911 Golf Tournament coming August 16

Over the last two years $12,000 has been granted for bursaries and to support area youth initiatives

Numerous local youth organizations and youth events benefit from the annual Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament

Numerous local youth organizations and youth events benefit from the annual Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament

Over the last two years $12,000 has been granted for bursaries and to support area youth initiatives by the annual Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament.  Over the years, this group has raised thousands of dollars in support of local charities and non-profit organizations, and they continue to do so.

In 2013 the group funded the following:  Bonnie Cruzelle-Myram Scholarship, Farm Kids Scholarship Fund, school sports, kids community garden, Rural Living Expo Bike Challenge, Barriere Youth Curling, Barriere Recreation Society, North Thompson Fish and Game Club, Barriere Youth Soccer Association, Upper Thompson Army Cadets, Barriere and Area Literacy Outreach, and the Barriere Bike Track.  All funds were used to enhance programs already in place, or to start new programs that provide area youth with diverse opportunities where all can participate.

This year’s annual Barriere 911 Emergency Services Golf Tournament will be taking place on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Chinook Cove Golf for a         1 p.m. shotgun start.

Tournament organizers are currently soliciting sponsorships for this worthwhile event, and are encouraging both business and individuals to lend their support.

Sponsorships range from $100 or more, $200 or more, and $500 or more, with each level receiving a number of perks and promotions for their donation.

To find out more about how you can become a sponsor, please call any of the following:

Cpl. Darin Underhill, RCMP at 250-672-9918, Cst. Dana Napier, RCMP at 250-672-9918, Al Kirkwood, Barriere Fire Chief at 250-819-2017, Tim Hoffman, Barriere Search & Rescue at 250-320-9775, Jason Platteel, BC Ambulance at 250-819-7030, or Deb Young, BC Ambulance at 250-672-9244.