Teresa Deak captures the view of Okanagan Lake from The Rise during last year’s Fall Vista Tour. This year’s event goes Monday and Tuesday.

Teresa Deak captures the view of Okanagan Lake from The Rise during last year’s Fall Vista Tour. This year’s event goes Monday and Tuesday.

Rise tour supports hospital

Experience the flora, fauna and views during the third annual Fabulous Fall Vista Tour Monday and Tuesday

Locals looking to get a peek at some of the spectacular views at The Rise have their chance.

The Golf Club at The Rise is opening its doors to the public in support of the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation.

Experience the flora, fauna and views during the third annual Fabulous Fall Vista Tour Monday and Tuesday.

“These magnificent vistas are rarely available to the non-golfer; but anyone can take advantage of this opportunity,” said Sue Beaudry, director of development of the VJH Foundation.

“Don’t forget your camera as you never know what you might see.”

Golf cart tours of the Fred Couples’ signature course are available by donation (donations of $20 or more will be receipted for income tax purposes). All proceeds go to Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation and will support medical equipment purchases for the hospital.

There are two days to choose from: tours go Monday at 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, there are tours at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

The course is closed to golfers for its annual aeration during the tours, so it offers an opportunity for non-golfers, senior citizens and anyone interested to check out the course.

The tours also have the support of the community association of homeowners at The Rise, who are helping to conduct the tours.

“They thought it was a good way to give back to the hospital,” said Beaudry.

Freddy’s Patio Restaurant will be catering the event with breakfast, lunch and dinner specials.

Golf carts are limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible by calling 250-542-5111.

“It usually sells out but there still are spaces available,” said Beaudry.