BCDS Receives Provincial Grant

Through the support of the Province of BC, in 2013 members of British Columbia Disc Sports saw, among other activities, significant enhancement to existing courses; the creation and development of local clubs; the installation of new courses; support for the Canadian Disc Golf Championships and the Rocky Mountain Challenge; and an expanded focus on improving member experience at events throughout the year.

We are pleased to announce that the Province of BC has recognized the growth and development of disc sports realized by the BCDS membership and has provided us with a $20,000 grant to continue the work of expanding our member base, building local infrastructure, and improving access to competitive play. The announcement comes well into our fiscal year, so we are about to become very busy!

Our success in program expansion, sport development, and granting, is only possible because of our membership model and the provincial organization of disc sports. Thank you to all the volunteers and members who organized clubs and supported our events—without you this level of success would not have been possible.

As we get to work on our 2014 agenda, we will be looking at three areas of investment. Stay tuned to the web site and subscribe to our e-mail list to stay abreast of forthcoming opportunities.

Community Sport Enhancement Grants

Grants will be offered to affiliated clubs who would like to host a community event that encourages the playing of disc sports or improves the accessibility of disc sports in their community. Up to $500 will be awarded to host events.  Examples would be a discover disc golf event for the community, hosting skills clinics, or running an ice bowl that raises food and funds for local food banks, etc.

Disc Sport Development

We will once again invest in new course development, club development, or event hosting infrastructure.  Club signage, banners, tents, and clinic equipment, are all possible funding ideas.

Provincial Competition Program

The BCDS looks forward to investing in TD clinics, player development clinics, and supporting event officials. We will also strengthen support the BC Club Championships, the Provincial Disc Golf Championship, and regional tournament programs in the interior, on the islands, and in the lower mainland.

Thank you!

Finally we look forward to recognizing and thanking our volunteers. The hard work of disc enthusiasts throughout the Province has led to an explosion in play at all levels and taken our sport to new levels of success.

 Stay tuned to the BCDS Website (www.discbc.com) for details! Please contact a Board Officer with any questions or comments.

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2014 Tournaments Update

Please note that due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback from Open Division players, the remaining Duck Golf events will be PDGA C-tier events. Individual TD’s may choose to seek B-tier status if they desire.

To avoid a $10 event surcharge, all Pro players should renew their PDGA memberships for 2014 well before the end of the year (to allow records to be updated).

We will also be running a six event summer series in 2014 which will offer players the opportunity to compete for a series championship. The Summer Series is currently planned to be PDGA sanctioned for all divisions (Open and Amateur). Amateur players intending to compete in the summer series may wish to consider joining the PDGA, which will save them $10 on summer series event registrations.

As soon as the summer series events are confirmed, we will post details on the events page. Please speak with your Board Officers or Contact Us if you have any thoughts on the 2014 tournament events.