Fairway to Heaven - Moose Jaw
Situation Soldier On, in collaboration with PSP 15 Wing Moose Jaw (Disc Golf), Deer Ridge Golf Course (Golf), and Battle Creek Adventure Park (Mini-Putt) is hosting the Fairway to Heaven golf event in Moose Jaw, SK. This will be a two-day event held on Tuesday, 05 Jul & Wednesday, 06 Jul 2022.
This activity will bring together both serving and retired ill/injured CAF members, allowing participants to connect through peer support and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
This event will provide an opportunity for Soldier On participants to learn basic golfing techniques through instruction and coaching.
This is open only to registered Soldier On serving or retired members from Saskatchewan
. There is no cost and assistance is provided in registration and filling out the waiver if requested.
Travel assistance, accommodations and meals will be provided for participants residing more than 100 km from Moose Jaw.
Local participants will receive lunch and dinner on day one and lunch on day two. They will not be reimbursed for travel.
Instruction and mentoring for disc golf will be provided by Zach Renwich, a professional disk golf association registered member and representative of Moose Jaw Disc Golf Association.
Moose Jaw Disc Golf - Your Guide to Disc Golf in Moose Jaw, Canada (udisc.com)
Instruction and mentoring for golf will be provided by a certified PGA Professioanl instructor from the Deer Ridge Golf Course.
The number of Soldier On participants is limited to 8
Minimum eligibility criteria:
Any serving member or veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) from Saskatchewan
who acquired a permanent physical or mental health illness or injury while enrolled as a member of the CAF; whether attributable or not to service.
Medical clearance may be required by your chain of command.
Mental & Physical Requirements
- Participants must be able to tolerate up to 6 hours of moderate paced activities per day. Due to the busy activity schedule, applicants must have a limited requirement for rest throughout the day.
- Participants must be able to swing a golf club without issue or being in violation of their MELs.
- Participants are advised that one part of the activity for this event is located at 15 Wing Moose Jaw and thus, they may be exposed to a day-to-day military environment.
- Participants will be joined with other ill/injured members and civilians, and therefore should be able to function in a social environment.
- Participants also acknowledge that there will be no alcohol during the activities and allowed in the accommodations.
Soldier On events are planned in accordance with municipal, provincial, territorial and federal public health measures (PHM) and regulations as well as the Canadian Armed Forces health policy and guidelines. The health and safety of Soldier On participants and staff, PSP staff, and CAF TG personnel are paramount.
While specific safety precautions for each event will depend on the scope, scale and location of the event, the utmost care will be undertaken to ensure the risk associated with the spread of COVID-19 is very low. Specific precautions, rules, regulations and observances will be communicated to selected participants for this specific camp in due course, but all applicants must be prepared to:
- Be familiar with, and adhere to current PHM regulations and guidance;
- Complete the respective provincial / territorial or federal government COVID-19 self-assessment tool before attending the event;
- Refrain from participating in a Soldier On event if they have tested positive for COVID-19, have come in contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 and/or are experiencing symptoms of the virus;
- Practice physical distancing during activity, including the use of non-medical mask when appropriate;
- Follow all safety precautions provided by Soldier On and its sport service providers;
- Adhere to a stringent use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and perform rigorous hand hygiene;
- Inform Soldier On immediately if you are not feeling well.
- Ensure that the event is conducted following the current PHM regulations and guidelines of the location in question.
- Ensure that all staff and participants are using PPE properly and following necessary protocols;
- Soldier On will cease the event if participants do not respect any of the health and safety protocols that are in place;
- Ensure PPE, hand sanitizer and disinfectant supplies are available and are being used;
- Continue to monitor the further provincial lifting of or changes in restrictions which may affect their operations;
- Track physical interactions (time/date/attendees/location) on physical activity log.
Be advised that a proof of vaccination or vaccine passport will be required for the event.