The Rotary Club of Golden will be hosting the Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament on July 14.

Rotary set to host Aman Virk Tournament

The Rotary Club of Golden is preparing to host the annual Aman Virk Golf Tournament.

The Rotary Club of Golden is hosting one of their favourite annual events, the Aman Virk Memorial Golf Tournament.

The tournament, dedicated to former Golden Mayor Aman Virk who passed away in the middle of his term, is on Saturday July 14.

“The first two years we did the tournament for the Search and Rescue, they needed some help to buy some equipment,” said Bob Fiinnie, former president of the Rotary Club of Golden, and organizer of the event.

“After that we turned it into our own Rotary tournament. Basically to sponsor a lot of our local projects that we were doing at the time.”

Virk was an active Rotarian, and was serving as president at the time of his passing.

“After Aman passed away in 2009, somebody decided we should do something. And his family created a bursary with the Community Foundation. So we decided we’d have a golf tournament to raise money for that foundation, as well as for the Emergency Medical Assistance Fund,” said Finnie.

The medical fund and bursary programs were two projects that Virk was very passionate about, so the Rotary thought is was a perfect fit for the tournament.

Over the last couple years, there have been about 64 golfers participating in the event, but this year is looking even bigger says Finnie.

“This year we’re up in the 70s, possibly 80s, so it’s looking pretty good. And we got a lot more sponsors this year as well.”

And one of the largest supporters has been Virk’s own family.

“The family and friends of Aman are usually the predominant group. And they sponsor quite a few things. This year there’s 24 of them coming out from around Calgary, Vancouver and Golden,” said Finnie.

But there is still room for more golfers. If you would like to participate contact Finnie at 344-2171 or rrfinnie@telus.net.

The cost is $95 per person, which includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, prizes and a food voucher.