Apollo Badminton

Drop-in badminton fun for LGBT+ and friends in Calgary


Buy drop-in session and prepaid package
online anytime


Tuesdays, 19:00 – 21:00
September to May
(unless otherwise noted, see Calendar and subscribe our newsletter)

Georges P. Vanier School
509 32 Avenue NE
Calgary, AB
(unless otherwise noted, see Calendar and subscribe our newsletter)

Players are free to mix and match to play double and single games. There is no rank ladder structure. When there are 9 or more people waiting, club official may initiate the Court Queuing System. See What’s it like?


    • Drop-in $10
    • Prepaid packages (good to the end of May, shareable and transferable)
        • Pack 5 – $45 ($5 savings)
        • Pack 10 – $85 ($15 savings)
        • Pack 15 – $120 ($30 savings)

    • Cash/cheque/e-transfer/email money accepted
    • e-transfer/email money addressed to bdmntnyyc @ gmail . com
    • Debit card, credit card, and contactless phone payment accepted
    • Buy drop-in and prepaid package online anytime
    • Attendance/membership receipt available upon request (ex: for corporate health and wellness benefit spending). Receipt is issued automatically if making a card payment.
    • Newbie? Free racket rental if you have not attended in the past 2 years


    • Bring your own racket
    • Plastic and used feather shuttlecocks provided
    • New feather shuttlecocks available for purchase
    • Racket rental available on a first-come-first-served basis, $2.00
    • Please wear non-marking indoor gym shoes


    • Mask is optional per your personal choice
    • Hand sanitizer available



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Apollo Badminton is even more fruitier!

We are proud to be partnered with Spud.ca for our year-round fundraising effort. Set up a FREE account and when you order qualifying produce box products, 25% will be donated to Apollo Badminton! Here’s to convenient online grocery shopping and healthy eating!


Apollo Badminton just got fruitier!

We are happy to announce that Tangerine is now our “unofficial sponsor”. By using our referral “Orange Key” when you open a new account*, not only Apollo badminton receives a referral bonus, but you’ll also receive a referral bonus. It’s free money all around for signing up for free banking with no minimum balance requirement. If you are feeling particularly generous, you may share our Orange Key with your friends and family. Each successful referral will directly contribute financially towards Apollo Badminton. Your support will help keep our user fees low, and make Apollo Badminton a sustainable programme.

Orange Key: 50604020S1

We’ll be happy to answer any questions, and to learn more:

Thank you for your support!

*minimum qualifying opening deposit applies


Badminton Bottle Drive

We now have an ongoing bottle drive throughout the year. Simply bring in refundable beverage containers any Tuesday and we’ll collect them. If you rather we pick them up from your home, just set up a time with one of the organizers. Once a semester we’ll organize a special bottle day as well.

Here’s to helping the environment and support your favourite badminton club. 100% of the proceeds from your generous donation will go towards Apollo Badminton.

About Us

Apollo Badminton Club hosts drop-in badminton sessions and tournaments for LGBT+ people and friends in Calgary, Alberta. We promote the sport of badminton and provide an open, and “straight-friendly” sporting and social environment for our participants. All age and skill levels are welcomed. Our club is affiliated with Badminton Alberta.


We strive to create a welcoming, safe, and relaxed space where participants can enjoy playing badminton, improve their skills, develop good sportsmanship while having friendly competitions. No matter what venue we are in, we bring to our participants a safe space to play; a safe space to socialize; and a safe space to be.

For many years, Apollo Calgary — Friends in Sports oversaw badminton, as well as a number of LGBT+ sports leagues in the city. Since 2016, our club has been independently operated and continues to be volunteer-based. We support the growth of sports and social activities within the LGBT+ community in our city.