Last year’s Golf for Life event. (Shawn Wagar/Island Health photo)

Nanaimo hospital foundation golf tourney going four weeks due to COVID-19

Golf for Life fundraiser will take place Sept. 1-30 at Fairwinds Golf Club in Nanoose Bay

COVID-19-related changes to the Golf for Life tournament will see the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation fundraiser lasting the duration of September.

With safety and social distancing regulations coming about due to COVID-19, organizers had to draw up a new strategy. Rather than a single day of golf at Fairwinds Golf Club, followed by a large dinner gathering, golfers will now tee off for the entire month of September in order to help raise money for equipment for a new intensive care unit planned for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

“Everyone will get a chance to enter the month-long event, book a tee time that is convenient for them, and play golf with a chance to win lots of great prizes,” said Ryner Wilson of Fairwinds in a press release.

For every $150 ticket purchase, $50 goes toward the foundation. Tournament prizes will be drawn every week during September.

Janice Perrino, Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation CEO, said plans for the ICU were moving along until the pandemic was declared. The project cost could rise, she said.

“It definitely put everybody back and allowed both the government and Island Health to re-look at, ‘Are we doing what’s right for this future [ICU]? Is it everything that we need? Will it provide our future?’ and so forth,” said Perrino.

The foundation aims to raise $5 million for the ICU’s medical equipment.

For more information on the tournament, go here.

For more information on the Nanaimo and District Hospital Foundation, including the ICU project, go to

-files from Karl Yu/News Bulletin

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