Join us Friday, May 26th, 2017 at Riverway Golf Course in Burnaby, BC in support of Beating the Odds of Dementia!
Proceeds will support Nikkei Seniors Health Care & Housing Society's dementia-friendly programs and enable seniors with dementia to lead healthier and happier lives.
Yvonne Schalle is back as this year's Host
Yvonne Schalle, Meteorologist - Global News BC
Meteorologist Yvonne Schalle brings you your weather forecasts weekends on Global News Hour at 6, Global News at 10,Global News at 11, and BC1.
Born and raised in Burnaby, Yvonne is happy to be back home in BC. Before joining the Global BC team, Yvonne spent more than five years working in both Toronto and Calgary. She has reported on weather all over the country, including in Toronto, at CityNews and The Weather Network.
With a strong background in hosting, producing, and reporting on shows ranging from entertainment news magazines to local newscasts, Yvonne realized that broadcasting was her passion while she studied communications at Simon Fraser University. Her energetic personality took her to Toronto shortly after graduation, where she took her first on-air position as an entertainment reporter and producer at Rogers TV Peel Region. Yvonne then moved to Calgary where she became a producer at a local production company, and later held host and producer roles for a local arts and entertainment show on Shaw TV Calgary where she also began weather forecasting for Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
Off the air, Yvonne enjoys travelling, running, skiing and golfing. She also speaks Cantonese and Swiss German.
Where It All Began: Building a Strong and Vibrant Community at Nikkei Place
Our Nikkei golf tournament was started some 11 years ago thanks to the help of community leader Ken Yada. With his leadership, his good friend Henry Wakabayashi, and the efforts and contributions of many others in the community, our tournament has grown into a major fundraising event! It has helped raise close to $150,000 for Nikkei Place since its beginning.