Mayors’ golf tourney to benefit community foundation

Local mayors are looking for people to enjoy a fun day or casual golf in what’s expected to be great weather, hang out with friends, meet new ones and help an important local organization.

Parksville’s Chris Burger and Qualicum Beach’s Teunis Westbroek meet on neutral ground at French Creek to practice for the mayor’s golf tournament.

Parksville’s Chris Burger and Qualicum Beach’s Teunis Westbroek meet on neutral ground at French Creek to practice for the mayor’s golf tournament.

Local mayors are looking for people to enjoy a fun day or casual golf in what’s expected to be great weather, hang out with friends, meet new ones and help an important local organization.

June is looking like the month of golf tournaments, and the mayors don’t want to take away from other charitable events, but they are still looking for participants in the third annual Oceanside Mayors’ Charity Golf Classic, now organized by the Parksville-Qualicum Foundation.

Qualicum Beach mayor Teunis Westbroek and Parksville acting mayor Chris Burger are excited about the big tournament and encourage everyone to join them in support of the valuable local foundation.

With Morningstar Golf Club donating the day’s green fees as the major sponsor, all the money raised will go directly to the foundation (www.parksvillequalicumfoundation) which has provided more than $110,000 in grants to local community groups.

Last September the second annual tournament, started by former Parksville mayor Ed Mayne, raised over $10,000.

It will be a pure charity scramble format event with no trick holes or restricted tee shots. The entry fee includes the golf, golf cart, sleeve of balls, barbecue lunch, sumptuous dinner, prizes, entertainment and more. Non golfers are even encouraged to join just for the dinner fun.

Along with teams (for $550) and individuals ($160), organizers still have sponsorship opportunities available, call Kevin Clayton at 250-248-8371 or Ed Mayne at 250-951-7218.

The tournament is Wednesday, June 22 at Morningstar Golf Club.

Completed entry forms can be faxed to 250-248-6650, dropped off at Morningstar or e-mailed to dtardiff@parksville.ca. For more info call 250-954-3073, Morningstar at 250-248-2244 or check www.oceansidemayorsgolf.com.