Prince Rupert Port Authority Helps Tee-Up Golf Course Upgrades


EFFECTIVE AUGUST 13, 2020

PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Prince Rupert Port Authority (PRPA) announced its investment of $142,000 towards extensive upgrades to the Prince Rupert Centennial Golf Course.

With two separate contributions from PRPA’s Community Investment Fund, the Prince Rupert Golf Club, which maintains and operates the 18-hole public course, has completed a pair of multi-faceted projects totaling $255,000. These improvements ensure the facilities and equipment are safer and more resilient to the elements, so they can be enjoyed by the community for many years to come.

Over the past three years, numerous upgrades have been made to the course’s aging infrastructure, most of which was built more than five decades ago. New drainage has been installed in several areas and two greens that had settled over time have been reconstructed. Bridges on three holes have been replaced, along with a wooden staircase and golf cart pathway restoration – all of them well-weathered from many years of use and exposure. 

The Club has also added features to enhance the safety and longevity of the property around the links, and a new storage shed has been added to protect important maintenance equipment from the rain and extend its lifespan.

“The enhancements to the Prince Rupert Centennial Golf Course would not have been possible without the financial support from Prince Rupert Port Authority’s Community Investment Fund,” said Iain Cullen, President of the Prince Rupert Golf Club. “Their contributions allow us to focus on enhancing our programming, while ensuring our course can be well-used for another 50 years and beyond.”

“The Prince Rupert Golf Club provides a tremendous recreational service to the citizens of Prince Rupert. There aren’t many places in Canada where you can golf nearly year-round and having this beautiful course in our backyard is a great attraction for people considering a move to our city,” said Shaun Stevenson, Prince Rupert Port Authority President. “Revitalizing the golf course helps the Prince Rupert Golf Club continue its tradition and introduce new generations of golfers to the game.”

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ABOUT THE PRINCE RUPERT PORT AUTHORITY’S COMMUNITY INVESTMENT FUND:

The Community Investment Fund is financed by a share of the Prince Rupert Port Authority’s annual net income that has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for residents of the North Coast. By investing these funds into community projects, led mostly by dedicated local volunteers, the Port Authority has been able to share its financial success with the communities that enable it. Since 2009, more than $12.5 million dollars have been committed to the Fund, helping to make 79 local projects come to life. Each of these projects has filled an important role in supporting arts and culture, recreation, health and wellness, youth, education, the environment and other needs in the community.

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES CONTACT:
Monika Cote
Manager, Corporate Communications
Prince Rupert Port Authority
250-627-2550
mcote@rupertport.com

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