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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!

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

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