VICTORIA – For the 11th 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 June 10, 2016. This year’s tournament raised $60,000 to support coastal region branches of United Way thanks to 134 participants.

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 11 years, the tournaments have raised over $660,000 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 Mike Corrigan, 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 2015 United Way Greater Victoria raised $5.5 million and as a result 97,000 individuals, families, and children and youth were helped in over 110 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 11th annual BC Ferries Media Charity Golf Classic and looks forward to another successful fundraising event in 2017.

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

United Way, Media Contact
Heather Skydt
Director of Communications & Marketing Victoria: (250) 984-2269

A shout out to all the sponsors who have come onboard for the auction and swag bag items at the 11th Annual BC Ferries’ Media Charity Golf Classic at Bear Mountain June 10th!








BC Ferries Vacations

BC Ferries Corporation


Victoria Labour Council


Adrena Line Adventure Tours

Arbutus Ridge Golf Club


Bell Canada

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Coast Victoria Habourside

Hotel & Marina

Creations By Sonia

Danella Parks

Fairmont Empress

GoodLife Bay Centre

Grouse Mountain

Harbourcats Victoria

Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

IMAX Victoria

Jamie’s Whale Watching

London Drugs Quadra

Monk Office

Nanaimo Golf Club

Oscar & Libby’s

Paula Carey

Phillips Brewery 

Robert Bateman Centre

Rodan & Fields

Royal BC Museum

Royal Colwood Golf & Country Club

Royal Roads University

Saanich Recreation

Sea Cider Farm & Cider House

Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa

Silk Road Tea

Slegg Building Materials

Starbucks Sidney

Sticky Wicket Pub

Sutton Place Hotels, Vancouver

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

Trickle Creek Golf Resort

UVic Bookstore/UW Committee

Uplands Golf Club 

VanCity Credit Union

Victoria Royals

Victoria Symphony

Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort

& Spa, Victoria

Whiskey Landing Lodge

Wickaninnish Inn

Wilson’s Transportation Ltd.


BC Ferries



Borden Ladner Gervais


Thrifty Foods

Camosun College

Royal BC Museum

United Way North Island

Country Grocer

Royal Roads University

Van Isle Essentials



Victoria Labour Council

HP Advanced Solutions

Sea Cider Farms

White Spot