PSC Food Bank Golf Tournament another Great Success.

PSC Volunteers, Kevin Cahill, Nicole Pirko, Susan Bruce, Jey Ratnasingam, Kim Cahill, Lorne Shiele, Joan Hill and Terry Bruce

Now in it’s 17th year, the 2019 Pickering Squash Club Golf Tournament in Support of The St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank has hit another Hole-In-One. This year we raised over $9,000 for the Food Bank. That will go directly to buying milk and other staples for those in need and struggling to feed their families.

Over the last 10 years of support to the Food Bank, the tournament has managed to raise well over $100,000.

Thank you to all who participated by playing and a huge thank you to those who gave their time to help run the event. This would not be the success it is without volunteers.

Save the Date

– Saturday September 21st 2019

In September of 2009, the Pickering Squash Club and The Pickering Recreation Complex celebrated the opening of the Pickering Doubles Squash Courts. In honour of this 10 year anniversary, The Pickering Squash Club is throwing a party to celebrate this momentous event.

There will be Professional Matches, Junior Matches, Demonstrations, Presentations, Music, Food and Liquid Refreshments. All will be culminated with a party at a local Pub. Watch here for the details coming soon.

Don’t miss it. Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 21st 1:00 PM on.

2019 Spring Doubles H.L. – Finals Results

May 15th was the doubles house league finale’ with many great matches.
Results were as follows: 
1- “Go for Gold” finals match Team (Jim & Juan) defeated team (Dan & Vince) 3-1 Score: 15/7, 4/15, 15/13, 15/8 
2- “Bronze” finals match Team (David S. & Devon) defeated team (David A & Peter) 3-1 Score: 10/15, 15/10, 15/12, 15/11 
3- “Consolation” finals match Team (Aymen & Sorin) defeated team (Adam W. & Shan) 3-2 Score: 10/15, 15/6, 8/15, 15/8, 15/14 
4- “Tinners” finals matchTeam (Jonathan & Deb) defeated team (Marc & Zora) 3-0Score: not recorded 

Congratulations to team (Jim & Juan), and best of luck to the rest of the teams in the next league.You’re all great, and the attached pictures are great! There’s a growing interest in having another doubles house league in summer 2019, preferably next month.The majority have chosen “Monday” to play in.

Vince, Dan, Aymen and Juan
David A. , Peter, Devon and Shan.
Jonathan, Deb, Zora and Marc.

The PSC Family Comes out to help Clean-up at the Parsons/Brown Farm

On Saturday, May 4th, about 30 members of The Club and members of Chris Brown’s family, came out to Pontypool to help Chris with cleaning the workshops, stable, garage and grounds around the Farm. Led by Kevin Cahill and Tom Quinn in the fields and barns and Kim Cahill in the Kitchen feeding the group, the jobs were completed quickly. Here are some pics of the day.

This was a great example of how the PSC is not just about Squash but is more about being an extended family. We can be proud of the Club we all love.

2019 Shin-Dig Tourney Finals

Congratulations to Heather and Peter for winning the Main Draw over Finalists Anoop and Fred (subbing for Jonathan) .

Congratulations to Jim and Felipe for winning the Consolation Draw over Finalists Mark and Ganish.

Congratulations to Hazel and Marc for winning the Tinners Draw over Finalists Howie and Deb (subbing for Jey).

See below for the complete draw.

Ian Parsons Master Class on living your best life

Ian Parsons October 2008

At Ian’s Celebration of Life on Saturday March 30th, Chris’s daughters, Meghan and Shauna gave a wonderful talk based on the philosophy of our great friend Ian. Here it is.

If Ian offered a master class on living your best life, this would be the curriculum:

* You don’t have to grow up if you don’t want to.

* When it comes to ice cream, resistance is futile

* Bugs are your friends.

* Be eccentric now. Don’t wait to be old to wear a Tasmanian devil shirt

* Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will, stay in touch.

* Its never too late to meet your soul mate

* Be you, be genuine.

* Love unconditionally

* Your children only get one childhood. Make it memorable

* Don’t take yourself seriously, no one else does

* Saturday mornings are for monster pancakes and remote control cars

* You are never too young to drive a tractor

* Maple syrup is the 5th food group. Its like franks red hot – you put that shit on everything. Or in everything

* Life is too short to waste time hating anyone

* Collect the souvenirs. One can never have too many mugs, salt and pepper shakers, and figurines

* There is always a purpose for every old vacuum (pause) and teapot

* never believe what you see on the outside

* you can eventually break a dietician to buy chips and eat them

* be an encyclopedia , you’ll need that when you have grandkids. Or keep 4 sets of them in your basement

* Eat the pie – pecan pie. Sorry, pe-caan pie. Pee can is what you keep under the bed.

* Love the earth.

* Pick a former club champion to be your two man partner. To clafiry, Golf two man partner.

* Even when your breaks fail, you can still finish route 66.

* Collect friends, like figurines. Never get rid of them.

* Never blame anyone in life. The good people give you happiness. The worst people give you a lesson. The best people give you memories.

* The key to a good wine deal is to find a rating over 90 under the price of 20 dollars.

* You can find a use for everything. Even tomatoes. Why grow them if you don’t eat them?

* Every problem can be solved. Accept the challenge and surprise everyone.

* Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

* Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift

Ian embodied all of these things. He was kind and caring. He welcomed everyone in to his life and his home. He was compassionate, patient and made you feel at ease.

He makes us want to be a better person.

Our parting words are : be the things you loved most about Ian and put some maple syrup in it.

Ian Parsons

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our good friend and fellow squash player, Ian Parsons. Ian died in a tragic accident at his farm on Monday March 25, 2019.

Ian was a long time member of the Pickering Squash Club serving on the executive eighteen times, nine of which were as President. He was the 1997-1998 recipient of the Chris Doona Award. He is most notably remembered as the driving force that guided the Club during the planning and construction of the Doubles Squash Courts. His hard work over a ten year period resulted in the opening of the courts in 2009.

Ian will be greatly missed by all who came in contact with him on and off the court. He was always a gentleman willing to help anyone learn and improve at the game he loved so much.

Rest in Peace my friend.

Information regarding visitation and funeral arrangements can be found at Ashburnham Funeral Home

Winter Doubles House League Finals Complete

Congratulations to all the Finalists in the 2019 Winter Doubles House League. Here are the winners and finalists.

Steve and Ricky over Celine and Mike T. in the Tuesday Winter Doubles House League for 2019
Scott and Tony over Juan and David – Monday Winter Doubles House League Finalists 2019
Joan and Viru over Heather and Dan – Wednesday Doubles House League finalists for Winter 2019

It was a great season and we look forward to September when house league will start again.

Doubles House League Revised Schedules

Doubles House League

Recent SNOW DAYS have resulted in the cancellation of Doubles House League, once on Monday January 28th for DIV2 and once on Tuesday February 12th for DIV1.

To make up the matches missed on these days we are extending the Winter season by one week. The matches originally scheduled for Monday January 28th will be played on Monday March 4th. The matches originally scheduled for Tuesday February 12th will be played on Tuesday February 26th. Below are the revised schedules.

NOTE: The schedule for DIVISION 3 has not changed (Yet).

DIVISION 1 Revised Schedule (PDF Format)

DIVISION 2 Revised Schedule (PDF Format)