2015 BCDS grant programs announced

The BCDS Board is pleased to announce funding for two grant programs in 2015, as detailed below. Contact any BCDS Officer for details. Applications are due by May 24, 2015.

Current Grants

BCDS Innovation Fund Course Development Grant

BCDS Innovation Fund

The BCDS is pleased to announce another round of Innovation Grants available to individual BCDS members or member clubs in 2015.  The Innovation fund is designed to support efforts to expand the reach of disc golf in BC.

ELIGIBILITY

All current BCDS members and member clubs are eligible to submit a grant request.

FUNDING LEVEL

Grants can be for any amount, however a total pool of $2000 is available. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

PROGRAM PRIORITIES

The program is designed to let members be creative in their applications, and funds will be awarded based on the following priorities:

  • Generates new members
  • Generates shared revenue for the BCDS or Affiliated Clubs where appropriate
  • Expands the community of golfers (focused on increasing participation and BCDS membership among youth, women, older players, and other under-represented populations)
  • Sustainability

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Applications must be received by the President no later than May 24, 2015.


Course Development Fund

BCDS has allocated $6,000 to a provincial course development fund for 2015. Applications must be received by a BCDS Board Member no later than May 24. All BCDS Affiliated Clubs can apply for up to $1000 in aid. All requested funds must have a cash-match from the club. Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report of the results of the grant to be presented at the AGM and archived on the Website. A letter of support from the municipality is required for all infrastructure improvements and course development, unless the course is on private land (in which case a letter of support from the owner is required).

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION

To apply for these funds, please send a description of your course development project, as well as details regarding how the funds will be spent, to any BCDS Officer. Closing date is May 24, 2015.

Grant funds must be used for course development, improvement, or installation.

BCDS Club Discs

So you may have heard that the BCDS Club Discs arrived last week, and it looks like they are all here. In order to get your discs you need to go through a bit of a process, it is as follows:

  1. Discuss amongst your club and designate a club contact
  2. Have your club contact reach out to Paul Brownfield to verify that you have submitted registration information for the minimum number of club members
  3. Paul will confirm your clubs eligibility, and that the club is in good standing with the BCDS (that is fees are paid up)
  4. Once this confirmation takes place, you can submit your weight preference request to The Disc Cellar (if you have a lot of 150 class throwers, or are intending to use the discs to encourage growth you can ask that you receive more lighter plastic; mold distribution will be more or less the same amongst all eligible clubs). No discs will be released without confirmation from the BCDS that your club is eligible and in good standing.
  5. Your club contact will coordinate with The Disc Cellar in order to arrange pick-up
  6. Your club uses the discs to encourage membership growth and strengthen your club

Before you ask, all discs are custom stamped models from Innova, they include:

DX: Beast, Boss, Dart, Dragon, Leopard, Roc, Skeeter, Valkyrie, Wraith
Pro: Katana
Echo Star: Destroyer, Leopard, Tern
Champion
: Eagle, Sidewinder, Thunderbird
GStar: Thunderbird

2015 Doomsday Discovery Tour Announced!

#1 Apr 12 Rosehill Kamloops (PDGA)
#2 May 3 Dick Hart Memorial Park Heffley Creek
#3 May 31 Clearwater Ski Hill (PDGA)
#4 June 14 Copper Ridge Logan Lake (PDGA)
#5 July 12 Knox Mtn Kelowna (PDGA)
#6 Aug 30 Rosehill Kamloops (PDGA)
#7 Sept 13 Three Blind Mice Penticton
#8 Sept 27 Fallowridge Vernon
#9 Oct 11 Falkland’s Best Falkland

All events 10am registration, includes daily payout, ctp, Ace pot, disc draw, series payout,  added prizes for junior,  am, and ladies divisions. Series payout to top divional finishers after best 5 of 9 events. $10 ladies-am-junior, $15 masters-advaced, $20 open +pdga fees. Contact  Colin Mckinnon with questions.

Duck Golf #8: Mission Possible

Details for Duck Golf #8. Please note the early start time. See you Saturday!

– Check-in 8 – 8:45 am

– Players meeting 9 – 9:15 am

– Start time 9:30 am 1st round!

– 12:30 pm Break time

– Start time 1:00 – 1:30 pm 2nd round!

– Awards/Party 5:00 pm 14th Ave Pub 32516 14 Avenue (604) 826-0354

Call for Provincials Proposals

All clubs or individuals interested in hosting the 2015 Provincials should send proposals to the BCDS by February 22. Proposals should include information regarding capacity, course(s), dates, a budget, and any other information that you think will help the Events Committee as it makes its decision. Proposals can be given to an officer directly, or sent by e-mail to: discbc@bcdss.ca. Thank you for your support of disc golf in BC!