News and Announcements / Nouvelles et annonces

Recent News

2020 Event Update
MAR 19, 2020

"The 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship has been rescheduled for 2021.  Calgary has agreed to defer their event to 2022.  The reason for the delayed announcement was to ensure that the renovations at the Calgary Winter Club would not interfere with moving their event from 2021 to 2022."

JAN 21, 2020

***** FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT ***** North Central Badminton Academy is excited to announce that our event has been approved for $10,000 in funding through the Tourism Events Program and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture.  This funding will be used to broaden the reach and impact of our event through marketing and communications, specifically webcasting and live streaming. Official News Release can be found here

Thank you Lisa Beare and your team for the support and confidence!

"Looking For Partners?"
JAN 21, 2020


If you, or someone you know, needs a partner, comment in the Announcement on the Facebook page OR  and organize among yourselves. The Host Organizing Committee will only be looking after partner requests after registration is completed. Your entry should reflect the number of events you are wanting to play 

"Registration So Far"
JAN 21, 2020

PLAYER REGISTRATION SO FAR! Thank you to all who have entered! AB - 7, MB - 3, NS - 1, ON - 8, QC - 1, SK - 1, BC - 31, USA - 3. 


"November Early Bird Entry Winners"
JAN 21, 2020

Five lucky winners for our last early registration draw! A new and highly sought after item in PG right now! Congratulations and thank you for entering early!

"October Early Registration Winners!"
NOV 27, 2019

WOW! Officially 5 months out today when Prince George welcomes you with open arms! October early registration draw..there are TWO WINNERS! Gerry Mercier and Michael Sorenson you each have won two gallery passes to visit "The Exploration Place". Mr. PG stuffies live there! Early registration prize giveaways end this month!

"Register And Book Your Stay!
NOV 27, 2019

HELP US OUT! Book your stay! And REGISTER! Potential sponsors in Prince George are checking the registration and asking us how many players have booked their stay! Attracting and enticing sponsors will be much easier if they can see some actual numbers! It's a better sell to our community if they see those entries!

"Driving Northbound to PG?"
NOV 27, 2019

TRAVELLING TO PRINCE GEORGE FROM THE SOUTH? If you haven't heard of it yet explore the "Gold Rush Trail"! Great map at the end of this article link!  


"Food Services at Northern Sport Centre"
NOV 27, 2019

Col Juicery a hidden gem! Well not so hidden to participants of the 2020 event. It is located right inside the Northern Sport Centre. Participants will be receiving a discount all week! All you will have to do is "Show Your Badge"! Stay tuned to find our how you get your "badge"!

"Flying to Prince George?"
NOV 27, 2019

FLIGHTS TO PG! The majority of the airlines first go to Vancouver then Prince George! There are however a few options from various locations that are direct to PG rather than going through Vancouver.

"YXS Airport Arrivals and Departures"
NOV 17, 2019

YXS Airport in Prince George! What do the arrival and departure areas look like? #DYK we are an International stop?

"Flights to Prince George Suggestions"
NOV 17, 2019

FLIGHTS TO PG! The majority of the airlines first go to Vancouver then Prince George! There are however a few options from various locations that are direct to PG rather than going through Vancouver.

1) WestJet - offers direct flight from Calgary to Prince George - no stop in Vancouver
2) Central Mountain Air - offers direct flights from Edmonton, Kelowna and Kamloops - no stop in Vancouver
3) Pacific Coastal - offers a direct flight from Victoria to Prince George - no stop in Vancouver

"History of Mr. PG"
NOV 17, 2019

Some history for you about Mr. PG!  That time Prince George's mascot was KIDNAPPED and went on a world tour!

This is segment 6 from Season 2 of our history TV show, BC Was Awesome! Watch for 6 more in the coming weeks. You can also watch it on TELUS Optik, and check out all of Season 1 at   

"What is there to do in Prince George"?
NOV 17, 2019

Many have asked me ... "What is there to do in Prince George"? Check this out! Stay tuned for more details about the tours we have lined up if that suits your fancy. EAT | DRINK | SHOP | EXPLORE| BE ENTERTAINED!

"Getting to Prince George - Route 16"
NOV 17, 2019

Travelling by ground west from Edmonton? Route 16 is the ticket! Route 16 runs right through PG all the way to Prince Rupert if you are looking to make an extended vacation to your visit in Northern BC!

