Abbotsford Police – 2023 John Goyer Memorial Charity Golf Tournament

Cheque presentation photo L-R: Jodi Christie, Detective Abbotsford Police; Wendy Toyer ALS BC; Rick Stewart, Union President Surrey Police; Nathan Ramsdale, Regional Manager Flaman Fitness Abbotsford and Colleen Mitchell, Investigative Assistant Abbotsford Police.

Contact: Wendy Toyer
Executive Director, ALS Society of BC
604-278-2257 Ext. 222
[email protected]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 15, 2024

Abbotsford Police – John Goyer Memorial Charity Golf Tournament Raises $21,241 for ALS Society of BC, Honouring a Hero’s Legacy and Supporting ALS Patient Services

The ALS Society of British Columbia received a cheque from the proceeds of the 2023 Abbotsford Police – John Goyer Memorial Charity Golf Tournament presented by Flaman Fitness – Abbotsford for $21,241.00. The funds will go to support patient service programs provided by the Society. The tournament was held in July 2023 to honour the memory of Constable John Goyer. Since 2006, the Abbotsford Police have hosted the golf tournament to keep John’s memory alive and to support others affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). To date, $216,276 has been raised.

Constable John Goyer

John Goyer joined the Abbotsford Police on April 9, 1998, and immediately earned the respect of his colleagues. On September 26, 2001, while on duty, John was involved in a violent altercation while he was attempting to arrest a subject in a domestic assault. The injuries that he sustained during the melee were later determined to be the trigger that resulted in the onset of ALS. On April 19, 2006, less than five years later, John made the ultimate sacrifice while serving his community. His passing was the first “in the line of duty” death in the history of the Abbotsford Police Department.

“The ALS Society of BC is very grateful for the continued outstanding support of the Abbotsford Police Department. The annual golf tournament not only raises funds and awareness about ALS, but it also creates hope for a better future for people living with ALS. Thank you to the organizing committee, Abbotsford Police Department, Abbotsford Police Union and sponsors.” – Wendy Toyer, Executive Director of ALS Society of British Columbia.

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