We are happy to report a very successful Second Annual Golf Tournament for fundraising for Vets without Borders! 60 participants joined the tournament, and even more joined the group for dinner. This year, a whopping $9,500 was raised for VWB programs!
Weather is always the issue when running a Golf Tournament and this year it was even more so as Ontario experienced a very different summer than usual with lots of torrential rain, high winds, and cooler than normal days – not the hot steamy summer we are used to. However, September 14th turned out to be spectacular in more ways than one. The day was sunny, cool, and perfect for golf.
We had Scotia Bank employees handling registration and selling passports for $20 a piece which gave the Golfer the opportunity to participate in the four hole in one prizes and the putting contest. Erin Fraser handling the charge card payments, and Katie Clow, marshaled the eight volunteers who were sitting on the hole in one holes, hopefully to witness a hole in one for the Golfer to claim a large prize ranging from $10,000 cash to $20,000 towards a vehicle. There were other jobs official photographer which went to Simon McLatter, with Cindy McLure and Linda Dancey selling tickets for a draw for one of two Aeroplan certificates for 25,000 points.
The food supplied by the Golf course garnered rave reviews, for both lunch and dinner. In attendance at the dinner we had David Waltner Toews, Past President, Enid Stiles, President, Erin Fraser, Managing Director, Roger Thomson, director, and Alden Hadwen representing Aeroplan, everyone had a fun packed day, delicious dinner, prize distribution and a few speeches were made culminating in all guests on their way home by 7:45pm.
The course has been booked for next year on September 13th, for the Third Annual Tournament in 2015!