Tourney swings for babies at VJH

More than 200 people are expected to hit the links for the second annual Community Golf Day.

The event takes place July 10, and it’s a  fundraiser for Vernon Jubilee Hospital hosted by Vernon Golf and Country Club and Kalamalka Rotary.

“Last year’s tournament raised more than $27,000,” said Rotarian Bruce Shepherd.

“We expect it will become a popular annual feature on the Okanagan golf calendar and will be used as an ongoing charity fundraiser.”

Funds raised will go toward the Rotary maternal-child department in VJH’s new patient care tower.

Golfers can participate for a minimum $50 donation and the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation will issue a charitable tax receipt.

“We urge everybody in the community to come out and play” said Cec Ferguson, Vernon Golf and Country Club manager.

“There will be hole-in-one prizes as well as a putting contest and a by-donation barbecue.”

Tax receipts will be also issued for any additional funds raised and donated to the hospital foundation.

Golfers should book their tee times early by calling the golf shop at 250-542-9126 or by

Some sponsorships for the event are still available and they include a round of golf for a foursome.  Further information is available from Darryl O’Brian at 250-545-1555.