On Saturday Feb. 11th Dawson Creek hosted its 1st Badminton Tournament in many years, drawing participants from Fort St John and Tumbler Ridge. Seven locals made the trip, Janet & Jeff Strang, Darwin Wren, Jesse Peterson, Darrel Kennedy, Robert Duhaime and Rolf Raqué. Six fell by the wayside while Jeff Strang hung in there, bad flu and al staying on his feet, overcoming dizziness and shortness of breath to persevere for a Silver medal losing out to Shelby (DC) who took the Gold. Way to go Jeff ? we are proud of you! The pair joined together to take the gold in the Boys under 16 doubles Great Job Lads! Good effort by all the participants and Kudos to Dawson Creek Club for putting on a good tournament and providing snacks, prizes & medals.
On April 8th Tumbler Ridge Badminton Club will be hosting our own tournament – the 6th annual. This year, both schools will be utilized to allow for juniors and adults to compete. Join us at drop in badminton on Monday nights at TRSS. Players under 16 can contact Mr. Greengrass at TRES. Players over 16 contact Rolf or Chris Raqué at 242-3351.