Golfers Marisa Kelly

Golfers Marisa Kelly

Golf tournament helps local women’s shelters

Proceeds go to Cridge Transition House , Victoria Women’s Transition House, Margaret Laurence House and the Sooke Transition House.

With the swing of a golf club, realtors at Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty are raising money for local women’s shelters.

As part of the 11th annual Royal LePage Shelter Foundation Golf Party, golf enthusiasts of all levels can compete in the Texas scramble-style play at the charity event at the Cedar Hill Golf Course in Saanich on Sept. 1.

New this year will be a putting tournament and two chances to win a $10,000 prize if participants sink a hole-in-one on two different holes.

Following the golf tournament, there will also be a silent auction, dinner and live auction.

All proceeds from the auction goes toward four local women’s shelters that provide a safe transitional home for women and children escaping domestic violence, including the Cridge Transition House for Women, Victoria Women’s Transition House Society, Margaret Laurence House and the Sooke Transition House Society.

“A lot of us take shelter and safety for granted and what we’d really like to do is help get the message out that not everyone feels safe or has shelter or feels safe in their shelter,” said Sarah West, golf party organizer.

“A very small donation or participating in an event might not seem like a lot for people that do it, but it makes an incredible impact on the lives of women and children in [Greater] Victoria.”

Marlene Goley, manager of the women’s and family centre at the Cridge Centre, said the donation will be used to keep vehicles on the road to transport women to appointments and support women with no immigration status, among “dozens of other things.”

“We just couldn’t do what we do without their help. It not only is absolutely crucial to what we do of being able to provide the supports that women need so they can use our services, but it also sends a critically important message to women who are leaving violent relationships that there is a community out there that supports their decisions,” Goley said.

So far, there are roughly 60 people registered for the tournament and this year’s goal is to surpass last year’s $20,000 fundraising total.

“We are looking for people who want to golf or donate prizes to help,” said West, noting local businesses have already supplied gift certificates, artwork, and flights to Vancouver.

The cost is $125 for golf, power cart and dinner or just $50 for dinner.

For more information, please go online to Rlpgolf4shelter.com, email sarah@propertiesinvictoria.com or call 250-920-7000.

 

Sooke Transition House Society

The Sooke Transition House Society provides emergency shelter for women and their children who are in crisis resulting from family violence.

The society provides additional services and programming, in partnership with other organizations to care for the emotional needs of women and children who experience or bear witness to abuse, or are at risk of abuse, threats, or violence.

For more information, please call 250-642-2544.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Highway 14 (Sooke Road) is closed between Impala Road and Humpback Road following a “major” police incident, according to DriveBC. (Black Press Media file photo)
UPDATED: Major crimes unit takes over after police incident closes Highway 14 through Sooke

Incident occurred Friday night, detour made available early Saturday

(Black Press Media file photo)
Get the word on art on Sunday afternoons in Victoria

Art Gallery of Greater Victoria presents Sunday lecture series in March

Community members Ed Hutchinson, left, Dave Noren, and Pat Graham, president of The Ladies Guild, stand before the new book house outside the Church of the Advent in Colwood. The tiny library was built as a result of the annual Church of the Advent book sale being cancelled due to COVID-19. (Submitted/Joan Hoffman)
Colwood church builds little library

Church of Advent annual book sale cancelled due to health restrictions

To each their own pipe. The new sewer main during staging in James Bay before it was installed in 2018, to convey waste to the McLoughlin Point treatment facility. (Black Press Media file photo)
‘End in sight,’ for Victoria’s annual sewage overflows

Wastewater projects underway should end sewage overflows

(Courtesy Very Good Butchers)
Very Good Butchers brand adds cheese to its platter

The Cultured Nut products to be rebranded under Very Good Cheese banner

The James C Richardson Pipe Band marches in a Remembrance Day parade on Nov. 11, 2019 in Chilliwack. Wednesday, March 10 is International Bagpipe Day. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)
Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of March 7 to 13

International Bagpipe Day, Wash Your Nose Day and Kidney Day are all coming up this week

More than ever before, as pandemic conditions persist, the threat of data breaches and cyberattacks continues to grow, according to SFU professor Michael Parent. (Pixabay photo)
SFU expert unveils 5 ways the COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed cybersecurity

Recognizing these changes is the first in a series of steps to mitigate them once the pandemic ends, and before the next: Michael Parent

Kevin Haughton is the founder/technologist of Courtenay-based Clearflo Solutions. Scott Stanfield photo
Islander aims Clearflo clean drinking water system at Canada’s remote communities

Entrepreneur $300,000 mobile system can produce 50,000 litres of water in a day, via solar energy

Malawian police guard AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines after the shipment arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi, Friday March 5, 2021. Canada is expecting its first shipments of AstraZeneca vaccine next week. (Associated Press/Thoko Chikondi)
B.C.’s daily COVID-19 cases climb to 634 Friday, four more deaths

Currently 255 people in hospital, 66 in intensive care

A crashed helicopter is seen near Mt. Gardner on Bowen Island on Friday March 5, 2021. Two people were taken to hospital in serious but stable condition after the crash. (Irene Paulus/contributed)
2 people in serious condition after helicopter goes down on Bowen Island

Unclear how many passengers aboard and unclear where the helicopter was going

Surrey Pretrial in Newton. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
B.C. transgender inmate to get human rights hearing after being held in mostly male jail

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal member Amber Prince on March 3 dismissed the pretrial’s application to have Makayla Sandve’s complaint dismissed

Supporters rally outside court as Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church is in court to appeal bail conditions, after he was arrested for holding day services in violation of COVID-19 rules, in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
‘Law remains valid:’ Pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is representing the pastor

The Netflix logo on an iPhone. B.C. delayed imposing sales tax on digital services and sweetened carbonated beverages as part of its response to COVID-19. Those taxes take effect April 1, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Matt Rourke
B.C. applies 7% sales tax on streaming, vaping, sweet drinks April 1

Measures from 2020 budget were delayed due to COVID-19

A lawyer wears a face mask and gloves to curb the spread of COVID-19 while waiting to enter B.C. Supreme Court, in Vancouver, B.C., Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. British Columbia’s highest court has sided with the land owner in a dispute over public access to public land. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C. high court finds in favour of large landowner in fight over access to pair of lakes

The Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club launched legal action after the cattle company blocked road and trail access

Most Read