Summerland golf tournament benefits Rotary Club, Honour House Society

Summerland golf tournament benefits Rotary Club, Honour House Society

46th annual E Division/Honour House Society Charity Golf Tournament was held Sept. 12 t0 14

A fundraising golf tournament in Summerland, held earlier this month, has raised between $10,000 and $12,000 for the Summerland Rotary Club and the Honour House Society.

The 46th annual E Division/Honour House Society Charity Golf Tournament was held at the Summerland Golf and Country club Sept. 12 to 14.

Participants were present and retired RCMP members, along with some corporate playing sponsors from around the province.

Half of the money raised will go to the Honour House Society. The society provides temporary housing for Canadian Forces veterans, emergency services personnel and their families while they travel to receive medical care and treatment in Vancouver.

In 2016, the society also broke ground on a new project in Kamloops, B.C.

The rest of the money will go to the Summerland Rotary Club to benefit Rotary projects.

“It was an awesome tournament,” said Roch Fortin, a retired RCMP member who organized the event. “The course was in great shape. The comments we are receiving have been very positive.”

Around 80 golfers from around the province participated.

Fortin said the event also provided an economic benefit for the community.

He said the fire season and smoky skies in summer affected tourism numbers in Summerland and the rest of the Okanagan Valley.

“I think it was a welcome relief for the golf course,” he said of the tournament.

He added that members of the local business community as well as Summerland residents provided financial support to assist with the tournament.

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