In June 2013, the Golf Canada Calgary Centre was severely impacted by the mass flooding of the Bow River and the disaster that resulted from one of the worst floods in Alberta’s history. Among the many golf clubs and area business affected by the flooding, the Golf Canada Calgary Centre experienced an estimated $2.3 million in damages including a submerged 9 hole par 3 golf course, driving range and a completely destroyed 18 hole natural grass putting course.
On Friday, May 30th the Golf Canada Calgary Centre will show its appreciation for the many volunteers who worked incredibly hard last summer and over the past year to assist in the flood recovery. Without the efforts of these dedicated volunteers, the Golf Centre would not have been able to rebuild and recover so quickly.
“We are thrilled to be where we are today and we recognize we wouldn’t be here without the generous support from our community of volunteers” said Chad Rusnak, Director of Golf Operations at the Calgary Centre. “We cannot put into words how thrilled we are to see all our loyal patrons returning to the facility and its fully restored golf course. Our programs are in full swing and the sun has brought the traffic flow we have long awaited for through the challenging months”.
In addition to representatives from the Golf Canada Calgary Centre, Alberta Golf and the Alberta PGA, a pair of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympians will be on hand to celebrate the grand opening:
oTwo-time Winter Olympian in Luge
o2011 & 2013 World Championship bronze medalist (women’s singles)
o2013 World Championship silver medalist (team relay)
o2012 World Championship bronze medalist (team relay)
oTwo-time Winter Olympian in Biathlon & Para-Nordic skiing
o2014 silver medalist (Men’s Biathlon 7.5 km) at 2014 Sochi Paralympics
o2014 bronze medalist (Men’s 12.5 km) at 2014 Sochi Paralympics
oFormer World Cup Paralympic Biathlon champion
o2013 World Champion in 7.5 km biathlon sprint
The celebration will run from 4-7pm and will feature a catered barbeque, free access to PGA of Canada professionals, as well as complimentary gifts from the team.
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