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Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament in Victoria

Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament

The Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament in Victoria raises funds in support of sick children and families in need of temporary housing support.

In 2022 the event takes place on Thursday, July 21st.

 


To register to play, to donate or for full details about the event, visit the Ronald McDonald House website.


 

Ronald McDonald House & the Vancouver Island Golf Tournament

The Ronald McDonald House in British Columbia opened in 1983 in the Shaughnessy neighbourhood of Vancouver. It originally offered 13 bedrooms to sick kids and families who were in town for medical specialized care.

Over the years, the need for help has only increased. In response, Ronald McDonald Charities opened a new building near BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. Currently, the house features 73 bedrooms which is over 5 times as many as the original house had!

Staying at Ronald McDonald House isn’t free, but it is incredibly affordable compared to other accommodations in Vancouver. Families that wish to make use of the house must live at least 50 kilometres away from the Lower Mainland region. In addition, everyone who stays in the house must be referred to the place by a social worker, so it’s really only for people who need the help.

Interestingly, over 20% of people who stay at Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver are from Vancouver Island. Therefore, Ronald McDonald House hosts a golf tournament on Vancouver Island each year with proceeds supporting local families who need to stay at the facilities.

 


To register to play, to donate or for full details about the event, visit the Ronald McDonald House website.


 

2022 Golf Tournament

Despite the coronavirus pandemic and resulting provincial restrictions over the past couple of years, golf has remained a safe sport to play. The 28th annual tournament went ahead in 2021 at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort. All spots were sold out before the day of the tournament, which made the event a great success!

The 29th Ronald McDonald House Vancouver Island Golf Tournament takes place on Thursday, July 21st, 2022. This year, the event is held at Olympic View Golf Club which is located at 643 Latoria Road in Victoria. The course is a par 72 that plays about 6,600 yards from the tips. Other details about the 2022 tournament are to be confirmed (as of the last time we checked).

If similar to last year, golfers can expect the tournament to have a shotgun start at about 12:00 pm. If this is the case, groups will start their rounds on different holes but still play the full course. A barbecue, auction and an online 50/50 draw were also available in 2021. These features will likely be the same in 2022.

 

Other Information

For more information about the golf tournament visit the Ronald McDonald House website.

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For information about places to play golf in the Vancouver region, see the Vancouversbestplaces.com website.