Submitted. Ledgeview Golf Society is making strong headway towards their vision of becoming the premiere golf course of choice in the Fraser Valley thereby contributing to the well-being of residents and visitors to the City of Abbotsford, announced Mayor Bruce Banman today.
“We met with the Ledgeview Society Board earlier this week,” said Banman. “It was a really positive meeting and I am thrilled to see how quickly the Society has regained its financial footing, which is great news for everyone in Abbotsford.”
In 2012, for the first time in the course’s 34 year history, the Ledgeview Golf Society approached the City for financial support in order to continue operations. The City provided $125,000 in financial support to assist the Society in reaching its goals. Understanding the challenges before them, in September 2012, the members of Ledgeview Golf Society voted to maintain operations of the course and committed to making operational changes towards the viability of Ledgeview Golf Course.
“We knew we had to make some changes, and we did,” said Ledgeview Society Board Vice President, Phil Dodd. “Today, I’m pleased to announce that we have a strategic goal of showing an operating profit of $75,000 for the 2013 fiscal year – and I believe we are going to hit that goal.”
Ledgeview has long been held by members and citizens of Abbotsford as having the highest playing standards among the most beautiful panoramic views in the valley. Ledgeview Golf Course was rated in the top 20 courses in BC in 2013 by the Province of BC.
“The success of Ledgeview is also a success for the City,” said Banman. “With the exception of last year, that has always been the case and we are thrilled to celebrate this turn around alongside the Society.”
Ledgeview Golf and Country Club was incorporated under the Societies Act on March 24, 1976. In 2010 the name was changed to Ledgeview Golf Club to reflect a more holistic facility for members, City of Abbotsford residents, as well as tourists and visitors.
The purpose of the non-profit Ledgeview Golf Society is:
a) To ensure that the electors of the City of Abbotsford and their families may have maximum use of public lands set aside for recreation purposes.
b) To provide this particular recreation activity to encourage visitors and tourists to enjoy the City of Abbotsford.
c) To promote for its members and the public, a public golf club, food and beverage facility, and any other public recreation activity which may be conveniently carried on in connection therewith, and to conduct social events for members and public alike.
“With Ledgeview going strong, I look forward to seeing everyone out on the green this summer,” said Banman. “We are just hitting the great weather – and what better way to celebrate summer in Abbotsford than with a round of golf!”