Burlington hosts Badminton Championships at Haber Recreational

SportsBy Staff; Photography by Oliver Hannak

April 25, 2014

BURLINGTON, ON. It was six days of solid competition during which the courts at the Haber Recreational Centre got a solid work out as more than 250 Masters level badminton players went after the Canadian Masters Badminton Championship.

Kumar - eye on the bird

Dave Kumar, head of the organizing committee that brought the badminton championships to Burlington keeps his eye on the birdie

The Canadian Masters Badminton Championships is an international event for Badminton players aged 35 and older. Badminton players were expected from at least 10 countries to compete in 10 age groups (+35, +40, +45 etc.). Previous Masters Championships have had more than 300 entrants representing more than 16 nations.

High jumper - badmintonBadminton - expected winner red jerseyBurlington showcased the event in its brand new state of the art Haber Recreational Centre.  The event is part of a planned badminton  sport awareness leading into the 2015 Pan Am Games to be held July 10–26, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Badminton - oriental lady reaching red shoesBadminton - great jump - leg upBadminton Canada’s mission is to be an innovative and highly respected sports organization that is the leader in contributing to badminton becoming the most successful racquet sport in Canada and the world by enabling Canadian athletes, coaches and officials of all ages, cultural background and skill level the opportunity to excel at badminton and in life.

Two woman crouching - badmintonKumar rushing the net - doublesDave Kumar, an unsuccessful candidate for municipal office in 2010, is a member of the Burlington Committee of Adjustment.

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