BCFerries1VICTORIA – For the 12th consecutive year, members of British Columbia’s media, business and government communities got together for the BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain Resort in Victoria on June16, 2017. This year’s tournament raised $60,000 to support coastal region branches of United Way.

Co-founded by Global TV’s Keith Baldrey and the Times Colonist’s Les Leyne, the tournament is designed to achieve two things – a great day of golf with some of the top media personalities in B.C. matched with an opportunity to raise money for a great cause. Over the past 12 years, the tournaments have raised over $720,000 to support programs for children and families.

United Way’s mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. When you give to United Way, you support a network of services that provide a greater chance for everyone to live better lives; help children and youth gain life skills and transition to adulthood, support families that are working to meet life’s challenges, and connect seniors with their community to reduce isolation.

“BC Ferries is proud of its association with coastal region branches of United Way and the Media Charity Golf Classic,” said Mark Collins, BC Ferries’ President and CEO. “This tournament is a unique opportunity to bring together three distinct sectors of our economy in support of a very worthy cause – helping to make a positive impact on vulnerable children, youth, families and seniors in coastal communities.”

“At United Way we believe in the power of partnerships working together in a ‘united way’ to make change in our coastal communities. In 2016 United Way Greater Victoria raised $5 million and as a result 110,000 individuals, families, and children and youth were helped in different programs. All of this work would not be possible without corporate support from BC Ferries and our many media partners, our donors and volunteers. Thank you for helping us build a strong and inclusive community for all,” says Patricia Jelinski, United Way Greater Victoria, CEO.

BC Ferries would like to thank all of the corporate sponsors, media representatives and the many volunteers who participated in the 12th annual BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic.

Media Contact:
BC Ferries, Media Relations Victoria: (250) 978-1267

United Way, Media Contact
Heather Skydt
Director of Communications & Marketing Victoria: heather@uwgv.ca

A shout out to all the sponsors who have come onboard for the auction and swag bag items at the 12th Annual BC Ferries’ Media Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain!

Swag Bag Sponsors

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club

Golf BC Group

BC Ferries

Team Sales

Country Grocer


Silk Road Tea

Live Auction

BC Ferries Corporation

Villa Eyrie Resort donated by GAIN Group

Basket Raffles

10 Acres

Berg + Betts

Coast Victoria Hotel & Marina

Codename Entertainment

Darby’s Public House

GoodLife Fitness Centre


Milestones Bar & Grill

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Marine Group

RiverRock Casino Resort

Royal Roads University

Silk Road Tea


The Pint Public House

The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa

Victoria Conservatory of Music

Victoria Symphony Society

Whitecaps FC

Yates Street Taphouse