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GolfBC Group, in partnership with the NGCOA, annouces “Take-a-Kid to the Course Week”

20th June, 2005
Vancouver, B.C. - The week of July 4th to 10th, all of GolfBC’s 9 golf courses in British Columbia will be participating in the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) Canada’s “Take-a-kid to the Course Week” presented by the RBC Mike Weir Visa Card®. The GolfBC Group is pleased to follow-up the launch of their “Kids Play Free at GolfBC” program by participating in this great initiative. “Take a Kid to the Course Week” is the second of many initiatives that will be launched by GolfBC over the coming months, under the new banner “Learn to Play and Play More Often”.

Participating courses are Nicklaus North, Furry Creek, Mayfair Lakes, The Bear and The Quail at The Okanagan Golf Club, Gallagher’s Canyon and The Pinnacle, Arbutus Ridge, and Olympic View.

Take a Kid to the Course Week” is another wonderful program that allows GolfBC to offer an opportunity to strengthen the bond between parents and their children”, said GolfBC Executive Vice-President Donald Lee. “We are committed to ensuring golf is recognized as a true family sport and are excited to launch this program at our 9 British Columbia properties”, he added.

GolfBC, a Vancouver-based golf and resort management and investment company, is defining a higher standard of quality and consistency among premier golf destinations.  Since 1989 GolfBC has been creating premium golf destinations and master planned golf communities in British Columbia. GolfBC is the owner/operator of eight championship golf courses in British Columbia, including Nicklaus North (Whistler), Furry Creek (Lions Bay), Gallagher’s Canyon (Kelowna), Olympic View (Victoria), The Quail and The Bear (The Okanagan Golf Club in Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond), and Arbutus Ridge (Cobble Hill) and one 9-hole facility, The Pinnacle (at Gallagher’s Canyon).  In the fall of 2003, GolfBC has acquired five golf courses in Hawaii: the Gold, Emerald and Blue courses at Wailea Golf Resort on Maui, and the Kiele and Mokihana courses at Kauai Lagoons on Kauai. Additional information about GolfBC can be found at its web site: www.golfbc.com

For more information on "Take a Kid to the Course Week", visit http://www.golfmax.ca/ngcoa.ca/takeakid/ or contact:

Ms. Rita Rennie
Marketing Manager, GolfBC
604-681-8700 x. 211
rrennie@golfbc.com