Pickleball Canada (PCO) has reached a major milestone of 40,000 members!
Since this past January, when our membership was at 28,000, we’ve experienced a 43% increase to reach this 40,000-member milestone.
This could not have been achieved without the tireless efforts of present and past volunteers, such as Pickleball Canada presidents, board members, officials, and coaches who have all played key roles in developing the sport in Canada.
Karen Rust, President of Pickleball Canada said, “we would like to thank all those who have played a part in this growth. We are excited for the future of Pickleball Canada and working with other stakeholders to support the continued growth of pickleball in Canada”.
From the establishment of Pickleball Canada in 2011, many individuals have supported the organization in the role of President. To highlight the leaders from over the years, below are the Pickleball Canada Presidents in order of our incorporation to the present:
- Bill Canning, Red Deer, Alberta
- Colin Caldwell, Harrison Hot Springs, British Columbia
- Dave Shepherd, Abbotsford, British Columbia
- Shirley Shepherd, Abbotsford, British Columbia
- Marg Ouimet, Sturgeon County, Alberta
- Val Vollmin, Red Deer, Alberta
- Doug Thomson, Edmonton, Alberta
- Richard Chambers, Vernon, British Columbia
- Jim Parrott, Oshawa, Ontario
- Kirk Jensen, Edmonton, Alberta
- Karen Rust, Regina, Saskatchewan
Pickleball Canada would also like to thank our Affiliated Provincial/Territorial Pickleball Associations (PTSOs) who are crucial in the development of the game, as well as our Affiliated Clubs for their ongoing efforts to bring pickleball to more and more Canadian communities.
And of course, we would like to thank each of our members for your participation in pickleball and for your trust in PCO and your PTSOs to provide the best quality pickleball possible. We are committed to growing the game safely, with our members at the centre of all we do.
We appreciate the time and commitment of all volunteers who have contributed to the advancement of pickleball for all, for life.