Mash it up, Manny

A secondary fundraiser chips in for the mental health cause during the Courtnall Celebrity Classic golf tournament

Local music man DJ Viktorious

Local music man DJ Viktorious

DJ Viktorious had the tunes playing, the corn was roasting and the celebrities were schmoozing, all in Dale Gann’s backyard on Newport Avenue.

The Vancouver Island Tech Park boss opened up his yard, which looks out onto the 16th teebox area at Victoria Golf Club, as a way for fans to meet and mingle with players taking part in the third Courtnall Celebrity Classic fundraiser for mental health. As well, the event served as a mini-fundraiser for the cause.

Vancouver Canucks centre Manny Malhotra and Hockey Night in Canada host Ron McLean were the favourites at the event, which raised more than $1,600. The festivities saw the public purchase a ticket for a barbecue and a closest-to-the-pin chipping contest, not to mention a chance to see golfing celebrities up close.