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.