Golfing fun-raiser

First annual Redstone Summer Classic Chamber golf tournament

  • Jul. 17, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Danielle clarke

Rossland News

It was the first of it’s kind and successful at that.

Last Friday just over 20 people participated in the Redstone Summer Classic golf tournament.

For $79 players enjoyed an 18 hole golf tournament, dinner, drinks and prizes.

“The event was well attended by local businesses…I had a great time,” said president of Tourism Rossland, Chris Bowman who participated in the day’s events.

Each team cycled through the 18 holes of ‘fun golf’.

Challenges were presented at different holes such as longest drive, longest putt or closest to the hula hoop for prizes provided by the day’s sponsors.

The sponsors included The Flying Steamshovel, Rossland News: Black Press, EZ Rock, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Interior Signs, Better Life Fitness, Redstone Resort, Red Mountain Resort Lodging, Maglios Building Centre, Kootenay Merchant Services and Idgie’s restaurant.

The hole-in-one prize package sponsored by Main Jet Motorsports and DJM Contracting included a 2014 POLARIS SPM570 EPS Quad with winch, plow pro and more.

This prize however remained unclaimed at the end of the golf day.

As the evening events went on, business awards were unveiled.

The plaques came from MoFab Moustache Metalwork a local metalwork company who has worked with the chamber in the past.

The Young Entrepreneur Award was presented to Micha Hinchcliffe from Tails Pet Store.

The Business Excellence Award went to Stephanie Robinson from The Red Pair.

LJ van der Hamm & Associates received the Professional Services Award and Alpine Grind took the Customer Service Award.

The Business Person of the Year Award went to Lori Craig from Better Life Fitness.

The Redstone Summer Classic golf tournament is set to be a summer fundraising and networking opportunity for the Rossland Chamber of Commerce for many years to come.

“We would really like to see the Chamber of Commerce be an independent organization [and] be able to fund itself,” said Jody Blomme co-executive director from the chamber who helped plan the event.

Blomme and co-director, Julie Parker were motivated in planning this event during the summer because most chamber events seemed to be winter focused.

This year’s event was meant to “build momentum, attention and enthusiasm,” explained Bloome who thought the day was very successful.

The chamber has also brought back the Taste of Rossland this year with a bit of a twist.

A Taste of Rossland will be one of the last events taking place during Golden City Days at the Prestige with food and beverage services.

“We’ve adjusted it slightly this year so that it’s also an expo…any chamber member company can come in and rent a table and represent their company,” said Bloome.

The idea being that this new dimension will help the chamber become more self sufficient as will the Redstone Summer Classic.