Bob Derby Golf Tournament

8th annual Bob Derby Memorial Charity Golf Tournament logoSave the date! The 8th annual Bob Derby Memorial Charity Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, July 26, 2024 at the Northview Golf & Country Club!

In 2024, we are excited to bring the Courtnall Society for Mental Health on board as a charitable benefactor alongside The Union Protein Project.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring our tournament and support our tremendous charities and get your name brand out there? Check out our Sponsorship Package to learn more.

Stay close to the golf course

The Ramada by Wyndham Surrey/Langley is offering a special rate for participants in the Bob Derby Golf Tournament. There is a group block of 16 rooms on hold until 5 p.m. PT on June 14, 2024. First come, first served.

To reserve a room, please call the front desk at 604-576-8388 and reference “USW 2009” when booking.
Standard rooms with two Queen beds are blocked at a discounted rate of $229 plus tax per room per night. Hotel guests receive a complimentary breakfast, complimentary WiFi, complimentary use of the fitness facility and indoor pool and hot tub, and complimentary parking.

The rooms are available for the night of Thursday, July 25 with a limited number of rooms also available for the night of Friday, July 26.

The Ramada by Wyndham Surrey/Langley is located at 19225 Highway 10, Surrey, a convenient 20-minute drive to the Northview Golf & Country Club.

Please visit the hotel website to view the rooms and amenities.

Photo Galleries

2023 Tournament
2022 Tournament
2019 Tournament
2018 Tournament

About The Courtnall Society for Mental Health

Based in Victoria, British Columbia, the Courtnall Society for Mental Health was established in 2021 by brothers Geoff, Russ, and Bruce Courtnall. In addition to working to promote the understanding of mental health through awareness, education, and resources, the Society is dedicated to raising funds year-round in order to provide grants to support community-centric mental health organizations across Canada.

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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.

2024 Sponsors

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Platinum Sponsor

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Gold Sponsors

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USW District 3 logo

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Silver Sponsors

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DA Townley logo

Bronze Sponsors

More to come


Hole Sponsors

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Teamsters Local 155