August 6-12 , 2017

Victoria Canada Welcomes

The 54th International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (IGFR)


Join 250 Golfing Rotarians and partners from up to 30 countries, for fun at this world championship event.

All handicaps welcome. Join the many people who have signed up already.

Proceeds will go to local charities such as the Food Rescue Network and the international Rotary project to End Polio Now.

PROGRAM

Saturday August 5th

Afternoon registrations at Hotel Grand Pacific. House of Friendship open.


Sunday August 6th

All day registrations at Hotel Grand Pacific. House of Friendship open.

8:00 am - Practice rounds of golf at Bear Mountain Golf Resort.

Evening

5:00 pm – IGFR Welcome Reception at Hotel Grand Pacific, followed by Victoria’s Annual Symphony Splash, a live performance of Victoria’s Symphony from a floating stage on the Inner Harbour. The evening ends in Fireworks. Casual dress.


Monday August 7th

8:00 am – Rotarians and golfing partners. Fun and Fellowship Golf - 4 ball/best ball Stableford competition at Bear Mountain Golf Resort.

Non Golfers - excursions as pre-booked on Registration form.

Evening

Free night


Tuesday August 8th

8:00 am – Rotarian Golfers – 1st round of IGFR competition at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Golfing Partners – Free day – Option to join non golfers on tour activities – see excursions tab on the website

Non Golfers – excursions as pre-booked on Registration form

Evening

6:00 pm – Canada Night Dinner at Government House, the official residence of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and the home to British monarchy when visiting Victoria.


Wednesday August 9th

This is a free day and evening for all. Tour activities have been planned and can be booked on the “Excursions” page. Deadline for booking is May 31, 2017.

Evening

Free night


Thursday August 10th

8:00 am – Rotarian Golfers – 2nd round of IGFR competition at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

8:00 am – Golfing Partners – 1st round Individual 36 hole Stableford Competition

Non Golfers – excursions as pre-booked on Registration form

Evening

Free night


Friday August 11th

8:00 am – Rotarian Golfers – 3rd and final round of IGFR competition at Bear Mountain Golf Resort

8:00 am – Partner Golfers – 2nd and final round of Stableford competition

Non Golfers – excursions as pre-booked on Registration form

Evening

6:00 pm – Gala dinner at Westin Bear Mountain Hotel. Awards and passing of the IGFR 2018 banner. Business attire.

HOTELS

Rooms have been set aside for IGFR attendees at the Hotel Grand Pacific, on the Inner Harbour in Downtown Victoria; and at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort, located adjacent to our golf courses, and 15 km outside of the city.

The weeks events will take place at both hotels, and events transportation will be provided between them. Please book your accommodation directly with the hotel of your choice.

The Hotel Grand Pacific

hotel

Ideally located on Victoria’s spectacular Inner Harbour, next door to the Parliament Buildings and across the street from the US Ferry terminals.

  • Residential View $190CAD + tax.
  • Harbour View $250CAD + tax.
  • Suite $250 -$310CAD + tax

Click here or call the reservations line 1-800-663-7550. Please use this promotion code “GOLFING2017” to get the preferred IGFR rate.

The Westin Bear Mountain

hotel

Enjoy the calm, serene setting of The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria and escape from it all.

With natural slate flooring, warm wood accents, and balconies for enjoying the scenery, our 156 guest rooms and suites offer the quaint charms of a rustic mountain lodge.

  • Standard Guest Room $165 + $18CAD resort fee +tax
  • One Bedroom Suite $205 + $18CAD resort fee + tax

Click here to book your room


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COURSES

Mountain Course, Bear Mountain

Co-designed by Jack Nicklaus and his son Steve, the Mountain Course at Bear Mountain is set in the foothills of Mount Finlayson and strikes the perfect balance between playability and a truly challenging year round golf experience for golfers of all skill levels.

With panoramic mountain, city and ocean views set within rolling fairways and lush forest, rest assured - you will be back for more.

Valley Course, Bear Mountain

The Valley Course meanders through forest, borders lakes, and traverses creeks throughout its 18 holes, while offering spectacular views of Vancouver Island's beautiful landscape.

