(February 21, 2012)
Adding to the magnificent collection of public golf courses in the city of Vancouver - Fraserview, McCleery & Langara - the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation can now offer indoor golf at the new state-of-the-art Trout Lake Community Centre, which is now open to the public.
On February 18, the state-of-the-art Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive in Vancouver was officially unveiled to the public.
By Christopher McGrath
Manager, Communications and Marketing, British Columbia Golf
Trout Lake Community Centre boasts excellent facility attributes and programming opportunities that will be enjoyed by its East Vancouver community for years to come. During the unveiling presentation, it was communicated that Trout Lake has plans for over 200 different programs to be available to its membership, including golf.
British Columbia Golf attended the ceremony to further strengthen its growing bond with the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation and its commitment to the Canadian Sport for Life Strategy. Other notable attendees included the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson and a number of City Council members who were influential in making the idea of the facility turn into a reality.
Along for the ride with British Columbia Golf was our modified, user-friendly golf equipment. Trout Lake Community Centre provided a gymnasium that was shared with Tennis BC to showcase our indoor, facility safe equipment sets. It was estimated that over 200 children were able to swing a golf club, many for the first time.
"It is really important for us to show our support of Trout Lake Community Centre and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation" stated Kathy Gook, Director of School Golf for British Columbia Golf. "We are trying to grow the sport of golf in British Columbia and being able to get the modified equipment into the hands of the Trout Lake community members was an excellent opportunity for us".
British Columbia Golf continues its 2012 schedule of reaching children across the Province, of which includes our SOAR and Playground to Fairway (P2F) initiatives.
Trout Lake Community Centre is now officially open to the public. For more information on its programs, visit: Trout Lake Community Centre.
ABOUT BRITISH COLUMBIA GOLF
British Columbia Golf - a member-based organization governed by the British Columbia Golf Association (BCGA) - is the governing body of amateur golf in British Columbia and functions for the benefit of all golfers in the province. British Columbia Golf fosters and promotes the sport of golf, preserves the traditions and history of the game and provides a leadership role for the sport in British Columbia. Through its affiliation with Golf Canada, British Columbia Golf is also involved in National golf affairs.
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