Seize an opportunity while it’s available

Cache Creek's Semlin Valley Golf Course is a golden opportunity that will disappear if it isn't used.

Dear Editor

Apathy, Indifference, lack of interest, whatever.

One of the great fun golf tournaments sponsored by the Old Timers hockey club had its last gathering this week and will not be held next year. This Gala event has been held annually for several years and will be missed by many of us not so great golfers, who just like to have a good time and enjoy the camaraderie and aiming fluid. Many thanks to Stearn Fredrickson and many others who worked so hard to maintain the high standard this tournament represented. Cancelled because there is no young guard to carry the torch into next year.

I could apply a different club name and a volunteers name to the paragraph and start over again – ie. Mens Open, Ladies Open, etc.

We as a community, Ashcroft and Cache Creek are suffering from Apathy towards our recreational facilities such as the golf course because of what? It will always be there for me when I decide to go once a year? Or let some body else volunteer and take care of it?

The course was developed 27 years ago by a core of dedicated volunteers who wanted a local golf course so they did not have to drive out of town to play. The opposite would seem to be in effect these days. If you want to be involved to improve the facility, just say the word, you will be welcomed with open arms.

This does not only apply to the above, but also towards many of our local clubs and support groups, not to mention our local businesses. We need to shake the apathy, put down our I-phones, get off the couch and get ourselves out to support our local opportunities. If you don’t use it you lose it.

D. Daniels

Ashcroft