Category: Golf Tournament

Over $75,000 in net proceeds raised for dementia-friendly programs, awareness + more!

To all our friends, sponsors, donors and volunteers,

Thank you for helping #BeatTheOdds at our Charity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 31, 2019!

It was great to see you on Friday, May 31, 2019 for our annual Charity Golf Tournament at Burnaby’s Riverway Golf Course! YOU have helped make this our best year yet!

The 2019 Nikkei Golf Committee can’t thank you enough for coming out and supporting this year’s event! What a spectacular day it was, and we hope you and your team enjoyed raising money for dementia friendly programs, awareness, and more, for the Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society.

Tournament Champions

YOU have helped us raise over $75,000 in net proceeds for dementia-friendly programs, awareness, and more!

We extend a special thank you to the City of Burnaby, and Riverway Golf Course! We are so grateful for their partnership and support in helping make this the best year yet!

As mentioned during the banquet, in addition to the “Iki-Iki” dementia programs we run, we also offer “Outfight Parkinson”, and are currently waiting for approval to start another boxing based exercise program for seniors. Program updates will be made available on the Nikkei Seniors Society’s website.

Don’t forget to check out the photo gallery for some of the great moments from the tournament here.


This year, we were also happy to welcome the support of media partner Global BC, and print media sponsor What’s On! Burnaby.

It was an another amazing year with Global meteorologist Yvonne Schalle as our emcee, and former Canadian tour pro, RBC’s Darren Wallace, for hitting it close on #15. On course, golfers were treated to goodies from All Nippon Airways, and refreshments from The Keg Steakhouse + Bar tent.

We would not be nearly as successful without the generosity from our sponsors. Thank you to our Executive Sponsors (Bosa Properties, Fujiya, and Leon Judah Blackmore Foundation) and our Premium Sponsors (The Keg Steakhouse + Bar, and ONNI Group), and Patrons (Ken Yada & Family, and Jane Nimi & Patty Ruegamer) for their support! Click here to see a full list.

Thank you again for your tremendous support and making this our 4th consecutive sell out!



The 2019 Nikkei Golf Committee
Glenn Tanaka, Joey Oikawa, Ruth Coles, Cathy Makihara, Bobby Ruegamer, Jay Hiraga, Karen Tanaka, and Cheryl Wong

Nikkei Place Charity Golf: The HUGE impact of sponsors and donors

In 2018, 60% of Nikkei Seniors Society’s fundraising goal for the year was met thanks to sponsors & donors at our golf tournament.

Seniors in our community are facing the daily challenges of living with dementia, isolation, pain management, low mobility, and risk of injury. The generosity of sponsors and donors play a huge role in helping seniors #BeatTheOdds.


Every gift raised for the Nikkei Place Charity Golf Tournament provides Nikkei Seniors Health Care and Housing Society with funding to raise awareness and education, develop programs, and run existing programs that help with the daily physical, mental and social challenges of aging.

Here’s what you support when you give to the Nikkei Place Charity Golf Tournament:


Welcome to our new website!

We are excited to share with you our new website dedicated to our Nikkei Seniors Society Charity Golf Tournament! Our goal with this new website is to make it easier for you to learn about our charity golf tournament, our cause, and the ways you can get involved and help Beat the Odds of dementia!

Planning is underway for our tournament, and we are excited to share all the latest news. We invite you to tour our website and check back soon for more announcements!

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