Peace Portal golf tournament supports Launching Pad

Hole-in-one contest could net participant a new car from Flag Mitsubishi

A lucky golfer could win a new car at the 11th annual Launching Pad golf tournament and silent auction at the Peace Portal golf course on Friday (June 15).

All a participant has to do is make a hole-in-one and they will win a sporty new car donated by Flag Mitsubishi, one of the sponsors of the event.

Flag is also providing two 12-seat buses and one SUV for the use of the Launching Pad Society, the charity that operates a recovery program for low and moderate income people with substance abuse problems in South Surrey.

This year, the event is in the memory of Worth Johnson, the late president of the society’s board of directors.

The cost per person is $150 for golf and dinner, $40 for dinner only.

To register or donate, contact Will Swanston at 778-387-1828 or email:

The Launching Pad began operating in 1994 at a 12-bed facility in Aldergrove, then moved in 2001 to a location in South Surrey on the White Rock border.

It provides room and board for 28 residents at a time, mostly alcoholics and addicts learning how to lead clean and sober lives. In 18 years of operation, the Launching Pad estimates it has helped several hundred men recover from addiction.