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Vernon hospital foundation charity golf to tee up in September

Charity Golf Classic at Predator Ridge was set for Aug. 27 but is being moved to Sept. 10 due to wildfires
Vernon Jubilee Hospital Foundation executive director Kate McBrearty (right) has announced the foundation’s annual Charity Golf Classic at Predator Ridge Resort, set for this Sunday, Aug. 27, has been postponed and moved to Sunday, Sept. 10 at Predator because of the area’s wildfire situation . (VJHF photo)

The Vernon Jubilee Hospital (VJH) Foundation’s Charity Classic Golf Tournament is postponed.

In light of the current situation, the VJH Foundation – with title sponsor The Paul Docksteader Foundation and venue sponsor Predator Ridge Resort – is postponing the VJHF Charity Classic until Sunday, Sept. 10.

During such unprecedented times in the province’s history and the Okanagan region, the foundation’s collective thoughts go out to all those who are affected by the fires in Kelowna, Lake Country, Shuswap and surrounding areas in the valley.

VJHF executive director Kate McBrearty said it’s at times like these that the community sees the generosity of people coming together to support each other, and yet again must admire the unshakable courage, determination and pure grit of first responders and front-line workers.

“It was absolutely the right decision to postpone our tournament to a later date,” she said. “Our hearts go out to all those affected by these fires in our community. For some, the impact will be felt for a very long time.

“We are extremely grateful that Predator was able to pivot and provide us a new date, yet we recognize that there is still ongoing uncertainty. We are optimistic and thrilled to offer our participants to play in our tournament, yet are mindful that we may need to make a different decision should the fires and smoke still pose a risk in September.”

The change of date has meant that the originally sold out event now has registration spots available. To learn more about the VJH Foundation Charity Classic or to register, visit or call 250-558-1362.

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