About Badminton Alberta
Board of Directors
Policies & Procedure Manual
Where to Play
Where to buy badminton equipment in Alberta
Host Tournament Hotels
Aloft Calgary University
Delta Edmonton South Hotel
Sutton Place Edmonton
Provincial Ranking System
Active membership ID numbers
Calgary Youth Programs
Officials Development Pathway
History of the Game
Invented in India in a version called poona.
British army officers learned the game about 1870.
In 1873 the duke of Beaufort introduced the sport at his country estate, Badminton, from which the game derives its name.
In 1887 the Bath Badminton Club was formed; it was replaced in 1893 by the Badminton Association of England, which codified the rules that still govern competitive play.
Military personnel introduce badminton to Vancouver in the late 1890’s.
Badminton Canada was founded in 1921, with the first national championships being held in Montreal.
Canada is one of nine founding members of the International Badminton Federation in 1934.
Badminton is included in the 1972 Munich Olympics as a demonstration sport.
Jamie Paulson of Calgary wins gold medal in men’s singles at 1970 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh, Scotland.
In 1992, six Canadians contest badminton as a full medal sport at Barcelona Olympics.