Bob Derby Golf Tournament

Save the date for the 6th Annual Bob Derby Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, presented by MoveUP and USW 2009 in support of the Union Protein Project, will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

This fun-filled, annual outing features 18 holes with driving cart, a driving range warm-up, a BBQ lunch and buffet dinner, and lots of incredible prizes.

Click here for a photo gallery from the 2019 event.


About the Union Protein Project

Union Protein ProjectThe Union Protein Project is working to ensure that no child, family or community needs food banks. People need real choices and good jobs that feed them, their families, and their communities.

Food banks in B.C. regularly experience shortages of protein-based food and struggle to ensure that vulnerable people get this key nourishment. Many families are struggling to provide the nourishment that is essential for their health, and children make up 45% of the people relying on B.C. food banks.

Protein is critical to a healthy diet and crucial for mental and physical development. A lack of protein makes it even harder for vulnerable people to improve their lives.

The Union Protein Project subsidizes the cost of protein for food banks allowing them to provide canned fish and peanut butter that many at-risk families just can’t afford. They have helped food banks save precious money and maximize their purchasing power by subsidizing the cost of protein-based foods.

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Remembering Bob Derby

Bob DerbyBob Derby was the former Vice-President, Combined Units for MoveUP, then known as COPE 378. Bob spent six years in that role prior to retiring in 2011. He was the sole casualty of a tragic motor vehicle accident in June 2015.

A former mechanic supervisor at the Coast Mountain Bus Company, Bob was a long-time union activist and joined MoveUP’s executive board in 2010 after previously serving as an executive councillor and as job steward. He played a key role in organizing the 2001 transit strike in Greater Vancouver, as well as ordering the shutdown of the entire Surrey Gateway building with pickets after management reneged on a picketing agreement.

Bob’s greatest legacy at MoveUP was building a strong foundation of social events, providing members from all bargaining units and different communities an opportunity to get together in friendly spaces away from both the workplace, and from union business.

Bob did his best to make sure there was something for everybody, from Sun Run teams to summer golf tournaments, to union days at Hastings Racetrack, to hockey, football and baseball games. He also drove the multi-union pride float in the Vancouver Pride Parade.

Bob took his role as social events coordinator very seriously, and his personality was well-suited for it. The gregarious, affable, back-slapping Scotsman was a friendly face at social events and always did his best to make everyone feel welcome.

2019 Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsors


Wine Sponsorship

Lunch Sponsorship

Bronze Sponsors

Hole Sponsors

Vehicles provided by

Special thank you to our prize donors

A.J. Forsyth, a division of Russel Metals
BC Hydro
BC Lions Football Club
Cavan Advertising
Chewters Chocolates
Dendoff Springs
Derby Family
Dead Frog Brewery
Everything Wine – River District
The Fan Zoo
Fairmont Empress
Glowbal Restaurant Group
Grand Pacific Hotel
Harrison Hot Springs Resort
MoveUP/USW 2009
National Football League
Pacific Coastal Airlines
Pacific National Exhibition
Pitt Meadows Golf Club
Printhink Solutions
Shea Theodore
Staples Promotional Products
The Union Protein Project
Thunderbird Press
Vancouver Canadians
Vancouver Warriors
Western Canadian Screens – The Western Group / Canada
Vancouver Whitecaps

Sponsorship Information

Show your support for our charity of choice by becoming a sponsor! Proceeds go to the Union Protein Project, which subsidizes the cost of protein for food banks allowing them to provide fish, peanut butter, and other items that many at-risk families just can’t afford. Sponsors will be recognized on the course and at the dinner.

We have numerous sponsorship opportunities available and we can tailor a package that fits your organizations’ needs.

Sponsors also get a chance to hang with the stars! Our annual tournament attracts many cool celebrities with past attendees including current and former NHL stars Kevin Bieksa, Tanner Glass, Jason Garrison, and Erik Gudbranson, CFL stars Odell Willis & Manny Arceneaux, and actor Michael Coleman (Once Upon A Time).

For more information on how to sponsor the 2020 tournament, email Kat at

Ready to make your sponsorship payment? Click here if you wish to make an online payment or contact Kat to arrange for a cheque payment.

Please contact Kat at or call 604-299-0378 for more information.

Prize Donation

Another way to contribute is to donate a prize for our raffle draw. If you are interested, please contact Kat at or call 604-299-0378.


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