Fundraiser gala set for Stz’uminus scholar-athlete

Family members are hosting a fundraiser gala and golf tournament for Darian Harris Sept. 21 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course.

Fifteen-year-old Darian Harris has been accepted to Victoria’s prestigious Pacific Coast Hockey Academy and his family is bound and determined to help him foot the bill.

Tim and Stephanie Harris, Darian’s father and aunt, have arranged a fundraising gala and golf tournament to help cover the cost of the academy’s $17,000 registration fee.

The golf tournament is set for Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Mount Brenton Golf Course. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. and the tournament’s first foursome is scheduled to tee off at 1:30 p.m.

The tournament will be followed by a dinner and silent auction. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the 7 p.m. auction.

Stephanie said her nephew, a former member of the Bantam AAA Cowichan Valley Capitals, is the only First Nations hockey player expected to attend the academy.

Stephanie desribed Darian as a scholar-athlete and a role model for his Stz’uminus First Nation peers.

“Darian is a great hockey player and a student with A average grades,” Stephanie said. “He’s never smoked, drank or done drugs. I feel Darian is a great role model for First Nation youth, [a reminder that] if you work hard and set goals you can achieve them.”

Tickets for the golf tournament and dinner cost $85 each or $320 for a group of four while dinner without a side of golf costs $40 per person.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Harris at 250-327-9674 or Tim Harris at 250-667-0880.

 

Just Posted

Plantitude giving Ladysmith vegans equal footing

New downtown restaurant believed to be downtown’s first featuring all vegan options

Volunteers take down after another successful Ladysmith Festival of Lights

Good crowd comes out for a sunny Sunday volunteer session of taking down decorations

Blood moon over Ladysmith

Gerry Beltgens shook off cold fingers this weekend to capture this image… Continue reading

Reflections of Ladysmith: The Art of Michael Dean

Work, place and people are inseparable for Vancouver Island painter

Ladysmith business recognized for supporting diversity in the workplace

Ladysmith Home Hardware, Ladysmith Pharmasave, LRCA, and Maya Norte saluted

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Vancouver Island senior dies after medical emergency and rollover crash

Incident happened Saturday in Nanaimo on Poplar Street

Most Read