Golf tournament raises $17,000 for ALS Society

Abbotsford Police recently presented a cheque from funds made at the July event

Abbotsford Police Sgt. Rick Stewart (left) and Const. Paul Savio present a $17

A $17,000 cheque was recently donated to the ALS Society of B.C. from proceeds of the Abbotsford Police John Goyer Memorial Golf Tournament presented by Flaman Fitness.

The cheque was presented by Sgt. Rick Stewart, co-chair of the golf tournament, to the ALS Society to support living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), most commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

The tournament has raised over $132,400 for ALS BC since its inception 10 years ago.

The tournament is held each July in memory of Const. John Goyer, who passed away from ALS in April 2006.

Goyer and his police partner had attended a domestic dispute where the suspect was uttering threats and assault. Goyer received injuries to his head, neck, back, left shoulder and right knee, which in time was determined by the Workers Compensation Board to result in his developing ALS.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Abbotsford weed dispensary held up by masked robber with weapon

City’s second pot-shop robbery to take place in one month

COLUMN: Not an expert on First Nations government structures? Then maybe you should calm down.

Consider your knowledge about First Nations governance structures before getting really, really mad

Mysterious bang booms over Sumas Mountain once again

Police unsure of source, quarry companies say, ‘not us’

Chilliwack widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Local developer’s Abbotsford homes shortlisted for two national housing awards

Algra Bros. won in 2014 for Garrison Crossing brownstones in Chilliwack

Pipeline dispute: Tories put no-confidence motion on House of Commons agenda

Conservatives say they have no confidence in the Trudeau government to end the rail blockades

B.C.’s soda drink tax will help kids lose weight, improve health, says doctor

Dr. Tom Warshawski says studies show sugary drinks contribute to obesity

A&W employees in Ladysmith get all-inclusive vacation for 10 years of service

Kelly Frenchy, Katherine Aleck, and Muriel Jack are headed on all-expenses-paid vacations

B.C. mom’s complaint about ‘R word’ in children’s ministry email sparks review

In 2020, the ‘R’ word shouldn’t be used, Sue Robins says

B.C., federal ministers plead for meeting Wet’suwet’en dissidents

Scott Fraser, Carolyn Bennett says they can be in Smithers Thursday

UPDATE: TransLink gets injunction ahead of pipeline, Indigenous rights protest

The protest rally is in opposition to the Coastal GasLink and Trans Mountain pipeline projects

Province shows no interest in proposed highway between Alberta and B.C.

Province says it will instead focus on expanding the Kicking Horse Canyon to four lanes

First case of COVID-19 in B.C. has fully recovered, health officer says

Three other cases are symptom-free and expected to test negative soon

Budget 2020: Weaver ‘delighted,’ minority B.C. NDP stable

Project spending soars along with B.C.’s capital debt

Most Read