Port Moody Public Library’s Links to Literacy


The Port Moody Public Library’s 9th Annual Links to Literacy Golf Tournament and Banquet is coming up on Monday, August 31. The tournament will take place at Meadow Gardens Golf Club in Pitt Meadows, with registration at 11:00am and a shotgun start at 12:30pm. Links to Literacy is relaxed and fun, and everyone is welcome.

The day will be capped off by an evening banquet, complete with prizes and an auction. The items up for auction include a trip for two to the Port Moody Police firing range, a location portrait session by In view Images, and a dinner for four at Pasta Polo Restaurant. CTV’s Jason Pires will do the honours as Master of Ceremonies, and Canucks play-by-play announcer Johns Shorthouse will fill the role of auctioneer. If you absolutely don’t golf (and I’m sheepishly raising my hand on this one) you’re welcome to come out just for the banquet and auction.

As its name implies, the tournament raises money to support literacy in Port Moody. Funds from last year’s tournament allowed the library to bring literacy experts, such as David Bouchard and Dr. Gabor Mate, to the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody for a special evening lecture series. Proceeds from the tournament were also used for library enhancements such as an easy reading collection and computer listening station for our special needs patrons, and a talking book reader and talking books for our visually disabled patrons. Proceeds from this year’s tournament will be directed at creating a portable computer lab to provide basic and advanced training on Internet, email and other electronic resources.

Tickets for the tournament and banquet are a steal at $165 each. Tickets for the banquet and auction only are even more of a steal at $40. And of course, you can donate or sponsor the event without having to show up at all. Could there possibly be an easier way to support our local library? I don’t think so.

To register, or for more information, call 604.469.4686 or email dayna.solem@cityofportmoody.com. Get out there, support the library, and have some fun!

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