Turf & Rec

‘Gofundme’ campaign launched to aid B.C. golf super

January 23, 2019  By  Mike Jiggens

Jan. 24, 2019 – A “gofundme” campaign has been set up for Mike Warriner, superintendent at Eagle Ranch Resort golf course in Invermere, B.C., to help with the cancer treatments he requires to fight stage four esophageal cancer.

The 43-year-old husband and father of two young children was diagnosed with the late stage cancer in October.

“Despite being diligent with his diet, health and chemo treatments, none of these efforts have made any significant change to the cancer,” a memo sent Jan. 24 by the Western Canada Turfgrass Association read. “In other words, he is not getting any better and the chemotherapy is not working. As we all know, Mike is a strong and determined individual who will fight for everything he believes in. The Warriner family is looking at alternate treatments called immunotherapy. This type of treatment works by using your own immune system to fight cancer. There have been many successful outcomes of this type of treatment, and Mike is a great candidate. The treatments are costly and can surmount to approximately $100,000.”

The fundraising campaign’s goal is $50,000. Visit https://www.gofundme.com/6rd0b94 to contribute to the campaign.


“Mike has dedicated the last 20 years of his career to Eagle Ranch Resort where he has done a masterful job at providing one of the finest golf courses in Western Canada. To all that know him, Mike is a kind, soft spoken individual who has generously donated years of his time coaching and mentoring a variety of children through the minor hockey program. Mike has always been a good listener and in a heartbeat would help a friend or family member in need while never complaining or asking for help himself.


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