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History of the Tournament
The Canadian Cancer Society was founded in 1938. They are a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life for people living with cancer. They provide leading financial support for cancer research and deliver community-based support programs and prevention information for all types of cancer.
In 1987 four men got the ball rolling. John Newman and Grant McNicholl were the original founders of the Classic. Grant served as Chair of the tournament from its inception in 1988 to 1991. John served as Chair from 1992 to 1994. Ken Wilson was also involved as Registrar and continued until 2004. Cam McCallum was also instrumental in developing the tournament and H.W. Marshall was Secretary-Treasurer for the entire history of the tournament until his passing in 2005.
Since its inception, the purpose has been to raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division.
- 1 in 4 persons are affected by various forms of this disease.
- 24% of women and 29% of men will die from this disease
- 12,000,000 Canadians will be impacted by cancer over the next generation.
- caseload of the local regional office expected to double over the next five years