From left to right: Clive Johnson, President/CEO of B2Gold Corp., Russell Ball, CEO, and Director of Calibre Mining, Joshua, Little Brother from Big Brothers Mentoring Program, and John Seaberg, Senior VP and Chief Financial Officer of Calibre Mining
Vancouver, BC – Golfers from across North America gathered at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club on September 23rd for the B2Gold Big Brothers Golf Classic, which raised a record $510,000 to support important mentorship programs across the Lower Mainland. Fundraising efforts were lead by title sponsor B2Gold, who doubled their contribution from previous years to $100,000 this year. B2Gold’s generosity inspired Calibre Mining Corp. to surprise Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver with a cheque for $100,000.
In this past year, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver experienced a difficult hit due to the removal of the clothing donation bins across the Lower Mainland which results in a $500,000 revenue loss to the organization annually. Both B2Gold and Calibre stepped up in generosity to support the agency in continuing the mission of mentorship for every child who needs one.
“It is always a great pleasure for me to see our guests having so much fun at our Annual Golf Tournament, and I am extremely grateful for everyone’s support towards our cause. The sense of community and camaraderie in the room was palpable and I personally felt so inspired by the support of our sponsors and guests. The event is a great success, enabling us to continue providing quality programming to our communities” says Valerie Lambert, Executive Director of Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver
Despite rainy weather, the golfers were in high spirits as they golfed the prestigious course at Shaughnessy, networked during the cocktail hour and gourmet banquet dinner, and placed their bids at the silent auction.
ABOUT BIG BROTHERS OF GREATER VANCOUVER
The Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver mentoring programs provide boys with a positive male role model and a friend to talk to and share the experiences of growing up with. Through regular outings, a friendship is developed between the Big and Little Brother that is built on trust and common interests. The result is a life-changing experience for both the mentor and the mentee. Big Brothers proudly operates across the Lower Mainland and the Sea to Sky Corridor and has volunteer opportunities for all genders.
ABOUT B2GOLD CORP.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, B2Gold Corp. is the world’s new senior gold producer. Founded in 2007, today, B2Gold has three operating gold mines and numerous exploration and development projects in various countries including Mali, the Philippines, Namibia, Colombia, and Burkina Faso.
CALIBRE MINING CORP.
Calibre Mining is a Canadian-listed gold mining and exploration company with two 100% owned operating gold mines in Nicaragua. The Company is focused on sustainable operating performance and a disciplined approach to growth.