One lucky early bird entry in the Kelly Smith Memorial Tournament will win this 2016 Nissan “Hot” Micra. Seen left to right are Matt Powsy

Sign up for Kelly Smith Memorial golf tourney before May 31 for a chance to win a new car

Would you like to putter around town in a new car?

Then polish up your putter and sign up now for the sixth annual Kelly Smith Memorial Tournament. The event goes Aug. 12, and golfers who sign up before May 31 have a chance to win a 2016 Nissan Micra. Entry is $400 per team and e-money transfers should be sent to kellysmithgolfregistration@hotmail.com.

Presented by the Revy Auto Group Family of Dealership, the tourney donates all proceeds to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. This year’s event is once again being held at Glacier Greens Golf Course (call 250-339-6515 to reserve a cart).

There is a $5,000 hole-in-one prize put up by CTS Coastal Transportation on both the front and back nine and a putting contest featuring a prize from Campbell River Whale Watching.

The four-ball, best-ball tourney features a 1 p.m. shotgun start. There are KPs on all par threes and a longest drive competition.

Between the ninth and 10th holes, golfers are invited to tailgate with the Comox Fire Department, with donations going to Heart & Stroke.

The 19 Wing Comox Fire Service began the tournament to remember Kelly Smith, who was a deputy chief with the department when he died unexpectedly of a heart attack at age 52.

Smith had no history of heart problems, notes 19 Wing firefighter Sgt. Jerry Snook, who is once again co-ordinating this year’s tourney. In a previous interview with The Record, Snook explained the Comox Fire Department is involved as they too lost a firefighter (Capt. Stewart Rennie) to a heart attack four years ago.

There will be a dinner and silent auction following golf. For more information, contact Snook at 250-792-2651.

Snook explained the tournament started out small, accepting entries only from the fire hall the first two years and raising a few hundred dollars both a times.

The decision was made to open the entries up in order to raise more funds. With the help of some sponsors, Snook figures the tourney raised about $5,000 in the first four years.

The turning point came last year when the event was opened to the public for the first time and Comox Valley Nissan came on board as a major sponsor. The result was a lot of fun – and a lot of funds – as $7,333 was raised for the Heart and Stroke Foundation

 

Just Posted

Pride Society of the Comox Valley set to kick off week-long celebration

The organization is celebrating Pride Week with a variety of events to bring the community together.

Work continues on Courtenay’s 4th Street Improvement Project

4th street will be closed to traffic between Duncan and Cliffe Avenue

Inside the music: step behind the curtain at the venerable Vancouver Island Music Festival

Big Read: VIMF in the Comox Valley exemplifies the spirit of an Island summer music festival

Cannabis facility planned in Courtenay

Design up to 100,000 square feet

Major private donation to Kus-kus-sum project

Frank and Bobbi Denton, longtime residents of the Comox Valley, have donated… Continue reading

BC Games: Day 3 wrap and closing ceremonies

The torch in the Cowichan Valley has been extinguished as Fort St. John gets ready to host the 2020 BC Winter Games

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018

Bob Castle’s Under the Glacier cartoon for July 19, 2018… Continue reading

Police confirm girl, 8 others injured in Toronto shooting; shooter dead

Paramedics said many of the victims in Danforth, including a child, were rushed to trauma centres

Why do they do it? Coaches guide kids to wins, personal bests at the BC Games

Behind the 2,300 B.C. athletes are the 450 coaches who dedicate time to help train, compete

Government sets full-time salary range for Justin Trudeau’s nanny

At its top range, the order works out to a rate of $21.79 per hour, assuming a 40-hour work week

Lower Mainland teams battle for baseball gold at BC Games

Vancouver Coastal squeaked out a 3-2 win against Fraser Valley

The Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw people signed an agreement-in-principle with the B.C. government

The signing ceremony, at the Eliza Archie Memorial School, was 25 years in the making

Canada to resettle dozens of White Helmets and their families from Syria

There are fears the volunteers would become a target for government troops

Francesco Molinari wins British Open at Carnoustie

It is his first win at a major and the first by an Italian

Most Read