Rhonda Brown, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria and Area executive director (third from left), receives a cheque for $50,000, raised at the 13th Annual BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort in June. On hand for the donation (from left) were tournament committee member Bruce Williams, tournament co-chair Les Leyne and Keith Baldrey, B.C. Labour Minister Harry Bains and BC Ferries’ president/CEO Mark Collins. Photo contributed

Ferries golf tournament raises $50G for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Victoria

Local non-profit’s mentoring programs to be boosted with influx of cash

The numbers are in and the money will be well appreciated.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Victoria plans to expand its programs for local children, especially around mentoring, with the $50,000 raised through the 13th annual BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic held earlier this summer at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort.

“Mentoring is crucial to a child’s development as it teaches and promotes skills essential for personal and professional success in life,” said Rhonda Brown, the organization’s executive director, in a release. “We are committed to ensuring our young people grow up happy and healthy – mentally and physically.”

Media members from Black Press and other Greater Victoria and B.C. outlets joined representatives of BC Ferries’ suppliers and other guests playing in and supporting the event, which featured various golf games to raise cash, as well as silent and live auctions for trips, jerseys and a host of other valuable items.

Co-founded by Global TV’s Keith Baldrey and the Times Colonist’s Les Leyne, the tournament has raised over $770,000 over the past 13 years to support programs for children and families.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

John Fogerty bringing the spirit of ’69 to Victoria

Legendary classic rock tunesmith touring Western Canada with My 50 Year Trip

Grab it and go: Prepare to celebrate Halloween vintage style

Vintage Fair Victoria hosts its first Halloween-themed sale, this Friday and Saturday

WINE NOTES: Hester Creek uncorks a delicious surprise

Summer whites may be waning, but this 2018 Chardonnay is worth ordering, writes Robert Moyes

A World of Dance awaits at Save-On-Foods

Past and present standouts from popular TV show to perform at Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre

New short-film festival spotlights the weird and wonderfully macabre

Foggy Isle Film Festival happens Sept. 26 at the Victoria Event Centre

Trailer released for Jason Momoa TV series filmed on Vancouver Island

‘See’ will debut on Apple’s new streaming service on Nov.1

Victoria bookstore looking to earn a place in the record books

Russell Books still collecting Guiness World Records books from public for massive tower

Eddie Money, ‘Two Tickets to Paradise’ singer, dies at 70

The rock star recently announced he had stage 4 esophageal cancer

Cross-cultural flamenco production tells personal story through dance, music

Indian, Spanish influences seen in Nritya, coming Sept. 26 to Glenlyon Norfolk School theatre

$9.8 million announced for B.C. arts groups by province

BC Arts Council to distribute 394 grants across more than 50 communities

Best of the 2019 Victoria Fringe Festival revisited

Wonder how others felt about Fringe shows you saw? Find the Pick of the Fringe winners here

Sooke’s award-winning author comes home

Darrel McLeod will give a reading and host a workshop in Sooke

Most Read