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The Port Alice Golf Club gets powered up

From left to right: Kysa Moretto (Fundraising Coordinator), Guy Mitchell (President), Gerry Johnson (Project Coordinator), Russell Murray (Club Captain). (Submitted photo)

The future of the Port Alice Golf Club looks promising, says the volunteer board.

According to a news release from the club, after several years of dedicated efforts and unwavering support from the community, the Port Alice Golf Club is “happy to announce the successful restoration of power to its facilities.”

The Port Alice Golf Club has been a cornerstone of recreational activities in the village, and it has faced significant challenges over the past few years since the mill shutdown and power was turned off in 2019. The prolonged outage hindered the club’s operations and its ability to provide a full range of services to its members and guests.

However, “through collaborative efforts and the generous support of our community, the Port Alice Golf Club has overcome this obstacle,” stated the release. “The restoration of power marks a significant milestone in the club’s journey to resume normal operations and enhance the overall experience for golf enthusiasts.”

The Port Alice Golf Club stated it wants to extend “heartfelt gratitude to all those who played a crucial role in this achievement. The unwavering support from local businesses, community members, and dedicated volunteers has been instrumental in the successful restoration of power. Their commitment to the well-being of our community and the vitality of our golf club has been truly inspiring. A special thank you to Tex Electric for performing the install. We have hung a thank you plaque that highlights all the donors.”

“We are immensely grateful to everyone who contributed to the restoration of power at the Port Alice Golf Club,” said Guy Mitchell, President of the Port Alice Golf Club. “The outpouring of support from our community has been overwhelming, and it underscores the importance of this club as a focal point for recreation and community engagement.”

The club recently held its AGM in February and had a great turn out of members that Mitchell noted was great to see and shows the renewed enthusiasm of the membership.

“With the power project being completed, plans to replace the entrance stairs, purchase new outdoor furniture, energy efficiency upgrades to the clubhouse, and finish the work required to get hole number one back in play all top this year’s list of planned improvements.”

The club is eager to welcome back its members and visitors to enjoy the newly revitalized facilities. Plans are underway to organize special events and activities to celebrate this milestone and express gratitude to the community.

The club plans to host a thank you BBQ Sunday, April 14 with Masters Sunday on TV and potentially a nine-hole fun tournament, weather permitting. Other events scheduled for the year include “Luau on the Links” Hawaiian themed mixed tournament June 8, Men’s Open July 13-14, Donnie & Friends Fun tournament Aug. 4, “Queens of the Greens” Ladies fun tournament Aug. 17, and the wrap up “Nine & Swine” pig roast and fun tournament on Sept. 7.

Stay tuned for more information and join the Port Alice Golf Club Facebook page to stay up to date on all the clubs activities.

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