2nd Annual Building Bridges Golf Day a Success

The SASI in partnership with UFV’s Advancement team and tournament founders Dr. Malwinder Dhami and Dr. Amarjit Bajwa are pleased to announce that the second annual Building Bridges Golf Day was a great success. The days’ golf participants as well as sponsors for the day each supported SASI’s Research Fellowship Endowment, funding scholarly research aimed at investigating questions and addressing issues that matter in the Fraser Valley and beyond. This research in particular responds to and has relevance for local, provincial, and national communities.

The SASI is grateful to the presenting sponsor Westberry Farms and gold sponsor Canex Building Supplies Ltd. for their support.

The dinner reception following the day of golf featured a welcome address from UFV President and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Joanne Maclean and keynote address from Deputy Chief Brett Crosby-Jones of the Abbotsford Police Department. The evening’s emcee, Randip Janda of Sportsnet 650 and Hockey Night in Canada Punjabi kept the audience laughing and engaged.

At the dinner reception, the SASI was pleased to present copies of the South Asian Research Fellowship Report titled “Developing Strategies on Violence Prevention and Community Safety.” This first report is phase I as part of the larger research project which will look into issues of community safety as it relates to the ongoing gang violence in the Fraser Valley.

The 2nd Annual Golf Day raised approximately $22,000 with Dr. Joanne Maclean making a surprise announcement of matching fund support from UFV, bringing the grand estimated total to $44,000

To view a short video clip which highlights the goals of the fellowship fundraising campaign, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9GpljoF15M

For a full Flickr page of all images of the Golf Day, please visit the following:

SASI Flickr page

UFV Flickr

A special thank you to each of our sponsors