WEqual foundation is a non-profit organization established in May of 2016. The foundation was initially started to fulfill the community’s need to have a place – a community – for badminton enthusiasts to play, learn, improve, socialize, and grow in a safe, positive and caring environment that would cultivate responsible, productive, proactive and benevolent community citizens. Its original name “Modest Grass Badminton Association” was a name that reflected that belief, which was changed to WEqual in November 2016 to include all communities that share the same vision and are willing to carry forward the same mission.
The organization’s main focus currently is to foster an equal learning environment for our community through badminton. The community members we current serve include kids, student, seniors, women, new immigrants and families with different financial barriers. The organization has hosted many of its events at local schools and badminton centers. It now has over 600 people, of which 250 people attend events every week. The growth rate of new members is around 3~5 people a week. Because most badminton centres are located in and near the city of Richmond, the organization’s current events are typically hosted at schools and badminton centres in Richmond. However, plans to expand our services to nearby cities, such as Vancouver, are already underway.