Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday With Golf

“Help celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday by being one of 150,000 people taking part in 1.5 million ‘Golf Activities’ this summer!”

With Canada 150 celebrations happening in communities from coast-to-coast all year long, the Canadian golf industry has partnered with ParticipACTION in designating Sunday, May 28 as Get Out and Golf Day. Golf associations across the country are joining in the festivities inviting golfers of all ages, abilities and involvement levels to help celebrate the country’s 150th by taking part in virtually any activity related to golf on that day. The British Columbia Golf Association is taking this one step further by setting themselves a goal of having “150,000 British Columbians taking part in 1.5 million golf activities in 150 days”, with May 28 as the starting date.

In support of the BC Golf Association’s goal, and in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, we’d like to encourage all golfers – both new and old to the game – to get out and golf! Whether it’s playing a full round, hitting the driving range, taking a lesson or even just messing around at a mini-golf course, your golfing fun will count towards reaching the BC Golf Association’s goal.

Be a part of the celebrations and help achieve BC’s golfing goal: click here for full details and registration. Because the best way to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday really is to just get out there and have a ball!

 

Government of British Columbia Supports Mackenzie Tour – BC Golf Swing Events

The Province is investing $100,000 in the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada, BC Golf Swing, to help welcome top golfers and fans from around the globe to BC. This fantastic investment in golfing in our province was announced by Suzanne Anton, MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview, on behalf of Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour, at a press conference on Friday March 24, 2017.

The BC Golf Swing, part of the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada’s tournament series, will bring 156 players to compete in three tournament locations in British Columbia. In turn, these three tournaments will bring in fans, tour officials and sponsors and are expected to generate $8 million of economic activity in BC. The three tour stops are:

  • Vancouver – Freedom 55 Financial Open at Point Grey Golf and Country Club – May 29-June 4
  • Victoria – Bayview Place DC Payments Open at Uplands Golf Club – June 5-11
  • Kelowna – GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club – June 12-18

“These tournaments in Vancouver, Victoria and Kelowna will bring top international golfers and visitors to three of our province’s most iconic golf courses. Investing in tournaments like this creates tremendous economic impact for these communities and helps to create jobs in our diverse tourism sector,” said Suzanne Anton, Minister of Justice and MLA for Vancouver-Fraserview, of the investment.

We are thrilled by the news of this investment and would like to thank the Province of British Columbia for their continued support of golf in our province. As we’ve said before, sport is well-known to drive tourism both in BC and beyond, and golf continues to be a winning driver.