Welcome to Vanderhoof Pickleball Club 2022 Season!
Welcome new and renewing members to the Vanderhoof pickleball club!
I think it is safe to say we are all thankful to be back to indoor play this fall/winter after pandemic interruptions the past 2 seasons.
As many of you have noticed there are some new protocols in place mandated by PBBC and our rental venues to enable us to safely continue doing what we all love this winter.
Protocol basics include being fully vaccinated to participate in indoor sport in BC and wearing a mask off court and when not in active play at both of our venues. This is what is required if we want to continue to play.
We recognize that for some these are difficult to embrace. We are all feeling the fatigue of restrictions in every area of life. Hopefully we can all go forward with an optimistic attitude that one day we will be past this unprecedented season. Until that time we would greatly appreciate your cooperation and encourage you to direct your frustrations to those in authority ie the government not at our volunteers who are simply the messengers.
Another area we are working to update that has been neglected is ensuring all participants are covered by mandatory Pickleball Canada insurance. There is a nominal cost of $13.66. This has nothing to do with Covid-19 but, is a mandated requirement of PBBC and the host venues who so graciously allow us to play.
Some of you will notice a drop-in fee of $5 has been implemented at both venues until June 2022. We strive to keep our fees low as possible as we are simply trying to cover rental/equipment costs. However, as attendance has been sporadic since Covid began, weekly rental costs were not being covered and unfortunately some organizers were personally carrying the deficit. Fees and membership structure will be reviewed next fall and members input will be welcome.
Up until recently, organization of all aspects of our club has fallen largely on one individual. This is not sustainable nor fair especially as the club grows. Many hands make light work and hopefully by next fall we will have a simple plan to share the load to keep pickleball fun and stress free as it should be.
We recognize it feels overwhelming having all these things come down at once but they are necessary for us to play indoors this season and beyond.
Finally, and most importantly we would like to thank Doug Mackay and Martin Hooke for their past and continued investment of time and resources. Without them and their many hours behind the scenes we would not have a club at all. Many thanks to you both.
Please click the link below to complete registration for insurance. If you have any questions or need support with this process please do not hesitate to reply to this email and one of the organizers will be happy to assist with this.
Looking forward to seeing you on the court soon!
The Vanderhoof Pickleball Club team!
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