FAQs

General:

  1. Who is organizing this event?
    • This event is managed and operated by the QEII Foundation.

Donors:

  1. Are donations tax-deductible?
    • Donors who pledge $10 or more will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes from the QEII Foundation (Charitable Business No. 88646 3496 RR0001). Online donations will be acknowledged immediately with a response email and attached receipt.
  1. Can I make a donation using cash or a personal cheque?
    • Yes! Click here for a donation form that you can print and fill out manually. Then drop off or mail the completed form, along with your donation to ATTN: Jordan Boyd Celebrity Golf Challenge 5657 Spring Garden Road, Suite 3005 Park Lane Mall – M3 – PO Box 231 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R4
  1. Who do I make the cheque payable to?
    • Please make cheques payable to “QEII Foundation – Jordan Boyd Celebrity Golf Challenge”.
  1. How do I find a friend, family member, colleague or team to sponsor?
    • If you want to make a donation in support of a specific friend, family member or team who is participating in the event, click here and search for the participant or team you wish to sponsor.

5.  How can I donate anonymously?

    • Yes! On the second page of the donation form, you will have the option to choose whether or not you want your name on the participant’s public-facing honour roll.
  1. Can I support a team instead of an individual?
    • If you want to make a donation in support of a team participating in the event, click here to donate and search the team name you wish to support.
  1. Will I receive a tax receipt if I sponsor myself?
    • CRA guidelines state that you may not be eligible for a tax receipt should you receive benefits as a result of your donation. These benefits may include waiving the registration fee or prize draws being made prior to the event or on event day. If you wish to support the event with a personal donation and receive a tax receipt, you may make a general donation, or you may sponsor a team or another participant. If you wish to make a donation to your own fundraising total, you may opt-out of receiving prizes. Please ensure your gift is given directly to the QEII Foundation office (not entered online) so that a tax receipt less any benefits (including free registration) may be issued.
  1. What is the charitable tax number?
    • The Charitable Business Number is: 88646 3496 RR0001

Participant:

  1. Will you cancel the Event?
    • The Jordan Boyd Celebrity Golf Challenge will happen in 2021 unless we experience severe weather conditions (like a hurricane or major rain event) or are mandated by provincial health restrictions. This year, we established a new event structure and COVID-19 safety protocols where participants, and volunteers will be able to come together safely and enjoy the day. Specific protocols and event structure are subject to change based on the current COVID-19 environment on event day.
  1. Will there be a rain date for the Jordan Boyd Celebrity Golf Challenge?
    • This is a rain or shine event. In the case of severe or inclement weather, the QEII Foundation team will evaluate and communicate any changes with all participants and volunteers.

Registration:

  1. What am I committing to when I register as a Participant?
    • Registering as a participant in the Jordan Boyd Celebrity Golf Challenge means you are investing your time, effort and creativity into raising a minimum of $500 in support of inherited heart disease research at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. You are also committing to bringing your excitement and energy to the event on July 29, 2021, all in honour of Jordan.
  1. What am I committing to when I register as a team captain?
    • Registering as a team captain means that you are committing to rally the troops. Your goal is to recruit members to your team and motivate them to reach their minimum $500 fundraising goal. Teams must be made up of four players, no fewer or no more. When putting in a team, you are committing to recruit four players to your team. One of the benefits of creating a team is that you can raise money together through group activities and events, and then combine the proceeds.
  1. Is there a minimum or maximum number of members you can have on a team?
    • Teams are made up of exactly four players, no fewer and no more.
  1. How can I register offline?
  1. Can I change my team name?
    • Yes, the team captain can change the team name as follows:
    • Log in to your participant center on the jbchc.ca website
    • Click “Team Page”
    • Select “Edit Team Profile” underneath the participant center menu
    • Change name and click “Save”
  1. Can I update our team goal?
    • Yes, the team captain can change the team fundraising goal as follows:
    • Log in to your Dashboard on the jbchc.ca website
    • Click “Team Dashboard” in the drop down navigation under your name
    • Select “Team Page Settings”
    • Change fundraising goal and click “Save”

Fundraising:

  1. What if participants don’t raise the minimum amount of $500?
    • The fundraising minimum is set at a level that we believe every participant can achieve. In recognition of the hard work that all participants will put into their fundraising efforts, only those who reach the minimum $500 fundraising target or an average of $500 per participant on a team will be able to participate in the event.
  1. How do we turn in funds raised through group and team fundraising?
    • As per Canada Revenue Agency guidelines, funds raised through group or team fundraising activities such as bake sales, auctions or like events are not tax receipted and therefore should not be entered online. Please call 902-334-2546 or email info@jbchc.ca for more information.
  1. How do I ensure that my donors receive income tax receipts?
    • Donors who pledge $10 or more will receive an official receipt for income tax purposes from the QEII Foundation (Charitable Business No. 88646 3496 RR0001). For simplicity, we strongly encourage your donors to pledge you through the event website. It is safe and secure. Donors will automatically receive an email reply which contains a link to their income tax receipt, which they can print off immediately. If you receive cash or cheque donation, you can print and complete a pledge sheet in full, so your donors can receive their income tax receipt. You may either drop it off or mail it to the QEII Foundation office. Our address is 5657 Spring Garden Road, M3, PO Box 231 Halifax NS B3J 3R4.
  1. How do I turn in cash/cheque donations?
    • Strongly encourage donors to pledge you through the website; it is safe and secure. Tell your online donors to watch for an instant email reply, it contains a link to their income tax receipt, which they can save or print immediately. If you receive cash or cheque donation, you can print and complete a pledge sheet in full so your donors can receive their income tax receipt.  You may either drop it off or mail it to the QEII Foundation office. Our address is 5657 Spring Garden Road, M3, PO Box 231 Halifax NS B3J 3R4. Be sure all donations are clearly marked as belonging to your participant account.
  1. Is there a deadline to drop off funds?
    • In order for your donations to be added to your online account before the event, please drop off funds BEFORE Wednesday, July 28 (to the QEII Foundation office). Any donations received after this date may not be added to your account before event day. Park Lane Mall: 5657 Spring Garden Road, Suite 3005, M3, Park Lane Terrace (take the Spring Garden Road escalators and turn right)Regular office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday.
  1. How can I update my online fundraising total to reflect the cash and/or cheque donations I have received?
    • In order for your online fundraising account to reflect the cash and/or cheque donations you received, you must submit these funds to the QEII Foundation. Your online fundraising total will be updated within 10 business days after your cash/cheque donations are received. See above for how to turn in cash/cheque donations.
  1. I dropped off cash/ cheque to the foundation, when will my online account be updated?
    • Your online fundraising total will be updated within 10 business days after your cash/cheque donations are received at the Foundation.
  1. How do I see a list of donors who have supported me?
    • The best way to see the list of your donors would be as follows:
    • Log in to your participant centre at jbchc.ca
    • Click “My Donations” Please note, if cash / cheque donations were turned in to the Foundation it will take approximately 10 business days for them to show up on your account. Of these cash/cheque donations, only donors who gave $10 or more will be listed individually.
  1. Can I add the link to my personal donation page to my Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn status?
    • Yes! Simply follow these instructions:
      • Log in to your participant centre at jbchc.ca
      • Click “Get Support” on your Dashboard menu
      • Click your preferred social network and type a custom message for your post