Tee off for Fraser House at charity golf event

Tee off for Fraser House at charity golf event

This year’s event is dedicated in the memory of Jim Sward, a long-time treasurer and supporter of Fraser House.

Mission-area golfers are getting ready to hit the links as the 23rd annual Fraser House Society Charity Golf Tourney Fundraiser is set to go on June 16 at the Sandpiper Golf Course(14282 Morris Valley Rd.) in Harrison Mills.

This year’s event is dedicated in the memory of Jim Sward, a long-time treasurer and supporter of Fraser House who passed away two years ago.

The fun tournament kicks off at noon and the entry fee will be $175 per player. There will also be a 50/50 prize pot draw, getaways to win and more.

The entry includes the 18-hole tournament green fee with a shared power cart, a tee gift, a buffet dinner and a one mid-week practice or come-back round valid until May 31, 2017.

A tax-deductible receipt will be provided for all cash donations over $15. Donations over $200 will be recognized on the Fraser House Society website throughout the year.

The Fraser House Society was founded on Oct. 13, 1967. Initially Fraser House was an in-patient addiction treatment program for men. In 1987, Fraser House transitioned to a non-residential counselling and prevention service for anyone, including youth and adults, with concerns around substance use.

The society is a non-profit, charitable organization, governed by a voluntary board of directors who represent a cross-section of the local community.

They seek to promote a healthy community by supporting, developing and implementing effective prevention and counselling strategies for the residents of Mission when it comes to substance use, misuse, and addiction.

Programs strive to meet each person where they are, not imposing a particular model or method of treatment or recovery. Client-centered and harm-reduction approaches are utilized.