Mayor's Golf Tournament drives support for two local charities


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Mayor's Golf Tournament drives support for two local charities

Annual event raises more than $33,000 for West Country Hearth and Sturgeon Victim Services

West Country Hearth and Sturgeon Victim Services have each received a cheque for $16,690.62, the proceeds from the 2021 Mayor’s Golf Tournament and the generous sponsorship of local businesses.

“I’m so grateful for the support of the many sponsors and golfers that allowed the County to make this contribution to West Country Hearth and Sturgeon Victim Services,” said Mayor Alanna Hnatiw. “These dollars will support them in providing valuable services to our residents day in and day out.”

Sturgeon Victim Services provides short-term crisis response, intervention and prevention services for individuals, families and communities in the immediate aftermath of crime and sudden tragedy. Their volunteers are available 365 days a year.

“It’s an incredible privilege, especially right now,” said Elisabeth Melvin, Executive Director of Sturgeon Victim Services. “With the effects of COVID -19 we haven’t been able to do the usual fundraising and this ensures our program stays alive and well.”

West Country Hearth is a safe place where seniors live in dignity and comfort as they age within their home community of west Sturgeon, providing a home for independent living, home care, supportive living and Harmony Haven is available for those who require a secure facility.

“We walk a tight line in terms of budget and funding, so to have that amount of money made available is extremely, extremely important,” commented Daryld England, board member for West Country Hearth. “Lots of different things we use for fundraising have been unable to happen due to COVID and [we] have not been able to contribute to our funds.”

The Sturgeon County Mayor’s Golf Tournament was held on September 15, 2021 and raised a total of $33,381.84.

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