In the Spotlight
Awards & Recognition
Sport NS Awards
blmg Scholarship Award
Community Sport Organization of the Year 2021/22
Black Lives Matter Golf was born from the devotion of four men from the Grandview Golf and Country Club, and their passion for the game.
During the pandemic, the brutal killings in the U.S. of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor,George Floyd, and many others reignited the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement globally.Channing Colley, Duan Ash, Darren Tolliver and Doug Hill decided there was an opportunity to link BLM with the game. They wanted to do something to raise awareness about the movement and stand against systemic racism, oppression and other forms of discrimination in society and in golf.
Breaking down economic and social barriers to make the game more inclusive is a major goal for BLMG. On Aug. 22, 2020, Black members proudly held the inaugural Black Lives Matter Invitational Golf Tournament at Grandview in East Preston, one of Canada`s original Black communities.
The BLMG initiative started small but interest grew to an incredible level in 2021 despite the pandemic. The group garnered local and national media attention.
The organizing committee has grown from four to eight, as well BLMG will be adding a women`s golf component this year.