Squash BC is thrilled to announce an expanded partnership between our organization and the BC Jesters. With the BC Jesters taking on the title partner role of our Post-Secondary Program, this partnership will see an expanded squash programming and event calendar for University and College students across British Columbia. This partnership means the BC Jesters are now recognized as Gold Partners of Squash BC.
The newly rebranded BC Jesters Post-Secondary Program will expand to provide high-quality squash programming for students at Post-Secondary Institutions this fall and beyond. With the University of British Columbia Okanagan already showing strong participation numbers in this program, Squash BC is excited to see similar success at 3-5 more schools this fall – thanks to the expanded support from the BC Jesters.
Squash BC will also work with Student Squash Clubs at a variety of institutions through the fall and early winter to prepare for the exciting re-launch of the BC Jesters Post-Secondary Squash Championships. This event is scheduled for March 22-24, 2024 at the University of Victoria Squash Centre.
“The BC Jesters Post Secondary Program has two goals, to ensure continuity in squash from those that grew up in junior squash programs, and to attract new players through exposure at post secondary institutions,” said BC Jesters Chair Karen Levine. “No matter what your path to squash is, we are committed to helping players along their journey and contributing to the longevity of the sport in our province.”
The Squash BC – BC Jesters Partnership will also see a strong working relationship between the two organizations to formalize the Travelling Jesters Program and continue putting forth fundraising events like the BC Jesters Doubles Tournament, which generously supports our Building the Future Fund.
“Squash BC is incredibly grateful to the BC Jesters, both for their previous and ongoing support of our Post-Secondary programming, and for the amazing contributions individual Jesters have made towards our Building the Future Fund and other donation campaigns,” said Squash BC Executive Director Colin Latchford. “We are excited to continue building on this partnership going forward and working together to achieve our mutual goal of growing and developing squash across BC.”