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EcoLuxLuv☆YVR: Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament

EcoLuxLuv☆YVR: Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament

In Vancouver, there are two words that when uttered together, create a reaction that spurs even the most complacent into action. These two magical words are ‘golf’ and ‘whisky,’ and together at Whisky Wisemen they make great things happen.

Golden Cup for the Winner of the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography

Created by Kevin Shaw and Jordan Scott in 2013, the not-for-profit organization Whisky Wisemen was founded on the belief that ‘the glass is always half full’ and an even stronger belief that enjoying a dram of whisky is glorious but it is an experience meant to be shared.

With chapters around the world (Canada, USA, Cayman Islands), Whisky Wisemen have partnered up with local establishments to have an agreed kick-back of 10% of the groups entire spend for the evening, donated to the Whisky Wisemen Society, where they, in turn, donate the money to charity.

Lesley Brown and guests the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
CEO Lesley Brown (3rd L), Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography
Players checking out SAXX sponsors table the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography
Golfers in cart the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography

On July 5th, the Westwood Plateau Country Golf Club welcomed Whisky Wisemen CEO Lesley Anne Brown and a full cadre of foursomes for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament. Golfers and non-golfers had signed on not only for their love of whisky and the enjoyment of the sport, but to support the day’s official charity – KidzFirst Canada.

This after-school program enables youth to overcome barriers in their lives and to empower their future by providing them with the tools for social awareness, inclusion, and expression. KidzFirst Canada creates positive change through the arts, healthy living activities, and community enrichment projects.

Lord McKinnon Whiskey display the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography
Foursome the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography

Sponsors Stepping Up for Charity

Players were of all ages and backgrounds, suited up in their course finery and rolled out for 18-holes. Organizers had done a fantastic job of ensuring a mix of fun and games at each hole including the Hole in One Challenge on 3 with MINI Canada, golf ball cannon on 7, and on 15 the Whitecaps FC tested tee shot skills with a grid challenge. Colony Bar satisfied snack cravings with pizza slices, while Whistler Glacial Spring Water provided samples to cleanse the palate between tastings of Central City BrewersQueensborough and Botanist gins, Lohin McKinnon Single Malt Whisky; and Nude Vodka Soda. Hole 13 was the place to be for cigar aficionados as Yaletown’s Revolucion Cigars held court with The Glenlivet.

 

Whiskey bottles at the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography
Bottles of Queensborough Dry Gin the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography

Brown helms the Vancouver-founded society. A recent listee in BC Business Magazine’s annual ‘30 Under 30,’ Brown has helped the organization grow with new chapters, charity sporting events, a speaker series, and a whisky festival.

A bottle of Botanist Gin with Lemon Slices for the Winner of the Whiskey Wisemen Charity Tournament at Westwood Plateau Golf Club
Whisky Wisemen 3rd Annual Charity Tournament | Image by Two Peas Photography

 

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Helen Siwak
Helen Siwak
Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Communications, publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, and multiple digital lifestyle blogs. She is a content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist in the luxury lifestyle niche. She is a regular content contributor to Retail-Insider and has a vast freelance portfolio including Boulevard English &  Chinese editions, Indulge, and Montecristo Magazine. When not attending high-profile events in Vancouver's 'Luxury Zone’ or on assignment abroad, she is honing her plant-based cooking skills and caring for her rescues.helen@ecoluxluv.com
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