Clubs with 50 or more 2013/14 members—don’t forget to take advantage of the BCDS Large Club Affiliation package. The club will receive 50 BCDS stamped discs for use as the club sees fit (for fundraising, allocation to members, as event prizes, etc.) and 50 custom bag tags (valued at approximately $105—club to supply image for the tag stamp). Contact Paul Bownfield (Membership Coordinator) to confirm your memberships.
The BCDS would like to work more closely with the Provincial PDGA representative, to be elected this year. As a result, for the first time we will be endorsing a candidate in the election, and will invite the elected representative (endorsed or not) to sit on the BCDS Board. Individuals planning to run for this position and interested in being endorsed by the BCDS should contact Craig Sheather. We look forward to working more closely with the PDGA!
The BCDS has allocated $4,000 to a second round of provincial course development grants for 2013/14. Applications must be received from a recognized club no later than May 30. There are no restrictions on the amount requested or requirements for a cash-match from the club; however, the pool is limited to $4000 across all applicants. As such, applicants are requested to provide a minimum and maximum grant request. 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. Make sure to include a minimum and maximum funding request and send the entire package to Paul Brownfield. Closing date is May 30, 2014.
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!
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/
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
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!