PICKLEBALL has returned to the town of Barriere thanks to fundraising efforts by the Barriere Outdoor Club, asphalt donated by the District of Barriere, and community participation.
The Outdoor Club is encouraging anyone who is interested in trying their hand at pickleball to come out and play on the newly resurfaced and painted courts near the ball fields and adjacent to the cemetery on Airfield Road, which was recently painted.
Pickleball is a racquet sport that is easy to master, non-contact, and full of movement. It is a combination of components from badminton, tennis, and table tennis. It is played using a paddle that is held in one hand and a perforated plastic ball in the other.
It is suitable for players of all ages and athletic abilities, and pickleball is now available four times a week from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. Beginners are encouraged to participate, and instruction is available.
For further information, contact Mary MacLennan at 778-538-2796 or Linda Ransome at 250-672-9678.