Monday, August 29, 2011

Pickleball Canada Wins the Name Battle

Pickleball Canada Wins the Name Battle by Pickleball Canada President Colin Caldwell
Pickleball Canada has received a notification from Corporations Canada that Canada Pickleball Association has changed its name to Canadian Pickleball Federation effective August 18, 2011. The Canada Pickleball name was the name Brent Johner and Chuck Lefaive had registered in order to confuse and now they have been required to change the name by Corporations Canada.

Pickleball Canada filed an 'Allegation of Name Confusion' to Corporations Canada and defended our name Pickleball Canada and successfully won the name battle.

It has been a long hard battle to preserve our Pickleball Canada name and to prevent confusion as to who truly is the representative for pickleball in Canada. Pickleball Canada is therefore truly the governing body of Pickleball in Canada. Don't be fooled by imitations.

This confusion has led to many questions being asked of our Board members. The most frequent question is "I've been approached to join Canada Pickleball for free, is that you guys?" To that question I responded, "Absolutely not".

The group Canada Pickleball or Canadian Pickleball Federation who has been offering free memberships so they can pad their numbers with the hope that players and Sports Canada will recognize them as representatives of Pickleball in Canada. If anyone in Canada approaches you to join their group for free, be advised that they are not Pickleball Canada. If you have any concern, feel free to contact me via our website or at


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