Important Announcements

2017-18 Registration is Full

posted Jul 31, 2017, 9:49 AM by Eugene Lee

July 31, 2017 - Thank you to all who have registered with the Holy Trinity Badminton Club.  We're very happy to announce that we have a full membership.  We have 31 Sundays booked for the year, although, we should probably expect up to 2 days cancelled by the school board.  We'll start the year Sept 10th, 2017 and run until June 3rd, 2018.  This year, we have reduced the total number of members, so that our members will have more play time.  As part of this goal, we're asking our members to please not bring guests.  At least for the first couple months, we will have a strict no guest policy.  If you are still interested in joining the club, you can try emailing us at htbc@odba.ca, and request to join the waiting list.  But, there's no assurances you will be able to join.  We also offer private coaching lessons at 2pm to 3pm.  Again, if you are interested in the coaching rates, please email us at htbc@odba.ca for details.  We look forward to meeting everyone Sept 10th.  We will send another email reminding all of our members of the first HTBC club meet.

Eugene.

Happy Easter! -- Badminton is cancelled this Sunday and more!

posted Apr 15, 2017, 6:20 PM by Linda Zheng   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 11:54 AM by Eugene Lee ]

Dear HTBC member,

This is a reminder that tomorrow's club meet is cancelled for Easter.  We will resume our club meets April 23rd.  The last club meet is June 4th with 1 more additional cancellation (Victoria Day May 21st).

Junior Districts Results

We are huge supporters of the ODBA Junior District Championships.  Last Sunday we played a huge role in its organizing and operations.  So, we were very happy to see that there were 20 juniors from the Holy Trinity club participating this year.  A special nod to the following juniors: Chi-Chung Cheung, Davin Dai, Edwin Chen, Emily Yu, Emma Souannhaphanh, Ethan Luo, Ethan Qiu, Frank Yu, Jackie Chen, Jenny Lei, Jonathan Chan, Kashyap Achar, Kevin Bai, Matthew Chan, Maxim Chouinard, Mika Toktamyssov, Ryan Girard, and Suvansh Chhabra.  For more info, please go to: http://jrDistricts.odba.ca

Next Season's Registration

For existing members only, registration will open April 30th, and payments must be received before July.  Registration will open to the public in July.  Be warned that last season, by the end of July we reached registration capacity.  On April 30th, go to: http://htbc.odba.ca/registration/

Club Photo Day Next Week (April 23rd)

On April 23rd, at 11:55am, please join us in the main gym for our annual club photo day.  Please wear your Holy Trinity shirt.  And, if you don't have one, please purchase one for $20.  Our club photo is very important to us and to our club.  It shows the diversity and the club pride to everyone that happens to fall upon our club website.  For those in coaching, please be present for the photo.

Club Directorship

On May 14th, we will elect our club directors for next year.  There are 3 Director positions; and, myself, Mike Tran, and Vu Dao intend to run again.  Current members (excluding coaches, assistant coaches, and juniors) are permitted to apply for candidacy.  For those interested, please email me your intent of candidacy and position before Sat May 6th.  The Holy Trinity Badminton Club runs under a Not For Profit model. The 3 Director positions are not paid positions, and is intended to represent the interests of the club and its members.  On Sunday May 7th, your candidates of choice will be announced.

Volunteering as a Club Exec

If you are interested in helping to run the game board next season, please email me back.  Adults or Juniors are welcome to apply.  We are looking for about 8 to 10 execs that can help run the game board, help set up the nets, and take down the nets too.

Badminton over the Summer

While the HTBC club does NOT run over the Summer months, there are clubs and camps that do.  For the Juniors, we recommend joining the Soong Badminton Academy Camps or the RA Centre Summer Badminton Camps.  For the adults, we recommend the Capital Summer Badminton Club or the RA Centre Badminton Club (there's a Summer deal, but it's not advertised).  There's a few more options, but they're hard to find.  If you're lucky, you might find some options by fishing through the listings on the ODBA website: http://www.badmintonottawa.com/WhereToPlay.php.

Thank you everyone who read all the way through.  You deserve a cookie!

Sincerely,
Eugene Lee, Mike Tran, Vu Dao, and Corey Hum

Happy Thanksgiving! - no session this week

posted Oct 5, 2016, 2:51 PM by Linda Zheng

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Hey HTBC! Due to Thanksgiving, we will NOT have a club meet this week (Oct. 9).
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Register For the 2016-17 Season Now

posted Apr 20, 2016, 5:27 AM by Eugene Lee   [ updated Apr 20, 2016, 5:28 AM ]

April 20th, 2016 - Registration for next season is available.  Register here: http://htbc.odba.ca/registration.  As well, we are taking orders for our new shirt designs.  Get your order in now!  Thanks!

