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Big Swing breaks fundraising record for Actor’s Fund of Canada

TORONTO – The results are in and the twelfth annual Big Swing Golf Tournament was bigger than ever, generating a record-breaking $87,700 in revenue for the Actors’ Fund of Canada. The tournament, held on September 21 and jointly presented by the Actors’ Fund of Canada and Directors Guild of Canada Ontario District Council (DGC Ontario) raised $37,700 in sponsorships and on-course fundraising events, an increase of $15,000 over last year’s total. This combined with a doubling of DGC Ontario’s regular $25,000 contribution to the tournament in honour of the Fund’s 50th anniversary year led to the 2008 edition’s spectacular results.

The Actors’ Fund is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Performers and others who work behind the scenes in film and television, theatre, music and dance can apply for emergency financial aid from the Fund, which recently set a new record for the amount of financial aid delivered to industry members in a single year, topping $500,000 in the 12-month period that ended on March 31, 2008. The Fund has helped over 10,000 entertainment industry workers recover from illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship since it was founded in 1958. The Fund marks its 50th anniversary in 2008 with an effort to raise its national profile and unite entertainment industry members in support of its financial aid program.

Actors’ Fund of Canada Executive Director David Hope was thrilled with the outcome of the event, commenting: “The 2008 Big Swing was a great day of golf, but even more importantly it was a tremendous show of support for the Actors’ Fund of Canada’s mission of helping entertainment industry workers bounce back from situations of extreme financial distress. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the tournament’s success. It is especially heartening to see so many new sponsors joining us this year as striking up new relationships with companies and organizations in the film
and television production community is tied in to our 50th anniversary campaign goal of becoming more connected, respected and supported than ever before.”

The Actors’ Fund of Canada is a registered charity that has paid out over $3.5 million in rent payments, grocery money, utility payments and other basic living expenses in the last 10 years. Performers, creators, technical staff and other production team members can benefit from the Fund, which receives no government funding and is wholly sustained by
support from individuals and entertainment industry organizations.

For a complete list of sponsors and tournament photos, visit actorsfund.ca/bigswing

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Headline, Industry News

Big Swing breaks fundraising record for Actor’s Fund of Canada

TORONTO – The results are in and the twelfth annual Big Swing Golf Tournament was bigger than ever, generating a record-breaking $87,700 in revenue for the Actors’ Fund of Canada. The tournament, held on September 21 and jointly presented by the Actors’ Fund of Canada and Directors Guild of Canada Ontario District Council (DGC Ontario) raised $37,700 in sponsorships and on-course fundraising events, an increase of $15,000 over last year’s total. This combined with a doubling of DGC Ontario’s regular $25,000 contribution to the tournament in honour of the Fund’s 50th anniversary year led to the 2008 edition’s spectacular results.

The Actors’ Fund is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Performers and others who work behind the scenes in film and television, theatre, music and dance can apply for emergency financial aid from the Fund, which recently set a new record for the amount of financial aid delivered to industry members in a single year, topping $500,000 in the 12-month period that ended on March 31, 2008. The Fund has helped over 10,000 entertainment industry workers recover from illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship since it was founded in 1958. The Fund marks its 50th anniversary in 2008 with an effort to raise its national profile and unite entertainment industry members in support of its financial aid program.

Actors’ Fund of Canada Executive Director David Hope was thrilled with the outcome of the event, commenting: “The 2008 Big Swing was a great day of golf, but even more importantly it was a tremendous show of support for the Actors’ Fund of Canada’s mission of helping entertainment industry workers bounce back from situations of extreme financial distress. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the tournament’s success. It is especially heartening to see so many new sponsors joining us this year as striking up new relationships with companies and organizations in the film
and television production community is tied in to our 50th anniversary campaign goal of becoming more connected, respected and supported than ever before.”

The Actors’ Fund of Canada is a registered charity that has paid out over $3.5 million in rent payments, grocery money, utility payments and other basic living expenses in the last 10 years. Performers, creators, technical staff and other production team members can benefit from the Fund, which receives no government funding and is wholly sustained by
support from individuals and entertainment industry organizations.

For a complete list of sponsors and tournament photos, visit actorsfund.ca/bigswing

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Headline, Industry News

Big Swing breaks fundraising record for Actor’s Fund of Canada

TORONTO – The results are in and the twelfth annual Big Swing Golf Tournament was bigger than ever, generating a record-breaking $87,700 in revenue for the Actors’ Fund of Canada. The tournament, held on September 21 and jointly presented by the Actors’ Fund of Canada and Directors Guild of Canada Ontario District Council (DGC Ontario) raised $37,700 in sponsorships and on-course fundraising events, an increase of $15,000 over last year’s total. This combined with a doubling of DGC Ontario’s regular $25,000 contribution to the tournament in honour of the Fund’s 50th anniversary year led to the 2008 edition’s spectacular results.

The Actors’ Fund is the lifeline for Canada’s entertainment industry. Performers and others who work behind the scenes in film and television, theatre, music and dance can apply for emergency financial aid from the Fund, which recently set a new record for the amount of financial aid delivered to industry members in a single year, topping $500,000 in the 12-month period that ended on March 31, 2008. The Fund has helped over 10,000 entertainment industry workers recover from illness, injury or other circumstances causing severe economic and personal hardship since it was founded in 1958. The Fund marks its 50th anniversary in 2008 with an effort to raise its national profile and unite entertainment industry members in support of its financial aid program.

Actors’ Fund of Canada Executive Director David Hope was thrilled with the outcome of the event, commenting: “The 2008 Big Swing was a great day of golf, but even more importantly it was a tremendous show of support for the Actors’ Fund of Canada’s mission of helping entertainment industry workers bounce back from situations of extreme financial distress. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the tournament’s success. It is especially heartening to see so many new sponsors joining us this year as striking up new relationships with companies and organizations in the film
and television production community is tied in to our 50th anniversary campaign goal of becoming more connected, respected and supported than ever before.”

The Actors’ Fund of Canada is a registered charity that has paid out over $3.5 million in rent payments, grocery money, utility payments and other basic living expenses in the last 10 years. Performers, creators, technical staff and other production team members can benefit from the Fund, which receives no government funding and is wholly sustained by
support from individuals and entertainment industry organizations.

For a complete list of sponsors and tournament photos, visit actorsfund.ca/bigswing

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