Three local groups are helping those seeking refuge in the city.

The Prince Geroge Cougars Alumni Association, the Prince Geroge Cougars Society and the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundations are donating $10,000 to local wildfire refugees in support of BC Wildlife relief efforts.

“We have felt so much support over the years from hockey fans all over Northern British Columbia and the main purpose of our Alumni Association is to give back and make a difference in a region that has impacted all of us so positively,” says Cougars Alumni Association President, Tyler Brough, “there are members of our Alumni Association that have been directly affected by the B.C. wildfires and we couldn’t be happier that proceeds from this weekend will be benefiting both local healthcare and those impacted by the wildfires.”

“We share the concern for those displaced during the fire evacuation and are happy to partner with the PG Cougars Alumni and PG Cougars Society to provide assistance during this time,” said Judy Neiser, CEO for the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “As a healthcare foundation, this is what partnerships and community is all about – people helping people.”

This isn’t the first time these three have teamed up this summer. All three organizations held the sixth annual Prince George Cougars Alumni Hosptial Charity Golf Tournament this past weekend.