On behalf of the Board and the members of Squash NS I would like to congratulate:
Dave Thomson on his assumption of the role of President of Squash NS
Marwan Abouelela on his assumption of the role of Vice President and
John MacPhail on his acclamation as a member at large.
Phil Jourdeuil on his assumption of the role of Treasurer and
Cameron Reid and Evan McNichol on their return as members at large for another two year term.
Dave and Marwan agreed to co-lead the Board after the call for volunteers and the AGM produced no candidates. They and the Board will continue to lead the sport in its recovery post covid and will be refreshing the strategic plan for Squash NS in 2021-22.
In other news the AGM approved a restructure of membership classes and fees that eliminated the recreational class of membership and reduced membership fees. Details are here.
We are also actively planning the 2021-22 Competitive season. We plan to restart the HSL in September and expect that Premier League will also start in the fall. I would would ask clubs/individuals who are planning tournaments to indicate their interest and tentative dates to Mallory. So far we have no news on tourney dates in the other provinces but for NS we have tentative bookings for the:
- Cole Harbour Team Tourney – 14-17 Oct
- NS Jr Open – 19-21 Nov
- Dal tournament planned for 13-16 Jan
- NS Open 24-27 Mar
Also we would like to start a four tournament Junior Circuit for new, improving and competitive juniors. With tourney dates in Sep, Oct, Jan and Feb and each held at a different club in the province. Details of the circuit can be found here. Again Clubs should indicate their interest to Mallory.
I would like to thank the board and the squash community for your support over the last three years and hope you will work as hard to support our new leadership going forward.