Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce and Manon Eburne

March 28, 2024

Bruce Eburne is a prominent figure in the world of pickleball officiating. Bruce has been a Certified Referee for the past four years and has officiated matches across the Western Canada, overseeing both professional and amateur players. Bruce’s officiating duties extend to provincial, regional, and national championships. Bruce will be officiating at the 2024 Myoflex® Pickleball Canada National Championship Presented by Think Turkey in Halifax, Nova Scotia this year. For Bruce refereeing allows him to give to support his community while giving back to the sport he loves.

Bruce’s wife Manon Eburne is also very involved in the pickleball community. She travels to every tournament with Bruce, and used to sit and watch all day while knitting, but now Manon has given up her knitting to get involved as a Referee Coordinator and working with Pickleball Desk in assigning and confirming the Referee Score Sheets after each match! This works out very well, as it is well known if there is a last match, Bruce will be the next in the queue, and last to go home!

Thanks to the EBURNE’s for all they do to help make our tournaments successful, all across Canada! Bruce and Manon were one of the first to register to Referee at the 2024 Pickleball Canada Myoflex® National Championships in Halifax Nova Scotia, 20 – 24 Aug 2024!