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Phuket club observes tsunami date

This festive season, Blue Canyon Country Club is opening its doors and reaching out to the hearts of the tsunami survivors by organising Christmas parties specially for them.Ê

This is a continuation of Blue Canyon Country Club’s efforts in providing aid and welfare to the Phuket community.

When the devastating tsunami first hit Phuket, Blue Canyon Country Club immediately swung into action, transforming the Club into a crisis relief centre. Ê

Bed linen, food and medical supplies were provided to thousands of stranded tourists and residents who lost their homes and families when the tidal waves struck on Dec 26, 2004.Ê

In addition to monetary contribution, Mr and Mrs Sia, owners of Blue Canyon Country Club, also helped reconstruct about 20 houses in the Nai Rai village.Ê A trained architect, Mrs Sia also helped ensure the infrastructure of the new houses offered better protection and sanitation.Ê


A year on, residents of Phuket are looking forward to the future with an optimistic outlook and enthusiasm for life.Ê Blue Canyon Country Club is honoured to be able to continue to assist them on their road to recovery and has organised a few parties to help spread some Christmas cheer among the survivors.

This season, the management and staff of Blue Canyon Country Club will come together to host a series of social gatherings for the residents of Phuket and to help the needy during this time of the year:

Child-Watch Party, 25th December, 2005

Blue Canyon Country Club is organising a Christmas party for children affected by the tsunami.Ê Blue Canyon Country Club undertook supervision of Child-Watch, an organisation that seeks to provide welfare and basic education for children who were abused and abandoned by their parents.Ê Blue Canyon Country Club will also sponsor the monthly milk supply to ensure all children under the care of Child-Watch receive the appropriate nutrition.Ê Moving forward, Blue Canyon Country Club aim to organise a party for these children on a quarterly basis.

26th December, 2005 - Blue Canyon Country Club will join millions of people around the world in this sombre ceremony to remember the hundreds and thousands of lives lost during the disaster.Ê Prime Minister of Thailand, Thaksin Shinawatra, and other world leaders will be present at the memorial.

Donations - Blue Canyon Country Club staff will be visiting a Child Care Centre in Phang-nga in the next few weeks.Ê Clothes, books, stationery and toys collected by Blue Canyon Country Club staff will be distributed to the children aged between 1 to 13 years old.

About Blue Canyon Country Club

Developed in 1988 from an old tin mine and rubber plantations, both the golf courses are moulded around the existing canyons and rubber plantations, with minimal disruption to the natural landscape. Ê

Blue Canyon Country Club (Phuket) is located on 720 acres (1,800 rai) of prime land, and is recognized as being among the most exclusive golfing establishments in the region. Cradled in a secluded, verdant valley, against a magnificent backdrop of the majestic Phang Nga Mountains and Andaman Sea, Blue Canyon Country Club offers two award-winning 18-hole championship golf courses: the Canyon Course built in 1991 and Lakes Course built in 1999.

Blue Canyon Country Club is known for hosting prestigious professional golf tournaments including the 1998 Johnnie Walker Golf Classic where Tiger Woods staged his stunning come-from-behind win. The Canyon Course also staged the Johnnie Walker Classics in 1994 as well as other major tournaments, like the Honda Invitational, BMW International World Final, and SAS World Tour Final. In 2005, it hosted the Thailand Open and Tiger Skins featuring Colin Montgomerie, Grace Park, Retief Goosen and Thomas Bjorn. The Lakes Course is reputed to have one of the best finishing holes in this part of the world.Ê Blue Canyon Country Club is also known for its award-winning spa which recently claimed Best Golf & Spa Destination at the SpaAsia Crystal Awards 2005.