Registration Deadline Fast Approaching for the Ray Souchereau Memorial Squash Classic

The Ray Souchereau Memorial (RSM) Squash Classic is taking place February 9-12!

Please view the message below from the tournament organizers:

“I recognize not everyone knew Ray Souchereau from our community. That’s ok! His spirit was everything you love about squash.

I also recognize the titles of more familiar tournaments like the NS Open and the Atlantic Open are top of mind, but I can assure you this event will rival all tournaments.

How?

    1. You will be guaranteed 3 matches. (not 2)
    2. You will get a quality Harrow t-shirt in a bold Souchereau colour.
    3. You will get an etched glass for sipping your favourite liquid.
    4. You will be provided food Thursday through Sunday. Including Saturday wraps from Ela!
    5. You will be part of the Souchereau vibe that we could all use in February.
    6. You will help send off our NS squash Canada Games team!

If you are considering playing just one tournament this year …make it this one!

Matt”

The deadline to register for the RSM Squash Classic is February 5th @ 5pm AST.  Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here.

Squash Canada Joining Abuse-Free Sport on March 31, 2023

“Squash Canada is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement to join Abuse-Free Sport, the new independent program to prevent and address maltreatment in sport.

Squash Canada, and its stakeholders at the national level (Board, Staff, Athletes, Coaches, Coach Developers, Officials, Event Volunteers, Committee members, participants of National Championships, etc.), will have access to the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner (OSIC), which serves as the central hub of Abuse-Free Sport, following a transition period which will end no later than March 31, 2023.

“Squash Canada recognizes that safe sport is everyone’s responsibility. We’re fully committed to doing our part to support a growing national movement that is changing the culture of sport in this country. As part of that commitment, we’re pleased to sign on to Abuse-Free Sport and to soon have the OSIC to administer our safe sport complaints,” said Mark Roberts, CEO of Squash Canada. “The sport community has been asking for just this kind of consistent national program. It’s an important step forward for everyone involved in sport in Canada.”

During the transition period, Squash Canada is completing full adoption of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS), which it must do before it can become part of the Abuse-Free Sport program, and making the required policy changes.

Prior to March 31, 2023, Squash Canada participants who have experienced or witnessed abuse will continue to have access to independent third-party services through the Squash Canada Safe Sport Officer Brian Ward at safesport@squash.ca.

There is more information about the Abuse-Free Sport program HERE, on the OSIC HERE, and on the Squash Canada website – Click Here.”

-Squash Canada (https://squash.ca/2023/01/squash-canada-joining-abuse-free-sport-on-march-31-2023/)

Women’s Registrations Outpace Men for Ray Souchereau Memorial Tournament

Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and initiatives to support the participation of women in squash, women’s registrations have now exceeded men’s registrations for the Ray Souchereau Memorial Tournament.

Thank you to all the women who are involved – coaches, volunteers, athletes, and first-timers. We are looking forward to seeing you at the RSM!

Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here.

King’s County Squash Tournament for Education – Rescheduled to Mar 3-5, 2023

King’s County Squash Club (KCSC) is pleased to once again host the King’s County Squash Tournament for Education.  Proceeds from this event are in support of Fiona Iluyomade, a Grade 12 student at Horton High School in Greenwich, NS.  Originally from Nigeria, Fiona now lives in the Annapolis Valley, has been playing squash for 2 years out of KCSC, and is planning to move to Halifax next fall to attend Dalhousie University where she intends to pursue a B.Sc. in Medical Sciences.

Learn more and sign up on Club Locker here!

The tournament starts on Friday March 3rd at 5pm for local players, and 6pm for out of town players.  Tournament Division finals play out Sunday afternoon March 5th.

The tournament provides a souvenir, snacks all weekend, lunch on Saturday, and a Saturday evening Social.