10th Annual Rifco Charity Golf Classic
The 10th Annual Rifco Charity Golf tournament will take place early September at the beautiful Innisfail Golf Course. Since it started in 2011, The Rifco Charity Golf tournaments has raised more than half a million dollars for Central Alberta charities.
September 8, 2022
Innisfail Golf Course
All proceeds raised goes to the The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre.
A great day of Golf and Fundraising!!!
For SPONSORSHIP and REGISTRATION information please click HERE to download the tournament form.
With Covid restrictions easing up across the country we are hopeful that our tournament format and activities will be back to “normal” . The Innisfail Golf Course will keep us up-to-date as we get closer to the event, and if any changes do arise we will be sure to notify all those participating.
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About the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre
The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children.
In the early 2000s, an epidemic of youth suicides hit hard in central Alberta, and the September 2015 suicide of 22-year-old Lindsey More sparked a bigger conversation about what could be done to prevent them. In response, a coalition was formed with the initial goal of providing necessary mental health resources for adolescents. Around the same time, Sheldon Kennedy – lead director at the formerly named Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre (now the Calgary & Area CAC), and a long-time friend of Board Chair Terry Loewen – recommended that the coalition begin a centre of their own. He invited the members to Calgary to see the centre there.
Upon returning to Red Deer, Mark Jones (now CEO of the CACAC) brought together all the different organizations responsible for protecting children, and connected with community members who could make the centre a reality. The first coalition evolved into a board to oversee operations, and a service team was created.
Together, the team renovated an old office building and designed a child-friendly space. Starting with a skeleton staff of just 3, the centre opened in November 2017 and was working on real cases by mid-December.
Since then, the CACAC has expanded, with 9 core CAC staff and taking over more space in its temporary building in order to provide in-office mental health therapy services and increased family support space. The organization has provided a number of presentations for use around central Alberta, and continues to bring awareness to a subject that is difficult – but necessary – to confront.
The story of the CACAC continues today, and the organization remains committed to changing the way that the people of central Alberta overcome child abuse.