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Imagine living in a community up-Island, like Nanaimo, Port Alberni or Campbell River and being told you must come to Victoria for several weeks for cancer treatment without knowing anyone or how you will navigate this potentially traumatic experience. What if you had a safe and comfortable place to stay with 24 hour support, a warm bed and all your meals; a place with multiple services and amentities; a space where you feel supported, informed and empowered? That is the Canadian Cancer Society’s Vancouver Island Lodge – a supportive home away from home for people facing cancer. We serve over 2000 guests each year and since opening in 1982 have accommodated roughly 36,000 guests. With the generous support of the Gorge Vale Golf Club Conquer Cancer Classic, we have been able to continue making a significant difference for the quality of life for our up- Island guests. Last year, as a direct result of the tournament, we were able to purchase new dining room furniture, new toilets and new comforters. These items have a great impact for people struggling with cancer, ensuring their stay with us is restful and meets all of their unique needs. This year, the Lodge looks forward to using the proceeds to purchase much needed air conditioning for the building. With your support, you are helping us create a community of support and hope for people on their journey dealing with cancer.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Since the tournaments inception in 1988, the Classic has raised $1.268 million.  Currently the Classic supports the Vancouver Island Lodge (VIL) which is operated by the Canadian Cancer Society and houses Island residents coping with cancer.  This year we are directing our funding to a new steamer in the kitchen, bedside lights, house keeping carts and deck repairs.  The last year we held the Classic, we purchased new furniture for the lounge and dining room. 
Due to Covid19, the Classic has taken a 3 year hiatus.  In order for its survival, it needed to restructure. We are happy to announce that Gorge Vale Golf Club has stepped up and taken over this historic event.  It has therefore been turned into a one course tournament.  The Organizing Committee looks forward to your participation and is confident that you will enjoy the day.
  • 2 in 5 persons are affected by various forms of this disease.
  • 22% of women and 26% of men will die from this disease
  • The annual number of new cancer cases is predicted to increase for 2028–2032 by 84% in Canadian males (148 400) and by 74% in Canadian females (128 800).
  • In 2023, there will be an estimated 6,845 new cancer diagnosis on Vancouver Island
  • Vancouver Island Lodge hosts over 2,000 guests per year
  • a one-day event that “kicks off” the charity golf season in Victoria
  • held on the first Monday in May at Gorge Vale golf course.
  • involves approximately 120 golfers
  • annually supported by close to 150 local businesses and private donors
  • has raised more than $1.2 million since 1988.
Over the last six years the funds raised through the Conquer Cancer Classic have supported the Vancouver Island Lodge - a 42 bed facility that supports cancer patients from up - island needing treatment in Victoria as follows.
  • In 2011 refurbished the deck,
  • in 2012 upgrades to their emergency call system,
  • in 2013 purchased a shuttle van and donated it directly to the Vancouver Island Lodge
  • in 2014 new windows for the Lodge
  • in 2015 new carpets and painting of the whole facility
  • in 2016 purchased a new steamer / convection oven, a new patient fridge and luggage carts
  • in 2017 purchased a new commercial dishwasher, a washer dryer for the guests and an automatic   external defibrillator and a new fridge.
  • In 2018 purchased new toilets for all rooms
  • In 2019 we started a 3 year project to raise funds to finance a new HVAC system
  • 2020 – 2022  Cancelled due to Covid19
  • In 2023 replaced the steamer for the kitchen, bedside lights for the client rooms, housekeeping carts and deck repairs. 
Increase the level of funds raised by the Classic in two ways:
  • adding new sponsors; and increasing the level of support from our current partner sponsors
  • raise a minimum of $30,000.

Partner Sponsorship Logo profiling in all published material and a tee sign displayed for Silver, Gold and Platinum Partners: advertising in the Event Program, and a link to your website on the Conquer Cancer Classic website, mentioned on Chek TV Upside program broadcast from the event, mentioned at the Banquet: Other sponsors will be promoted by using their Company/Donor name.

Please click the link below to further discuss sponsorship opportunities
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