2013 Fortis Charity Golf Classic Raises $102,500 for BCAPI

Saint John, NB  – On September 27th, 2013, Fortis Properties teamed up with 150 businesses and raised $102,500.00 to help Saint John break the poverty cycle. The Fortis Charity Golf Classic, now its 11th year, supports the work of the Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative (BCAPI) and innovative community programs that help local children and youth who live in poverty to succeed, from cradle to career.  These initiatives include, the Early Learning Centre, PALS (Partners Assisting Local Schools), the Teen Resource CentreFirst Steps and the Bill Gale Bursary.

“At the heart of the annual Fortis Charity Golf Classic is our unwavering goal to give Saint John’s children who live in poverty a better chance to reach their full potential,” said Paulette Hicks, General Manager for Delta Brunswick & Brunswick Square Complex, and the chair of the event. “It’s our pleasure to help rally the business community each year to assist BCAPI and Saint John in achieving this important community goal to build a bright future for local children and break the cycle of poverty.”

Child poverty has a negative and long-lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn, build skills, find employment and break the intergenerational cycle. The Fortis Charity Golf Classic is just one of many important initiatives that BCAPI and the local business community are using to help Saint John reduce poverty. Education is pivotal to breaking the vicious cycle of poverty that is the reality for too many families in Saint John.

“The Fortis Charity Golf Classic is such a fine example of how our business community has come together to help children and youth who live in poverty to achieve the education they need for life success,” said Tom Gribbons, BCAPI chair. “These are wise investments because the consequences of lifetime poverty are very costly. We are especially grateful to Fortis Properties for their generosity and leadership in bringing this vital fundraising event to Saint John each year. “

In addition to the funds raised for BCAPI and a lot of fun had by all, a rare feat was accomplished during the golf tournament held at Riverside Golf and Country Club.  Gary Lawson, Partner with Lawson Creamer and Past-Chair of BCAPI, made a hole-in-one shot at the par 3 -10th hole.  Nancy Creamer Ervin of TD Wealth, the hole’s sponsor said, “It was a beautiful day to be out on the golf course, however, because Gary has been extremely dedicated to BCAPI and its initiatives for years, it made my sponsorship and his Hole-in-One more meaningful.” Gary Lawson said, “If you think we may never accomplish our mission of wiping out poverty, anyone who has seen me golf will say that if I can get a hole in one, anything that seems impossible is indeed possible!”

Throughout its 11-year history, the Fortis Charity Golf Classic has raised $672,000 in the fight against poverty.

The SPONSORS for the 2013 FORTIS CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC!

 

Host and Title Sponsor:

Fortis Properties

 

Gold Sponsors:

Brunswick Square
Securitas Canada

Delta Brunswick

McInnes Cooper

 

Silver Sponsors:

Atlantic Alarm and Sound/WPS Canada
Bell Aliant
Bird Construction Company
Canaport LNG
Starbucks
Vincor/Jackson Triggs

CBRE Hotels
Clean Mark
Controls & Equipment
Deloitte
Select Printing & Signs

GDI Integrated Facility Services
Mariner Partners
Pepsico Beverages Canada
RBC Dominion Securities
Stantec

 

Media Sponsor:

CHSJ Country 94.1 / 97.3 the Wave

Cart Sponsor:

Moosehead Breweries

Lunch Sponsor:

Trane Atlantic

Heads & Tails Sponsor:

Price Waterhouse Coopers

Hole-in-One Sponsor:

Nancy Creamer-Ervin TD Wealth
Roadway Systems

BCAPI Friends:

A-Tech Roofing
Emera New Brunswick
George Freeze
Hi-Roc Construction
ICR

Innovatia
MAC Interior Design
MCW Maricor
Mitchell McConnell Insurance

New Wave Electric Co.
Point of Presence
Schneider Electric
Waste Management

 

 

The TEAMS  for the 2013 Fortis Charity Golf Classic!

Acuren
Atlantic Alarm & Sound/WPS
Atlantic Lottery
Bell Aliant
Belyea Colwell & Associates
BIRD Construction
Blue Chip Leasing
Brunswick Square
Canaport LNG
CANLink Aviation
CBRE Hotels
Chandler Sales
Clean Mark

Controls & Equipment
Cooke Aquaculture
Country 94/The Wave
Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada
Deloitte
Delta Brunswick
Fortis Properties
GDI Integrated Facility Services
Grant Thornton
Gregor Hope/BCAPI Boosters
Hockey New Brunswick
Mariner
McInnes Cooper

Moosehead
Pepsico Beverages Canada
Price Waterhouse Coopers
Pro-Tech Sanitation
RBC Dominion Securities
Roadway Systems
Saputo Dairy Products
Securitas
Select Printing & Signs
Starbucks
Stewart McKelvey
Stantec
Trane

 

More than 150 businesses also made donations of cash, services, prizes and gifts.

About BCAPI

The Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative (BCAPI) was founded in 1997 in Saint John, NB, by business leaders and professionals who wanted to move beyond charity and substantially reduce poverty in Saint John. BCAPI is a “catalyst” organization leveraging the skills, resources and influence of business leaders and professionals in Saint John to affect change for families who are caught in the cycle of poverty.

For more information, please contact:

Monica Chaperlin
Coordinator,
Business Community Anti-Poverty Initiative (BCAPI)
P.O. Box 5777,
Saint John, N.B.
chaperlin.monica@jdirving.com
(506)633-5588

Katie Bowden