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Construction has begun in our West Parking lot (staff parking lot) to the new Pattison electronic billboard. The City of Winnipeg Urban Planning Division requested that Pattison add an ornamental fence and vegetation along the entire Donald Street side of the property to increase the aesthetic qualities of the Winnipeg Winter Club parking lot and streetscape (photo attached). Pattison’s goal is to have the billboard operational by mid-December.

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Monday, November 11th the Club will be open 1:00 – 9:00 pm

Good luck to Olivia Meier who will be competing in the Japan Para International next week in Tokyo!

ADULT BADMINTON

Adult Beginner Badminton is held every Monday from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm. Adult lessons are every Thursday from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm and cost $10.00 per class. Everyone is welcome!

REMEBRANCE DAY

All classes are cancelled on Monday, November 11th in recognition of Remembrance Day

Our WWC Fall Session is coming to an end! Please see below for our last class dates.

Tuesday, November 12th
Friday, November 15th
Wednesday, November 20th
Thursday, November 21st
Saturday, November 23rd
Monday, November 25th

FRIENDLY REMINDER

Just a friendly reminder for all those who visit the pool area. With the cold, icy weather upon us, we ask that you please remove your outdoor shoes before coming into the pool area. This includes walking through the showers in the change rooms. Help us keep our pool and pool deck clean! 

REMEMBRANCE DAY

Pool hours for Remembrance Day, Monday, November 11th will be 1:30 pm – 8:30 pm. There will be no Aquafit, WWC or H2O classes.

 

 

 

The first squash tournament of the season here in Manitoba ran this past week with the Winnipeg Winter Club Open. The tournament had a good turnout and saw lots of great play throughout the week. The A Championship Final went the full 5 game distance with Connor Turk edging out David Glass in front of a large crowd. Tournament participants were treated to great food both Friday night and Saturday afternoon from Urban Prairie Cuisine. The next provincial tournament is coming up November 28th - December 1st at the WSRC. Visit Squash Manitoba to enter.

ADULT DRILLS

We have adult drills the Tuesday, November 5th, 12th and 19th. Our adult drills are for players at the B through E level. The sessions take part from 6:30 - 7:30 pm with the main focus being working on skills and technique as well as learning new drills to practice. The cost is $15.00 for the hour. To register for any of our sessions, please contact Trevor Borland.

JUNIORS AWAY

Several of our WWC juniors will be away this weekend in Edmonton at the Alberta Junior Jesters. It is one of the core stops on the Junior National circuit. Good luck to all of those participating.

Last week we had our Flu Shot Clinic at the Club so I thought I would talk about a few ways to avoid/help you when/if you get a virus:

1. Take a contrast shower (or steam/cold shower combo). This increases the number of circulating white blood cells and can ward off a full-blown infection.
2. Rest!
3. Avoid antibiotics during this time (they kill the healthy bacteria you need to fight off a virus)
4. Take Vitamin C the moment you feel a virus coming on.
5. Eat simply. Avoid sugars, fats and limit juices and fruit (especially dried fruit). Drink plenty of fluids (up to 3 quarts a day is recommended!).
6. Keep hands, feet, neck and ears warm because blood flow to the nasal structures falls as the temperature of the extremities fall.
7. Get fresh air but avoid drafts (good luck in our winters…).
8. Get outdoors for a little sun to help to boost the immune response. This is another challenge, you can also consider a Happy Light (I have one in my office if you ever want to check one out!)
9. Don’t be too eager to reduce the fever, it is a defense mechanism of your body.
10. Avoid touching your face and WASH YOUR HANDS as much as possible!

(Details from amazingfacts.org)

If you can stomach it, check out this video from Texas A&M about the right way to sneeze

If you do get sick, the #1 thing to remember is…. DO NOT COME TO THE CLUB! We have many children, pregnant mamas and just everyone, who would prefer not to be infected with a cold or any other kind of virus. Continuing your normal level of activity usually results in worsened symptoms and a longer illness. Particularly if you have a fever. Go to bed so that your body can do the work of healing without interference. Come back rested, renewed and ready to work out again!

Let’s keep our Club healthy this season!