News

2020-2021 Season Cancellation

On 20 October 2020, we have received notification that all three school boards serving the city will extend cancellation of all public rental to the end of the school year (31 August 2021) due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. As such, we will not have a 2020-2021 season. Fall bookings are usually released in June so we will wait and see as the situation develops.

We are currently exploring other viable venue options but most community centres are still closed at this time. Even if a viable venue is found, the playing format will be very different under special badminton house rules in response to the pandemic.

All issued passes will be extended to the end of December 2021. However, if at this time you would rather receive refund for the unused portion of your pass, please contact James to process your request. Complimentary passes are not redeemable for cash (these are the ones with “C” punched out on the pass).

We will update everyone once we have news about September 2021. In the meantime, stay safe and may we meet again,

Apollo Badminton

Covid-19 Cancellation Update

Despite the current provincial relaunch and back-to-school plans, City of Calgary Recreation has announced today that due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, all three school boards serving the city will be cancelling public rental for the remainder of 2020. The decision will be reviewed later this fall if rentals can become available again in the new year. As such, our return to a badminton season will not be until January 2021 at the very earliest.

We are currently exploring other viable venue options but most community centres are still closed at this time. Even if a viable venue is found, the playing format will be very different under special badminton house rules in response to the pandemic.

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All issued passes will be extended to the end of May 2021. However, if at this time you would rather receive refund for the unused portion of your pass, please contact James to process your request. Complimentary passes are not redeemable for cash (these are the ones with “C” punched out on the pass).

We will update everyone once we have news about January 2021. In the meantime, stay safe and may we meet again,

Apollo Badminton

Season Cancellation

On 15 March 2020 the City of Calgary has declared a State of Local Emergency due to the outbreak of Covid-19. We’ve also confirmed the school board has cancelled all facility rental bookings. As such, Apollo Badminton sessions will be cancelled indefinitely including 17 March 2020. We are working with the City to confirm the duration of our cancellation. We will follow closely for any update as the situation develops.

While this may be disappointing news for many of our participants, we support the City and its decision to cancel rental bookings to limit the spread of the disease and limit exposure. We recognize this cancellation may take away one of the few remaining social outlets and sense of routine for our participants, but it is important that we all do our small part to practice social distancing for the sake of public health. The physical health and mental well-being of our participants and their loved ones are of our highest priorities. We encourage you to reach out and support your friends and loved ones, virtually, at this difficult time.

All complimentary and purchased passes issued this season (2019-2020) will be extended to the end of December 2020.

Keep well,

James W.
Apollo Badminton

Badminton Christmas Party!

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Join us for a Christmas social and get into the holiday mood. Plus-one, spouse, exes, one-night-stands, FWBs, etc are welcomed.

WHEN
Tuesday, 17 December 2019
7:30pm to 11:00pm

WHERE
Hounsfield Heights – Briar Hill Community Association (community room and gym)
1928 14 Ave NW
Calgary, AB

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WHAT
Appetizers and mains will be provided
– Non-Alcoholic beverages will be provided
– Bring a snack or dessert item to share
– Gym open between 8:30-10pm for badminton
Free badminton or receive a single drop-in pass for future use
– Bring a board game / party game
– PRIZES! (Prize draws after 10pm)
– GOOD TIMES

Minors are welcomed at the discretion of the parent/guardian due to proximity to adult theme and language.

RSVP on facebook or comment on this post for food order planning.

We’d Tap That

grindr.pngStarting this November, Apollo Badminton will have card payment options available thanks to our subscription to the Square payment system.

Unlike on Grindr, tapping is always welcomed. You show it, we’ll tap it.

Short on cash? We accept debit card, major credit cards, and contactless phone payment. We do encourage making debit card or phone tap payment where possible to lower our processing fees.

In the next few months we’ll rollout the online purchase page so you may make card payment online from our website.

As always, we continue to accept cash, e-transfer, email money and cheques.

Happy Smashing!