About dlaitsch

Dan is an avid disc golfer who also enjoys Free Style, Ultimate, DDC, and other disc sports. He has worked hard to advance disc sports through leadership positions in the BCDSS and the Disc Golf Branch of the BCDSS.

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.

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.

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!

Registration (Duck #7)

The seventh event in the BCDS Duck Golf series is Duck Golf #7: Victoria on January 10th, 2015.

Registration

Registration is available through The Disc Cellar website.

Opensnow
Closes: 5 Jan 2015 @ 11:59pm (Monday before the event)
Capacity: 72 players, players beyond this number will be wait listed.
Refunds/Cancellation: will be allowed until January 3rd with full refunds, any requests to cancel after that date are at the TD’s discretion.

We will be playing a temporary course on Skirt Mountain.  There will be 2 rounds on the same course. The event is happening on the top of Skirt Mountain, expect windy, wet conditions, ice and possible snow. Dress appropriately.

Check the DiscCellar.ca web site for full details.

Muqueam Updates

  • THE TOURNAMENT START TIME HAS BEEN MOVED TO 8:30 AM to ensure maximization of daylight. Check-in will start around 7:20 AM, and the players meeting will begin at 8:00 AM.
  • THE FIELD SIZE WILL REMAIN FIRM AT 72 PLAYERS, again due to daylight. If any registered players withdraw before registration officially closes on Thursday, David Cowley will contact waitlisted players in the order they registered. Although unlikely, if there are any no-shows on tournament day, spots will be given to any waitlisted players at the course in the order they registered.
  • The course map has been posted. In addition, each hole will have an Illustrator created hole description sign on the course with visuals and information on recommended routes and potential hazards.
  • Gumboots or equivalent are highly recommended. The course is wet, and there is casual water in some areas. The forecast for Saturday is “light rain”, so we should all collectively pray for sun.
  • Depending on the length of the first round, the lunch break could be short, so packing a lunch is recommended. I will be providing water and snacks. If you feel there is time to grab food at lunch, there is an IGA on 41st and Dunbar, which is about 1.6 km away from the course. I leave that decision to you.
  • There is technically a road closure for water-main repair on Dunbar, between 50th Avenue and 51st Avenue, and 51st Avenue, between Dunbar and the course entrance, but you can still get to the course via this route, as construction is limited to weekdays. The road is bumpy and single file, so drive with caution. Salish Drive provides an alternate route to get to the course. Check on Google Maps.
  • You can look forward to some great prizes and added cash.