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Coast Capital charity tournament raises record amount
Coast Capital Savings’ 12th annual charity golf tournament raised a record amount – more than $200,000 – which will go to support mental-health research through Vancouver General Hospital and the UBC Hospital Foundation.
The tournament, held Sept. 4 at Surrey’s Northview Golf and Country Club, raised $208,012. Former BC Lion Jamie Taras – a Semiahmoo Peninsula resident – served as MC of the event.
“Coast Capital Savings is a pillar of support in our mental health initiatives,” said Jim O’Hara, vice-president, leadership giving, with VGH and the UBC Foundation. “Their support – totalling more than one and a half million dollar over the past decade – has been transformational for mental illness research, particularly in the area of depression, in B.C.”