25 Years of Kinsmen Pub Putt for CF

Updated: Mar 27


It was hugely successful in helping us raise well over $150,000 dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research and local patient care during it's 25 year tenure.

From the mid 1980's though the 2000's, the Rutland Kinsmen and eventually the Kelowna Kinsmen ran a major annual fundraising project called the Kinsmen Pub Putt for CF. This was a major highlight for hundreds of locals and District 5 Kin to attend.



The club would arrange 6 local (mostly the Rutland community) pubs or restaurants to sponsor and host the event. Each pub would build a unique, themed mini-golf obstacle hole in their establishment.


Participants would pre-register and collect pledges (donations for Cystic Fibrosis) to enter, and the Kinsmen would provide drivers and guides or the teams in donated passenger vans (and sometimes limos for those that raised the most donations).

Mini-golfers would dress in themed costumes, be transported on a pub crawl and entertain the pub guests while collecting donations and playing the course and recording their scores for prizes.


All players would wind up at one pub for dinner, entertainment and prizes at the end of the day's tournament. We would also conduct a silent auction for additional funds. The pubs that were voted most hospitable would win the right to host the registration the following year.


It was hugely successful in helping us raise well over $150,000 dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research and local patient care during it's 25 year tenure.


We will soon post some amazing photos of the event and associated festivities.






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