Canucks Junior Golf Week Suspended For 2021 Season
- Category: Inside Golf
- Published: 2021-05-13
With uncertainty remaining around allowable gathering sizes and risks associated with COVID-19 appearing likely to persist into the summer months, the PGA of BC regrets to announce that Canucks Junior Golf Week operations will be suspended in 2021.
The health and safety of all participating youth, their families, PGA of BC instructors and patrons at our affiliated golf facilities is the top priority for the Association, which has arrived at this difficult decision in consultation with the Vancouver Canucks.
Since it was first introduced in 2014, Canucks Junior Golf Week has evolved into one of the most significant junior-golf initiatives in the province, reaching more than 30 British Columbia communities. Nearly 5,000 girls and boys have participated in the program since its inception, approximately half of whom had no prior golf experience. The PGA of BC intends to work alongside partners of the program to have Canucks Junior Golf Week return to facilities across British Columbia in the summer of 2022.
“Although we are disappointed to place Canucks Junior Golf Week on hiatus for the 2021 season, we feel this decision is in the best interests of our member Professionals, participating youth and the community at large,” said PGA of BC Executive Director Donald Miyazaki. “Even though golf remains a safe activity during these difficult times, a variety of factors make it difficult for the program to operate at the high standard that has made Canucks Junior Golf Week so successful while adhering to guidelines set forth by local and provincial health authorities.
“We encourage all British Columbia families to seek golf experiences within their community during the season ahead and look forward to welcoming youth back to Canucks Junior Golf Week in 2022.”
The PGA of BC thanks the Canucks, BC Hockey, longtime Presenting Sponsor Odlum Brown Limited and Contributing Partners Srixon and Kal Tire for their tremendous support of the program.
As well, many PGA of BC facilities are conducting junior programming of their own that can safely accommodate youth golfers. Interested parents are encouraged to contact their local facilities directly for more details. To find a PGA of BC-affiliated facility near you, check out the Association’s Facility Map or its Find a Facility listings online.