WCMS to re-apply at next government capital funding intake Oct 2020 – Press Release

Tofino, British Columbia, August 14th, 2020 – The West Coast Multiplex Society and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations on behalf of our eight west coast communities did not receive funding applied for in Feb 2019 from the Canada-British Columbia Investing in Canada Infrastructure program towards the capital costs for the construction of the Multiplex Phase 1 – Arena.  The grant application received great feedback from the provincial government and the Society will re-apply with a few suggested changes for the second intake Oct 2020.

 About the West Coast Multiplex PROJECT www.westcoastmultiplex.org

The West Coast Multiplex is a community facility in the making — the dream of many passionate West Coast Vancouver Island parents, kids, sports enthusiasts, health professionals, wellness advocates, senior citizens, educators and business people from eight communities.

The objective is to develop a regional recreational facility to meet the growing needs of the communities of Tofino, Ucluelet, Long Beach Area C and the First Nations communities of Ahousaht, Toquaht, Yuułuiłath, Tla-o-qui-aht and Hesquiaht.  Planned to be built on Airport Road, just before the airport, the proposed facility will serve multi-generational families who are interested in improved health and wellness through a variety of recreational and educational activities.

 About the WCM FUNDRAISING EFFORTS www.westcoastmultiplex.org/fundraising/

The WCMS is a non-profit driven by dedicated volunteers with no physical office.  The expenses are kept at a minimum and we rely on the support of the communities to raise funds for the Multiplex to become reality!  We have two different funds that cover different expenses:

Facilities – Capital funds:  The Society is responsible for raising all capital funds to cover the project costs through grants, funding applications and donations.

Society – Operational funds:  The annual Scramble Golf Fundraiser Tournament raises funds that cover the operational expenses of the Society.  It also funds some reports that are needed to apply for government grants in hope to secure capital funding.  It is crucial for members of all eight communities to support our 20th anniversary community event at the Long Beach Golf Course Sept 19th, 2020 for the event to be successful!

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WCM Media Contact
Samantha Hackett
Chair WCMS
Samantha@longbeachlodgeresort.com

WCM Project, Fundraising & Event Contact
Mishele Gagne
WCMS Administration & Communications
info@westcoastmultiplex.org

Donate Items/Gift Certificates for Auction/Prizes at our 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 year’s 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 a donation, either of physical goods or gift certificates, to be used in our online or live auction or for a tournament prize.  If you are donating smaller items, sets of 4 items are appreciated as they will make great team prizes.  As in the past, the tournament will be a fun 9-hole Texas Scramble with a combined team mini golf challenge.  Anyone, regardless of skill level, is welcome to attend. Volunteer hours are also always needed.

It would be appreciated if you can respond to this letter with your decision by Monday August 31st, 2020.  We do not need to collect the donations 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.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr

On behalf of the West Coast Multiplex Society

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 year’s 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.

Sincerely,

Ryan Orr

On behalf of the West Coast Multiplex Society

Letter to the Editor – Westerly News June 17, 2020

LEARN ABOUT THE MULTIPLEX

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 www.westcoastmultiplex.org, email us at info@westcoastmultiplex.org or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/WestCoastMulti. 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.