Newsletter of August 27, 2020
4030-117 Street, NW, Edmonton, AB T6J 2W5
August 27, 2020
To All EPC Members
As the outdoor season is winding down, we have said goodbye to our daytime monitors Halle Singh and Reem Hamdom who have done a great job this year of supporting play at Royal Gardens and Jasper Park.
Moving forward until Thanksgiving weekend (October 11) the Board has recruited six monitors to work the daytime shifts. These monitors: Ken Bobey, Julie Doyle, Pat Martin, Libby Prince, Madeleine Meyer and Reem Hamdom will be carrying out monitoring duties at Royal Gardens from August 27 until the close of the courts.
Due to the limitations to SUG access that the Board has in place, these monitors will not be able to have administrator access to the SUG system. That will mean it is absolutely critical that you pre-register on SUG for play each and every week. The monitors will not have lists of player names and will only ask, as you arrive at the court, if you have registered on SUG.
These monitors will also not have access to the email lists of players signed up to play each session and will not be able to email-cancel a session due to inclement weather. They will go to the courts if there is any possibility that play can take place and you should too. Unfortunately, there will be times (hopefully very few times) that you will arrive at the courts to discover that they are unplayable. Don't blame the monitors - blame the weather-gods!! The good news is that, only very rarely, is a whole day of pickleball rained out - so head out to the courts unless you're very sure they are unplayable.
On another issue, the Board has been asked if members may bring their own net and play on unused asphalt courts (7, 8, 9 and 10) during scheduled EPC play. The Club is responsible for the health and safety of its members during Covid-19 and part of that responsibility is to ensure that the EPC has accurate records of who played when and where if Alberta Health tracing and tracking is required. If members bring their own net and drop-in during scheduled play, the Club will have no record of those people so drop-in play, even with your own net, is not allowed. On the other hand, if members want to bring their own net and set up on the asphalt courts to play during times there is no scheduled Club play, that is fine.
Thanks goes out to Clarence "Van Gogh" Reimer and Ken "Picasso" Hurshowy for their painting of the edges and steps of the boardwalk at Royal Gardens. Great job guys. You've made the walkway much safer for all and the paint is so bright that we all need to wear sunglasses, even on a cloudy day.
The EPC Board
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