Isabella Dicken Elementary School learns to tee off

Kids from Isabella Dicken elementary school had a great time last week swinging the clubs and getting an introduction to the wonderful world of golf.

Students from Isabella Dicken elementary school spent some time in the sun at the golf course practicing golf.

Kids from Isabella Dicken elementary school had a great time last week swinging the clubs and getting an introduction to the wonderful world of golf.

Intermediate classes at the school took part in the golf lessons with the club’s golf pro, and learned how to drive, putt and chip.

“The students really enjoyed the program,” said teacher Nicole Neufeld. “For many it was their first exposure to the world of golf. What was especially awesome this year was that the golf course also gave free buckets of balls for the students to come after school to the driving range to practice their skills some more. Many of our students took advantage of the opportunity.”

The IDES golf program was organised by golf fanatic and grandparent Anne Majic.

“She is involved with golf herself and wanted to organise something so that students at IDES could have the opportunity to take golf lessons,” said Nicole. “Anne approached the various groups to ask for funding and then contacted us to let us know that the opportunity was there.”

This is the second year the program has run, with support from Teck Coal, 3300 Club, Fernie Lions Club and the Knights of Columbus.

Just Posted

East Kootenay illicit drug overdose deaths lowest in B.C.

Local expert credits harm reduction efforts; declares support for legalization of opioids

Donations pouring in for injured Fernie man

GoFundMe page for Rick Kennedy reaches $17,639

Fernie’s Sam Goodison representing Alberta at Canada Winter Games

Fernie’s Sam Goodison will be representing Alberta at the upcoming Canada Winter… Continue reading

RDEK takes steps towards reducing carcass pit use

The first step towards addressing the issue of carcass pits in the… Continue reading

Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner commits to another two years

Fernie Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner has committed to another two years… Continue reading

B.C. students win Great Waters Challenge video contest

Video, mural and song about saving the salmon claims the top prize

GALLERY: Fernie Ghostriders get their home game mojo back

Riders post 6-1 win over Columbia Valley Rockies; prepare for playoffs

Ammonia leak shuts down curling club in Nelson

It’s not yet clear when the leak was detected

Pavelski’s 31st goal helps Sharks top Canucks 3-2

Vancouver one point out of second NHL wild-card spot

Columbia Valley RCMP searching for misisng person

Police ask for help in finding Elizabeth Stewart, who hasn’t contacted family since Jan. 14

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Ontario police field complaints over Amber Alert for missing girl, 11, found dead

Some said the Amber Alert issued late Thursday for Riya Rajkumar disrupted their sleep

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

B.C. couple attacked with acid, slashed with knife in Vietnam

Warning, graphic images: Man has burns on 80 per cent of his body, slashed with knife

Most Read