CONTINUING THE TRADITION
The Tiara Golf Classic and Silent Auction was started in 1997 by a group of friends The Tiara Golf Classic and Silent Auction was started in 1997 by a group of friends, known as the Edmonton Sun Bogey Ladies. Their vision was to create a ladies-only golf tournament with the goal of a fun filled day of golf while doing something for the community. They introduced elegance to the tournament by designing a program that included a menu and prizes that appealed to women. And the cherry on top - a Silent Auction for some retail therapy!
Over the years, the organizing group has evolved to include other community minded individuals who share the same love of golf and desire to give back to the community. With a modified motto: “Women supporting Women and Families”, the committee’s goal remains the same - to generate awareness of and funds for our charities of choice while providing golfers, sponsors, and volunteers a fun and fabulous day socializing and networking.
CHARITIES OF CHOICE
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Alberta
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northern Alberta is built on the foundation of keeping families together. Through the House and all of our programming, families with seriously ill or injured children find strength, comfort, and care when they need it most. And most importantly, they have a place where family comes first.
The House is a home of comfort for families traveling to Edmonton for their children’s medical treatment. We provide families with warm beds, hot showers, laundry facilities, and family-friendly kitchens – all the essentials of home. Then we go beyond accommodation by offering programs to ease emotional and financial burdens.
When families stay at RMHCNA they do not have to think about where their next meal is coming from, how they will get to the hospital, or where they are going to sleep. Because of our programming all they have to think about is their children.
Families who stay at the House have all traveled long distances and for long periods of time to arrive in Edmonton for their child’s medical treatment or appointment and must navigate an unfamiliar city. Many families even arrive at the House without a vehicle.
Our Shuttle Program reduces the burden and expense of transportation and parking for families traveling to and from the House and Edmonton hospitals seven days a week. Volunteer drivers are at the heart of this program, lending a listening ear or shoulder of support for children and their families who benefited from more than 14,000 trips to and from Edmonton hospitals in 2017.
Alberta Council of Women's Shelters
The Council works collectively with 41 member shelters (including the Lurana Shelter) across Alberta to achieve a world free from violence and abuse. They work to improve services for women, children, and seniors, to share & develop knowledge to respond to domestic violence, and to change public conversation about violence against women and girls.