2015 Pan Ams Games Legacy courts awarded to Moncton

    Moncton Legacy Courts installation progress as of December 17th, 2015.

    Moncton Legacy Courts installation progress as of December 17th, 2015.

    After a country-wide bidding opportunity and after a thorough review process of all the proposals, Squash Canada is proud to announce the Moncton Squash Club, of Moncton, New Brunswick will become proud home of the state-of-the-art ASB 3-Legacy Squash Court unit, utilized at this summer’s 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto where Team Canada captured six medals including gold in the Men’s Team event.   

    “In the awarding of the Pan Am Legacy Courts, Squash Canada has granted all of us at Squash Moncton with an incredible gift and opportunity to grow the game like never before”, states Club President, John Redding. “We are truly humbled and grateful for the confidence placed in our organization, and will work diligently to ensure that the Legacy Courts are utilized in a manner that fulfills Squash Canada’s highest expectations”.

    “The Pan Am Legacy courts and the designation of Squash Moncton as another national training/competition center will be an enormous benefit and inspiration for our youth and adult players throughout Greater Moncton, the Province of New Brunswick and all four Atlantic Provinces”, adds NB Squash President, David Hotham.

    As part of the 2015 Pan Am and ParaPan Games Legacy projects, equipment and infrastructure provided for by the Government of Canada is now being re-purposed to help grow amateur sport across Canada.  Squash Canada has been gifted the ASB three glass-backed Legacy Court Unit (that is convertible to 2 international doubles courts or a single multi-purpose unit) together with the ASB four-glass wall show court.  In July, Squash Canada issued a Request for Proposal process, open to all interested parties across Canada, to allow Squash Canada to determine a facility who would become the long term host of the 3-Legacy Court unit.   

    The three court unit will double the court capacity of The Moncton Squash Club, making it the largest squash facility in the Atlantic region.

    “This award of the 3-Legacy Courts to The Moncton Squash Club is a significant step in recognizing the already accomplished growth story of squash in Moncton.  More so, it rewards a community of people who have the leadership and ambition to further the growth of the sport of squash in Atlantic Canada. This partnership with Squash Canada will help support high performance squash activities in the region, attract Canada’s top players to inspire others, and enhance provincial, national and international hosting opportunities.” states Dan Wolfenden, Executive Director, Squash Canada.

    “All of this would not have been possible without the incredible investment made by the Government of Canada into the development and growth of sport for Canadians.” said Lolly Gillen, President Squash Canada. “The Pan Am Games and the Legacy Program has created a remarkable opportunity for squash in Canada and for the future of our athletes to continue reaching the podium for years to come.  Our sincere thanks!”