For 23 years, the IndoCanLinks Golf Tournament has raised money to build community relationships, while raising funds for health and education.
Although its 23rd annual golf tournament, which was scheduled to take place this past July, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization was still able to raise $60,000 for the Royal Inland Hospital Foundation. The funds will be used for the new patient-care tower, currently under construction.
IndoCanLinks has been a significant supporter of RIH Foundation, with cumulative donations of almost $250,000. Previous funds have been used to purchase equipment and sponsor rooms.
“What we have achieved was only possible because of our sponsors and players. I would like to thank all of them who have participated over the years. It is an honour for all of us to be able to serve the community,” said Sukh Gill of IndoCanLinks.
RIH Foundation CEO Heidi Coleman said IndoCanLinks’ donations to the foundation over the years have been remarkable.
“Their contribution to education and health care in Kamloops is an excellent example of the type of community support that is needed and appreciated,” she said.
The annual golf tournament, which has been run by the same group of volunteers since its inception, attracts players from all over British Columbia. Organizers are hoping it can return to the fairways next summer. The organizing committee includes Ravinder Dhaliwal, Sukhbinder Gill, Surinder Gill, Mike Forbes, Paul Manhas, Nandi Spolia, Larry Phillips, Sukhi Chouhan, Fred Legace and R.J. Toor.
In the photo: Back row, from left: Mike Forbes, Sukh Gill and R.J. Toor. Front row, from left: Surinder Gill, Rav Dhaliwal, Nandi Spolia and Paul Manhas.