1st Windermere Health Care Auxiliary Golf Tourney a Success

Windermere, BC… They may be a small group but for members of the Windermere Health Care Auxiliary (WHCA)

The Twee-Tee Birdies (Paula Overguard, Rhonda Halyn, Gay Saruwatari, & Taylor Chartrand) one of the many teams taking part in the 1st annual WHCA Golf Tournament

The Twee-Tee Birdies (Paula Overguard, Rhonda Halyn, Gay Saruwatari, & Taylor Chartrand) one of the many teams taking part in the 1st annual WHCA Golf Tournament

thinking big for their latest fundraiser turned out to be a huge success.   The Auxiliary held its first ever golf tournament on May 30 at the Windermere Golf Club.

The weather was a bit on the erratic side but the spirit of the organizing committee was brightened with a full turn out of registered golfers taking their place on the tee to join in the Auxiliary’s fundraising efforts for Columbia House and the Invermere Hospital.

“We were simply overwhelmed by the response from our community with hole sponsorships, auction items and prizes and we are so grateful to those who showed up to golf.  It was all so exciting,” explains WHCA President Margaret Bashnick.

Thanks to some very generous individuals and businesses the auction tables were overflowing with some very enticing items and the golfers showed their commitment by making some very welcoming bids.

It was a beautiful day out on the course with the sounds of laughter and a few yahoos followed with a great dinner at the clubhouse.   The tournament was an overwhelming success with over $5,000 coming from the generosity of many.

The WHCA wishes to thank all those who supported the tournament and they look forward to welcoming you back next year.   The WHCA is made up of 16 members and encourages anyone with an interest in helping out to contact Margaret Bashnick at 250 345-6635.