May 15th, 2017 – The 15th Annual Turn Copper into Gold Tournament was another successful collaboration of the Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. Monday’s event, hosted at Fairmont Hot Springs Resort’s Mountainside Golf Course was the 15th Annual for the CVCC and the first time the RHSCC participated. As usual the event was sold out and raised approximately $23,000 to be shared between the two organizations. But the real success is the fun members have and the opportunity to connect with fellow members.

The chambers would like to congratulate the tournament winners Century 21 team seen here proudly sporting the coveted Turn Copper into Gold Vest.2017 Winners

L – R Jack Barrault, Scott Sauermann, Joe Evanoff, Jason Griffiths – Representing Century 21 click here for more pictures from this fun day.

Other winners…

  • 2nd Place – College of the Rockies Team (Doug Clovechok, Dave Gregory, Scott Halford & Al Thompson
  • 3rd Place – Borrego Signs Team (Richard Gendron, Josh Wall, Jason Powers & Richard Matthews)
  • 4th Place – Village of Radium Hot Springs Team (Clara Reinhardt, Reg Reinhardt, John Huey & Wendy Huey)
  • Most Honest Team – Taiga Building Products (Mandy Cox, Justen Foster, Al Tallman & Joanne Tallman)
  • Closest to the Pin (Men’s) – Jason Powers, (Ladies’) – Julia Blakley
  • Longest Drive (Men’s) – Clay Finkbiner, (Ladies’) – Wendy Booth
  • Sand Draw – Al Tallman, Water Draw – Dion Burgoyne

The Chambers’ want to thank all the volunteers without whom this event couldn’t take place…

France Andestad Lynde Lechman Dave McGrath Tex Lortscher Rod Turnbull
Dale Genest Mary-Lou Delesalle Crisanna McLeod Rhiannon Tutty Christine Turnbull

With special acknowledgement to Kathy Tyson & Lynn Watson for their hard work in preparing for the day.

Special THANKS To all the Donors & Sponsors

MAJOR SPONSOR Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Mountainside Golf Course
DINNER SPONSOR Valley Echo & Columbia Valley Pioneer
AG Valley Foods Avenue Best Western Invermere Inn
Century 21 College of the Rockies Digney & Co. Accounting
Doug McIntosh-Chattan Holdings Elk Park B&B Green Andruschuk
Haworth Development Consulting Lambert Insurance Kootenay Insurance
Kootenay Savings Credit Union Pleiades Spa & Wellness Lucky Strike Gas
Panorama Rockies Law Corp. PlyGem
Radium Golf Group Superior Propane Sobeys
Stuart Tutty Financial Services Invermere Travel World Ltd
DONORS (of prizes, gifts and auction items)
A&W Alpine Toyota Aquair Water Co. Ltd.
Bavin Glass Best Western Invermere Inn Best Western Prestige Radium
Big Horn Café Bighorn Meadows Black Forest Restaurant
CANFOR Chattan Holdings CIBC
Cobblestone Creek Cottage & Lodging College of the Rockies Columbia Basin Trust
Columbia River Paddle Columbia Valley Golf Assoc. Columbia Valley Pioneer
Columbia Valley Qi Gong Columbia Valley Sewer & Drain Copper Point Resort
Coy’s Par 3 Cranbrook Pest Control Dave’s Hot Pepper Jelly
D’s Cabin Check Inc. The Clovechok’s Huckleberry’s Restaurant
Denham Ford Eagle Ranch Fairmont Banff Springs
Fairmont Creek Property Mgmt Fairmont Mountainside Villas Greywolf Golf Course
High Country Properties Home Made Perfect Home Renovation Centre
Horsethief Creek Pub and Eatery Inside Edge Invermere Home Hardware
Jasper Raft Tours Kicking Horse Coffee Kootenay River Runners
KSCU La Galeria II La Petite Spa Boutique
Lambert Insurance Lockdown Escape Rooms Majestic U-Brew
Max Helmer NAPA Auto Parts Newton’s Guest Suite
North Star Hardware Odyssey Restoration Palliser Printing
Panorama Mountain Resort Parks Canada PetroCanada
Pizzeria Mercato Pleiades Spa & Wellness Radium Golf Group
Real Storage LP (Windermere) Saunders Family Farm Skandia
Spur Valley St. Eugene Golf Resort Tayton Bay Distillery
The Invermere Bakery The Sutton Place Hotel Thunder Hill Ranch
Tim Hortons Utopia Detailing Valley Fitness Centre
Valley Zipline Adventures Windermere Valley Golf Course

And last but by no means least thank you to all the golfers, your on-going support of the chambers and this 15 year old event is greatly appreciated, we value and respect the support that you provide and the trust you have in the chambers to support the business community of the Columbia Valley.