Pacific Coastal headerBritish Columbia’s regional carrier Pacific Coastal is pleased to announce the recipients of funds raised at its 25th Annual Memorial Charity Golf Tournament.

“This annual charity golf tournament is a labor of love,” said Pacific Coastal Airlines’ Director of Business Development Kevin Boothroyd. “We couldn’t do this without the dedication of our employees, and the support of the many suppliers and customers from across the province, who show up every year to help us raise funds for these important B.C. based charities”, he added.

The 25th annual golf tournament, held at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club in Richmond, B.C., raised a total of $65,000.00 after expenses which went to support the following:

The Source Club, Powell River, which provides support and helps adults with mental illness reintegrate into society and find meaningful work.

NEC Native Education College, Vancouver, which helps Indigenous learners realize their potential in a supportive and cultural environment and offers certificate and diploma programs leading toward high-demand careers including health care, counselling, tourism, or administration.

Ktunaxa Nation’s Scotty’s House and the Street Angels Program, Cranbrook: Scotty’s House provides accommodation for vulnerable adults who have aged out of the child welfare system and the Street Angels program offers meals, computer access, and much more, to those in need. These charities serve both aboriginal and non-aboriginal people in the community.

British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA): In addition to the charities listed above, Pacific Coastal is providing a total of $10,000.00 to the British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA) Disaster Recovery Program to help that organization with their support of local businesses affected by the wildfires – $5,000.00 from proceeds of the golf tournament, and a $5,000.00 matching contribution from Pacific Coastal Airlines.

“The BCEDA launched its Economic Disaster Recovery Program as soon as the fires started to impact communities and businesses. The Business Recovery Hotline is the active part of the program at this time as we provide support and information to businesses impacted by the wildfires”, said Dale Wheeldon, President and CEO, British Columbia Economic Development Association (BCEDA).

“BCEDA will send teams to affected communities to help developing an economic recovery plan, to assist the community and its businesses overcome the challenges they now face. Without this assistance from Pacific Coastal Airlines it would have been difficult to proceed and these funds will allow us to expand the service we are currently offering to impacted businesses”, added Wheeldon.