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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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The impact of the GolfBC Championship’s donation to the BC Cancer Foundation on improving PET/CT technology and accessibility in the Kelowna area

Since the inaugural event in 2016, the BC Cancer Foundation has received a total of $250,000 in donations as designated charity of the GolfBC Championship. So, where does this money go? It goes towards advancing cancer research and enhancing care for patients throughout B.C.

Over the last two years, the GolfBC Championship has directly supported the Foundation’s project towards improving PET/CT technology and accessibility in the Kelowna area. With the demand for PET/CT technology across British Columbia at an all-time high, the BC Cancer Foundation is campaigning to double technology across the province. Currently, almost 900 patients from the Interior travel to Vancouver yearly for a PET/CT Scan. The GolfBC Championship’s donations are helping bring the most advanced cancer diagnostic tool closer to patients in need.

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GolfBC Championship Long Drive Challenge – Looking for Big Hitters!

The exciting Long Drive Challenge for charity returns to the GolfBC Championship on Wednesday June 13th at Gallagher’s Canyon. Golfers from throughout the Okanagan Valley are invited to test their driving skills in this fun competition that will feature a number of the Mackenzie Tour professionals who will set the mark for the amateurs to shoot for. Former two-time World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski will also make a speaking appearance at the event. Participants will be driving to win great Adidas golf prizes!

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GolfBC Championship and Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Announce Partnership

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce recently announced a creative marketing partnership with the GolfBC Championship: a Mackenzie Tour PGA TOUR Canada tournament taking place at Gallagher’s Canyon June 11th -17th.

The agreement will see both groups participate and cross promote at a number of Chamber and GolfBC Championship events leading up to and including the tournament. The partners will promote each other on various social media platforms. Chamber members who become tournament sponsors will also be recognized on social media posts. As part of the deal, the Chamber will host the popular “Wine Around the Okanagan Reception” that tees off tournament week at Gallagher’s Canyon where Mackenzie Tour professionals are introduced to their Pro-Am team amateurs.

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The Hottest Tickets in Town – Now On Sale

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 GolfBC Championship, a Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada event, taking place June 11th-17th at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club in Kelowna, BC.

Purchase 4-Tournament Day Passes that will get you into the GolfBC Championship for all four (4) days of tournament play, Thursday June 14th – Sunday June 17th, for only $35!

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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announces 2018 schedule

Coast-to-coast schedule features 13 events and increased prize money

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA – The 2018 Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule was announced on Tuesday, featuring 13 official tournaments from May to September and a $25,000 increase for all tournament purses as players compete to make the next step on the path to the PGA TOUR.

The season will begin with the Freedom 55 Financial Open (May 28-June 3) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, with purses of $200,000 (CA$) for all regular events and a $225,000 (CA$) purse for the season-ending Freedom 55 Financial Championship (Sept. 10-16) at Highland Country Club in London.

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GolfBC Championship announces major donation to Charity

Kelowna, B.C. – The GolfBC Group is pleased to announce that a total of $150,000 was raised for charity at the GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf & Country Club during event week of June 12-18, 2017.

With the help of generous donors and a significant contribution by the Chan Family Foundation, the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada event raised $150,000 which was awarded to the tournament’s designated charity, the BC Cancer Foundation and the Red Cross Kelowna flood relief.

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Jared du Toit announced as exemption the for GolfBC Championship

One of Canada’s Best to Tee it up in Kelowna

The Mackenzie Tour- PGA TOUR Canada GolfBC Championship is thrilled to announce that Jared du Toit, formerly Canada’s top-ranked amateur golfer, and recently turned professional, has been granted an exemption to play in the prestigious Kelowna tournament. Jared brings with him an impressive golf resume that places him as a player to watch in the Championship.

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