Written by Lucas Wilson
Langford – Victoria’s Westshore Rebels have announced that they will be hosting a gala fundraiser on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the Olympic View Golf Course. The event will raise funds for Rebels players in the form of scholarships and player development efforts. The event will feature a dinner, high-profile speakers, an auction, prizes and giveaways.
Speakers for the event will include 2015 Grey Cup champions Mike Reilly and Brian Ramsay of the Edmonton Eskimos, 2015 CFL Defensive Player of the Year Adam Bighill of the BC Lions, CFL Hall of Famer Dave Cutler, sports reporter Farhan Lalji, and former Rebel and BC Lions centre Tim O’Neill. O’Neill’s Rebels #55 jersey will be retired by the team during the event. Additional guests will be announced later. CFAX 1070 broadcaster Steve Duffy will handle MC duties, and Langford Mayor Stew Young will be the auctioneer for the event. The Rebels and the Olympic View Golf Club are also offering an opportunity to golf with one of the event’s celebrity guests on May 14th. Information about the celebrity golf opportunity can be found at www.westshorerebels.ca.
“This is a huge step for Victoria’s Westshore Rebels Football Program,” says Rebels head coach JC Boice. “The quality of this event will be impressive. Our athletes and our community are very fortunate to be the beneficiaries of this event and the great people behind the scenes that are making it happen.”
“I’m very excited to play a small part in Coach Boice’s vision for the Rebels in this upcoming event, says Farhan Lalji. “I hope that we can help provide athletes in Victoria and all of BC more opportunities in this wonderful sport.”
Single tickets can be purchased for $99, or a table of eightcan be purchased for $750. Tickets can be purchased at www.westshorerebels.ca, or by contacting one of the individuals listed below.