For Immediate release: December 12, 2019
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Purcell International Education (PIE) and the Kimberley Golf Club (KGC) are pleased to announce that a closing date of January 13, 2019 has been confirmed for PIE’s purchase of the golf course lands from KGC. The sale is the result of 18 months of cooperative negotiations between PIE and KGC to structure a deal that will secure the future of the club while providing PIE with land to build its in-development international boarding school, Purcell Collegiate.
PIE President Duncan MacLeod summarized the unique nature of the deal as follows: “We view this deal as a partnership, not a purchase. It was designed from day-one to be mutually beneficial to PIE and KGC and we jointly engaged the process to ensure the best interests of the KGC membership were not only secured but enhanced. We look forward to working with KGC to build four new, world-class holes for the course prior to beginning school construction on what will become the former site of holes 6, 7, 8, and 9.”
KGC President Ron Christensen had this to say: “The Kimberley Golf Club is pleased with the progress made to date by PIE. We look forward to continuing the transition process and the final documents being signed. The board appreciates the continuing support and patience of our members through this process.”
The focus for both PIE and KGC now shifts to transition planning and gearing up for the 2020 golf season. PIE and KGC will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and launch event on January 15 at which time several exciting announcements including more information on pending investments to be made by PIE to improve the golf experience for KGC members and the general public.
PIE and the KGC executive would like to thank KGC members for their patience and ongoing support of the process that led to this one-of-a-kind agreement.
For more information on PIE, visit www.piecanada.ca. For more information on KGC, visit www.kimberleygolfclub.ca.