Alberni boys come home for golf

The Alberni Valley Golf Classic was held at Alberni Golf Course and also featured out-of-town celebrities like sportscasters Jason Pires from CTV and Mira Laurence from A News.

CTV sportscaster Jason Pires

Local celebrities Rob Shick and Richard Chernomaz led the roster this year for famous people at the 18th annual Alberni Valley Charity Golf Classic.

The one-day golf tournament was held at Alberni Golf Course and also featured out-of-town celebrities like sportscasters Jason Pires from CTV and Mira Laurence from A News.

Shick and Chernomaz both now live out of town— Shick in California and Chernomaz in Germany—however, neither one would miss the classic.

Shick, who will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame next week for his long career as a National Hockey League referee, lent his name to the Charity Classic when it first began.

Chernomaz played 51 games in the NHL with Colorado, New Jersey and Calgary before enjoying a stellar career in the minors. He donated some of his personal memorabilia for the auction at the golf tourney.

The number of golfers was up 30 this year, bringing the total to 135. The event raised more than $32,000 this year, up $3,000 from last year’s event.

Charities that will benefit from this year’s fundraiser include B.C. Children’s Hospital, Port Alberni Special Olympians, Neighbourlink, KidSport and the Alberni Valley Rescue Squad.

With files from Susan Quinn, Alberni Valley News

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