Gord Bamford Forms Partnership to Raise Money for 4-H Canada

(Edmonton, AB) Canadian country music singer Gord Bamford and the Canadian 4-H Council have formed a partnership to raise funds for 4-H clubs across Canada.

The “Gord Bamford and Friends of 4-H Rural Roots Run Deep” fundraising project will provide an opportunity for 28,000 4-H members from clubs in every Canadian province to sell Bamford’s brand new CD titled “Day Job” which is set to be released to retail markets on April 6, 2010. 4-Her’s will also be able to sell Bamford’s current CD titled Honkytonks and Heartaches. A portion of the profits from those CD sales will go back to the 4-H members’ club.

“I am very excited to have developed this great partnership with 4-H Canada, and having the chance to give back to an organization that had such a big impact on my youth,” explains Bamford, an alumni of Alberta 4-H. “What I gained from 4-H was invaluable, and it only makes sense for me, in my current career, to want to give back. I look forward to a great working relationship with 4-H in Canada.”

“It is especially fitting that Gord has partnered with 4-H Canada, due to the fact that he is a former 4-H member,” says Mike Nowosad, CEO for the Canadian 4-H Council. “Gord exhibits all the characteristics that 4-H embodies and this is apparent in his life and his music. We are extremely appreciative to Gord for this opportunity and his support of 4-H Canada.” The mission of the Canadian 4-H Council is to provide a strong national platform that offers innovative support and initiatives which inspire youth to become contributing leaders in their communities.

Bruce Banks, CEO of the 4-H Foundation of Alberta, was instrumental in encouraging other provincial 4-H organizations to become involved in the project. “Not only do we get an opportunity to work with one of our successful 4-H Alumni, a portion of the CD sales will go to the 4-H Foundation of Alberta Legacy Fund to enhance member and leader experiences through programs, workshops and special events.”

Bamford acknowledges the importance of 4-H within rural communities and wants his public profile to help create opportunity, strengthen rural communities across Canada and affect positive change for 4-H members.

Bamford recently won a SOCAN (The Society of Composers Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) award
on Monday, November 23, 2009 for his song “Stayed Til Two” as one of the top three Country Music songs that achieved the greatest number of performances on domestic radio in 2008. A past Canadian Country Music Award (CCMA) winner in 2008, Bamford, his band and management team received nine CCMA nominations in 2009.

Celebrities Attend Gord Bamford Invitational Golf Tournament

Gord Bamford has rounded up the best in Canadian Country Music and Alberta Sports to attend his second annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament, to be held at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club, August 6th and 7th, 2009.

George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, Duane Steele and Jessie Farrell are just a handful of the recording artists that will be attending and performing at the two-day event. Cassie Campbell from the Canadian Olympic Women’s hockey team, Curtis Glencross and Jim Vandermeer from the Calgary Flames and Bryon Hill, Nashville singer, songwriter and producer, have all confirmed their attendance.
A Mega Media Prize hole has been set up for Friday August 7, so that media will be able to interview the various celebrities at the event. Casey Clarke will be filming the CMT Chevy Top 20 Countdown. Photography services will be provided by Bonnie-Jean McAllister of Ealanta Photography. Team photos and candid shots of the days will be taken.

All registered golfers will have a chance to play in the “Putt Zone”. Each player will donate $20.00 and be given three chances to putt and sink their ball. For every ball they sink their name goes into the “Mega Prize Draw” for their chance to win a LCD Screen TV.

2009 2nd Annual Charity Golf Classic

Gord Bamford’s Golf Event Raises Money for New Charitable Foundation

(Edmonton, AB) Canadian country music award winner Gord Bamford has rounded up the best in the business for his annual Charity Invitational Golf Tournament, in order to raise money for his newly founded “Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation.”

Bamford’s Foundation will offer support to underprivileged youth and single parent families in Canada. “By providing financial support for education, music, and health care I hope to help improve the quality of life for these families living in our local communities across Canada,” explains Bamford.

This will be Bamford’s second annual Charity Invitational Gala Golf Tournament, held August 6 and 7, 2009 at the Lacombe Golf & Country Club, and will feature live performances from Bamford, George Canyon, Aaron Pritchett, and Jessie Farrell.
More than $60,000.00 was raised at last year’s event, with proceeds given to Big Brothers and Sisters of Lacombe. Bamford will again give a portion of this year’s monies raised to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The remainder will go to his charitable foundation. “I feel privileged to be able to give back to this organization that can make a difference in a child’s life and give them direction, just as it did for me as a child,” says Bamford.
Bamford’s financial target for the charitable foundation is to raise $75,000.00 at this year’s event. EnCana Corporation from Calgary is just one of the corporate examples of sponsorship support. “EnCana is the title sponsor for this year’s event and they have committed to working with us in 2010. This kind of support allows us to take this charity event to the next level. We want to attract more sponsors and grow this event each and every year,” says Bamford.

The charity event kicks off at 6:30 pm Thursday evening with live entertainment and a silent auction. Performances by Bamford, Canyon, Pritchett and Farrell start at 7:30 pm. The evening finishes with a live auction and more live entertainment at 8:30 pm. Auction items include a golf weekend for 12 on Bamford’s tour bus, a mystery heli golf weekend, big barn barbeque for 60 people, and performance by Bamford, a Davey Shields autographed saddle, and much more.

Casey Clarke from CMT Canada will also be filming its Chevy Top 20 Countdown at the charity event. Red Deer’s KG Country will be live on site. A Mega Media Prize hole on the golf course will allow media to interview the celebrities.

The First Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic

Communities and kids are very important to Gord Bamford. And the combination of the two were a natural fit when Gord created the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation in 2008.

That same year, the 1st Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic was held in Lacombe, Alberta. Gord’s star was starting to shine in Canada’s country music community, and he wanted to involve that community in giving back to help youth and single parent families.

With the help of Aaron Pritchett and many other Canadian country music celebrities, Gord was able to raise over $60,000. Since that time, Gord has raised over $1,000,000 for the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation.