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Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship Announces Addition of Executive Women’s Day Initiative

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TV Personality and Co-host of popular Canadian TV Show ‘The Social’ Cynthia Loyst will host event

VICTORIA, B.C. (July 14, 2017) – Tournament Organizers, Pacific Links International, and PGA TOUR Champions are excited to announce the launch of the 2017 Pacific Links Championship Executive Women’s Day initiative, which will be part of event week and hosted on Saturday, September 16 at The Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa. 

Organized at PGA TOUR Champions tournaments in communities across North America, the Executive Women’s Day is a forum that brings together hundreds of local business and community leaders and innovators for a day of insightful and entertaining panels, networking, idea sharing, personal growth and business development. 

Cynthia Loyst, a national TV co-host, will act as the keynote speaker of the Executive Women’s Day event. She’s created an advice column, a clothing line, numerous documentaries and is the creator and lead contributor to the popular online destination Find Your Pleasure. Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Cynthia has grown to become one of Canada’s most recognized and respected writers, producers and television personalities. 

Co-hosting the daytime talkshow, The Social, Cynthia is constantly sharing her views and opinions and helping many people learn to appreciate life and all the pleasures it brings. Cynthia is genuine and brings fresh thoughts and perspective to The Social’s content and viewers. She has had the pleasure to interview a wide variety of fascinating people including Ryan Reynolds, Emma Thompson, Hugh Jackman, Lena Dunham, Kate Bornstein, Vivica A.Fox and Rod Stewart.

Loyst is a sought out keynote speaker and guest lecturer at Colleges and Universities, including Ryerson University, Sheridan College, Bishop's University and the University of Toronto. Learn more about Cynthia at www.findyourpleasure.com or by following her on Twitter or Instagram @cynthialoyst

2017 PACIFIC LINKS CHAMPIONSHIP EXECUTIVE WOMEN’S DAY - SCHEDULE

8:30AM - 9:30AM: REGISTRATION & GIFT BAGS

9:00AM - 10:00AM: OUTDOOR MORNING YOGA

10:00AM - 11:00AM: BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

11:00AM - 11:45AM: KEYNOTE SPEAKER ADDRESS BY CYNTHIA LOYST

11:45AM - 12:30PM: GUEST SPEAKER

12:30PM - 1:45PM: LUNCH & NETWORKING

2:00PM - 3:00PM: SPEAKERS PANEL + Q & A

3:00PM - 4:00PM: PRIVATE GOLF CLINIC WITH PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS GOLFERS

If you are interested in taking part in Executive Women’s Day as a sponsor or a guest, please contact McKenzie Clarke at mclarke@sportboxgroup.com / (647) 468-3500 or visit: www.pacificlinks-bearmountain-championship.com/ewd/ 

Tickets for the Pacific Links Championship can be purchased at www.pacificlinkschampionship.com through the BUY TICKETS tab. Fans can choose from the following ticket options:

WEEKLY PASS – WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY: $99 (INCLUDES FREE PARKING & OFFICIAL PROGRAM)

DAILY PASS – FRIDAY, SATURDAY OR SUNDAY: $40

PRO-AM DAILY PASS – WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY: $25

CHAMPIONS CLUBHOUSE VIP PASS – FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: $200

TRAVEL TICKETS – ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE ON PACIFIC COASTAL AIRLINES FROM VANCOUVER, KELOWNA, OR PRINCE GEORGE TO VICTORIA - VALID ON ANY TICKET: Starting at $175

To register as a volunteer, visit the tournament website at http://www.pacificlinkschampionship.com/ and click the REGISTER TO VOLUNTEER tab. 

About Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship 

The Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship is an official event on PGA TOUR Champions featuring the world's premier golfers aged 50 and older competing for a US$ 2.5 million purse. Tournament play at the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship will be held on the Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design Mountain Course at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria, British Columbia, from September 11-17, 2017. 

Tournament week in Victoria will begin with the Official Pro-Ams on Wednesday and Thursday, followed by 54 holes of championship play from Friday through Sunday, with no cut. All three competitive rounds will be broadcast live by Golf Channel to 200 million homes in 84 countries and 11 languages around the world.   

