The Edmonton District Badminton Association (EDBA) is a non-profit organization registered under the Societies Act of Alberta. The EDBA is a member of Badminton Alberta, the provincial governing body for badminton in Alberta. The EDBA organizes and promotes the sport of badminton in Zone 6 of Alberta, which encompasses Edmonton and its greater area.
The mandate of the EDBA is to promote, develop, and support badminton and to make badminton an affordable, accessible, and life long sport of choice for residents in Edmonton and its greater area. Administration, structure, and governance of the EDBA are in accordance with a set of EDBA Bylaws.
Currently, 22 community badminton clubs are member clubs of the EDBA. Together they represent about 900 badminton players. In addition, private clubs including the Royal Glenora,the Derrick Club, and the B-Active Badminton Club are also member clubs of the EDBA.
The EDBA provides many valuable badminton programs and services in Edmonton including coach development, junior and adult badminton training, hosting of badminton tournaments, and providing volunteers for local, provincial, national, and international badminton events hosted in Edmonton. The EDBA also actively looks for opportunities to work with Edmonton schools to promote badminton within the school community.
The EDBA also operates a badminton subsidy program to help lower the cost of playing badminton within the community, thereby making badminton a more accessible sport to people of all ages.
The annual operating budget of the EDBA averages about $35,000. For more information about the programs and services offered by the EDBA, please see Programs. For programs and services dedicated to junior badminton, please see Juniors.
The EDBA is a volunteer-run organization. An Executive Board manages the daily operation of the EDBA on a voluntary, unpaid basis. Member clubs also participate actively in EDBA affairs through their club representatives who sit on the EDBA Representative Committee. If you are interested in volunteering for the EDBA, we love to hear from you.