Please join us August 15 for the Randy White Memorial Doubles event at Thornhill DGC. Contact Daryl White for more details.
The 2nd Annual Ogopogo Open presented by the Kelowna Kinsmen is coming up August 22/23 at Myra Canyon Adventure Park in Kelowna. Added cash for the Pros, added prizes for Ams. Shirts and discs in the player’s package.
Registration open now through The Disc Cellar.
This year’s tournament runs July 25 & 26, covering 36 holes. You can pre-register Friday July 24 (until 5:00PM) or register day-of 9:00-11:00AM. $10 amateur and novice players, $25 Open, Grand Masters and Masters divisions. Contact Harriet Quint (see attached poster for contact information), for details. [poster pdf]
The Nanaimo Disc Golf Club is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual Hub City Huck is nearly upon us! There are a number of great things in store for everyone. Players packs, added cash for the Pro purse, prizing for the Ams, a showcase final 9 and… did someone say a mini disc golf tournament? Come out to Nanaimo on July 18-19 for some epic disc golf action! Registration is now open, and closes Monday July 13th. Sorry, but there will be no registration at the event. Make sure you get registered!
Funding of up to $5,000 from EventHostBC for community events is available to help run community events. The Government of British Columbia is providing one-time funding for small community events that strengthen volunteer capacity for event hosting throughout the province.
EventHostBC will provide a total of $250,000, divided among the six provincial tourism regions, to encourage events that are currently ineligible for other provincial government funding. Eligible non-profit organizations may apply for up to $5,000 per event. As long as the broader community can participate, the type of event is fairly open – it could be sports, arts or culture related, or some other creative idea supported by the community. Applications will ONLY be accepted between May 19 and June 30, 2015.
Details: http://www.cscd.gov.bc.ca/arts_culture/eventhostbc.htm. Please let the BCDS know if you plan to apply for these funds and let us know how we can help you.
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.
|BCDS Innovation Fund||Course Development Grant|
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.
All current BCDS members and member clubs are eligible to submit a grant request.
Grants can be for any amount, however a total pool of $2000 is available. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.
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)
DEADLINES AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION
Applications must be received by the President no later than May 24, 2015.
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.
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:
- Discuss amongst your club and designate a club contact
- Have your club contact reach out to Paul Brownfield to verify that you have submitted registration information for the minimum number of club members
- Paul will confirm your clubs eligibility, and that the club is in good standing with the BCDS (that is fees are paid up)
- 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.
- Your club contact will coordinate with The Disc Cellar in order to arrange pick-up
- 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
Echo Star: Destroyer, Leopard, Tern
Champion: Eagle, Sidewinder, Thunderbird
#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.