Richmond, BC – Three BC based charities are going to get a significant boost this year with the help of Pacific Coastal Airlines 24th Annual Memorial Charity Golf Tournament. Presented by Canadian Western Bank (CWB), the event raised over $65,000.00 after expenses which will go to help the Source Club of Powell River, Native Education College (NEC) in Vancouver, and the Boys and Girls Club of Williams Lake.

The annual tournament, held at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club in Richmond, B.C., included 153 golfers from across the province, 195 dinner guests, and a host of sponsors who came together to make this the airline’s most successful fund raising effort to date.

“We were extremely pleased with the turnout this year and amazed by the amount of sponsors who stepped up to make a difference for some important charities that work hard every day to improve the lives of people in their communities”, says Pacific Coastal’s Director of Business Development Kevin Boothroyd. “It truly is a labour of love”, he adds.

Pacific Coastal employees volunteer their time and energy to help make the golf tournament a success and this year was no exception.

“I am proud to say that this marks the eleventh year that we have partnered with Pacific Coastal in this annual charity and memorial golf tournament and that, together, we are making a positive difference”, says CWB’s Vice President & Branch Manager Brian Korpan. “We strongly believe in supporting the causes and initiatives that are important to our employees, our clients, and our communities. Giving back to the communities in which we operate is fundamental to our culture and how we operate.”

The three major sponsors of this year’s event were:

Canadian Western Bank – Presenting Sponsor
Pacific Southwest Instruments – Dinner Sponsor
Airmark Components – Lunch Sponsor

About CWB Group
CWB Group (CWB) is a diversified financial services organization serving businesses and individuals across Canada. Operating from its headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, CWB’s key business lines include full-service business and personal banking offered through 42 branches of Canadian Western Bank and Internet banking services provided by Canadian Direct Financial (CDF). Highly responsive specialized financing is delivered under the banners of CWB Equipment Financing, National Leasing, CWB Maxium

Financial and CWB Optimum Mortgage. Trust Services are offered through Canadian Western Trust. Comprehensive wealth management offerings are provided through CWB Wealth Management, which includes the businesses of Adroit Investment Management, McLean & Partners Wealth Management and Canadian Western Financial. As a public company on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), CWB trades under the symbols “CWB” (common shares), “CWB.PR.B” and “CWB.PR.C” (Series 5 Preferred Shares and Series 7 Preferred Shares, respectively). Learn more at

About Pacific Coastal Airlines
Headquartered at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal, Pacific Coastal is now the sixth largest airline operating at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), based on outbound seats, and third largest in takeoffs and landings. It offers daily service to 65+ destinations in the province, as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains and as far north as Prince George or to Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii. Its network encompasses major ski destinations, a multitude of fishing lodges, outdoor and wildlife adventure tours, and authentic First Nations experiences.

Media Contact:
Kevin Boothroyd Director, Business Development
E: P: 604 214 2388