SUSPENDED until further notice

BADinTO

As Toronto's first and only LGBTQ Badminton League, we promote an active and healthy lifestyle in an open, social, and respectful environment. Membership in the Club spans generations, and reflects the cultural diversity of our great city. We cater to adult players of all levels, and have members in the club who are happy to give you tips on sharpening your skills. We always welcome new faces, so come join us! We would love to see you!

Registration

The club is full - BADinTO has sold out once again!

Season Dates

Dates and cancellations are now posted. Winter season starts January 8th; ends May 29th.

Location: Wednesday

Danforth Technical Institute
800 Greenwood Ave
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Location: Friday

East York Collegiate
650 Cosburn Ave
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Enter school from the parking lot; head straight then down the stairs; gym is located on the right.

Queen's Cup

Cancelled - click on cup for more info

Mailing list

Note that the official mailing list is still the main channel for the committee to send out updates, including announcements and cancellations. If you're not receiving emails from that list, please email info@BADinTO.com and include your name, then we can check you're on the list.

Committee members

President: Vincent
Vice-President: Peter
Treasurer: Damon
Membership: Christine
Website: Paul
Play directors: Felix, Mark and Larry

Contact us

To contact the committee, please email info@BADinTO.com

For membership-specific items, email membership@BADinTO.com

Recent Posts

(Posts are automatically sent to the mailing list at 9am)

BADinTO Refund/Credit and the 2020/2021 Season

Hello BADinTO members.

I hope this email finds all of you well. We seem to be turning the corner on this Pandemic, and hopefully we will be able to get out and enjoy the summer and each others company very soon.

Now, down to business.

 

REFUND or CREDIT:

The BADinTO Executive have worked out a rebate for the time we have lost at the end of the season. We have basically lost 11-12 weeks of badminton from permit cancellations due to the COVID-19 outbreak. We have pro-rated a refund to all 2019/2020 Full Time Members, 2019/2020 Fridays Only Members, and 2020 Winter Session Members. Your refund is based upon your membership level.

The link below is an application for your refund. Please fill it out ASAP. There are only three or four questions for you to answer and it will take less than 90 seconds of your time. If you are planning to return to BADinTO for the 2020/2021 badminton season, we would appreciate if you accept your refund as a credit instead of cash back. This credit will be applied towards your membership fees for next season. If you would prefer the cash, unsure or are NOT planning on joining us again for the 2020/2021 badminton season, please choose the e-Transfer cash back option on the form. If our club is unable to open due to school closures next season, we will e-Transfer the refund to all those members who selected the credit option to clear the accounts.

2019/2020 BADinTO Refund Application

During these unprecedented times, we will be keeping a close eye on how sports clubs will be rolling out in the Fall. We will keep you updated on our Facebook groups page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/BADinTO) as well as the BADinTO website (BADinTO.ca).

 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020/2021 SEASON:

After years of consideration, this seems like the right time to move our registration online. We will be sending out an email to all our 2019/2020 Full Time, Friday Only and Winter Session members when we have confirmation of gym permits. The procedure will be the same as in-person registration. Returning members will have first right of refusal to join the club, and will have to register and pay within a set amount of time. After that, returning member registration will be closed and we will know how many spots will be available to new members. If you are a returning member and have missed the deadline to pre-register, you will have to take your chances and register with the new members … first come, first accepted.

 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT:

I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of you for your patience and understanding this season. It has been a very unusual and trying time for many of us. I always feel very fortunate to be able to be a part of the TGBL and honoured to have some small roll in bringing this amazing club to all of our members. Every season I reflect on all the incredible people I meet in our club. Even though badminton is the main reason we gather each week, it is you, the members, that keep us all coming back year after year. We have arguably the best LGBTQ sports league in the City because our members are so friendly, open and welcoming. You are all amazing!

For the first time in the history of the Club, we have had to cancel the Queen’s Cup Badminton Tournament. Hopefully we will come back, bigger and better next year!

Of course, this club would not be possible without the BADinTO Executive Committee who have given up their time to volunteer at the club year after year.

