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White Oaks centre renamed after Mark Sachvie

Fitting tribute to a squash legend as the Women’s World Team Championships venue at Niagara on the Lake is renamed
By Squash Mad Reporter

The new name at White Oaks Resort

OTTAWA (ON) –White Oaks Resort & Spa honoured the memory of Mark Sachvie its long-time employee on Friday October 17, by renaming its squash facility “The Mark Sachvie Squash Centre @ White Oaks”.

Sachvie who spent 32 years at White Oaks, died suddenly on November 30, 2013 of a heart attack. Mark was also the President of Squash Ontario and at the time of his death both the Racquets Director at White Oaks and the Women’s World Team Squash Championship Director which is slated to take place December 1 – 6 at White Oaks.

“What a fitting tribute to one of games great squash builders. Mark built a thriving junior squash culture at White Oaks, he developed numerous Canadian squash champions, developed three generations of players and touched thousand of squash players from all around the world with his love of the game”, said Danny Da Costa, Executive Director of Squash Canada, who worked alongside Sachvie at White Oaks as Tennis Director and at Squash Canada.

Da Costa added that renaming the courts at White Oaks solidifies Mark’s legacy. “Mark will always remain a part of White Oaks in life and death, it’s great that White Oaks will continue his legacy by renaming the squash facility after him”.


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