1ST ANNUAL WEST COAST GOLF CLASSIC
COME OUT AND SUPPORT CANADA’S ILL AND INJURED CANADIAN ARMED FORCES MEMBERS, VETERANS, FIRST RESPONDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES.
Wounded Warriors Canada, in partnership with Bear Mountain Resort Community is proud to host its first annual Golf Classic. On Tuesday, August 13th we will gather together for a day on the course in support of our ill and injured Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and their families.
JOINING US AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER WILL BE LIEUTENANT GENERAL (RET’D) ROMEO DALLAIRE
O.C., C.M.M., G.O.Q, M.S.C., C.D., (Retired), Senator
The Honourable Roméo Dallaire had a distinguished career in the Canadian military, achieving the rank of Lieutenant-General and Assistant Deputy Minister of Human Resources. In 1994, General Dallaire commanded the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda (UNAMIR). His experiences there became the subject of the book Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, which was awarded the Governor General’s Literary Award for Non-Fiction in 2004 and was the basis of a full-length feature film released in 2007.
Medically released in 2000, due to PTSD, Senator Dallaire has worked as an author, lecturer and humanitarian, conducting research on conflict resolution and child soldiers at the Kennedy School at Harvard. His most recent book, They Fight Like Soldiers; They Die Like Children – the Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers, introduces the Child Soldier phenomenon and solutions to eradicate it. General Dallaire helped reform the assistance provided to the new generation of veterans particularly affected by post-traumatic stress disorder.
The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus designed Valley Course measures just under 7,000 yards, playing from the championship tees. The first nine holes opened for play in August 2008, with the full course opening in April 2009. Playing at a lower elevation than the Mountain Course, the Valley alternates between 300 and 400 feet above sea level – compared to the 1,100 feet that Mountain Course rises to at its peak.
The Mountain Course and the Valley Course offer the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The popular Valley has a slightly flatter terrain and scoring is an easier task than the challenging and incredibly scenic Mountain Course. The Valley Course at Bear Mountain meanders though forest, borders lakes, and traverses creeks throughout its 18 holes, while offering spectacular views of Vancouver Island’s beautiful landscape. Factor in elevated tee boxes, more generous fairway widths, fewer bunkers and larger greens and the Valley course will likely be considered a ‘friendlier’ version of the original Signature Mountain Course.
Tuesday, August 13
Warm up: 10:00am – 12:15pm
Lunch: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Golf (Shotgun Start): 12:30pm
Dinner and Auction: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Price per Foursome $1,500 (includes dinner)
Price per Table (Dinner only) $1,000
Hole Sponsor (Includes foursome and dinner) $2,500
- 18 holes (Includes power cart)
- Excellent Practice Facilities
- BBQ Lunch
- On-Course Activities
- Gourmet Buffet Dinner
- Live and Silent Auctions
WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
310 Byron Street South, Suite 4
The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa, Victoria
1999 Country Club Way