ABOUT “As a fifth generation Nanaimoite, I feel it is important to give back to the community that has given me so much. It is an exciting time to be a supporter of the Nanaimo Foundation and to be a part of the difference being made in our community.” – Tom Harris
About Tom Harris
Tom was the longest standing Nanaimo Foundation Board Member. He was the Past Chairman of the Nanaimo District Hospital Foundation and chaired the Nanaimo United Way Campaign. Tom was the honorary chairman of the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Capital Campaign and chaired the Capital Campaign to build a permanent home for St. John Ambulance in Nanaimo. Mr. Harris was named Nanaimo’s Corporate Citizen of the year in 1993 and in 1994 was awarded the TIME Quality Dealer Award, followed by the Citizen of the Year for Nanaimo in 2004. In 2005, he was appointed to the Order of St. John and also received the Rotary Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence. In 2012, Tom received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal to recognize his dedicated service to his peers, his community, and to Canada. In 2015, Tom was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Car Dealers Association of BC.
What is the golf tournament supporting?

Funds raised at the Tom Harris Charity Classic will be contributed to the Tom Harris Community Endowment Fund. This special fund is a Legacy Fund created in honour of Tom at the Nanaimo Foundation. All contributions made in tribute to Tom will grow in perpetuity. Grants will be made each year from this fund to support a variety of local charitable causes of special significance to Tom. This legacy for Tom will continue his tradition of giving back and doing great things for many causes and organizations in Nanaimo–now and forever.

For more information on the Tom Harris Community Foundation Click Here!

To learn more about how the funds raised in the 1st Annual Tom Harris Charity Classic have helped our community Click Here!

To have a look at the items for our live auction Click Here!


Join the Tom Harris Charity Classic as a volunteer or an event ambassador. Click on the button below for more information and volunteer opportunities.

Make a Donation

Donations to the Tom Harris Charity Classic will be added to the Tom Harris Community Endowment Fund at the Nanaimo Foundation. This special fund has been created in Tom’s honour and will continue to honour his legacy of support to our community.

Event Team

In honour of Tom Harris and his enduring support to our community, Tom’s family and friends have come together to create the Tom Harris Charity Classic Golf Tournament.

Founder & Chair

Tony Harris

Golf Experience Chairs

Cody Dreger & Garth Johnstone

Sponsorship Chair

Greg Constable

Nanaimo Foundation Liaison

Courtenay Janjic Ndiaye

Auction Chair

Wendy May

Hospitality Chair

Leslie Harris

Operations Chairs

Teni Adelanwa & Zaki Mohammed

Volunteer Chair

John Groening

Logistics Chair

Ray Finner

Master of Ceremonies


Join Us Now

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Nanaimo Golf Club

2800 Highland Boulevard

Nanaimo, British Columbia


Single Player


Team of Four


Dinner & Evening



10:00 am – 11:00 am


11:30 am – 12:30 pm


12:35 pm

Announcements – Tony Harris

1:00 pm

Tee-Off (shotgun start)

5:00 – 7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm

Dinner, Live Auction

9:45 pm

Fireworks, Evening Festivities

  • Complimentary Practice Facilities
  • BBQ Lunch Buffet
  • 18 Holes
  • Cocktail Party
  • Dinner & Live Auction
  • Golf cart
  • Tee gift & Commemorative Momentos
  • Four Longest Drive Prizes
  • Four Closest To The Pin Prizes
  • Four Hole In One Chances To Win One Of Four Cars!
  • Special Entertainment
  • Good Times!
Contact Us

Tom Harris Community Foundation

2525 Bowen Road

Nanaimo, BC V9T 3L2

250-758-9125   (Ask for Teni or Zaki)


Cheque donations can be made out to The Tom Harris Fund and mailed to the above address

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