The Mackenzie Tour–PGA Tour Canada and GolfBC have introduced a new event that will begin this year.
The inaugural GolfBC Championship will take place June 6-12 at Gallagher’s Canyon Golf and Country Club in Kelowna, B.C.
GolfBC, which owns and operates a collection of golf courses throughout British Columbia and in Hawaii, will be the title sponsor as part of a four-year agreement.
“We’re thrilled to be adding a new event in the Okanagan Valley to our schedule, especially one that will be focused on charity and giving back to the community,” said Mackenzie Tour president Jeff Monday.
Gallagher’s Canyon is a 6,802-yard Bill Robinson design.
“GolfBC is very proud and excited to help bring such a prestigious event to the Okanagan. The GolfBC Championship will host some of the finest young golf talent and prepare them for the next step in their professional careers,” said Andy Hedley, vice president of operations for GolfBC.
“We are very excited that this event will showcase Gallagher’s Canyon, one of GolfBC’s most distinctive and popular designs, as well as generate a significant contribution to one of our preferred charity beneficiaries, the B.C. Cancer Foundation,” added Hedley.
VMC Sports and Entertainment Corp., which operated the SIGA Dakota Dunes Open for the past eight seasons on the Mackenzie Tour, will manage the event’s operations, with Hugh Vassos serving as tournament director.