The All-Glass Jonathon Power Exhibition Court has arrived at Bow Valley Square with the 2023 Oxford Properties Canadian Men’s Open presented by AirSprint Private Aviation and Expression Networks BVAC Women’s Open taking center stage this week in downtown Calgary.
“Calgary is thrilled to welcome back the Canadian Open this February,” said Carson Ackroyd, Senior Vice President of Sales with Tourism Calgary. “After an incredibly successful inaugural event last year, Calgarians are excited to once again witness world-class squash as the Power Court takes over Bow Valley Square.”
Top male seeds World Ranked (WR) #10 Victor Crouin (France), #11 Joel Makin (Wales), #13 Miguel Rodriguez (Colombia), #14 Nicolas Mueller (Switzerland), and #21 Raphael Kandra (Germany) have been plying their trade on the North American circuit the past four weeks and are looking forward to arriving in Calgary. Crouin, currently training in Montreal, noted: “Canada has always organized many Challenger tournaments and has a reputation for accommodating players. I am looking forward to competing again in Calgary in front of a crowd of passionate squash fans. The draw looks very strong; winning the title would mean a lot to me!”
The Maple leaf will be represented by Canadian #1 David Baillargeon of Levis, QC, as well as wildcards Nick Sachvie of St. Catharines, ON, and Bow Valley Athletic Club Head Professional Connor Turk of Winnipeg, MB. Also lurking in the draw is defending Champion Nick Wall (England), USA stars Shahjahan Khan, Todd Harrity and Andrew Douglas, and former WR #17 Cesar Salazar from Mexico. A remarkable 15 nations will be represented with 14 athletes currently ranked within the world’s Top 50.
The Expression Networks BVAC Women’s Open will accompany the Canadian Men’s Open and features six Canadians, including #2 seed Nicole Bunyan of Victoria, BC. Top seed, former WR #18 and local Calgary hero, Danielle Letourneau was forced to withdraw in what would have been her return from a 2022 knee injury. Letourneau, anxious to resume her ascent up the rankings, is still showing risk indicators after a recent evaluation but is confident that she will be back on tour soon.
The 2023 Canadian Men’s Open would not be possible without the tremendous support of title sponsor Oxford Properties, who continue to be leaders in promoting our sport via their unique and world class venues.
“We are proud to partner with Squash Canada once again and look forward to welcoming the international squash community back to Calgary as Bow Valley Square plays host to the 2023 Men’s Canadian Open. Oxford places a priority on health and wellness in our buildings, so opening our doors to the four-sided glass court and promoting the sport of squash in our community aligns with our values. We hope Calgarians will join us downtown to watch a match and cheer on these world class athletes.” – David Routledge, Vice President and Head of Western Canada Office, Oxford Properties
Oxford Properties, with presenting partner Airsprint Private Aviation and our gold, silver and bronze partners, have allowed world-class squash to return to Calgary for the first PSA World Tour Bronze tournament in Canada in over 15 years! Squash Canada thanks the Alberta, Calgary and Bow Valley Athletic Club communities for their passionate enthusiasm.
PSA Press Release, Full Draws, and Schedule are available at
2023 Oxford Properties Canadian Men’s Open presented by AirSprint Private Aviation
Expression Networks BVAC Women’s Open
Broadcasting will be provided by Squash TV and available: