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Pickleball Yorkton receives federal grant

To attract women to participate
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Pickleball numbers are growing in Yorkton, but a new grant will help attract more women to the game.
YORKTON - Pickleball Yorkton has been awarded a $4,500.00 Gender Equity grant from Canada's Park and Recreation. 

The grant is to support community implemented programs, events, and practices which has the potential to increase the participation and retention of girls and women in recreational sport in Canada.  

The local club has established a subcommittee to formulate a plan to bring more women and girls to the sport of Pickleball in Yorkton. 

The first step was to designate a time on the schedule, which is Thursday morning at 10 am -12:15 p.m. and evenings at 5-7:30 p.m., starting Jan. 6, 2022. 

Step two will be to host a Ladies Learn to Play Clinic Jan. 15, 1-5 p.m. at the Gloria Hayden Gym. Registration for the event is now open now through the club. 

Step three will be to plan special events, games and promotions aimed to encourage women of all ages and skills to come and play in a social inclusive environment.  

If you or anyone who wishes to come and play with just Ladies, please contact to register or call 306-621-8926 for all the details and to register for the clinic Jan. 15.