Sometimes great things come out of a round of golf!

Thank you for supporting 100 Holes of Help – a third party fundraiser organized by a group of golfers to benefit the Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter. By supporting 100 Holes of Help, you directly support the shelter and YWCA Banff’s violence prevention programs and services.

100 Holes of Help initiative started in 2015 when four Stewart Creek Golf Club members decided to golf 100 holes on the longest day of the year. With an ambitious plan, they wanted to benefit a local charity and chose to fundraise for YWCA Banff’s emergency shelter.

In the first year they golfed 144 holes in one day, starting at 5am and finishing at 10:30pm, collectively raising more than $25,000 for the cause.

In 2016, teammates Michael Pepper, Richard McGivern, Rob Wagemakers, Jamie Perkins and Terry O’Neill surpassed their own goal by golfing 198 holes, golfing continuously for 17 hours and 39 minutes! Other teams were encouraged to join the efforts and Canmore Golf & Curling Club jumped on board to support the cause, with their team playing an impressive 146 holes from 6:30am to 10:50pm in varying weather conditions, including rain!

This year, the Stewart Creek team will be back on the links on June 19th to once again take a swing at golfing 100 or more holes in one day to benefit the Bow Valley Women’s Emergency Shelter. YWCA Banff is grateful for their support and dedication to helping women and their children escape domestic violence in the Bow Valley.


Donations can be made in the following ways:

  • Online using a Credit Card or VISA Debit
  • Over the phone by calling Ancy Viegas, Executive Administrator, 403.760.3218
  • In person or by mailing a cheque to YWCA Banff, 102 Spray Avenue, Box 520, Banff, AB, T1L 1A6

Doubling Your Impact

A historic relationship between the Rotary Club of Canmore and the YWCA Banff has been formed in support of the Higher Ground Women’s Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Project, pledging $241,422 from their half of the sale of Rotary House. Rotary Club of Canmore also recommended that these funds be set up as a matching grant pool of funds so that individual Rotarians, community members, and community organizations be given the opportunity to make contributions to this project and have their contributions matched from the Rotary House proceeds funds, effectively doubling their impact. When you make a pledge to 100 Holes of Help, your donation will be matched!