Community cleanup and clinic planned for Beaches Disc Golf Course at Ashbridges Bay Park – Beach Metro Community News

Marlon Canales plays disc golf with his children Christian and Carina. Photo: submitted.

By JESSE GAULT

Disc golf enthusiast Marlon Canales, with the help of the City of Toronto, is hosting a disc golf clinic and community clean-up event on Sunday, April 24 at the Beaches Disc Golf Course in Ashbridges Bay Park.

“It’s a super fun sport that’s inexpensive and a fantastic way to get kids and adults outside to participate in an activity together,” Canales said of disc golf.

At the event, aimed at parents/guardians and children under 13 who are largely new to disc golf, attendees of the April 24 event will learn how to play the sport and also help clean up the area around the park and around Woodbine Litter Beach.

“Keeping the course and beaches clean contributes to the overall sustainability of the sport,” Canales said.

Qualified instructors will lead the disc golf clinic at the event, explaining the rules of the game and demonstrating how the disc is thrown. Then, participants will take part in a real game of disc golf on the north course of the Beaches Disc Golf Courses with the help of volunteer guides. (The North Course is the only disc golf course open because the South Course was removed at this time while the city monitors the area where it was during the spring bird migration season.)

Disc golf can be considered similar to golf, Canales said. Participants throw a disc and try to put it in a basket on a pole with as few throws as possible.

“All you need is a disc and you can follow the course, exercise and enjoy this wonderful sport,” Canales said.

He said playing on the court is a great family activity.

“My favorite memory is learning to play disc golf at the Beaches Disc Golf Course with my five-year-old daughter (who will be eight next month). Going out to play rounds and throwing discs alongside her and watching her improving and having fun while sharing an outdoor activity with me was amazing, in fact it still is.

Registration is required to participate in the clinic and cleanup. The event is free. Discs will be provided (but not to be kept). Beaches Disc Golf Course is located at 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Rd.

To register and for more information on how to participate in the event, please contact Marlon Canales at [email protected] or visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfIKavvWHJnRkpnV1Diuh9IO7fXkJ1YnL39Xo9ms7H9sEZpVA/viewform



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