Coast Capital Savings’ annual charity golf tournament raised a record $300,000 for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation in support of mental health research for youth. From left, Wayne Berg, Dr. Lakshmi Yatham, Barbara Grantham, Bruce Schouten, Dr. Raymond Lam, Jeff Wong, Candice Tsang, John Andru, Diane Lac and Lawrie Ferguson. (Photo submitted)

Charity

Coast Capital golf tourney raises record-breaking $300K for mental health research

Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club hosted this year’s sold-out charity tournament

In its 17th year, the Coast Capital Savings Charity Golf Tournament raised a record-breaking $300,000 for mental health research.

This year’s sold-out tournament was held at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club. The tournament raised money for the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation with a focus on supporting mental health research tailored to youth.

Bruce Schouten, interim CEO at Coast Capital Savings, says the company’s support for this cause is “well-placed.”

“When you look at the numbers – 10 to 20 per cent of Canadian youth affected by mental illness and 3.2 million Canadian teenagers are at risk of depression – you realize that by supporting mental health research, the effect of our dollars multiplies,” Schouten was quoted as saying in a press release sent Friday.

“One breakthrough can change many lives.”

Coast Capital says the total amount raised by the annual golf tourney is now more than $2.8 million.

Jeff Wong, Coast Capital’s chief business transformation officer and executive chair of the 2018 tournament, says the community came up big this year.

Wong especially applauded the events sponsors, particularly the support of the event’s platinum sponsors: Deloitte, Desjardins, Landcor Data Corporation, PwC, SEI Industries Ltd, Temenos, Valeyo and Worldsource Wealth Management.

“The fundraising success of this tournament comes down to commitment,” said Wong.

“The companies who sponsor it and the golfers who participate join us in a shared commitment to raising awareness of mental health issues, advancing vital research, and helping young people and their families touched by mental illness.”



beau.simpson@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

RCMP investigate two shootings in Surrey

Incidents happened in Whalley, Newton

Surrey Board of Trade fears SkyTrain expansion will impede other transit needs

‘We need transit improvements in all of Surrey,’ Anita Huberman says

Cloverdale’s 5 most-read stories of the week, July 12–19

Mayor dissolves public safety committee, Surrey killer foiled by bar ID check, and more

Surrey RCMP, firefighters support Cloverdale boy’s lonely lemonade stand

Parker, 7, had few takers until Surrey first responders heard his call

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke

No estimated time for opening

CRA program to help poor file taxes yields noticeable bump in people helped

Extra money allows volunteer-driven clinics to operate year-round

Recall: Certain Pacific oysters may pose threat of paralytic shellfish poisoning

Consumers urged to either return affected packages or throw them out

How a Kamloops-born man helped put us on the moon

Jim Chamberlin did troubleshooting for the Apollo program, which led to its success

Sexual harassment complaints soaring amid ‘frat boy culture’ in Canada’s airline industry

‘It’s a #MeToo dumpster fire…and it’s exhausting for survivors’

Man with gunshot wound walks into Langley hospital

Injury suffered in Surrey incident, police believe

How much do you know about the moon?

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, see how well you know space

Most Read