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B.C. charities benefit from Pacific Coastal tourney

June 5, 2014, Richmond, B.C. - More than 120 golfers and sponsors braved sunshine and balmy temperatures to help raise money for two important B.C.-based charities at Pacific Coastal Airlines' 22nd Annual Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, held Tuesday, June 3 at Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club in Richmond.


June 5, 2014
By Carey Fredericks

"It was a fantastic day," said Pacific Coastal President Quentin Smith. "A lot of people stepped up to help make it a very successful event and we are pleased with the outcome."

The event, presented by Canadian Western Bank, took in a total of more than $84,000.00 which, after all event expenses have been deducted, will be shared by two charities; the Source Club of Powell River and the Native Education College (NEC) of Vancouver.

B.C.'s largest private Aboriginal College, NEC offers programs leading to the B.C. Adult Graduation Diploma and college certificates and diplomas that provide access to employment or further post-secondary education.

The Source Club of Powell River is an organization that provides educational and life skills programs to persons with mental illness and helps them re-integrate into the community.

"Our annual tournament is a labour of love," said Smith. "These charities are very important to us and we are grateful for the many golfers and sponsors who contributed their time and money to these worthy charities."