Well our 2008 Chance For Kids Charity Golf tournament is now complete. The weather this year was definitely not as good as last year. In fact – toques were being worn by some for the last few holes. But regardless, all 97 golfers finished the round, and all came in with smiles on their faces.
Congratulations to the Ben McLean team. His 4some won the SHAMBLE format event — which is just great as Ben is also one our Chance for Kids athletes. He is obviously a golfer as well as a skiier !
The group came in and the skill prizes were pretty much awarded right away. Annie Sanderson cleaned up on the ladies side winning the Ladies KP as well as the Ladies Drive closest to the line. Nice new golf bag for the drive Annie !
The mens prizes were distributed amongst more golfers, but a new golf bag went out to one of the lucky men as well. the draw prizes ran throughout the entire evening and everyone walked away with something.
The Heads or tails event was won by a very lucky young Alex Mckay — who is now the proud owner of 2 VIP passes to the Pemberton festival which will be held this July.
The final tally is not yet complete, but I do believe that we will have grossed more then $30,000 in fund raising this year. A feat to be very proud of. And I’m sure once our tournament committee gets caught up on some sleep and our lives get back to normal – we’ll be proud and smiling with this result.
This of course would never be achieved with out the unbelievable support of our 2 key corporate sponsors – the Pemberton Valley Supermarket and the Scotia Bank here in Pemberton. So many thanks to the teams within these 2 phenomenal organizations.
And also – a huge support to all of our Hole Sponsors, who show their commitment by providing financial support by way of sponsoring a hole. Each year we have had an amazing degree of support through this opportunity – and this year was no exception.
And finally, a huge chunk of our proceeds is raised through our silent auction. Again this year, we made over $11,000 from our auction table. So a huge thanks to all of the local businesses and individuals who contributed prizes and auction items to our event. We absolutely could not do this without you.
So in summary, a huge thanks to — all of those who came out, faced the cold, and golfed in our 2008 Charity event, to our corporate event sponsors (Scotia Bank, & Pemberton Valley Supermarket), to our Hole Sponsors, and to our donors.
We put in the hours of work to make this event come together — but the event could NOT exist with out all of your support.
Many Many Thanks from A CHANCE FOR KIDS Directors and Tournament Committee
Once again I am pleased to announce that A CHANCE FOR KIDS Non Profit Society is accepting applications for funding grants to young athletes from within the Sea to Sky Corridor – for 2008.
Criteria for applicants includes the following:
- the athlete must be under the age of 18
- the sport must be an Olympic sanctioned sport
- the athlete must reside within the Sea to Sky Corridor
- all funding sources will be considered, and so athletes already receiving sponsor funding or government funding will have that considered as part of their application review
If you are interested in receiving an application, please email lonne clark at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that you saw this on this website.
Cut off is Dec 31 2007
Hello All, well it is that time of year again and Arlo the rare Pemberton Reindeer dog, will be joining me to ring the Bells for the Salvation Army.
We will be at Nesters, in the village, and other locations.
If you see us, be sure to come by and say Hello !
The Salvation Army is a wonderful organization and Arlo & I look forward to the opportunity to volunteer each Christmas.
Happy Holidays to All of you !
Building on the last BLOG post — do you think that it is convenience and/or coincidence that while the recent press has had an article about airport expansion and 70 seater jets landing in Pemberton that we are also facing a closing of the doors of the Pemberton Valley Golf & Country Club.
And oh by the way, runway expansion likely means required land use that would come from the Golf Course.
And so the question — convenience or coincidence !
Let your opinions be known and your voices be heard !
It is hard to believe that in just a short time the doors to the Pemberton Valley Golf & Country Club can be closing.
This is such an incredible asset — not just for golfers from Whistler, Pemberton and afar, but for all the locals of the beautiful Pemberton Valley.
The golf course is a tremendous asset for the entire Valley and all of those of us that live here.
I truly hope that our local and provincial government will not simply sit back and let the doors close.
If you share my feelings – please call or write to the Pemberton Mayor and Council and to our local MLA Joan McIntyre — and let your feelings be known.
This is NOT the time to take a passive “back seat” !
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WOW — WOW — and WOW !!!
