SUPPORT US – Scramble Golf Fundraiser – Sept 19, 2020

On Saturday September 19th, 2020 we will be hosting the 7th Annual West Coast Multiplex Scramble fundraiser golf tournament at the Long Beach Golf Course. In 2014 this event took over for the popular Stick in the Mud golf tournament, which ran strong for 13 years, making this year the 20th anniversary of this amazing community event!  We are committed to providing a safe environment for the event in accordance with health guidelines, so while this years’ event will be a little different, we are proud to carry on the tradition in 2020.

It is an exciting time for the Multiplex as we are in the capital fundraising phase and currently waiting to see if we will receive a grant from the “Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program”.  This grant alone could provide up to 100% of the estimated $18 million that will be required to build Phase One of the facility.  While we anticipate that the majority of the funds required to build the facility will come from various government grants, the support of our local community remains as important as ever.

We are writing this letter to request corporate sponsorship for the tournament in one of three ways.  This year we are once again offering tournament sponsorships for $500 as well as hole sponsorships for $250.  New this year, we are also offering hole sponsorships on the mini-golf course for only $100.  The support of our corporate sponsors is absolutely critical to the strong success of this tournament and we hope to have you involved.  As a tournament sponsor your name will appear on the posters advertising the tournament, you will be promoted throughout the event, and you will also be promoted on our website and throughout the following year leading up to the 2021 tournament.  Hole sponsors will be promoted at the event as well as have the chance to promote themselves on one of the holes during the tournament.  As in the past, the tournament will be a fun 9-hole Texas Scramble with a combined team mini golf challenge.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Alternatively, our tournament is also in need of any form of donation whether it be physical goods or gift certificates to use as prizes and auction items.  Volunteer hours are also always needed.

It would be appreciated if you can respond to this letter with your decision by Friday July 31st, 2020.  We do not need to collect the sponsorship money by that date, but we would like to know as soon as possible so that we can move forward with printing posters, tournament gifts, etc.

We are certainly very fortunate for the incredible support that local businesses provide towards local fundraising efforts and we would be delighted to have you involved in working towards this important goal.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Ryan Orr

On behalf of the West Coast Multiplex Society

Letter to the Editor – Westerly News June 17, 2020


Did you know that we are waiting to hear back on a grant that could cover up to 100% of 18 million dollars of the capital costs to build Phase 1: Arena? Do you want to know what is the West Coast Multiplex project and/or its development?

“I was recently contracted on a part time basis for a year as Administration & Communications Manager for the West Coast Multiplex Society. My role is to support the WCMS’ operations and help bring more presence within our communities. It is important to the Society that residents are informed and well educated about this project and I am excited to join the team” Mishele Gagne.

Since Covid-19 is holding us from physically reaching out to the community, like many other organizations, we decided to go online. We started a monthly enews in April, and we add some of its content on our website as we go. These are two great ways to connect so we can better inform/update all west coast residents on this amazing project. So far we brought light to the arena’s usage with ice and dry floor possible activities/programs; Multiplex future location; historical timeline covering over twenty years of efforts including links to reports, letters and pictures; eight community partners of this complex and unique project. Our enews in the coming months will cover: Golf Fundraiser Sept 19, 2020; why fundraising; capital fundraising updates; arenas’ operational estimated budget for when the facility is built; status of Phase 2: Pool facility; and much more.

If you want to know more about this Multiplex project and its development, subscribe to our ENEWS on our website at, email us at or follow us on Facebook The West Coast Multiplex Society has been driven by dedicated volunteers for over twenty years and is seeking for more volunteers to get involved with either Phase 1: Arena or Phase 2: Pool facility. Join us!

Mishele Gagne, West Coast Multiplex Society.

Letter to the Editor

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, the West Coast Multiplex Society attended the presentation by the design/costing team of Vic Davies Architecture (VDA) in respect of the final layout and costing of the proposed Multiplex phase one Ice Arena and accommodation for future phases (pool, fitness center, etc.).

The detailed appraisal addressed the architects’ in-depth assessment of the proposed building, comparing standard “Pre-engineered buildings” with “Sprung” facilities. Both options have benefits and detriments relative to the west coast environment:

Pre-engineered can be more flexible for planned additions and have less rigid constraints on a fixed rectangular footprint; however, they require more on-site construction time in an area challenged by accommodating a construction team and inclement weather.

Sprung, while somewhat limited to a rectangular footprint, and expansion either longitudinal or at 90 degrees, offers ease of erection of the pre-formed aluminum structure in a shorter time-frame thereby minimizing the on-site time spent. (It was evaluated based on the success of a similar building at the Shawnigan Lake School).

The assessment determined that while there were specific costings provided by developers of up to 50% less than the VDA evaluations, they felt it necessary to work on the assumption of a worst case-scenario. As such, they offered a possible capital cost of up to $18M (construction, site-development and start-up costs).

