Hosting a charity golf tournament is an annual tradition for second-year UBC Medical students and one of the ways students get to know and make a difference in their community. This year, the UBC Southern Medical Program Class of 2019 chose the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna (CMHA Kelowna), as their charity of choice. [Read more…]
The 7th and Final Annual Basran Charity Open, held this past August, raised $28,332 for the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation and Canadian Mental Health Kelowna.
One of the largest annual golf tournaments in the valley for the last seven years, over 1,400 golfers have participated and $100,000 has been raised for healthcare in our community since the beginning of the Basran Charity Open. Mayor Colin Basran has always kept community impact top of mind. “Everyone who participates in the event does it to make a difference,” explains Basran. “Thanks to everyone who has helped me organize this event and who has participated over the years. And thanks to my Grandma Basran for being the inspiration for wanting to raise money to help others. I am so grateful!” [Read more…]
2016 marked the second year of Primaris’ Charity Golf Tournament and partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association. The tournament, which has now raised a grand total of $147,200, supports local mental health programs and supports, equipping people with the necessary tools to prevent and recover from mental illness.
“Choosing CMHA as our charity of choice was founded in our belief that we can be advocates of awareness and support for mental health initiatives. By bringing together people who share the same belief, who may have experienced the need for support, we can be the catalyst for open communication about mental health,” states Donna Markin, General Manager of Primaris Orchard Park Shopping Centre. “As an employer, as a business and as a community member, I am thrilled with the money we were able to raise for CMHA.” [Read more…]