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Learn from the pros at Power Smart mini-golf course

Posted by Rob Klovance

It was a hit on Granville Street in Vancouver, and it could be coming to a summer event near you.

It's BC Hydro's Power Smart mini-golf course, and it's unlike any mini golf you've ever seen. When's the last time you tried to putt through clothes hanging on a line?

See below for a schedule of where the course will be for the remainder of the summer. No need to book a tee time. Just show up and have fun.

The six-hole course is set up to remind British Columbians how easy it is to conserve and be smart with power. Here's a list of the six-hole course and what you'll learn along the way (in addition to honing your putting skills).

Take a swing at BC Hydro's Power Smart mini-golf course and learn some energy-efficient tips.

No. 1: Make the switch. ENERGY STARĀ® lighting lasts longer.

No. 2: Stay under par, save energy. Unplug devices when not in use.

No. 3: Don't let the wind affect your game. Draft-proof your windows.

No. 4: Be bright. Turn off unnecessary lights.

No. 5: Saving energy is a breeze. Hang your clothes to dry.

No. 6: Chip into energy savings. Wash your clothes in cold water to save.

Mini golf schedule

  • Vernon
    11 a.m. to 5 p.m., July 28 and 29, Polson Park
  • Terrace Riverboat Days
    2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Aug. 3 and Aug. 4
  • Stave Falls 100th anniversary
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 11, Stave Falls Dam & Generating Station, Mission
  • Nanaimo
    10 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 18
    10 a.m. to 5 p.m., August 19
    Vancouver Island Exhibition (VIEX)