Elephant Jungle Sanctuary

Staff member Vinnie takes a trip to Chiang Mai, Thailand.  

All of the elephants housed at the Sanctuary were rescued from circuses, tourist rides and displacement from deforestation. The sanctuary is run by the Karen tribe, who live on-site to care for the elephants. The areas in which they live are typically natural elephant habitats.

The Elephant Jungle Sanctuary and people of the Karen hill-tribes have something of a symbiotic relationship, and it is only with their partnership and co-operation that we are able to offer a truly ethical elephant tourism experience, as well as protect the remaining elephant habitats and preserve the elephant population in Thailand.

Elementary School Story

Story by Alex Ludeman and Kate Weir

Each year we have the privilege of visiting local elementary schools as part of Golf Burnaby’s Reach Out Program. Personally, this is the perfect way to start the golf season, as we get to see so many bright smiling faces each day, and meet students who are so excited to learn and play golf. It sets the tone for the rest of the year in regards to how this game should be approached and played -- with joy and the intent to have fun. Let me walk you through our typical day at an elementary school. 

Riverway Aeration

Riverway Golf Course will aerate their greens starting Monday, March 27th at 10am.

The New Rules of Golf

Maybe you have heard about the proposal for a huge shift in the rules of golf. Check out the possible changes that could improve your playing experience! (Sorry, gimmes are still not recognized).

Shift of Play

Golf Courses are Ready to Spring Ahead

Riverway, Burnaby Mountain & Kensington are open after another round of snow. 

Remember to Spring ahead by moving your clock ahead 1 hour this Sunday, March 12th.

Changes in Operational Hours

Due to excessive snowfall, our four golf courses are temporarily closed. Driving ranges remain open from 12pm (noon) to 6:00pm daily. Last balls sold and dispensed at 5pm daily.

Driving Range Winter Practice Tip

With the lingering winter season, now is a great time to work on contact – the ability to stand over an iron shot and know it’s going to hit the green.  Working on this skill can help to improve your distance and direction and, most importantly, your consistency from shot to shot.

Practicing this skill year-round is one of the perks of living in this part of the world. Unfortunately though, during cold spells like this, off-centre shots can send vibrations up your arms and through your entire body. But let’s take this negative, and turn it into a positive.

Here is one quick and easy tip you can use to practice during this cool season.  Be sure to have a roll of painter’s tape handy – essential for practicing this skill to improve your contact.

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