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Canucks veterans here Monday to kick off Commonwealth Cup

The City of Prince George will be raising the Vancouver Canucks flag Monday, the day before the 12th Annual Commonwealth Cup, northern B.C.’s most prestigious charity golf tournament.

Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall will join representatives from tournament sponsors Heather Sadler Jenkins, Commonwealth Financial and the United Way as Canuck veterans: Dennis Kearns, Eddie Hatoum, Garry Monahan, Dennis Ververgaert and more raise the Canuck flag to officially kick off the Commonwealth Cup. Covering the action will be B.C.’s iconic sports commentator, and celebrity emcee, Bernie Pascal and local talent Ron Polillo.

The flag raising ceremony will be on Monday, July 22 at 10:30 a.m. at City Hall front steps.

The NHL Alumni including Darcy Rota who will be joining little late will join a full field of golfers to raise money for the United Way at Aberdeen Glen on July 23rd, 2019.

“Since inception, the Commonwealth Cup has raised over $300,000 for charity and has a well deserved reputation as the premier charity golf tournament in Northern BC. The prize table alone is over $40,000,” said tournament chair Dan McLaren of Commonwealth Financial.

“The Commonwealth Cup is about bringing the BC business and community leaders together to support a great cause. It’s always a fun day. The NHL Alumni really add some colour. We all have a great time while helping out the United Way,” says Darren Lindsay, HSJ Lawyers Managing Partner. “We are sold out so if you have missed this year, sign up early for next year”

Roberta Squire, CEO of the United Way of Northern BC added: “We are so grateful about the response from attendees and sponsors this year! We hope that we will continue to get same level of support from Prince George every year.”

Check out the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/unitedwaynbc/) for live updates.