Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament back for 2012

Tourney to be held at the Chinook Cove Golf Course on Aug. 25, at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start

The emergency service providers in Barriere, namely the RCMP, Fire Department, BC Ambulance, and Search & Rescue, have revitalized the Annual Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament, which they will be hosting at the Chinook Cove Golf Course on Aug. 25, at 1 p.m., with a shotgun start.

“We are proud to carry on this tradition and support local charities in Barriere and the surrounding area,” said Barriere Fire Chief Al Kirkwood. “Over the years, the group has raised thousands of dollars in support of local charities and non-profit organizations.”

The 911 tournament is now encouraging sponsorship in the form of cash, merchandise, or services for prizes and a silent auction.  All sponsors will receive recognition in the welcome package for all teams, on each of the dinner tables, and in the local newspaper.

For sponsors donating $100 or more, there are additional benefits, depending on the exact amount donated; from a hole sponsorship sign, to a two person paid entry into the tournament.

Individual registration for the tournament itself is $55 per player, which includes your golf, a shared cart, prizes and dinner.  Registrations must be in no later than Aug. 17.

The organizers say that for 2012 the funds raised will go towards supporting local area youth programs; with those specific programs yet to be announced.  There are a number of local programs that are looking for support, and the tournament coordinators will be looking at all applicants before making their decision.

For those wishing to make a cash donation, cheques can be made payable to Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament.  For those wishing more information about the different sponsorship levels, they can contact any of the following:

Cpl. Darin Underhill, RCMP at 250-672-9918

Cst. Dana Napier, RCMP at 250-672-9918

Al Kirkwood, Barriere Fire Chief at 250-819-2017

Tim Hoffman, Barriere Search & Rescue at

250-320-9775

Jason Platteel, BC Ambulance at 250-819-7030

Deb Young, BC Ambulance at 250-672-9244