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take on Multiple Sclerosis
By Brian Youell
representatives from the Vancouver
Superintendents Association (VIGSA) get together
once a week to play hockey. One day back
in 2008, someone suggested the group
‘up their game’ and use the event to raise
money for local charity.
Gregor Kowalski, superintendent at Royal
Oak Golf Course in Victoria, agreed to
spearhead the new charity initiative with
proceeds going to help those with Multiple
Sclerosis (MS), a disease that had touched
40 May 2014
Photos from VIGSA-MS Event
Superintendents the lives of some in the community. The
public was invited to the hockey game,
which featured a silent auction and dinner
at Royal Oak. Along with the sale of 50/50
tickets, the event raised $7,000.
Given its success, the group decided they
could do even more to raise awareness about
MS, so a committee was struck to get the
word out and fundraise on an ongoing basis.
(The committee is currently chaired by
Cordova Bay Golf Course superintendent
Dean Piller and Dena Gent of AR Mower
Supply in Delta, B.C.).