The PGIs for Literacy

In 1985, while playing on what had been his grandfather’s favourite golf course, award-winning Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski had an idea…
Why couldn’t he organize a fun-filled golf tournament for a few friends and perhaps raise a dollar or two for adult literacy at the same time?
A year later, his ‘little fundraising tournament’ evolved into the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI), a national series of locally produced golf tournaments featuring musicians, media and literacy celebrities.
Held annually in every province and territory, over 40,000 people have taken part in PGIs across the country since 1986. In the process, more than $13 million has been raised for volunteer-based literacy programs. These funds directly support literacy initiatives in the provinces and territories where the PGIs are held.


Total Raised for Literacy


of funds stayed in the host community


of funds used to support literacy

We need your support

The PGIs for Literacy continue to generate support and awareness for the cause of literacy in every region of Canada through golf tournaments and other related fundraising events, and could not do it without your support