Local Charities to Benefit from the Upcoming Pics & Sticks Charity Event

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For Immediate Release
Monday, December 3, 2018

Local Charities to Benefit from the Upcoming Pics & Sticks Charity Event

Penticton, BC – The Gord Bamford Foundation is hosting its first annual Pics & Sticks Charity event to take place
May 15 and 16, 2019. Hosted by Gord Bamford and Kevin Primeau the event gives people the chance to play
alongside NHL alumni like Glenn Anderson, Chris Joseph, Marty McSorley, Ron Low and country music stars like
Gord Bamford, Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett and Chad Brownlee.

In partnership with the South Okanagan Youth Foundation the event will give back to local and British Columbia
charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation British Columbia, Basic for Babies, and of course, the area’s minor hockey associations.

The weekend is the perfect mix of sport and music, two things that everyone can enjoy. Consisting of a charity
hockey game at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton, an 18 hole golf tournament at the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, and a banquet and concert at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, the event is the first of its kind in the area.

Minor hockey teams from Osoyoos to West Kelowna will benefit as they’ve joined forces to help sell tickets for
the event earning them $6.00 per ticket sold for their respective hockey team. Local businesses have stepped up
to be retail outlets for the teams to sell their tickets out of. Currently, you can purchase your tickets from these
local participating minor hockey teams, their adopted outlets, online, or directly from the SOEC box office. The
ticket link is listed below.

“This event brings together a few of my favourite things. Country music, hockey, golf, and community support.
I’m really looking forward to watching this event unfold in one of Canada’s most spectacular settings,” said Gord
Bamford.

To see the complete list of sponsors, participating hockey teams and local businesses, visit our website.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be found at: https://gordbamfordfoundation.com/south-
okanagan-pics-sticks/ and visit valleyfirsttix.com for ticket purchases.

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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Awards by the Canadian Country Music Awards. His recent hit ‘Dive Bar” reached number one on the Neilsen Music Country Airplay Chart in Canada.

Connect with Gord & The Foundation

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford & @GordBamfordFDN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1 & www.facebook.com/GordBamfordFDN/
Instagram: TheGordBamford & GordBamfordFDN

Direct Media Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber
Capiche Communications
trina@capiche.ca
403-921-5007

An Exciting Live Auction Awaits Attendees at Gord Bamford Foundations’ Gala

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For Immediate Release
Friday, August 10, 2018

An Exciting Live Auction Awaits Attendees at Gord Bamford Foundations’ Gala

Lacombe, Alberta – The Gord Bamford Foundation is proud to announce that Gord Bamford has been nominated for the Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards. Fans can vote for one of ten nominated artists by visiting ccmafanvote.com. This in advance of hosting his 11th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is making for an exciting summer.

Just days away from the event, the main goal is fun and fundraising. With a goal of surpassing last year’s total of $393,534, professional auctioneer and entertainer extraordinaire Danny Hooper will be relied upon to auction off an exciting list of items on gala evening. Auction items include a Canadian Finals Rodeo suite package for 16 people, an exclusive 2019 Canada Winter Games Experience, and a Melissa Hollingsworth C.O.P package where the winning bidder will get to experience Skeleton racing first-hand with Melissa as their coach.

In addition to the long list of celebrities being auctioned off, star of Food Networks Dinner Party Wars, The Incredible Food Race, and Restaurant Makeover Chef Corbin Tomaszeski will attend and help the charity by participating in an auction package consisting of a 4 course meal that he will prepare in the winners home for them and their friends. This package has been graciously donated by Delegat Canada and includes a $1,000 decor and design service from ETC Decor.

Out of Calgary to support the event comes the famous Smithbilt Hats Company. They’ll be selling a special edition Bangora hat at the event and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Gord Bamford Foundation.

“I’m overwhelmed by the support we see for this event. Not only are we sold out year after year, the celebrities who join in and the interesting auction experiences make the gala a really exciting night for everyone. Even if you’ve been to the event before, you can rest assured they’ll be new surprises in store,” said Bamford.

As the main fundraiser for the Gord Bamford Foundation, it’s important the night go off without a hitch. Funds raised will stay in Central Alberta for the most part, and the remaining funds are always donated to worthwhile Canadian charities.

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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times, including this year, for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: TheGordBamford
Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

Direct Inquiries to:
Trina Rathgeber
Capiche Communications
trina@capiche.ca
403-921-5007

Gord Bamford Tournament Poised to Smash 3 Million in Funds Raised

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Gord Bamford Tournament Poised to Smash 3 Million in Funds Raised

Lacombe, Alberta – Alberta-based charity, The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation, is poised to break the 3 million dollar mark in total funds raised via the Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic. This year marks the 10th annual tournament and organizers have their eye on the goal of surpassing 3 million dollars.

“I’ve been lucky enough to be the recipient of many awards throughout my career, but the reward of being part of giving back is something that is very close to my heart,” said Gord.

With long time sponsors, some who have been around from day one, the foundation has flourished and been able to donate to charities across Canada from Children’s Hospitals to MusiCounts, and Bamford’s newest addition Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program. Local charities in Alberta have also reaped the benefits of this successful event from The Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe and District to Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.

Key sponsors of the event include JEDCO Energy Services and Waschuk Pipeline Construction Ltd.

