West Coast Pulp Charity Invitational golf tournament started in 2005 by five individuals working within the BC forest products industry. The idea behind our charity was to be able to give something back to the community that supports our business and to support a good cause directly linked to the forest products business. The pulp industry in BC and Canada supplies the wood fibre for the production of paper for newspapers, books, catalogues and magazines and so it is a natural fit for our group to support literacy awareness and specifically the Raise-a-Reader campaign. The Raise-a-Reader program is unique in that it focuses and promotes child and family literacy within the province of BC. We are proud to state that the majority of money raised goes directly to the literacy groups and also that the BC government has matched most donations or has contributed significantly in past years.
This annual golf tournament is generously supported by various forest products companies, international pulp agencies, global transportation companies, business services and industry analysts. Participants attend from around the globe. Since 2005, with the BC Government's support of contributions, we have raised over $500,000 for the Raise-a-Reader campaign. We are proud to be the single largest fundraiser to Raise-a-Reader in the BC region.
2010 - $25,000 donation to the Chilean Earthquake Relief plus $5,000 to the Autism Society of BC
2011 - $10,000 donation to the Mission to Seafarers.
2012 - $2,500 donation to the Mission to Seafarers.
"The opportunity for a child to read is fundamental to being successful in life. The West Coast Pulp Charity Invitational believes in giving back to our communities and we truly believe literacy is a positive investment for the future of our children"
-Committee for West Coast Pulp Charity
Double Gold Sponsorship