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PGA Tour Players Team Up with Bear Mountain

Posted on October 30, 2014

PGA TOUR player Roger Sloan and Web.com Tour player Riley Wheeldon Team Up with Bear Mountain Resort and Ecoasis Developments LLP.

British Columbian duo become Honourary Members at Bear Mountain Golf Club

Victoria, British Columbia – October 30, 2014 – Top Canadian golf and lifestyle resort Bear Mountain, and its parent company, leading residential and resort firm Ecoasis, announced today that British Columbia golfers Roger Sloan and Riley Wheeldon will become official Bear Mountain Resort brand ambassadors.

Raised in Merritt, British Columbia, Sloan made his rookie debut on the PGA TOUR over the weekend at the McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Georgia. After a solid 2014 campaign on the Web.com Tour, which included a win on Canadian soil at the Nova Scotia Open and three other Top-20 finishes, Sloan earned his 2014-2015 PGA TOUR card after finishing 24th on the Web.com Tour regular season money list. “Both my wife, Casey, and I are extremely excited to start a relationship with Bear Mountain Resort. We have always enjoyed spending time in Victoria. Bear Mountain Resort now gives us the opportunity to take advantage of world class golf coupled with fantastic outdoor recreation such as, hiking, mountain biking, and tennis to create a lifestyle we thoroughly enjoy escaping to.”

An up and coming Canadian golf talent from Richmond, British Columbia, Wheeldon has seen success on PGA TOUR Canada where he finished second on the 2013 Order of Merit after five Top-10 finishes and a victory. His strong play earned one of five Web.com Tour cards for the 2014 season. This past season, Wheeldon split time between the Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR Canada, where he earned twelve Top-25 finishes. Wheeldon also tied for second place at this year’s Vancouver Open, matching the course record by shooting a 65. “British Columbia has always been home, and the opportunity to partner with local companies like Ecoasis and Bear Mountain is a dream. As a professional golfer it’s nice to align with a facility that offers more than golf. Bear Mountain also allows me to enjoy all the great things Victoria has to offer.”

As part of the partnership, The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa will become the lifestyle destination resort of choice for Sloan and Wheeldon, Sloan and Wheeldon have received Honourary Memberships to Canada’s only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf courses.

“Ecoasis is proud to champion Roger and Riley, two of BC’s most promising young talents as they pursue their PGA ambitions,” said Director of Golf Operations at Bear Mountain Resort, Jordan Ray. “Sponsorship not only allows these young athletes to focus on their careers, but also allows us to share their exciting journey with our own families, our residents and our golf members. Whether it’s golf, tennis or biking, Ecoasis welcomes the opportunity to promote sport development and to celebrate the achievement of dreams.” The pair will also represent the relationship by sporting a hybrid logo of Bear Mountain Resort and Ecoasis on their apparel.

About Roger Sloan

After spending two seasons on the Web.com Tour, Sloan will make his rookie debut on the PGA TOUR during the 2014-2015 season. Sloan finished 24th on Web.com Tour’s regular season money list to earn his card, becoming one of the youngest Canadians on tour at the age of 27. In 2014, Sloan won his first Web.com Tour event on home soil at the Nova Scotia Open. Sloan has spent the last two seasons on the Web.com Tour where he has racked up three Top 10 finishes. Sloan was raised in Merritt, British Columbia.

About Riley Wheeldon

In 2013, Wheeldon finished second on PGA TOUR Canada’s order of merit, earning status on the Web.com Tour. Wheeldon continued his success into 2014 where he split time between PGA TOUR Canada and the Web.com Tour, racking up twelve top 25 finishes. Wheeldon has played in two PGA TOUR events – RBC Canadian Open and Farmers Insurance Open. Wheeldon was born in Richmond, British Columbia and currently resides in Comox.

About Bear Mountain Resort

Situated in the foothills of Mount Finlayson with breathtaking views of Victoria’s seaside harbour, Bear Mountain Resort offers the best of both worlds: idyllic natural setting only minutes from the allure of a sophisticated and charming city – Victoria, BC. In a spot that only nature could have conceived, Bear Mountain Resort is a rugged and verdant mountainside landscape with vistas of the Olympic Mountain Range, the Strait of Georgia and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The resort comprises 1,300 acres and features world-renowned Nicklaus Design golf courses and, at the heart of the village, a Westin hotel. Countless visitors have been drawn to Bear Mountain for its superlative golf only to discover the resort’s accommodations, residential opportunities, dining venues, recreational options and convenient location are equally stellar.

About Ecoasis

Ecoasis specializes in land acquisition and development of residential and resort real estate; signature properties that we enhance for the benefit of stakeholders and the surrounding communities. Our current geographical focus includes Hawaii, Whistler, and Victoria, BC. By partnering our talented team with the most experienced architects, engineering firms, construction companies, and consultants, we create high quality, sustainable communities that provide lasting value. www.ecoasis.com

For further information about Roger Sloan or Riley Wheeldon please contact:
McKenzie Clarke
Coordinator, Business Partnerships
(647) 468-3500

For further information about Bear Mountain or Ecoasis please contact:
Kathi Springer
The Pace Group
(250) 888-8767