Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament – Jan. 27-29, 2023.
I would like to invite you all to participate in The Pickering Squash Club’s annual Lee Hanebury Memorial Tournament on the weekend of Jan. 27-29. This is a tournament weekend you do not want to miss! Tournament events include Men’s and Women’s singles events levels A-E (This means everyone at every level should play), as well as Doubles Men’s and Women’s B and C draws (you will need to register with a partner). Women may play both singles and doubles (only required to pay one entry fee) but due to limited court time, men may only play one event. Your entry fee includes a great tournament souvenir, licensed bar, Saturday breakfast and lunch, Saturday night doubles Calcutta followed by a social night at our local restaurant and lots of squash. You must register on the Squash Ontario website at: www.squashontario.com. The sign up deadline is Wed. Jan. 18th but please sign up early to avoid disappointment as some draws may fill up fast! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Chestnut Hills Development Recreation Complex, Pickering ON.
Our Annual Toy Drive for the Durham Children’s Aid was a resounding success again this year. The DCAF showed their appreciation with the following note:
On Thursday evening, the Membership got together for a great cause. Each member brought a toy (and many brought many toys) so that those less fortunate could have a Happy Christmas. They played hard and laughed. Then the majority got together at Sabina’s to celebrate the Holiday Season.
Friday morning, Steve D. delivered an SUV load of toys collected at the event. Very special thanks to Steve for organizing with the Children’s Aid Society of Durham Region and delivering a full load of items, and to Nicole for organizing at the club and messaging our members!
All items were very well received by the team at CAS this morning. They are extremely pleased with our donations which will go directly to children in need, prior to Christmas!
For more pictures from the evening, please view the Club Instagram at the following URL:
Check out the PSC on Instagram: https://instagram.com/PickeringSquash
Congratulations to Ricky & Steve D. (Subbing for Steve M.) who defeated Eric & Savio (Subbing for Mike T.) in a very close 3/2 win on Monday night. The scores were 15/8 9/15 12/15 15/12 15/13 . The match was enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd.
In the 3/4 match, Dom & Trevor defeated Fred & Mark 3/0.
Congratulations to Jackie & Terry who defeated Caryn and Sal 3/1 to take the DIV3 Championship.
Congratulations to J.P and Roger who won over Deb and Ganesh in the Division 2 Finals on Tuesday November 29th.
In the 3rd/4th match Aiden and Nav won over Shan and Dayan 3/0
We are reaching out to you again this year to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate in our community, by way of support to the St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank, serving the communities of Ajax-Pickering. Many of us have been touched either directly, family or friends with difficult circumstance (loss of employment, health matters related to COVID or other) resulting in an exponential increase in the past few years in demand for assistance via the food bank to provide for their families.
If you are able to help, kindly consider the following options:
- Donation of food and personal items: Please send email to either rickdsouza (at) rogers.com or fred.dizig (at) bell.net to arrange for convenient pick up; or drop off in the large marked containers inside the front lobby at the Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex at 1867 Valley Farm Rd. These large containers will be in place as of Monday November 21
- Monetary donation: Please be sure to make cheques out to “St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank”. Their mailing address is 882 Kingston Rd, Pickering Ontario L1V 1A8. Alternately email rickdsouza (at) rogers.com or fred.dizig (at) bell.net to arrange for convenient pick up. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Kindly include your name and address on your cheque for reference
- E-Transfer: All e-transfers are automatically deposited directly to the food bank’s account. Please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more. Kindly include your name and address for reference
Some of their most urgent needs at this time include:
|Kraft dinner||2KG bags of granulated sugar||Baked beans|
|Oatmeal||Flour||Canned soup (large and small)|
|Pancake mix||Rice||Dry beans|
|Jams and spreads (Nutella, Cheese whiz)||Pasta sauce||Canned fruit (large and small)|
|Crackers||Canned meats||Fruit cups|
|Granola bars||Canned tuna||Canned vegetables|
|Mens/womens body wash and soap||Diapers||Baby wipes|
|Toothbrushes||Toothpaste||Feminine hygiene products|
Reference their website for a more complete list: St Paul’s on-the-hill Community Food Bank (stpaulsonthehillfoodbank.ca).
All donations (food and monetary) received will be delivered to Lindsey Morrill (Food Bank Director) at St. Paul’s on the Hill Food Bank at 1537 Pickering Parkway, on December 01 2022. No amount of food or monetary donation is too small. All funds received will be used by the Food Bank team to purchase and distribute much needed items. All our efforts to collect and deliver your donations are strictly on a volunteer basis.
Thank you very much again for your consideration and any support you could offer, by Thursday Dec 01 2022!
We wish you and loved ones the very best of health and happiness, especially during the coming holiday season.
Rick D’Souza & Fred Dizig
Pickering Squash Club
Here is the schedule for our final round of House League before the league will start up again in January. The next three weeks will be a scheduled round robin within your level groups and the final week (Dec. 5th) we will combine similar level groups and run a fun round robin. This will give you a chance to play some other players that you may not have had a chance to play with. I will be sure to let everyone know when we will be starting up again in the new year. Be sure to check your new scheduled time for the next three weeks as well as your time for the final week. I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday!
Our first Tournament in two and a half years happened on the weekend of October 14th to 16th. A great time was had by all. In the page noted below you will see the smiling faces of many of the participants.
Please CLICK HERE to see pictures and result of the tournament