Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

August 19, 2005 08:45 ET

BELL CANADIAN OPEN MEDIA CREDENTIAL ONLINE APPLICATIONS

Application Deadline Friday, August 19, 2005 Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor VANCOUVER--(CCNMatthews - Aug. 19, 2005) - The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) would like to remind media interested in applying for working credentials for the 2005 Bell Canadian Open, September 5-11 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver that they can do so by visiting the on-line media credential link at www.rcga.org.

Any media interested in covering the event on-site at Shaughnessy must apply in advance for media credentials. Media who do not have proper credentials authorized by the RCGA will not be allowed on-site during the week of the championship.

Criteria for credential approvals remain unchanged from previous years:

-- Application for credentials must be made in advance by the department editor or director from a recognized media outlet.

-- Media credentials will be issued to working media only and under no circumstances will be provided for use as personal tournament passes. Use of credentials for purposes other than tournament coverage will result in the credentials being revoked.

-- No freelance writers, photographers or broadcasters will receive accreditation unless a letter accompanies their application from the outlet assigning them to tournament coverage.

-- Credentials are non-transferable, and must be claimed by the person to whom accreditation was originally granted.

-- All credentials must be applied for and approved prior to the commencement of the tournament.

Your editor/director will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the credential application. Following approval by the RCGA, the editor/director will be sent a notice of acceptance and a detailed information package including credentials and parking passes for his/her staff assigned to cover the event.

Please note the following important media credential application deadline:

Friday, August 19, 2005
Bell Canadian Open
Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club
Vancouver, British Columbia
September 5-11, 2005

To apply for media credentials please visit www.rcga.org and select "Media" from the main menu on the left.

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For more information:

Anthony Alfred
Director, Communications
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Phone: 905-849-9700 x 227
Cell: 416-891-0286
E-mail: aalfred@rcga.org

Dan Pino
Senior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
Phone: 905-849-9700 x 406
Cell: 416-434-5525
E-mail: dpino@rcga.org
IN: SPORTS

Contact Information

  • Dan Pino, Senior Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 406
    Secondary Phone: 416-434-5525
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: dpino@rcga.org