Mayor’s Golf event needs more

Not enough teams signed up for fundraiser

A reminder that the third annual Oceanside Mayors’ Charity Golf Classic is soon, and local charities could sure use the participation.

The 18-hole scramble starts with lunch at 11:30 followed by a shotgun start, and there are still lots of spots available.

“I guess it’s because there are so many golf tournaments in June, but it’s been a real struggle this year there,” City of Parksville communications officer Debbie Tardiff said when asked how the field is shaping up.

The tournament is open to anyone and you can register as teams or as individuals — to register, go to

According to Tardiff, the tournament has a new twist and is now organized by the Parksville-Qualicum Foundation and supported by event patrons: acting mayor Chris Burger of the City of Parksville and Mayor Teunis Westbroek of the Town of Qualicum Beach, adding “we are pleased to have both mayors onboard with this fun and rewarding community event and appreciate their enthusiasm for the tournament.”

This year and in future years, the proceeds will be distributed to local Oceanside charities through the Parksville-Qualicum Foundation, now the beneficiary of the tournament proceeds. 

Morningstar Golf Club has stepped up again as the premier sponsor and will be donating the day’s green fees. Sponsorship opportunities are available; please contact Kevin Clayton at 250-248-8371 or Ed Mayne at 250-951-7218.

“We are confident that this charity classic, premier event will be great fun, and we sincerely hope you will join us … the more the merrier!” Tardiff stated in the event press release.

Completed entry forms may be faxed to 250-248-6650, dropped off at Morningstar Golf Club, or e-mailed to 

For more information call Tardiff at 250-954-3073. 

This is the first year Oceanside’s two mayors will be teeing off in the tournament — for the first two years it was only Parksville.

Acting Parksville mayor Chris Burger is brushing up his skills in anticipation for the tourney and a source close to The News confirmed Burger has been seen taking lessons at Morningstar.

Westbroek, on the other hand, is no stranger to the game.


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