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GolfBC Championship announces donation to two Kelowna charities in 2019; four-year total of $600,000 to charity

The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce a $150,000 donation to charity at the 2019 GolfBC Championship held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club, bringing the total charitable contribution over the four years to $600,000.

While the BC Cancer Foundation remained as the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary and received a donation of $100,000, GolfBC also committed to direct a portion of this year’s donation to support a local charity or not-for-profit program that serves and benefits the Okanagan region. The Kelowna community was invited to help select this year’s secondary charity beneficiary, and after an overwhelming response of nominations and votes, it was announced that the Central Okanagan Food Bank would be the recipient of a $50,000 donation.

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GolfBC Group, Mackenzie Tour Agree to Multi-Year Extension of GolfBC Championship

Third Stop on BC Golf Swing to continue support of local charities, showcase future PGA TOUR stars

KELOWNA, British Columbia, Canada – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced today that GolfBC Group has extended its title sponsorship of the GolfBC Championship. The tournament unveiled the multi-year agreement immediately after Jake Knapp won the fourth edition of the tournament, held at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club.

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Sponsor Exemptions Announced, including BC’s own James Allenby

But first, he’ll play in this week’s RBC Canadian Open on the PGA TOUR!

The GolfBC Championship has awarded their sponsor exemptions for this year’s tournament scheduled for Gallagher’s Canyon June 13th – 16th, and once again a group of B.C. players will experience the thrill of playing in a professional golf tournament in their own back yard. Local golf fans will want to come and cheer on the B.C. players as they take on some of the best players in world trying to move up to the and the PGA TOUR.

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Hole-In-One for a Classic ROLLS ROYCE!

Think you have what it takes to sink a Hole-In-One? If you do, you could be the new owner of a Classic Rolls Royce!

Presented by
Haven Mattress Company
Hole # 3 at Gallagher’s Canyon
Saturday June 15th – 4:00 PM

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The GolfBC Championship will be a FREE Event in 2019!

Gate Admission to the GolfBC Championship will be FREE of charge for the 2019 event. Golf fans attending the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada tournament June 13th – 16th will not have to pay an admission fee but may choose to make a contribution directly to the official GolfBC Championship charity, the BC Cancer Foundation.

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Help us select this year’s GolfBC Championship secondary charity beneficiary!

Giving back to the community through charitable initiatives has always been at the core of GolfBC Group and its charitable arm, the Chan Family Foundation. When GolfBC took on the role of Title Sponsor in 2016 at the GolfBC Championship, the charitable aspect of the event was a main priority.

Since the inaugural event in 2016, a total of $450,000 has been donated to charity through the GolfBC Championship, awarded to the BC Cancer Foundation (the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary) and the Red Cross Kelowna (2017 Flood Relief efforts). It was important to GolfBC and the Chan Family Foundation to direct the funds to help the Kelowna community, and we’re proud that the GolfBC Championship has directly supported the BC Cancer Foundation’s project towards improving PET/CT technology and accessibility in the Kelowna area, bringing the most advanced cancer diagnostic tool closer to patients in need.

While the BC Cancer Foundation will remain as the tournament’s designated charity beneficiary for 2019, we are pleased to announce that we’re committed to direct $50,000 of this year’s donation to support a local charity or not-for-profit program that serves and benefits the Kelowna community.

We invite members of the Kelowna community to help nominate a local charity or non-profit organization, and then to vote for the finalists – one of which will receive a $50,000 donation.

Please click on the link below to complete the nomination form by May 26th. Voting for the finalists will take place between May 27 to June 7th. The winning charity will be selected by committee from the finalists, and announced on June 10th.


Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announces 2019 schedule

March 20, 2019 | TORONTO, Ontario – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced its 2019 schedule today, featuring 12 events that will once again take the Tour from coast-to-coast. The season will begin with the Canada Life Open (May 20-26) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. All regular events feature purses of $200,000 (CDN) and a $225,000 (CDN) purse for the season-ending Canada Life Championship (Sept. 9-15) at Highland Country Club in London, Ontario.

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GolfBC Championship Announces 2018 Exemptions – Updated

The GolfBC Championship, the third event on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada schedule, awarded five exemptions today. The following group of players will be directly entered into the GolfBC Championship, teeing it up June 14–17 at Gallagher’s Canyon in Kelowna, avoiding the Monday Qualifier.

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