Important Update: April 26, 2021
A message from Executive Director Carmen Lansdowne, and Golf Tournament Director Elizabeth Kerklaan:
After much consideration, First United’s Leadership Team and the Golf Committee have made the decision to reschedule the 14th Annual Day of Golf to September 13, 2021.
As you know all too well, there remains a great deal of uncertainty around COVID-19. Though we are deeply disappointed, we are optimistic that by September all our golfers and the staff at UBC will have been vaccinated and we will not have the same worries about health and safety. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you and hope you will be able to join us in September! If you are unable to golf in September please let us know by July 1 and we will either issue you a full refund or a charitable tax receipt for all or any portion of your registration fee. Please contact email@example.com to let us know you won’t be able to join us.
Our Golf Committee has gathered some great silent auction items and we will proceed with our online silent auction as planned. In the next couple of weeks we’ll be updating this page with information and links to the online silent auction.
We appreciate your understanding and continued support. As a community, we could not do the important work in the Downtown Eastside without you! Can’t wait to see you in September, and in the meantime please stay safe!
With deep gratitude,
Carmen Lansdowne & Elizabeth Kerklaan
The 14th Annual First United Day of Golf is back!
After having to cancel the 2020 tournament due to COVID-19, we’re thrilled to be able to host a modified and safe day of golf to support First United in 2021. Rather than a traditional tournament, we’re pleased to organize a day of golf in support of First United! Our golf community is made up of dedicated individuals and businesses, and we’re thrilled have a fun day in support of First United’s work, the Downtown Eastside, and those who call it home.
The Annual Golf Tournament is a fundraising event in support of First United Church Community Ministry Society. Funds raised will go towards our work providing survival-supports, advocacy, and sanctuary in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Our goal is to raise $125,000 in order to continue providing services and programs that our community members rely on every day.
Rescheduled Date: Monday, September 13, 2021
Where: University Golf Club, Vancouver
Time: Tee times from 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Registration Fee: $250 per person (with partial charitable tax receipt to be issued)
Space is limited due to COVID-19 considerations; register early to ensure your tee time!
This day of golf is currently at capacity; please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for our waitlist
Your registration fee includes:
- Green fees and a sleeve of balls
- Power cart (walking can be accommodated by choice)
- Light lunch
- Partial charitable tax receipt (to be determined)
In order to keep our community safe and abide by all BC Public Health Orders, the day of golf in support of First United will be organized by tee times rather than a shotgun start. Due to this change, space is limited. Register early to secure your preferred tee time!
In lieu of a banquet dinner as in previous years, we will provide opportunities to safely foster a sense of community. Watch this space for more information!
If you’re unable to attend this year but would still like to support the 14th Annual Golf Tournament, you can donate through our secure online form, receive a full charitable tax receipt*, and help us reach our goal.
*Charitable tax receipts are only available for donations; sponsorships are not eligible for tax receipts under CRA regulations. If you have questions about whether your contribution is a donation or a sponsorship, or would like to become a sponsor please contact Katie Bricknell Koncan at email@example.com, 604.335.9334.
Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor:
The John & Sheila Rowand Foundation: In memory of John Rowand
There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available for businesses wanting to give back to their community, make a difference, and receive brand-activation and recognition opportunities. Sponsorship levels begin at $1,000. To learn more about these great opportunities that match your company’s goals, please contact:
Katie Bricknell Koncan
Fund Development Manager, First United
Tournament Director, Golf Committee
Questions and More Information
For questions about registration, please contact:
Golf Tournament Organizer
For general inquiries, tax receipts, and more, please contact:
Katie Bricknell Koncan
Fund Development Manager
The health and safety of our golfers, staff, and community are our top priority. We will communicate with you shortly before our day of golf to outline what the current Public Health Orders are.