Earlier today we caught wind of a new club igniting in Kitsilano. As we started to investigate a little bit, we noticed that it was only in it’s early stages of development. At first sight, I thought it may have been another “Top Secret” marketing gimmick, but soon realized it was all too real. As it turns out, according to their Facebook page, “Two local dudes decided to get a club going for locals to come and play ping pong. The rest of the story comes from you.” Sounds to me like another club built by the people for the people. Where better to build a club that stems from a grassroots movement than in Kitsilano. The club will open this coming Thursday, April 10th at 8:30 pm and is being held at The Billy Bishop Legion (on Laburnum street, between Maple and Arbutus) in it’s upper level “gymnasium” area.
After noticing a few flyers and posters starting to pop up around the neighbourhood in bars and restaurants, I couldn’t help but track down the “wizard behind the curtain” and inquire about what was going on. One of the “dudes” in charge of the event explained that “the club is aimed to fill a void in the neighbourhood. Too many people have to go to other parts of the city to play Ping Pong, and we’ve decided to build a club for people to come to us.”
This club will have 6 Ping Pong tables for a 30 or 60 minute rental ; $10 gets you 30 mins, & $15 gets you 60. In addition to the game play, a seasoned bartender will be managing the lounge area, where people can purchase a drink and listen to music playing over head. You may even see some guests gettin their “Cards of Humanity” on said the “dude.”
This brand new club in Kitsilano is perfectly situated a block from Kits Beach. Travelling to and from the event will be super easy as you’ve got busses running along Cornwall, a number of bike paths to choose from (thank you Gregors) and a parking lot just one block west at Kits Beach. The ” dude” reported that their website is in its early stages and will most likely be redesigned as the demand rises. Currently, #KPPSC can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The “dudes” have got their friends and family helping to spread the word, but this blogger feels it’s gonna catch fire like another set a games people were hungry for.