This year’s Golf Tournament takes place on Sunday July 30th at Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club. The event brings together approximately 100 avid golfers from Canmore, Banff, our regional markets and beyond to raise money for this much needed Bow Valley project.

Leading up to this wonderful day on the links, Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club’s culinary team will host an “Around the World” 5- course dinner with wine pairings on Saturday, July 29th as part of the fundraiser.

Proceeds from both the Jamie Perkins Memorial Golf Tournament and the “Around the World” culinary evening will benefit this much needed community initiative, YWCA Banff’s Higher Ground Project. The Higher Ground Project is YWCA’s plan to bring a new, purpose-built facility to Canmore with a range of services to support people in our community including women and families, to build their own thriving futures, free from violence. Higher Ground will leverage the unique expertise of YWCA Banff and other local agencies to provide relevant, long-term support and a safe space for Bow Valley residents.

The growing demand for YWCA Banff’s emergency programs throughout the pandemic has not slowed and their organization continues to pivot to address escalating needs in the Bow Valley. With the generous support of donors and funders, YWCA Banff served approximately 1,350 community members in the 2022-2023 fiscal year and provided 1,431 safe nights to clients accessing emergency sheltering programs. They responded to 671 crisis calls received through their 24-hour crisis line, of which 269 callers identified domestic violence, sexual violence, or both as the primary concern. The number of crisis calls made to YWCA Banff has more than doubled since the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Silent Auction

Open until Sunday, July 30th at 3 PM
Auction items include:

  • $2,000 Gift Certificate from Avens Gallery
  • 2-Night Whistler Getaway courtesy of courtesy of Clique Hotels and Resorts
  • Golf Foursome at Bootleg Gap Golf Course

View the silent auction:

50/50 Raffle

Purchase your 50/50 tickets in support of YWCA Banff’s Higher Ground Project! Tickets are on sale now until July 30th.

Purchase 50/50 Tickets:

Event Schedule

Please Note: Registration for the Golf Tournament and the Culinary Experience are separate.

“Around the World for Higher Ground” Culinary Experience

A five-course dinner with food & wine pairings from across the globe. View the menu here.

Saturday July 29th, 2023 at Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club
6:00pm – Cocktail Reception
7:00pm – Dinner

Culinary Experience – Wine Auction
Optional: As part of the culinary experience, those who wish to participate can bring a bottle or two of their favourite wine to contribute to the wine auction. All funds raised will go to YWCA Banff’s Higher Ground Project.

Keynote Speaker: Kelly VanderBeek
With over a decade of experience as a professional athlete and now over a decade as a broadcaster and communications specialist, Kelly’s resume is extensive. Among other things, Kelly is a World Cup Medallist, Olympian, TV Host at the Olympic Games, was the primetime host of the Calgary Stampede, and is an industry advisor with SONY international.  Kelly also works hard to support the next generation of athletes through her efforts on both the WinSport and Alpine Canada’s Board of Directors.  Finally, Kelly also works closely with Own The Podium and Canada’s sports community on safe sport and communication initiatives. Professionally, Kelly splits her time as a TV host/reporter, speaker, communications consultant, and artist.

The Jamie Perkins Memorial Golf Tournament 

Eighteen holes 

Sunday July 30th, 2023 at Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club
8:00am – Sign In & Breakfast on the Range
9:00am – Shotgun Start
2:30pm – Golf Reception & Silent Auction

We hope you will join us in supporting this important community project!

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