Monday, August 15, 2011

The Doug Mowat Memorial Golf Tournament

On July 11th, 2011, I participated in the 21st Annual Doug Mowat Memorial Golf Tournament for the fifth year in row.
Douglas L. Mowat, C.M. (1929–1992) was a visionary pioneer and leader in opening doors to opportunity for British Columbians living with spinal cord injuries and other physical disabilities. His decades of work with the BC Paraplegic Foundation and BC Paraplegic Association resulted in a tremendous legacy of service and achievement.
Doug was also a former Chairperson of the Vancouver Parks Board and later became the first MLA in British Columbia who used a wheelchair for mobility. Elected to the Legislature in 1983 and then again in 1986, he was responsible for many initiatives that improved the quality of life for British Columbians with disabilities. Doug’s impact was immeasurable, as was his energy and passion. An outstanding spokesperson and advocate for people with disabilities, he blazed a trail that will benefit generations to come.
In British Columbia there are over 12,000 people living with a spinal cord injury (SCI), and each year about 500 hundred more are injured. These injuries affect every aspect of people’s lives and are permanent. Established in 1975, The BC Paraplegic Foundation (BCPF) has supported thousands of people with spinal cord injuries by supporting and working collaboratively with BCPA on many important initiatives.
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