Each year the tournament brings some of highest profile songwriters up from the Nashville music scene who have written songs for some of the biggest stars in country music. They participate in the concert by sharing stories and music from the world of country. Dallas Smith and, of course, Gord Bamford will put on a show for guests of the gala.

The event begins Wednesday, August 92017 at 5:30pm, at the Sheraton Hotel in Red Deer, Alberta where 700+ guests will enjoy an evening of country music, fun, and philanthropy prior to a day on the golf course at the Lacombe Golf and Country Club on Thursday, August 10, 2017. 

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About the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation we provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.

Website: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: Thegordbamford

Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

Direct Inquiries or Request a Media Pass:

Trina Rathgeber – Capiche Communications

Trina@capiche.ca

403-921-5007

The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation Announces New Partnership

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For Immediate Release

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lacombe, Alberta – The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation is proud to announce its new partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities; a program that helps kids, who otherwise couldn’t afford to play, get in the game. Gord Bamford’s Foundation mission is to provide funds to youth supporting charities across Canada that involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities, so Jumpstart is a natural fit.

“Sports were a very important part of my life growing up. It’s not until you’re an adult that you realize all of the great lessons you’ve learned though sport. I’d never want to think of any child missing out on that opportunity,” said Bamford.

This year, Jumpstart will receive a $10,000 cheque from the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation. Jumpstart helps kids from families in financial need participate in organized sport and physical activity by helping cover the cost of registration, equipment and/or transportation. Whether it’s the opportunity to try a new sport or to continue with a favourite one, every kid deserves a sporting chance.

“For 11 years, Jumpstart has proudly helped more than 1.4 million kids get in the game,” said Landon French, President and CEO of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “We believe that sport does more than help kids stay active: it teaches life skills like courage, confidence and teamwork. On behalf of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, I am grateful for our partnership with the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation so more kids can play the sport they love.”

Bamford’s event has generated over 2.7 million dollars for charity over its decade long history, and this year’s sold out event is shaping up to be the best yet. Over the past year, notable donations include $50,000 to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, $10,000 to the Music Program at IWK Health Centre Foundation, and $10,000 to the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre to name a few.

As one of the most awarded artists in Canadian country music history, Bamford is nominated again this year for ‘Male Artist of The Year’ and the coveted CCMA’s ‘Fan’s Choice Award’. As one of five nominees, fans will be able to vote online or through social media for their favorite Canadian country artist of the year. The voting link https://fanvote.ccma.org/#/country-awards-2017 is open to the public now.

With only a few weeks to go until the 10th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic, which takes place August 9th and 10th in Red Deer and Lacombe, Alberta, the committee is busy organizing the country stars that will be flying in to perform, the exciting live auction items, and the celebrities that will be auctioned off to the golf teams.

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About the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation we provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: ThegordbamfordEvent Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf
Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber

Capiche Marketing & Communications

trina@capiche.ca

403-921-5007

Gord Bamford Gives $100,000 to Children’s Hospitals Across Canada

Canadian Country Superstar Generously Kicks off New Album & Reba Tour

(Lacombe, AB) Gord Bamford is celebrating his recent Canadian Country Music Association Awards, new album launch and fall tour with Reba McEntire, by donating $100,000 to children’s hospitals across Canada.

Since creating the Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation back in 2008, Bamford has generated nearly $1.5 million thanks to an annual charity golf classic he hosts in Alberta every summer. Those monies have gone to support underprivileged youth and single parent families in Canada by supporting education, health care and music.

However, children’s hospitals are also a priority for Bamford, and he’s quick to recognize that music is a form of therapy for children who are ill. “Music has that special power to take a child away from whatever they might be experiencing at that moment in time. I’ve seen it first-hand on my visits to children’s hospitals over the years. I’m so grateful to be in the position I am today to be able to help these hospitals all across Canada,” says Bamford.  

The following are the dates and hospital locations where Bamford will be presenting each facility with a $10,000 cheque from his Foundation. A media advisory will be issued prior to each event that will provide the location and time details for media to attend:

October 8: Victoria, B.C. Jeneece Place, Children’s Health Foundation
October 9 Vancouver, B.C. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
October 16 St. John’s, NL Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
October 20 Halifax, NS IWK Health Centre Foundation
October 21 Montreal, QC Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
October 22 Toronto, ON The Hospital for Sick Children
October 23 Toronto, ON Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
October 26 London, ON Children’s Health Foundation

Two Alberta hospitals were also recent recipients of Bamford’s generosity. The Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton and the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary each received $10,000 for their music therapy programs on September 5th and September 23rd respectively.

The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation offers under privileged youth and single parent families in Canada an equal opportunity in life by providing monies to support education, health care and music. Furthermore, it is a Foundation goal to improve communities for Canadian youth through the construction or improvement of multiuse facilities.

Bamford, is a 16-time Canadian Country Music Association award winner, and two-time Juno Award nominee. He recently won the 2013 CCMA Album of the Year, CMT Video of the Year, Single of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Record Producer(s) of the Year.

His 6th studio album Country Junkie will be released on October 8, 2013.

More about Bamford can be found at www.gordbamford.com and www.gordbamfordfoundation.com or you can follow him on Twitter: @GordBamford.

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