"Prince George - Lake City"
OCT 24, 2019

Outdoor adventure in Prince George is all around! If hanging out at the lake is your thing, check out just few that you can visit within a distance around just PG! Many have lovely hiking trails too! I live actually on Ness Lake and you pass Eskers Park along the way. Visitors will be welcome to come out during competition week! Can't guarantee any swimming in April but I can guarantee a campfire, peace, quiet and getting off the beaten path!…

OCT 20, 2019

We're excited to announce that North Central Badminton Academy was successfully awarded funding through viaSport's Hosting BC grant in the amount of $7,500 in support of the 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship!  Thank you @viaSportBC for providing the funding.  Because of your support athletes, officials, volunteers and spectators will be treated to an exceptional experience in Prince George!

"September Early Bird Entry Winner"
OCT 20, 2019

Look at these two! They are just so happy for Joanne Smith who won September's early bird draw! $50 Gift Certificate at the Teasure Cove Casino! Congratulations Joanne!

"Getting to Know Prince George Tip#1"
OCT 20, 2019

Winner of September's Early Bird Registration Draw will be announced shortly. In the meantime check out where the Host Hotels and Welcome Reception will take place! <SOUND ON> Comment and let us know what else you would like to see to get to know more about your host city!

"August Early Bird Entry Winner"
OCT 20, 2019

Owen Harding you are our first early bird entry winner! Congratulations you will be receiving a $50.00 Gift Certificate to dine at Prince George's Northern Lights Estate Winery! The draw for September will be coming up soon and everyone that entered in August is entered back into the draw. #DYK that you can enter the event even if you do not know your partners yet? Yes you can.

"Registration Now Open"
AUG 3, 2019

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! If you enter between August 3rd and November 30, 2019 the Host Committee will put your name into a draw to win a PRIZE! Each month we will draw a LUCKY WINNER!

"What does Northern BC have to offer?"
JUL 27, 2019

An official welcome to Prince George, where urban sophistication and spectacular wilderness live distinctively side by side. Prince George is the only community in northern BC that offers the amenities and benefits of a thriving city within mere minutes of beautiful, pristine forests. It is worth noting what Northern BC has to offer in event you wish to extend your stay! Watching the video just might provide you with some hints to the Theme Night too! Theme announcement will be at the end of September!    " This is Northern Routes" video .

JUL 27, 2019

* SPONSOR ALERT * We are pleased to announce another sponsor for the 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship.  Thank you Tourism Prince George for helping make this event happen and becoming our first "SOCIAL" sponsor!   Tourism Prince George has already provided enthusiastic support for this event including preparation of the final bid package, attendance at the 2018 event to promote 2020, a travel grant for organizers to acquire key knowledge and promote 2020 and hours of in-kind contributions and feedback.

"Hotels Now Taking Reservations"
JUL 15, 2019

Host Hotels are now open for reservations! The Coast Hotel Prince George and Courtyard Marriott are superb hotels and within one block of each other, a 7 minute shuttle away from the venue and a hop skip and jump away from Two Rivers Gallery where the Welcome Reception will be held!  Further details can be found here.

"20/20 vision in 2006 continues to create economic opportunities"
JUL 3, 2019

FUNDING PARTNER ANNOUNCEMENT!   In less than 12 months, the Northern Sport Centre will be hosting Canada's best master badminton players for the 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championships!   Northern Development Initiative Trust says, 

"Charity of Choice" Announcement
JUN 25, 2019

North Central Badminton Academy announces Charity of Choice for the 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship | Prince George, BC | For Immediate Release | June 25th, 2019

The 72nd annual Canadian Masters Badminton Championship is coming to Prince George and North Central Badminton Academy (NCBA) is thrilled to announce that our charity of choice is Kidsport Prince George.

JUN 22, 2019

North Central Badminton Academy is pleased to introduce our newest sponsor for the 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship. Thank you Concept Design for helping make this event happen and becoming our first "FRASER" sponsor!

"What is 2020 Committee is Striving For?"
JUN 8, 2019

OUR VISION | Together we will honour the spirit and passion of Prince George and Northern BC offering extraordinary and fascinating experiences for all Canadians and travellers abroad.  Learn more about what your hosts mission, goals and objectives are: . 

"Prince George wins the bid to Host 2020"
MAY 6, 2019

In June of 2017 the North Central Badminton Academy (NCBA) was awarded the honour to host the 2020 Canadian Masters Badminton Championship in Prince George.  In August of 2017, with the support of Tourism PG, the City of Prince George, Badminton BC and the Northern Sports Centre we officially made the announcement! 







Joseph Young