Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Prince Rupert golfers may want to take the long drive ... to Smithers, for the annual Celebrity Golf tournament

For the truly dedicated Prince Rupert golf fanatic, circling August 8-10 on the calendar might be an idea, with Smithers set to host one of the highlight golf events of the year in the Northwest and the 27th edition of the Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament.

The three days of golf and socializing takes place at the Smithers Golf Club with the event one of the main fundraisers for the Bulkley Valley health Foundation, with organizers also supporting the Smithers Community Cancer Care team with this yers tourney.

The mix of celebrities taking pare in this years event covers a broad spectrum of sports, music and television to name a few areas of note; included in the mix a number of NHL players both present and past

 On the list once again for the popular summer event are Smithers own Dan Hamhuis and Joe Watson, as well as a number of Canucks alumni who are set to take to the links.

The full list of the celebrities lined up for the three day tourney can be explored here.

The Tourney also features Faber Drive as the house band for the event, as well as a live auction on Saturday with a growing list of items being collected for bidding.

The Smithers Celebrity Tournament got its start in 1992 and has celebrated the last 27 years raising funds for the Smithers Health care community.

The schedule of events for this year from August 8 to 10 can be found here.

You can learn more about its past as well as updates on this years event from their website, Facebook page and twitter feed.

For more notes on golfing in the Northwest see our archive page here.

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