August 9, 2013 update: see the results.
The 6th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, August 7 and 8, 2013, promises to be bigger and better than ever. The 2013 event kicks off on Wednesday, August 7, at the Red Deer Sheraton Hotel Exhibition Hall with a Celebrity gala that features performances by Bamford and his celebrity guests. The Charity Golf Classic begins at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 8.
It started six years ago with a simple vision: as Bamford’s celebrity began to grow, he wanted to use that celebrity in a way that would make a profound difference in the lives of underprivileged youth and single parent families across Canada. As a result, the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation was born. The annual charity golf classic is the vehicle Bamford uses to raise the funds possible for that Foundation.
Each year, top Canadian musicians perform at the pre-golf Gala event, and then are auctioned off to the highest bidder for a place on their golf team. Again Bamford has gathered some of the brightest stars in Canadian music for the 2013 event. Here are the artists slated to attend:
|Gord Bamford||Aaron Pritchett|
|JD Fortune||Justin McBride|
|Michelle Wright||Wendell Ferguson|
|Deric Ruttan||Beverley Mahood|
|Brad Mates||Patricia Conroy|
|Duane Steele||Tera Lee|
|Buddy Owens||Phil O’Donnell|
Penn West Exploration is one of the largest conventional oil and natural gas producers, operating a significant portfolio of light oil in Canada. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Penn West operates throughout western Canada on a land base encompassing nearly six million acres. Penn West is committed to the well-being of the communities and areas where it operates. As part of this commitment, they believe that community investment is a fundamental part of their corporate culture.
“Penn West is committed to community, and the future of our communities rests with the next generation. The Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic Tournament draws attention to youth specific organizations and initiatives where support is most needed. It provides a truly unique and “grassroots” opportunity for Penn West to engage in the community and create a positive impact where we live, work and play. The personal commitment from community leaders like Gord Bamford is something really special which we wanted to support. Supporting initiatives such as this is a perfect example of how community matters to Penn West.”
- Keith Luft, Penn West’s General Counsel & Senior Vice President, Stakeholder Relations
Over the last 70 years, Dow Canada has impacted the nation’s history through its positive economic contributions. In the province of Alberta, Dow Canada takes advantage of the natural gas resources to produce value-added products that are used both domestically and internationally. As a Responsible Care company, Dow Canada strives to be a good industry neighbour in the communities where they operate. Through employee volunteerism, grants and sponsorships we have played an active role in making our communities better places to live, work and play. One example of this community support is Dow Canada’s involved as the Venue Sponsor for the 2013 Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic.
“Our partnership with the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation is a strategic fit for our company’s sustainability goals. Achieving these goals requires a commitment to make a difference through meaningful contributions and community involvement. We believe in supporting a champion such as Gord, who is using this event to provide assistance to a wide variety of organizations in our community. Together we can make a valuable impact!”
-Shawna Bruce, Public Affairs Manager for Dow Chemical Canada
“KG County 95-5 has been involved with Gord Bamford’s Celebrity Golf Classic since its inception half a dozen years ago. To us, it’s important to support our local community and we feel Gord’s Charitable Foundation does just that. We’re certainly looking forward to the 6th Annual and helping see that total of over $1,000,000 grow even further!” -Tim Day, KG Country 95-5
Kindopp’s Digital Printing have been supporting Gord´s philanthropy work since his first annual charity golf tournament in 2008. I have known the Gord’s Uncle for years and felt privileged to be asked to be the print sponsor.
Being a former resident of Lacombe, I have been inspired by the way Gord
continues to support organizations in his hometown. The charities supported by his Foundation make a lasting, positive impact on children and youth in Central Alberta. We are happy to be the print sponsor the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic.
— Byron Kindopp
Raise the Bar Sponsors
|A&B Pipelines||LA Carpet and Tile|
|Alberta Sports Vision Institute||McCaws Drilling & Blasting Ltd.|
|Apparel Solutions||McMeekin Resources|
|Ashley Gelmici-McTavish Real Estate||MNP Lacombe|
|ATB Business & Agriculture Services||Peace Hills Insurance|
|Booster Juice||Phone Experts|
|Canadian Claim Services||Ponoka Stampede|
|Crimtech Services Ltd.||Prairie Bus Lines|
|D.J. Will Holdings Limited||Property Solutions|
|Dorward & Company LLP Chartered Accountants||Red Deer KG Country 95.5|
|Downton’s Transport||Ron Sims Auctioneering|
|East Country Electric||Sony Entertainment Canada|
|GCS Energy Services||TBR Contracting|
|Hoopfer Construction||The Moose Group|
|Hydrodig||Wajax Power Systems|
|Intact Insurance||Waschuk Pipelines|
|Kindopp’s Digital Printing||The Keg Steakhouse & Bar|