THE KIMBERLEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT | INTRODUCTIONS
Q&A Postmark: SEPTEMBER 2018
WHAT IS 'THE KIMBERLEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT' ORIGIN STORY?
It has been a few years since the board of directors at the Chamber of Commerce organized a golf tournament. Since golf is such a prominent sport in our area and we have so many incredible courses at our finger tips, we decided it was past due to arrange another tournament. We chose the Kimberley Golf Club as our host this year and they have been great to work with. Next year we will look at switching to another course, alternating between all of our local courses year to year.
This year's tournament has been largely organized by Rachelle Langlois of Sunlife Financial and our Chamber of Commerce President and Chantel Delaney of Sprout Health Market and Chamber Vice President.
IF YOU COULD ONLY USE 5 WORDS TO DESCRIBE 'THE KIMBERLEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT' (AND FOR THE SAKE OF THIS QUESTION, LET'S ASSUME YOU CAN ONLY USE 5 WORDS) WHAT WOULD THOSE WORDS BE?
Celebrating local business with golf!
ACTUALLY, ON 2ND THOUGHT, IT SEEMS A BIT UNFAIR TO ONLY GET 5 WORDS. SO HOW ABOUT THIS TIME YOU USE AS MANY WORDS AS YOU WANT?
The tournament is taking place on Friday, Sept 21st (sign-up here). Registration is at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 1pm and dinner, music and cocktails to follow. No experience or talent is required, it will be a fun and social day and a great opportunity to interact with local businesses and entrepreneurs. All are welcome to participate.
We have had incredible support from local businesses for this event and are very much looking forward to the tournament. Our headline sponsor is Royal LePage East Kootenay who have graciously sponsored the power carts for the players (many people's favourite part about golfing, no?). Melody Ford is another big sponsor, they have offered up a brand new Ford truck as a hole-in-one prize. Cora Tschetters of Haddad Financial Services has pledged $10,000 cash as another hole-in-one prize. Cora is also our Chamber Plan rep so she is the person to talk to about taking advantage of the Chamber of Commerce Group Benefits Plan.
Pacific Coastal has donated two round trip flights to Kelowna, Victoria or Vancouver and we have tons of other great prizes from other local businesses.
Over Time Beer Works, Bohemian Spirits and the newly formed Elder Bros Farms Distillery will all be on site offering samples of beer and spirits. We have Stoke Juice and Seedz Crackers lined up for snacks and juice samples.
We have a buffet dinner in the clubhouse after the tournament, compliments of Healing Hollow. Dinner will be followed up with a performance from Lennan Delaney. All in all, it is going to be a great day!
Actually, on 3rd thought… I believe a wise one once said "a picture is worth 1000 words" so how about you share 3-5 pictures (that's like 3000-5000 words) that you think best capture the essence of 'THE KIMBERLEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT'.
FINALLY… WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING/S ABOUT RUNNING something like 'THE KIMBERLEY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE GOLF TOURNAMENT' around Highway 95 eh?
Our board of directors at the Kimberley & District Chamber of Commerce has changed a lot in the past few years and this group of people are energetic and dedicated to creating opportunities for our community to come together, do some networking and have a great time. We've welcomed some great new members this year with diverse skills and we are all enjoying the process of working together on this and many other projects.
Also… there is no shortage of gorgeous golf courses in our area so we love taking advantage of that!