Tee it up in snow to help Paul Lake fight fires

The Paul Lake Fire Protection Association is looking to fight fire with ice in its Snow Golf tournament

By Adam Williams

Kamloops This Week

The Paul Lake Fire Protection Association is looking to fight fire with ice in its Snow Golf tournament in February.

The tournament is scheduled to take place on the frozen surface of Paul Lake on Sunday, Feb. 9.

It will consist of nine holes of best-ball golf on the man-made snow course, with a shotgun start.

The Paul Lake Fire Protection Association is raising funds to help it refurbish a fire truck donated by the McLure Fire Department.

It’s also planning to build a fire hall for the volunteer firefighters and their equipment.

Association president Ed Lund said the Paul Lake area has only a fire trailer with four pumps on it for battling fires right now, noting it is not enough.

“We’ve had a couple of fires and we’ve also had a loss of life in one of the fires,” Lund said.

“We would really like to get the word out that it’s really important that we get this fire hall built.”

Play on Feb. 9 will begin at 11 a.m. and registration will be $25 per person.

Participants can register for the event by sending an email to: milkguy.lund@gmail.com.