Register now for the 2019 Nanwakolas Council Corporate Golf Challenge and you will help support First Nations students entering North Island College.
This year’s challenge takes place June 7 in Campbell River at the Storey Creek Golf Club.
“The Golf Challenge is a wonderfully successful event that supports Aboriginal students and their dreams of pursuing post-secondary education,” said Dallas Smith, president of the Nanwakolas Council. “I’m very proud we have raised $113,000 for students over six years, and I hope we can bring that total to even more this year.”
Proceeds go to the TL’axsam Memorial Bursary Endowment to support First Nation students entering NIC. The endowment was established in 2012 to honour the late Comox Valley MLA Stan Hagen, whose contributions to the community are commemorated by the Golf Challenge each year.
In 2018, the bursary went to Catriona Nelson an aspiring nurse and community volunteer in her first year of NIC’s Health Care Assistant certificate program.
“It’s an honour to support First Nation students like Catriona through this golf tournament each year,” said Randall Heidt, NIC’s vice-president of strategic initiatives, “Thanks to the hard work of the Nanwakolas Council, sponsors and participants are able to contribute to Aboriginal education in a fun, active and engaging way.”
Space is limited for the 2019 Nanwakolas Corporate Golf Challenge. To register or sponsor the event, email Curtis Wilson at email@example.com.