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September 23, 2015 | General

(EDMONTON, AB) – The Edmonton Region came together with local, national and international companies to raise $200,000 at the Fifth Annual EIA Charity Golf Classic.

For more than a decade, EIA has been a key supporter of Youth Empowerment and Support Service ( This is the fifth year that EIA has held its annual charity golf classic. Through the generosity of its partners, EIA is able to extend its support to two additional charities: Riseup House ( and the Leduc and District Food Bank ( Seventy per cent of the funds raised by the EIA Charity Golf Classic go to supporting YESS, while Riseup House and the Leduc and District Food Bank each receive 15 per cent.

EIA Charity Golf Classic Cheque Presentation

Myron Keehn, EIA VP Commercial Development, (Left) and Tom Ruth, EIA President and CEO (Right) present the Cheque to Gert Reynar (LDFB), Zelda Kause (RH) and Kathy Fitzgerald (YESS). In addition to the funds raised at the tournament, Tom Ruth announced that EIA would top the overall contribution up to $200,000.

“In challenging economic times like these it’s especially gratifying to see so many great friends of our airport come together so generously to help people in need in our community,” said Tom Ruth, EIA President and CEO.

This year`s platinum sponsor was the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel. Gold sponsors were Dufferin Construction, CTV and Canadian North. Other major sponsors included Canadian Helicopters, Cowan Imaging Group, HMS Host, MMM Group, Panatonni Development, PCL Construction, Ellis Don, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Rosenau Transport Ltd. and TetraTech EBA.

For the full list of sponsors, see  For photos, contact Chris Chodan, as per below.

Helicopter dropping golf balls on the field.

A Canadian Helicopters Eurocopter AS-350 B2 performed the helicopter ball drop raffle during the EIA Charity Golf Classic for free flights to Hawaii, Cuba and Mexico.ld top the overall contribution up to $200,000.