CP to donate to Royal Inland Hospital Foundation despite Canadian Open cancellation

Canadian Pacific has committed $350,000, with $75,000 to go toward matching donations made on behalf of the South Central Trucking and Industry Charity Golf Tournament.

Royal Inland Hospital Foundation will continue to benefit from the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open golf championship despite the tournament being cancelled in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canadian Pacific has helped raise more than $2 million through matching programs put in place for the BC Children’s Hospital and Royal Inland Hospital.

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In partnership with CP and to continue raising money for RIH — and in accordance with COVID-19 health and safety protocols — Kamloops’ South Central Trucking and Industry Charity Golf Tournament is still set to take place Aug. 20 at Rivershore Golf Links. It is one of Kamloops’ most successful charity events, having raised in excess of $2 million for Royal Inland Hospital to date.

Canadian Pacific has committed $350,000 to the RIH Foundation, with $75,000 to go toward matching donations made on behalf of the South Central Trucking and Industry Charity Golf Tournament.

In addition, LPGA tour CP ambassador Lorie Kane is tentatively scheduled to make a guest appearance at the tournament.

“The decision to cancel the CP Women’s Open must have been extremely difficult,” RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman said. “We understand that many events will be affected as we work together to get COVID-19 under control. We are honoured to be a community partner of CP and would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for their generous gift of $350,000 directed toward cardiac care at Royal Inland Hospital.”

Brad Templeton, superintendent of operations for Canadian Pacific’s mountain division, said it is important to the company that it continues its legacy of giving in the communities its employees call home and in which it operates.

For more information about this year’s South Central Trucking and Industry Charity Golf Tournament, click here

https://www.rihfoundation.ca/scti/ or contact the RIH Foundation’s special events development Officer, Shanah Skjeie. by email at Shanah.skjeie@interiorhealth.ca.

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