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GolfBC Donates $27,000 to our community Food Banks

1st June, 2020
Recognizing an urgent need during this global crisis, it’s important to us – now more than ever – to help our communities. A month ago we made a commitment to help support our local Food Banks, with a donation of $1 from every round during the month of May from our five golf facilities in BC. (Wailea Golf Club is also supporting the Maui Food Bank)

We thank our valued members and guests for aiding our efforts by coming out to golf, and we're pleased to announce that GolfBC will be donating $27,000 to our local community Food Banks.

While it's far from 'business as usual' with reduced tee time capacity; lack of events; as well as greatly reduced food & beverage, rentals, retail or instruction programs, we consider ourselves fortunate to be able to open our golf courses for play even under modified conditions.

As Brad Ziemer points out in his June GolfBC eNews story (read here), golf has been a refuge for many of us during this pandemic. Under set guidelines and protocols, golf can be enjoyed safely; providing fresh air, enjoyment (hopefully!), exercise and social interaction (at a distance, of course).

The funds will be distributed among the Kelowna, Richmond, Langford and Whistler food banks, on behalf of GolfBC, Nicklaus North (Whistler), Gallagher’s Canyon and The Okanagan Golf Club (Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond) and Olympic View (Victoria/Langford).

May 1st, 2020: GolfBC Announces Donation to the Community Food Banks During COVID-19 Crisis

The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce it is making a commitment to donate $1 from every round of golf during the month of May to the local Food Bank within the communities of its five golf facilities in British Columbia.

One dollar from every paid green fee and Member round at Nicklaus North (Whistler), Gallagher’s Canyon and The Okanagan Golf Club (Kelowna), Mayfair Lakes (Richmond) and Olympic View (Victoria) collected during the month of May will be distributed by GolfBC to the local Food Banks.

“Giving back to the community through charitable initiatives has always been at the core of our company. This global crisis is impacting communities around the world, and GolfBC wants to help those in need. While we don’t know what the future holds for the tourism/recreation/hospitality industry, we are thankful for the ability to resume partial operation of our business which allows us an opportunity to help support organizations that are helping others,” said Andy Hedley, VP of Golf Operations.