๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡ A Week Packed with Squash Excitement!๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†

Get ready for an action-packed week ahead at the squash club, with a lineup of events that’s sure to keep you on your toes! It’s all about doubles this week as we dive into the heart of the playoffs and celebrate the incredible contributions of one of our own.

Here’s what’s in store:

  • Monday, April 22nd: Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Semi-Finals kick off the week with intense matches and fierce competition. Don’t miss the showdown as our top teams battle it out for a spot in the finals! Teams will be playing at 6pm and 7pm.
  • Tuesday, April 25th, the top two teams in our Division 2 doubles house league will battle it out for first place. Dayan and Shan will play against Mark and Winston.
  • Wednesday, April 24th – Saturday, April 27th: The highly anticipated super-fun Shin-dig Doubles Squash Tournament takes center stage, promising four days of thrilling matches and friendly competition. Matches begin Wednesday at 5:30 and will continue to about 9pm.
  • Saturday, April 27th: It’s a day filled with festivities as we honor the legacy of Ian Parsons with the naming ceremony of the Ian Parsons Doubles Squash Courts at noon. Later in the evening, join us for the annual banquet at Drums ‘n Flats for dinner, drinks, and celebrations with our fellow squash enthusiasts and friends.

But wait, there’s more:

  • Monday, April 29th: Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Finals mark the culmination of an exciting season of competition, where the top teams will battle it out for the championship title.
  • Wednesday, May 1st: The excitement continues for Division 3 Squash Doubles House League as they play their Finals, rounding off our week of squash celebrations.

And don’t forget:

  • Mondays: If you’re into singles squash, come join us for the drop-in round-robin matches every Monday night. It’s a great way to stay active and connect with fellow players.

With such a busy and exciting week ahead, there’s something for everyone at the squash club. We can’t wait to see you on the courts and celebrate the spirit of squash together!

๐Ÿ†๐Ÿฅ‡ Division 1 Squash Doubles House League Semi-Finals – Monday, April 22nd ๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ†

As some of you know, our Division one teams are made up of some of the clubs best doubles players. With the stakes higher than ever, our top teams are poised to battle it out on the courts for a shot at the house league championship title.

Here are the matchups for the semi-finals:

Court 1 – 6:00 PM:

  • First Place vs Fourth Place:
    • Raj and Sameer vs Steve and Rick

Court 2 – 6:00 PM:

  • Second Place vs Third Place:
    • Jonathan and Savio vs Kevin and Eric

Court 1 – 7:00 PM:

  • Fifth Place vs Eighth Place:
    • Mike and Eric vs Fred and Mark

Court 2 – 7:00 PM:

  • Sixth Place vs Seventh Place:
    • Roger and Devon vs Trevor and Dom

It’s sure to be an evening filled with intense matches, nail-biting rallies, and fierce competition as our teams vie for a spot in the finals. Don’t miss out on the excitement!

And mark your calendars for the finals on Monday, April 29th, where the top contenders will face off for the ultimate title.


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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 donโ€™t have to grow up if you donโ€™t want to.

* When it comes to ice cream, resistance is futile

* Bugs are your friends.

* Be eccentric now. Donโ€™t wait to be old to wear a Tasmanian devil shirt

* Your job wonโ€™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

* Donโ€™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 , youโ€™ll need that when you have grandkids. Or keep 4 sets of them in your basement

* Eat the pie โ€“ 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 donโ€™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 isnโ€™t tied with a bow, but itโ€™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.