In contrast to the existing Mountain Course, the par 71 Valley Course measures 6807 yards from the Golden Bear tees - around 400 yards shorter than its sibling. Factor in elevated tee boxes, more generous fairway widths, fewer bunkers and larger greens and the Valley course will likely be considered a 'friendlier' version of the original.

TOURS

Seattle Alaska Cruise

July 29 to August 4

  • Depart Seattle July 29 and disembark VICTORIA evening of Friday, August 4th
  • Sail West Coast of Vancouver Island & Inside Passage to Alaska
  • visiting Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan & Glacier Bay National Park.
  • Fares from $1139 USD per person + applicable taxes

Please note arrival VICTORIA is evening of August 4, 2017. You will therefore require another night at your host hotel. Please take this in to consideration when booking your golf package.

Canadian Rockies

July 30 to August 5

Departs Calgary, Arrives Victoria

  • Highlights: Train from Jasper to Vancouver
  • Visit Lake Louise, Banff, Bow Valley & Vancouver
  • Double Occupancy Fare of $3275 CAD per person
  • Single Occupancy Fare of $3850 CAD per person
  • All Taxes Included

Calgary should be your arrival city when booking your International flights. Transfers from Calgary airport to hotel for the start of your tour can be arranged.
Meet and Greet reception July 30th. Tour starts on 31st July.

Vancouver roundtrip to Alaska cruise

July 29th to August 5th or August 12th to 19th

Sail Inside Passage to Alaska visiting Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan & Glacier Bay National Park

  • PRE Tour: July 29th to August 5th
  • Fares from $1637 CAD per person + applicable taxes OR
  • Fares from $1259 USD per person + applicable taxes
  • POST Tour: August 12th to 19th
  • Fares from $1507 CAD per person + applicable taxes OR
  • Fares from $1159 USD per person + applicable taxes
  • cruise aboard “Nieuw Amsterdam” (Holland America Line)

optional transfer to Victoria available at additional cost.

West Coast: Sea to Sky

August 12th to 18th

Tour Highlights:

  • Pacific Rim National Park
  • Nature walk in Long Beach
  • Cathedral Grove
  • Parksville
  • Whistler Village --- Peak Condola
  • Vancouver Downtown
  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Stanley Park, Gastown & Chinatown
  • Double occupancy Fare $2790 CAD per person
  • Single occupancy Fare $3665 CAD per person

REGISTER

Registration Deadline is May 31, 2017 or when capacity of 250 people is reached

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Rotarian

All registrations include 3 dinners, Symphony Splash performance, and transportation between tournament events, plus

  • Rotarian Golfers - 4 rounds of golf with power carts
  • Partner Golfers - 3 rounds of golf with power carts
  • Partner Non-golfers – 3 local tours

IGFR Membership: Please select "yes" if you are a member. Registration cost is $995 USD.

Select "no" if you are not a member. Your registration fee of $1030 USD will include the $35 annual membership fee.

Seniors: Seniors are defined as a person 70 years of age and over as of August 1, 2017

Practice round: Sunday Aug 6th. Tee times will be between 8 AM and 9 AM in order to get back to the city in time for the Opening Ceremonies at the Hotel Grand Pacific. Cost is $95 USD per person.

Golf club hire: Club hire is for the whole week. Cost is $150 USD per person.

Bringing a partner: When you select from this option more fields will appear for you to complete. Cost for a golfing partner is $895 USD and $795 USD for a non golfing partner.

Partner

Non Golfing Partners may choose to participate in three excursions. Many of these items are run concurrently so it is critical to check the excursion schedule! to decide which items to choose. The schedule includes full descriptions and times.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Large on-line foreign purchases are often declined by credit card companies automatically. To avoid this, we suggest you contact your credit card company before you register, and ask them to approve your purchase.

LOCATION

Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. As an island destination, Victoria offers visitors an escape from the hurried world and beams with ambience.

In Victoria, heritage architecture, colourful gardens and traditions like afternoon tea mix with a plethora of outdoor adventure, authentic culinary experiences and an enviable cocktail and craft beer scene.