Organizing a big fund raising event is a LOT of work, and requires the support and commitment of many people. Those of us working on the CHANCE FOR KIDS Charity Golf Tournament know that first hand.
But – what a reward when it is all said and done, and this year we broke all of our previous records, and even attained our “stretch” goal which was to raise $40,000.
We have 107 golfers out on Saturday May 12th at Big Sky Golf & Country Club in Pemberton. It was a PERFECT golf day. I think the temperatures high for the day was probably at least 25 degrees celcius. The skies were clear and of course the view of Mt Currie just cannot be beat ! Once the golf was done, we all came back to the clubhouse where Derek and his food & beverage team took excellent care of us and provided an outstanding meal. Denielle Schepansky, from North Shore Credit Union, won the game of “HEADS & TAILS” and is really looking forward to booking time to use her prize of a 1 week get away vacation (valued at $3000).
Of course, during all of this the Silent Auction was well underway and included great golf packages, spa treatments, restaurants, jewellery, art, special advertising pkgs, and much much more.
All of this, plus the TREMENDOUS financial support of our sponsors contributed to our OUTSTANDING RESULTS !
Thanks again to all that contributed, all that golfed and off course all of the great volunteers that helped to make it happen.
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Well the initial meeting happened this past week and we now have the Directors in place for the new Pemberton Airport Authority.
This group will be chaired by Mr. David MacKenzie. David is the General Manager of the Pemberton Valley Lodge, is a Councillor for the Village of Pemberton, and is the Chair of Tourism Pemberton. Other Directors include Mayor Jordan Sturdy, Councillor Mark Blundell, Area C rep Julie Kelly, 2 reps from the Mt Currie Band, plus 2 reps from Whistler.
One of the first actions taken was to approve a proposal and to hire a consulting firm to come in and assist with the development of a Strategic Plan.
Interestingly enough, this is part of what is described as Phase I work. It is in Phase II, that the work plan includes an archaelogical dig and study. Did you know that the Mt Currie Band believes this to be an ancient native burial ground. If that proves to be true, then as far as the Band goes, that will be a “show stopper”. Too bad the money is being spent on Phase 1, before this critical step [that is part of Phase 2] gets done.
Another interesting point, generally it seemed, that the feelings of the individuals at the table was that they “did not want large planes landing in Pemberton”.
And a final interesting point, raised by a General Aviation Pilot and a member of the Pemberton Flying Club — was that there are not true “users” of the facility represented on this new Board. No General Aviation pilots, nor any representation from any of the companies that do business at or through the airport.
An interesting start — and it will be interesting to see how this evolves.
I’ll try to continue to attend the meetings as I am able, and to update this BLOG with news.
The new Pemberton Airport Authority is having an initial meeting Wednesday March 28 at 1pm over the fire hall.
The development of the Airport strategy and the execution of that strategy could have a PROFOUND effect on the Pemberton Valley.
Make sure you make your thoughts and opinions known.
This is a great event – and for a great cause.
This fun filled format and fun filled day is the premiere fund raising event for the CHANCE FOR KIDS Non Profit Society.
The format once again this year is a SHAMBLE.
Date of this years tournament is May 12, 2007 – a SHOTGUN start at 1pm at BIG SKY GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB.
WANTED ! Hole Sponsors, Auction Item & Prize Item Donations, Golfers (of course!) and volunteers.
Contact me for more information (cell 604 902 4208)
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A CHANCE FOR KIDS – a local / homegrown Non Profit Society has announced the funding it will provide for 2007.
Three athletes selected during 2006 are continuing to receive funding. These talented indiduals are — Sydney VanLoon (Pemberton) Will Routely (Whistler) and Neil Kindree (Squamish).
Three new young athletes have been added to the “roster” for 2007. These very talented young athletes include — Ben McLean (Whistler) Charley Field (Pemberton) and Logan Pehota (Pemberton).
A CHANCE FOR KIDS is a non profit organization that raises money through community supported fund raising events — and then provides funding back to local young athletes in the form of Annual Financial Grants.
The PREMIERE FUND RAISING EVENT this year will be the 2007 CHANCE FOR KIDS CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT.
If you would like to help out in any way — or perhaps make a dontation of money or goods for the event, please contact Lonne Clark at email@example.com