While these figures are higher than the original assessment provided in the phase one business plan, the Multiplex Society has committed to funding this phase without any financial liability to the 8 communities within the area (other than, of course, any in-kind and tax-deductible donations by supporters of the project). Indeed, the Society believes that the achievement of the worst-case scenario funding will actually serve to create a surplus of monies available for the subsequent pool phase of the project.

A survey is being prepared to assess the current support of residents for this exciting project. More details will be forthcoming as the survey is finalised, and the Society will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have in this regard. (Information will be available on our webpage –

Your Multiplex Society seeks your support in bringing this 20-year dream to a reality.

Samantha Hackett on Behalf of the West Coast Multiplex Society

Fundraiser Thank You

The West Coast Multiplex Society and all those who share the dream of a Multiplex on the West Coast would like thank the 60 golfers for their generous support during the 17th Annual West Coast Multiplex Scramble formally the Stick in the Mud Open. It was our most successful tournament yet with over $20,000 raised.

A really big thanks to all the businesses in our communities who supported this event, as well as supporting all other local fundraising events. Without the constant generosity from local businesses it would not be possible to fundraise for local causes to achieve, improve and assist within our communities. Please shop locally and support local businesses so they can continue to support the community.

Thank you to the tournament sponsors Ahousaht Council, Black Rock Resort, Creative Salmon, Crystal Cove Beach Resort, G&N Towing, GI Charles Water Taxi, Gibson Bros Contracting, Jamie’s Rainforest Inn, LA Grocery, Long Beach Golf Course, Long Beach Lodge Resort, Mascon, MEC Projects, Mieke Dusseldorp Personal Real Estate Corporation, Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Parkbridge Lifestyle Communities, Rods Power & Marine, Shelter Restaurant, Sprung Instant Structures, Stick in the Mud Landscaping, Superior Propane, The Flooring Depot, Tofino Co-op, Tofino Fish Guides, Ucluelet Rent-it Centre, Vic Van Isle Group, West Isle Construction, and Westerly News.

Thank you to the hole sponsors Adventure Tofino, Alandace Contracting, Albion Electric, Cedar Grill Restaurant, CIBC Tofino & Ucluelet, Coastal Community Credit Union Tofino & Ucluelet, Creative Salmon, Mascon, MEC Projects, Ocean West Industries, Relic Surf Shop, Rods Plumbing, R-Town Long Beach TV, The Place TV, Tofino Co-op, Ucluelet Petro-Canada, Ucluelet Rent-it Centre, Ukee Ice and West Coast Recycling.

Thank you to Alberni Glass, Best Little Hair House, Big Daddy’s Fish Fry, Body By Kara Fitness Training, B&C Food Distributors, Chocolate Tofino, CIBC Tofino & Ucluelet, Claire Watson, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust,  Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Driftwood Gifts, Eagle Aerie Gallery, Epic Pharmacy, Gail Hellesen, Geoff Johnson, Gray Whale Deli, Harbour Pizza Factory, Howler’s Family Restaurant, Image West, Jay’s Clayoquot Ventures, Jiggers, Judy Gray, Kyler Vos Photography, Lil’ Ronnie’s Backyard BBQ, Long Beach Auto, Long Beach Golf Course, MacDermott’s Insurance, Market Canvas Leather, Maureen Wells, Middle Beach Lodge, Murray’s Grocery, Nurture Day Spa, Ocean Outfitters, Pacific Rim Navigators, Pacific Surf School, Pina, Rhino Coffee House, Rick Nikiforuk, Rubio, Sajja Drugs, Storm Light Outfitters, Storm Surf Shop, Subtidal Adventures, Sugar Shack, Superior Propane, Sysco Victoria, Tan’s Gift Shop, The Blue Room, The Fish Store & Oyster Bar, The Place TV, The Schooner Restaurant, Tofino Air, Tofino Botanical Gardens, Tofino Brand, Tofino Brewing Company, Tofino Coffee Company, Tofino Massage Therapy, Tofino Pharmacy, Tofino Resort & Marina, Tofino Ucluelet Culinary Guild, Tuff Beans, Treehouse Gifts, Ucluelet Aquarium, Ucluelet Co-op, Ucluelet Liquor Store, Ucluelet Petro-Canada, Ukee Ice, Westside Surf, West Coast Fitness Center, and West Coast Roastery for their generous donations.

A special thanks to the Long Beach Golf Course Team Cody, Cory, & Dakota for their much appreciated effort and enthusiasm.

We look forward to doing it again next year!


West Coast Multiplex Society

Photo Credit: Josie Osborne
Left: Cody, LBGC
Centre: Josie Osborne Texas Wedge Winner!
Right: Cory, LBGC

Photo Credit: Tom Campbell
Lil’ Ronnie’s Backyard BBQ smoker