Last night the BCDS Board awarded the following Innovation Grants:
$300 to Alex Fraser for activities to support the growth of the disc golf community on Pender Island;
$1000 to David Cowley to develop an online membership database and payment system;
$800 to Geoff McNamara to build a professional photo archive promoting BC as a disc golf destination;
$500 to Jim Cunningham for creation of a disc golf clinic kit and disc lending library; and
$400 to Ed Fogerty to support a disc golf camp for underprivileged children in the Fraser Valley.
Congratulations and thanks for your creative ideas supporting disc golf!
The BCDS Board also approved the following Course Development Grants:
$500 to Langley for additional tee pad improvements;
$500 to VanCity United for course upgrades to the Quilchena and Jericho courses;
$500 to Mission for tee pad installation; and
$500 to Kelowna Disc Golf Club development of a new course.
Thank you Clubs for working to improve the courses we play on!
Please Note: Another tournament date change. Hub City Huck moves to July 12/13. More information coming soon at www.nanaimodgc.com.
A variety of local clubs will be sponsoring events supported by disc manufacturers. These can be great ways to support your clubs and try new plastic. Upcoming events include:
Trilogy Challenge, June 8th in Nanaimo
Trilogy Challenge, June 21st in Kamloops
Trilogy Challenge, August 4th at Quilchena DGC
Trilogy Challenge, August 17th in Langley
Vibram Birdie Bash April 19th Kelowna
Full listings can be found at:
Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64°, and Westside Discs present the Trilogy Challenge at: http://trilogychallenge.com/
Vibram runs the Birdie Bash, details at: http://vibram.discgolf.io/
DiscCraft runs the Ace Race,details at: http://discgolfacerace.com/
When: May 10th, 2014, players meeting at 9:30 AM, tee-off at 10 AM
Where: Little Mountain Disc Golf Course at Queen Elizabeth Park
What: The Women’s Global Event is a one day international tournament to bring awareness to women in disc golf and expand the sport. This is the perfect tournament for players new to disc golf to play in a supportive, friendly environment.
Registration costs include lunch and a players pack. Prizes will be awarded in each division. All proceeds support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – BC/Yukon.
Juniors ages 13 and under: Free
Juniors ages 14-19: $5
Novice or Recreational: $10
Amateur Intermediate and Amateur Advanced: $15
Pro and Pro Master: $20
Abbie’s Sports Shop
Liberty Wine Merchants
Chain Bangin’ Jewelry
Bosley’s by Pet Value
Register online: www.discgolfscene.com/VanCityChickChuck
Questions? Email us at VanCityChickChuck@gmail.com
The BCDS is supporting three regional series this summer: Doomsday; a lower mainland series; and an island series. Details can be found under the events tab. The first Doomsday event kicks off May 4 in Heffley Creek, and the lower mainland series launches May 17 in Whistler.
The DCO Web site and event registration is live! $500+ in added cash and prizes, player packs for all divisions, plus an opportunity to qualify for the U.S. Amateur Disc Golf Championships, a flymart and more! Surf to the web site for details and to register! Please share widely.
Two new events have been added to the Events Page: the Cheshire Cup and a Langley Easter Bag Tag Shuffle. See you on the links!
BCDS has instituted two grant programs for the 2014 fiscal year: the Innovation Fund and the Course Development Fund. Details can be found on the Grants and Development page.
Save the date, May 10, 2014! BCDS will be supporting at least two BC events in the PDGA Women’s Global Event this year. One event will be held in Kelowna, and another Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver (download the poster). Stay tuned to the BCDS web site for news and updates.
The BCDS has released the dates and locations for a new BCDS/PDGA sanctioned summer series. The top three money/prize earners in each division will be recognized at the end of the season. Details can be found on the Summer Series page.