Richmond, BC – Three British Columbia based charities will get a significant boost this year with funds generated from Pacific Coastal Airlines 26th Annual Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, presented by Canadian Western Bank (CWB).

This year’s event raised more than $55,000.00 after expenses, which will provide funds to the Source Club of Powell River, Native Education College in Vancouver, and the Boys and Girls Club of Prince George.

Since its inception in 1992, the Annual tournament has raised over $500,000 for local charities.

Held at Mayfair Lakes Golf and Country Club in Richmond, BC the tournament brought together 144 golfers from across British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, California, Texas, and Washington, DC along with a host of sponsors to help raise money for important community causes.

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

“I am always impressed with the level of commitment we get from our employees, local businesses, sponsors, and golfers,” says Pacific Coastal Airlines Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications, Kevin Boothroyd. “It truly is a labour of love”.

Canadian Western Bank has been involved in the annual golf tournament since 2005 and has been a major sponsor since 2012.

“On behalf of the team at CWB, we are very proud of our relationship with Pacific Coastal Airlines and our involvement in this tournament,” says Brian Korpan, Vice President & Branch Manager, of CWB’s Park Place Branch. “This partnership reflects our core values of giving back in the communities we serve and I want to extend my sincerest thank you to all those involved that have made it such a success.”

The major sponsors of this year’s event were:

About CWB Financial 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 Motive Financial. Highly responsive specialized financing is delivered under the banners of CWB Equipment Financing, National Leasing, CWB Maxium Financial, CWB Franchise Finance 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 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” (Series 5 Preferred Shares) and “CWB.PR.C” (Series 7 Preferred Shares). learn more

About Pacific Coastal Airlines

A privately owned, British Columbia based regional airline operating from Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal (YVR), Pacific Coastal is now the sixth-largest airline operating at YVR, based on outbound seats, and third largest in takeoffs and landings. It flies to 16 airports and with its affiliate airline Wilderness Seaplanes located in Port Hardy on north Vancouver Island, connects to more than 50 additional destinations in the province from as far east as Cranbrook in the Rocky Mountains, as far north as Prince George, or Masset on the legendary island of Haida Gwaii and now as far west as Tofino. Its network encompasses major ski destinations, a multitude of fishing lodges, outdoor and wildlife adventure tours, and authentic First Nations experiences.

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