Mount Royal Badminton Club


  • Samantha Nar President
  • Danny Pham Vice President
  • Nathan Appave Activities Representative
  • Ahsan Khan Treasurer

Primary Contact Information

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Mission Statement

The Mount Royal Badminton Club aims to create a badminton community that promotes participation and is supportive, progressive, and competitive. We strive to encourage the growth and opportunity for badminton athletes, coaches, and officials in Calgary regardless of their background.

Sam Nar:
Sam is currently a second year Journalism student at Mount Royal University minoring in International Business & Economics and Marketing. Formerly ranked first for women’s singles in Yonex Alberta Junior Circuit, Sam now competes in Yonex Alberta Series in which she mainly focuses on women’s doubles and mixed doubles. In her spare time, Sam is trying to balance her passion for literature and music with her drive to succeed in academics and badminton.

Danny Pham:
Danny is currently studying Physical Literacy at Mount Royal University. He is a certified Regional Competition Coach under the National Coaching Certification Program and Badminton Canada. Danny has competed in the Yonex Alberta Junior Circuit and Ignite Badminton League. His disciplines of choice are men’s singles and men’s doubles. Danny is currently training to re-enter provincial competition and eventually represent Alberta in the National Championships.

Ahsan Khan:
Ahsan is a third year in the Bachelor of Business Administration program, with a concentration in Financial Analysis. Ahsan had played competitive badminton in junior high, but had taken a break until late 2016. While he loves the game, he prefers to play it casually; and as a way to stay active, while still having fun and being competitive. Ahsan goes to show us that players of all skill level are welcome.

Nathan Appave:
Nathan is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Business Administration program where he majors in Accounting. Formerly ranked in the top 10 in both the Alberta Junior Circuit and Alberta Series in the singles discipline, he will be continuing to play in the Alberta Series Circuit (provincial) and the Elite Series Circuit (national). Nathan has recently trained in Malaysia and is currently training six days a week both on and off the court, in hopes that it will bring successful results as well as a higher ranking for both provincial and national rankings.