoking >1 King Bed, Full Breakfast, Non-Smoking, Business Plus, Sofabed, High Speed Internet Access, Refrigerator, Iron And Ironing Board

$ 116.27 (CAD) Rate Details >

Select Room 1

     

* Indicates that your Rate changes during your stay.

1 King Bed -NonSmoking >1 King Bed, Full Breakfast, Non-Smoking, Handicap Room, Sofabed, High Speed Internet Access, Refrigerator, Hairdryer

$ 108.27 (CAD) Rate Details >

Select Room 1

     

                        For further information visit:   http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/selectRoom.do



Please let your family and friends know about a new Family Pickleball Program offered by the City of Kelowna as follows:

         
 
A program intended to encourage families to come out together and get active while having a great FUN time playing the fastest growing court sport in North America...PICKLEBALL!

 

          Pickleball is easy to learn, a sport for all ages, played on a badminton sized court, using a slow moving ball and a paddle. Pickleballs and paddles are supplied.
You should wear loose fitting clothing and non-marking court shoes. Anyone 12+ years can play.

 

          Where: Rutland Activity Centre Hall, 765 Dodd Road.

 

          When: Sundays 7:30-9:00 pm starting October 20, 2013 and ending March 16, 2014.

 

          Cost: Family drop-in fee $5.00.  Single drop-in fee $2.00. Or for the low cost of $16.00 for the entire 8 week program.

  

          Program instructor:  Candice Mukuyama-Chung.

 

For further information please contact: Val 250-469-8846  vpetillion@kelowna.ca

 




  

PICKLEBALL CANADA ORGANIZAITON (PCO) - GROUP MEMBERSHIP OPTION

 PCO has approved a Club/Group Membership option. Many national organizations are supported by funds from provincial organizations and club members.   

Approved fees are as follows: 

50+ members.........   $5.00 per member per year (This is a 50% savings on an individual 5-year membership)
35-50 members....    $6.00 per member per year
20-35 members...     $7.00 per member per year
 

All Club or Group Memberships will remit a one-time payment annually to Pickleball Canada. Their Club/Group members will be members of Pickleball Canada.  

The Member Club will become an affiliated Club Member of Pickleball Canada.

Club Memberships include many benefits and privileges:

Affiliated Club Member receive a discounted Club Membership fee

Monthly newsletters to all Club members

Updated rules and information on websites and newsletters

Advertising Member clubs and groups, places to play, Ambassadors etc.

Tournament advertising and information on our websites/newsletters

Member discount in National and local Tournaments

Member voting rights at our Annual General Meeting

Sanctioned Tournaments (Tier 1 to Tier 4) by Pickleball Canada

Liability insurance for Pickleball Canada members in sanctioned tournaments

Tournament Points in sanctioned tournaments

Official Player Ratings accepted in Canada and the USA

Thank you for your support of Pickleball Canada!

For comparison the individual PCO membership fees:

1 year membership $12.00

3 year membership  $32.00

5 year membership  $50.00

 

Application for Club/Group Membership

 Fee Schedule per year:

            Category A: 50+ members   $5.00 per club/group member

            Category B: 35-49 members $6.00 per club/group member

            Category C: 20-34 members $7.00 per club/group member

 

Club/Group Name:      ____________________________                                       Club/Group Organizer:__________________________                                       

Please forward a single cheque payable to Pickleball Canada in the amount of:

 Category    __  $_______ __ times the number of members    _ ___ = $  _______      

            Last Name                          First Name                     Email Address

 

1.  __________________________________________________________________              _____________________________________________________                   

2.  __________________________________________________________________             ______________________________________________________

3.  _________________________________________________________________                _____________________________________________________

4.  _________________________________________________________________                _____________________________________________________

5.  ________________________________________________________________                  _____________________________________________________

                              ( ...the above is a sample of the list format required by PCO...visit www.pickleballcanada.org for mailing etc., instructions...)

A KELOWNA CLUB/GROUP MEMBERSHIP LIST HAS BEEN STARTED AND WILL BE FORWARDED TO PCO ABOUT MID APRIL 2014. IF YOU WANT YOUR NAME ADDED
TO THIS LIST CONTACT: BILL 250-860-4425 OR EMAIL bafran@shaw.ca       ...OR START YOUR OWN LIST, GATHER 20 PLUS PLAYERS AND SEND IT TO PCO...

PCO currently has just over 1000 members!


   




 



 


       






































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