2015 – Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament

Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament a great success

Darin Underhill

Tournament Coordinator

We had another successful year with amazing support from the sponsors and players.  This is the fourth year of the rebirth of our great little tournament.  We have worked hard over the last four years to provide more opportunity to the youth in our valley.  Our goal has been to support a diverse group of new or existing youth organizations, programs or initiatives.  This year saw 72 players take on the Chinook Cove Golf Course within their teams.  We lucked out again with the weather and had a beautiful day on the links.  The course was in fine shape, allowing for some great golf and low scores.  The winning team this year was a local squad of Deb, Cory, Theresa and Jeff with a five under 31!  The most honest team was a repeat of last year with Stretch, Aimee, Michelle and Susan taking home the coveted pink shovels (to help fill in their divots)!  After the game all enjoyed a great meal hosted by the Chinook Cove Golf Course while they shared their stories from the day.  Following the dinner all players pulled a number for their prize in the amazing tables of goodies, thanks to the support of our sponsors!  After each team received their prizes the long drive and KP prizes were handed out with some impressive shot-making!  Then prior to heading out the huge table of door prizes were drawn and silent auction items were awarded to the successful bidders.  At the end of the day a huge success all around!

Over last three years we have been able to put out $6,000 each year, with $7,000 this year, for a total of $25,000 over four years.  We have supported the following groups once or multiple times, at various levels:

Celebration of Rural Living Expo and Trade Show

North Thompson Fish and Game Club

North Thompson Recreation Society – Cross Country Skiing/snow shoe Program

Barriere Curling Club

North Thompson Volunteer Information Centre – After School Program

Barriere Secondary Basketball

Barriere Secondary grade eight math program

Yellowhead Community Services – Friday Night Youth Program

Barriere Elementary School Community Garden Program

Farm Kids Scholarship Fund

Bonnie Cruzelle-Myram Memorial Scholarship

Barriere Youth Soccer

Barriere Literacy Outreach

Barriere Bike Park

Upper Thompson Army Cadets

Barriere Elementary School Meal Program

Tournament Sponsors for 2015

4TR Ventures

Abbot Wealth Mgt

AG Foods

Act 1 Services

Armour Mountain Office

Argo Road Maintenance

Art Knapps Plantland

Barriere Medical Clinic

Barriere Smoke Eaters

BC Lions

Barriere Legion #242

Barriere Country Feeds

Brandt Tractor

Rona Home Center

Boulder Mountain Contracting

Chinook Cove Golf and RV

Country Store Antiques

Canadian Tire


City Centre Auto

Dearborn Ford

DJ’s Plumbing

District of Barriere

D & G Transport

Dr Chris Wilson – Dentist

East Barriere Lake Volleyball Tournament

Gabion Wall Systems

Guillevin International

Harley Davidson Kamloops

Home Depot Kamloops

Home Hardware Building Supply – Kamloops

Interior Savings Credit Union

IDA Pharmacy

Integrity Realty, Kathy Campbell

Insight Tire & Automotive

Kamloops Blazers Hockey Club

Knights Inn

KNV Chartered Accountants

Labatts Canada

Leading Edge Motor Sports

Mino’s Restaurant

Mountain Springs Motel

Murry Purcha

North Thompson Star/Journal

Oak Barrel

One Step Landscaping

Virginia Smith in memory of Ron Smith

River City Cycle

Rivershore- Jeep Dodge Chrysler

Royal Lepage Westwin Realty

Royal Lepage – Tracy Moffat

River Rock Casino & Resort

RTR Motor Sports

Shoppers Drug Mart – Sahali

Simpcw First Nation

Stamer Logging

Starbucks – Sahali

Styling by Janice

Sundown Construction


Sweetnams Store

Sam’s Pizza


TNRD Area O – Bill Kershaw

Wholesale Sports

I am truly proud of the members of the committee that work so hard each year to put this event together and make it the success it is.  The amount we are able to give back each year is so impressive when you compare it to other events, especially when you consider it is a nine hole golf tournament in a community of under 2,000 residents.  We love to see the large variety of programs and hope we can continue to play a small part in the success of each of them as they are also supported by their own incredible and hard working volunteers.  We live in a great community where most everyone is willing to pitch in and make it a better place to live.  Thank you again to all the great people that make this event happen and those that support us each year!