Out There Badminton has been designed as a safe and welcoming space where members of the LGBT2SQ+ community can come together to have fun and get some exercise.
Out There Badminton is for members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. Members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community may pay a season membership of $20, or may drop in ($3.00 per session). 2SLGBTQ+ season members may bring along 1 guest who does not identify as part of our community. (These restrictions are to maintain the 2SLGBTQ+ character of the club.)
All levels of play are welcome!
Out There Badminton is a great place to play without the pressure of a highly competitive setting. Don’t worry if you haven’t played badminton since high school or are new to the sport. You’ll pick up the basics of the game pretty easily. After a few months, your game will improve and you will have made some great new friends. We have a wide range of skill levels, so come out and have some fun.
We generally play doubles to make sure everyone has a chance to play several games per evening. The club follows Badminton World Federation’s scoring system, with a 21 rally point scoring system.
We play at Gordon Bell High School, at the corner of Maryland and Broadway. We play in the junior gym, at the south end of the building on the second floor.
Enter directly into the gym via the door at the top of the stairs on the Broadway side of the building. If those doors are locked, enter the school through one of a door on the southwest side of the school (on Borrowman Place near the lane) and come up to the second floor, south end.
Available in a lot just south of the school. The entrance to the parking area is via Borrowman Place.
Our season began on October 7, 2022, and continues until early June, 2023 — excluding normal holiday times. Sessions will occasionally be cancelled when the gym is needed for school activities. In that case, a message will be posted to the Out There Badminton list as soon as we are informed of the cancellation. To receive these messages and all updates, please be sure to have subscribed to “Badminton” on the sign-up section at the bottom of the Out There Winnipeg home page: www.outtherewinnipeg.ca
Out There Badminton supplies the birdies. We have racquets available for borrowing (at no extra charge).
Please bring indoor gym shoes in order to avoid scuffing up the gym floor. We also recommend wearing athletic attire, because you can work up a sweat playing a couple rounds of badminton!
Be sure also to bring a willingness to play in a fun and non-competitive environment!