Bear Mountain hosts Cool Aid tourney Friday

Third annual fundraising golf tournament this week for the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Drive to End Homelessness

As part of the Victoria Cool Aid Society’s Drive to End Homelessness, the folks at Raymond James Financial are organizing the third annual fundraising golf tournament this week at Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa.

The aim with Friday’s event (Aug. 28) is to at least double the total amount raised in the first two years, says Brad Clark of Raymond James. The former Cool Aid board chair spearheaded the event in 2013 and continues to be a lead organizer.

“We’ve raised a little over $20,000 so far, but we’re hoping to do more than that this year on its own,” he says.

Spots in this popular event have been filling up fast, but Clark said anyone who hasn’t signed up yet can still call him at 250-405-2410 to try to reserve a spot.

Teams will play the mountain course at Bear Mountain, using the scramble format. On-course prizes are offered for hole-in-ones (three, for cash) and closest to the pin, plus side competitions for putting and chipping also have prizes up for grabs.

Silent auction items include paintings by Robert Bateman and Isa Milman, Westjet Fly Anywhere tickets and more.

A banquet dinner follows the golf, and participants not interested in golf can book a spot for the dinner alone for $60. The cost for golf and the dinner is $160.

Call Clark for more information or to register, or visit for general information on the cause.

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