Bearspaw “Community First” Society makes sizeable donations

The Bearspaw Contracting “Community First” Society (BCFS) presented two local Elk Valley groups with sizeable donations of $55,000 each.

Closing out 2014, the Bearspaw Contracting “Community First” Society (BCFS) presented two local Elk Valley groups with sizeable donations of $55,000 each.

Wapiti Ski Hill and Lilac Terrace Housing were the appreciative recipients of these donations.

“Two years ago my partner and I wanted to get a fundraiser going. We started to help raise money for the community, which for us is Elkford, Sparwood, Fernie and the Crowsnest Pass, as we have employees from all towns,” Ian Benson from BCFS said. “It is the foundation of just making our community stronger.”

The funds are raised each year during the Bearspaw Contracting Inc.’s (BPC) annual Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament, which Benson said has raised $230,000 in the past two years.

Along with raising thousands of dollars for local organizations, the BCP golf tournament, held in July, is also accustomed to welcoming several celebrities, including country singer Aaron Pritchett and rock/country singer Dallas Smith.

“It is an event that can raise money for any group that has difficulties finding funds,” Benson noted.

For more information on the BCFS, visit http://www.bearspawcontracting.com/aboutus.html

 

 

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