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Staff

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Michael Badali

General Manager

Michael is excited to be back for his ninth year at Cottingham. He was born and raised in Toronto and graduated from Royal St. George’s College in 2008 as an Ontario Scholar where he played on many sports teams. He received a four-year merit scholarship to attend St. Lawrence University, a liberal arts university in upstate New York.  There Michael was a four-year member of the men’s varsity squash team and was elected Captain his senior year. He was a Scholar Athlete Award recipient recognized by the College Squash Association for his achievements in the classroom as well as a member of the French National Honorary Society, Pi Delta Phi.

Michael was also a member and selected to be on the All-Academic Liberty League team. He graduated from St. Lawrence University Cum Laude in 2012.

Michael is bilingual having spent a semester his senior year of university studying abroad at the University of Rouen.  After graduation, he went back and worked for a year in a small city in Southwestern France for the French Ministry of Education as an English language assistant teaching at two schools.

After France, Michael was the full-time Field House Coordinator of the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, a world class athletic facility which hosted the Pan Am Games.  The Field House is 30,000 square feet including four hardwood floor gymnasiums, a 200-metre running track and three studios. Michael was responsible for the training, guidance and supervision of 22 Field House attendants and ensured that the staff’s work assignments were completed in an effective and timely manner. He collaborated and communicated daily with diverse groups such as the University of Toronto, City of Toronto, independent organizations and specialized groups such as Rhythmic Gymnastics Canada, Wheelchair Basketball Canada, and Judo Ontario.

This past year Michael has been a squash professional based out of Glendon College where he has been running the squash department. He works with beginners, adults, competitive juniors as well as running leagues and tournaments. He also has been doing work in the financial sector, having a keen interest in the stock and real estate market.

Clubhouse Attendants

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Maya 

Clubhouse Attendant

Maya is excited to return for her third summer at Cottingham. She is a student at the University of Western Ontario. She loves to be active, spend time with her friends, and watch sports. She’s looking forward to meeting new people and having a great summer with everyone!

 

 

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Andrew

Clubhouse Attendant

Andrew is excited to return to Cottingham for his second summer. He graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with degrees in

both Business and Computer Science. He likes to keep active by going on runs, cycling and weightlifting. In his spare time, he

plays competitive games online with his friends. 

 

 

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Melody

Clubhouse Attendant

Melody is thrilled to return to Cottingham for her second year. A dedicated fitness enthusiast, tennis lover, and advocate for mindfulness, Melody is currently pursuing a degree in Mental Health at the University of Toronto. Recently certified as a tennis instructor, Melody adores working with children and feels fortunate to share her passion for tennis while volunteering at Philpott Children Organization in the winter and coaching racquet skill classes at Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. In addition to her tennis coaching, Melody also coaches play gym and yoga to kids, further demonstrating her commitment to promoting physical activity and well-being among young learners. Outside of her tennis commitments, Melody enjoys staying active through workouts, playing tennis, and spending quality time with friends. She has a penchant for exploration, often seeking out charming cafés and hidden gem restaurants in the city. Known for her outgoing and bubbly personality, Melody thrives in social settings, making her a joy to be around.

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