Following months of careful planning, preparation and construction, the City of Williams Lake hopes to throw a hole-in-one next week on Thursday, October 13th when it hosts the grand opening of the Boitanio Disc Golf Course.
The event takes place starting at 4:30 pm where representatives from the Cariboo Disc Golf Club and City of Williams Lake Mayor and Council will be on site to officially cut the ribbon.
The Boitanio Disc Golf Course is an 18-hole, championship-level course that will feature both advanced and beginner tee boxes for the entire community to enjoy.
It was designed and built by B.C.-based disc golf professionals INdesign Disc Golf. Several of the company’s courses have played host to the Disc Golf BC Open, one of the premier events and a Canadian and U.S. Disc Golf Championship qualifier.
“We couldn’t be more pleased with the collaborative work that went into making this course a reality,” said City of Williams Lake Director of Community Services Stacey Miranda. “Between input from the Cariboo Disc Golf Club and INdesign Disc Golf, I’m confident we now have one of the best courses in the province right here in our backyard.”
Its location next door to the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex will allow members of the public who don’t have their own discs to visit the CMRC front desk where discs will be available to rent for registered users of the Complex.
Following the ribbon cutting and introduction from City staff and officials, disc throwing demonstrations and lessons, along with a few sample holes, will get underway. Maps and disc explanations will also be available. Members of the public are welcome to attend, and will be able to enjoy the course beginning the following day on Friday, October 14th.
“A big thank you to the team at Sugar Cane Archaeology for their assistance and the many contractors in the City that pulled together to ensure success including our Municipal and Community Services teams,” Miranda said. “I am so excited for the community to be able to try out this course.”
The City’s dream of opening its own disc golf course was made possible through the generous contributions of the Western Economic Diversification fund from the Federal Government’s Canada Community Revitalization Fund.
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Greg Sabatino, Events & Marketing Coordinator
City Hall: 250.392.2311