Daylight Saving Time Is Good For Golf And Golfers

British Columbians are being invited to share their views on how we should observe time in our province. Most areas of B.C. currently “spring forward” into Daylight Saving Time during summer months and “fall back” to Standard Time in the winter.

British Columbia Golf believes that continuing to change our clocks bi-annually is of particular benefit for recreational activities including, of course, golf.

Please read on and take the online survey if you wish to make your voice heard on the subject.

The following choices are being considered:

  1. B.C. continues the practice of changing our clocks bi-annually; or
  2. B.C. adopts year-round observance of Daylight Saving Time

Legislators in California, Oregon and Washington have proposed bills to end the bi-annual time change and observe Daylight Saving Time year-round. Premier John Horgan has reached out to the Governors of these states as well as to the Premier of Yukon, to hear their opinions and help inform the discussion in B.C.

The public engagement period will run from June 24, 2019 to July 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. During this time, interested individuals and organizations will be invited to share their opinions in the following ways:

The survey will be open until July 19, 2019 at 4pm.

About the Survey

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete. It offers an opportunity to share your views on the following issues:

  • Whether B.C. should continue to observe the bi-annual time change; and
  • How important it is to you that B.C. aligns with neighbouring provinces, territories and states.

Next Steps

  • Survey responses will be used to inform the development of the B.C. government’s position on time observance.
  • Survey results will be posted later this year.

Before taking the Daylight Saving Time Engagement survey, please review this background information on the current state of time observance in British Columbia and other jurisdictions, and the pros and cons of different time change options.

Click HERE to be taken to the survey page

Following is the letter of support for Daylight Saving Time that British Columbia Golf has submitted: