Whitecourt Golf Course Seeks Financial Assistance After Tough Year


November 29, 2018 at 12:35 pm - Home, Local News
By Erika Chorostil

A couple of smoky summer months and early snowfall in September this year caused headaches for the Whitecourt Golf and Country Club.

While the club says they had a good season overall and memberships were up for 2018, the unfortunate weather caused a loss in revenues after they were forced to close the course on the poor weather days.

Golf Club Assistant Pro, Spencer Vrolson on the year overall.

The loss in revenues prompted the Club to recently ask Town Council for financial assistance going forward to help them meet operating expenditures until next season.

Mayor Maryann Chichak gave more information at Council this week.

The amount loaned will be to a maximum of $40,000 and will be paid back with 2.45% interest over a period of two years.

Before the loan can be granted, Council has to adopt Bylaw 1544 to proceed with the request. The Bylaw, which permits the Town to loan money to a non-profit organization, was given its first reading this week, and will now be advertised for residents to read over and understand before being finalized in January.



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