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This year, the Bistro will be serving only local beers!! We are getting on board with the fabulous craft brewers and offering some of our favorites, both on tap and in cans!

FNDW

Friday nights are already special with the Friday Night at the Wint Specials, now you’re going to be even happier with our FRIDAY NIGHT FLIGHTS! Choose any 4 beers from the list to create your perfect flight.

Friday, September 20th: Mexican Street Food Buffet

Friday, September 27th: Prime Rib Buffet

WWC Junior open is October 3rd - 6th. Registration is available online

Bottoms up Badminton is a fun night for adult badminton on Friday, October 11th at 7:00 pm. You can register here

Adult lessons are every Thursday from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Classes are $10 and everyone is welcome! 

CALLING ALL PARENTS

We are looking for parents to join our badminton committee. To help out with fundraising, tournaments, and special events. If you are interested, please contact Elliott Beals

This Thursday, September 19th is the first night of our intermediate doubles league. The doubles league will be running once per month and is for players with little to moderate doubles experience. We will also be running a women’s doubles league this fall and winter, once per month on Thursday evenings as well. The first night of our women’s doubles league will be on Thursday, September 26th. If you are interested in taking part in either of our two doubles league, please contact Trevor Borland.

JUNIOR GROUPS

All of our junior groups are now up and running. We still have room in both our intermediate mixed group, as well as our munchkin/pee wee group. Our Intermediate group is for kids 9-14 years old who have no or only a few years of squash playing experience. It runs with the option of one or two days a week. Wednesdays are 6:00 - 7:00 pm, while Fridays run 5:45 - 6:45 pm. Our munchkin/pee wee group runs Saturdays from 11:45 am - 12:30 pm and/or Sundays from 11:00 - 11:45 am. If you are interested in having your son or daughter come out and give any of our classes a try, please contact Trevor Borland

All clinics and most leagues have now begun! Check the program guide to see what is available for your rating and level! If you have any questions or if you'd like to register, contact Peter Otto. 

ONE MORE WEEK UNTIL JUNIOR FALL TENNIS!

Junior Tennis programs start the week of September 23rd! Many Junior programs are FULL or almost full. Check the program guide for the list of programs and please note the target age in each. Please contact Peter Otto if you have any questions or if you'd like your name added to the waiting list. 

LADIES CHARITY EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS LAST WEEK!

From September 11th - 13th, the WWC and Taylor Tennis Club co-hosted the 22nd Annual Tennis for Charity Ladies Doubles Tournament. The tournament continues to be one of the premier tennis events of the year open to Manitoba women who love the game of tennis. I will provide the details of the event and how much they raised at a later date! Well done ladies!

Did you know that September 15th was ‘Terry Fox Day’? I wanted to reflect on Terry, what he has done, and how we can keep his memory and legacy going, in our lives and our Club.

“Today we got up at 4:00 am. As usual, it was tough. If I died, I would die happy because I was doing what I wanted to do. How many people could say that? I went out and did fifteen push-ups in the road and took off. I want to set an example that will never be forgotten.” ~ Terry Fox

Growing up in Thunder Bay Ontario, I was always very aware of Terry Fox’s story. Terry unfortunately had to end his marathon of hope 18 miles outside of Thunder Bay, and succumbed to his disease shortly after. There is a monument of Terry that overlooks beautiful Lake Superior. It is a tourist destination but also a place to do some reflection. As I age, I fondly remember visiting Terry’s monument and what he fought for. Terry’s marathon of hope started in St. Johns New Brunswick in 1980 but continues to inspire millions and millions every year. When I think about overcoming injury, or finishing that tough workout, or building up the motivation to even get to the gym, I should think about Terry. He ran the equivalent of a full marathon every day with an artificial leg. He ran in pain, and unbeknownst to him, with cancer spreading to his lungs. He stopped because he had to, not because he wanted to.

To honour Terry’s legacy, I believe he would want us to fight. Fight for cancer survivors, fight for cancer research, and fight every day as we try to beat our personal goals like he did. You don’t have to run a marathon every day to make a difference, in your own life and others.

“I’ve said to people before that I’m going to do my very best to make it, I’m not going to give up. But I might not make it… if I don’t, the Marathon of Hope better continue.” ~Terry Fox

Maybe next year we will run our own WWC Terry Fox Run, and honour Terry’s legacy. What do you think?