Sincerely,
Eugene.

Women's doubles Exhibition videos are up!

posted Apr 3, 2016, 7:30 PM by Mike Tran

https://youtu.be/5aYAc3HeJmA
https://youtu.be/Qc6f98zP47Q

Aswini Nia vs Chinue Chyna's epic match is now on YouTube!

What?! Another Day to Play Badminton!

posted Mar 22, 2016, 2:55 PM by Linda Zheng


With the unexpected cancellation in December, it's only fair that we extend the season by 1 additional week.  Our season end date is Sunday June 5th.  

Please note that the last day for Coaching is still May 29th.  Corey will be working on his NCCP Coaching Level 2 June 5th.  That means, May 29th will be your last day seeing Corey.  If you'd like to write a small thank you card to Corey, please give it to him May 29th.  Big Hugs or Bear Hugs are also welcome.

April 3rd- Showcase and Picture Day!

posted Mar 22, 2016, 2:52 PM by Linda Zheng   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 2:53 PM ]

Calling all HTBC members! Our next club meet is April 3. We would love for you to show up because it will be Showcase Day and Picture Day!

This Showcase Day will feature an incredible display of Women's Doubles!  Who will be our mystery guests this show???

As well, the club will be taking its photo day at 12 noon that day.  Please bring your club shirt, if you have one.  Please try to be present for the photo.  The photo will be taken in the cafetorium.

Well, what are you waiting for? Come and join the fun!

A Message From Our Beloved Coach Corey

posted Mar 22, 2016, 2:47 PM by Linda Zheng   [ updated Mar 22, 2016, 2:54 PM ]

Hey students,

I know you are looking forward to the upcoming march break but unfortunately that means there won't be any coaching for the next three weeks. Check badmintonottawa.com for a list of local drop in clubs that you can play at during the break to keep your badminton skills sharp. If you can't play during the weeks off, I encourage you to watch the prestigious All England tournament that is being held this week. You can watch it at https://www.youtube.com/user/bwf. This tournament showcases the word's best players from around the world including fellow Canadian Michelle Li. Hopefully, watching some matches from this tournament inspires you to come to class to train harder.

Have a great break see you all April 3.

Coach Corey

Remaining Schedule

posted Mar 22, 2016, 2:46 PM by Linda Zheng   [ updated Mar 25, 2016, 5:03 PM by Eugene Lee ]

Hey fellow HTBC members!
Here's a look at what remains of this year's schedule (applicable to basic program, Corey's Coaching and Alan's Boot-minton Camp):
  • cancelled - Sunday Mar 27
  • Week 21 - Sunday, Apr 03, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Week 22 - Sunday, Apr 10, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Week 23 - Sunday, Apr 17, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Week 24 - Sunday, Apr 24, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Week 25 - Sunday, May 01, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Week 26 - Sunday, May 08, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Week 27 - Sunday, May 15, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • cancelled - Sunday, May 22
  • Week 28 - Sunday, May 29, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Week 29 - Sunday, June 5, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (note: Corey's Coaching will be replaced with a Corey's Crazy Badminton Competition - a fun internal badminton tournament with popcorn prizes and cheezies for the winners)
Our next club meet is April 3. We hope to see you there!

Sign-Up: 2016 March-Easter Badminton Tournament (All Ages)

posted Mar 3, 2016, 11:50 AM by Eugene Lee   [ updated Mar 3, 2016, 11:56 AM ]

March 3rd, 2016 - If you're looking for a fun and friendly badminton tournament to practice, consider joining the SBA (Soong's Badminton Academy) 2016 March-Easter Badminton Tournament.  Click on this link for more tournament details and to register: http://badmintoncanada.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=A023864F-90A0-4EA1-B189-A7E012B836EF

Event Details:
  • Sun, March 20th:  Maurice Lapointe (in Kanata)   - U11, U13, U15:  Singles and Doubles
  • Fri, March 25th:    Ashbury College (in Rockcliffe) - U17, U19:  Singles and Doubles
  • Sat, March 26th:   Ashbury College (in Rockcliffe) - Adult/Open:  Doubles and Mixed Doubles
Cost: $30.00 (1 event), $35.00 (2 events), $40.00 (3 events)

Registration Deadline 1: Tues, March 15th for the U11, U13, U15 events
Registration Deadline 2: Tues, March 22nd for the U17, U19, and Open events

Note 1: You are allowed to enter 3 events in this tournament, with a maximum of 2 single(s), 2 double(s) and/or 2 Mixed double(s)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask Billy Chan or Callum Chan via email: sba.tournaments@gmail.com

Thanks!

Eugene.

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