Website: www.PacificLinksChampionship.com 

Twitter: @PacificLinksVic

Instagram:@pacificlinksvic

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacificlinkschampionship/

About Help Fill a Dream (Official Charity Partner)

Help Fill a Dream inspires hope, healing and happiness in children with life-threatening conditions. Help Fill A Dream makes dreams come true, improves the quality of life of sick children and assists families with care and financial support. Since 1986, Help Fill A Dream has touched the lives of 2,245 Vancouver Island and Gulf Islands’ children and their families.

Website: http://www.helpfilladream.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HelpFillADream 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HelpFillADream/

About Pacific Links International

Pacific Links was founded in 2009 to provide members with a premium golf experience through an innovative international membership structure focused on the Chinese golfer. Pacific Links offers them access to the finest collection of high quality golf clubs in the world. Since 2012, the Pacific Links Network of Affiliated and Reciprocal clubs now stands at over 600 properties located in 27 countries around the world. With a strong membership base continuing to grow in China, the planned expansion into other parts of Asia and the aggregated population of members from all the participating clubs, Pacific Links is now expanding the brand platform to encompass more than just golf. We are positioning Pacific Links International to be the preeminent Lifestyle portal for China’s HNW customer providing high demand travel itineraries inspired by golf but encompassing concierge services, flights, accommodations, local tourism experience and travel butler assistance. The main feature of a Pacific Links membership is reciprocal access. In the next 10-15 years, PLI will further expand its international affiliate network to over 1,000 clubs in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and the entire Southeast Asia. www.pacificlinks.com  

About Bear Mountain Golf Resort

Located on southern Vancouver Island  a region known for its year round golf climate, stellar fishing opportunities and strong local food movement - Bear Mountain Resort offers two outstanding golf courses that combined represent the only 36-hole Nicklaus Design golf experience in Canada. The Mountain Course, a Jack and Steve Nicklaus Co-Design, features impressive landscape and dramatic terrain that lead to breathtaking 180 degree views of nearby Victoria, the Pacific Ocean and the Olympic Mountains of Washington State. The course, a par 70 playing at 6,900 yards, sets atop a 1,100-foot mountain and has been assigned a slope rating of 142 from the back tees. The 18-hole, par 71 Nicklaus Design Valley Course, a spectacular golf setting that is nestled in a pristine natural 102 acres of mature forests, measures just under 7,000 yards. Surrounded by 3,000 acres of parks and natural setting so close to a capital city. More than a resort and an incredible community, Bear Mountain is also home to Golf Canada's National Development team, the high performance training centre of Canada’s National Mountain Bike team, and the construction of western Canada’s largest indoor/outdoor clay court tennis facility supported by Tennis Canada and Tennis BC is underway. The newly renovated Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort and Spa rounds out the amenities offering guests a luxurious getaway with outstanding fine dining options, the award-winning Sante Spa, and the Bear Mountain Golf Academy. www.bearmountain.ca  

About PGA TOUR Champions

PGA TOUR Champions is a membership organization of golf’s most recognizable and accomplished players, age 50 and older, including 32 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame. The Tour’s mission is to provide financial opportunities for its players, entertain and inspire its fans, deliver substantial value to its partners, create outlets for volunteers to give back and generate significant charitable and economic impact in tournament communities. In 2017, the PGA TOUR Champions schedule includes 26 tournaments in 18 states, Japan, Wales and Canada, with purses totalling more than $55 million. The Charles Schwab Cup, which includes the Regular Season and the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, is used to determine the season-long champion. All events are televised in the United States, with most receiving complete coverage on Golf Channel, the exclusive cable-television partner of PGA TOUR Champions. Internationally, telecasts air live, tape-delayed or in a highlights-package format in excess of 190 countries and territories, reaching more than 330 million potential households. The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Follow PGA TOUR Champions at facebook.com/PGATOURChampions, on Twitter @ChampionsTour and on Instagram @pgatourchampions.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Matt Bontorin

Public Relations Manager

Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship

P: (647) 381-1463

E: mbontorin@sportboxgroup.com