Allied Golf Association of BC Supports the BC Government’s Move to Cut Red Tape for BC Golf Courses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  November 25, 2014

Vancouver, BC – The Allied Golf Association of BC (AGA-BC) congratulates the BC Government for cutting the red tape around the licencing of special events, making it easier for golf courses in BC to expand their liquor-licenced areas.

The AGA-BC welcomes these liquor modernization initiatives, which many golf courses requested during the recent Liquor Policy Review Process. These changes will allow greater flexibility for events and activities for over 300 golf courses spread across all regions of our province.

“It’s great to see the government really working hard to cut red tape for small business and tourism operations in the province. Golf courses throughout B.C. extend their licensed areas quite often for our customers, to host weddings and for large gatherings. This change will be a great relief for many. The time, money and effort that currently goes into the application process can now be used more effectively, and we think it is a great move.” said Kris Jonasson, executive director of the BC Golf Association.

Under the new rules announced yesterday, golf courses can apply starting December 9th 2014 for a single license endorsement that covers up to 26 events in a calendar year. In the past, golf courses had to apply separately for each event for a cost of about $330, and they were limited to only six per year.

The Allied Golf Association of BC (AGA-BC) represents the interests of the golf industry for over 300 golf courses across British Columbia. The Association speaks on behalf of British Columbia’s golf industry to the public, media and government.  The BC golf industry employs over 44, 000 people in BC and generates $4.97 billion in total gross production through direct, indirect and induced spending impacts.

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Media Contact:
Trevor Smith
President
Allied Golf Association of BC
250 320 6411
president@aga-bc.org