Thank you to:

Peter Conquest, Vice President
Damon Lin, Treasurer
Christine Lam, Membership Coordinator
Paul Henman, Webmaster
Felix Tse, Play Director
Mark Galeazza, Play Director
Larry Xu, Play Director

I would also like to give special thanks to all of our members who have donated and volunteered to the club throughout the season.

I hope to see all of you back next season, and if not, I hope that you will consider joining us again in the future.

Sincerely,

Vincent Chan, President.

 

BADinTO ZOOM Meeting Announcements – Sunday, May 3 – 2:00 p.m.

Hello BADinTO Members,

I hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe.

As many of you already know, the TDSB has cancelled our permits for the month of May, which effectively concludes our 2019/2020 season.

The BADinTO Executive will be holding a ZOOM meeting this coming Sunday to update you on the current status of the club, membership fees/credits, and registration for the 2020/2021 season. This will also give us an opportunity to answer any questions you may have.

Please join us for this important information session that concerns you.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!!

Date: Sunday, May 3, 2020
Time: 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Simply click on the link below (or copy and paste it in your browser), and follow the instructions. If you do not have the ZOOM app, take a few minutes before the meeting to set yourself up and do a video and sound level check. The link to download the ZOOM app is provided at the bottom of this email.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/5035921996

Hope to see you there!

Hugs,

Vincent Chan
President, BADinTO

P.S. If you are not able to attend the meeting, an email will be sent out outlining the basics of what was discussed in the coming weeks.


DOWNLOAD ZOOM APP:
https://zoom.us/download
Just choose the one that best suits your needs. You do not have to pay for the app to attend this meeting.

Important Message from BADinTO

Dear BADinTO Members,
The following is some important information about the club moving forward for the rest of the season.

GENERAL CLUB INFORMATION:
The club will be dark from now until April 7th.
For now, the permits department is saying that we will be able to play on Wednesday, April 8, but will be closed Friday, April 10 for Good Friday holiday. The club will be back to normal scheduled play starting the week of April 13th. With that said, the club is at the mercy of public health, and closures may happen anytime due to the continued spread of the COVID-19. Please check our website www.badinto.com or the BADinTO Badminton Club’s Facebook Groups page for updated information.
We apologize that we were not able to get any hand sanitizers for the club last week as promised. Hopefully we will have some when we get back from the break.

IMPORTANT: If you have tested positive for COVID-19 (or will test positive over the next two weeks), please email Vincent Chan directly to let him know. Vincent can be reached directly at kaktusstudio@sympatico.ca. Your privacy will be 100% protected. Upon return from our closure, we ask that members wash their hands before entering the gym to play. Also wash your hands afterwards for your own protection. If you are feeling under the weather and have not yet been medically diagnosed to be COVID-19 negative, please do not come to the club for the safety of our members. We would like to keep our doors open for as long as we can, in the safest and most responsible manner possible.

QUEEN’S CUP INFORMATION:
After careful consideration and discussions with both the BADinTO Executives and Queen’s Cup Committee members, it saddens me to announce the 2020 Queen’s Cup Badminton Tournament is cancelled due to the threat of COVID-19 contagion.

We did not come to this decision likely, but the health and well-being of all of our members and guests is paramount. We feel that there is a real possibility that COVID-19 cases are going to rise sharply over the next couple of months before things begin to improve. At this point no one can project the timeline of this pandemic, so we could not simply postpone the tournament to a later date. For this reason, we’ve decided to cancel it altogether.

We thank you for your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out by email at info@badinto.com. This is a very unusual situation and we wish you continued good health.

Stay healthy, reduce risk, wash your hands, and be better, stronger and faster for the 2021 Queen’s Cup Tournament!

Virtual hugs,
Vincent Chan
President, BADinTO LGBTQ Badminton League

Cancellations

Toronto District School Board have notified us that all permits are cancelled from March 14 to April 5, 2020.
This means our next club night will be April 8th … however, April 10th is cancelled as it’s the Easter long weekend.

We will post any updates to our website & Facebook group.