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5th Annual Industry Memorial Golf Classic

The day dawned at Angus Glen a little overcast with the possibility of some rain (and boy, did it rain.) but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm of our golfers for this worthy event. It was well attended and everyone had a great day on the course.

This year saw a name change for the tournament. From now on it will be known as the Industry Memorial Golf Classic. It was felt appropriate that we honour those people in our industry who are no longer with us but who have left behind family and friends who continue their work. This year's tournament was in memory of Ed Barnes, an industry veteran, who was the inspiration for this charity tournament. As part of how we do this going forward, we will ask the family of the honouree which charity they would like to direct funds to. This year funds went both to the Parkinson's Society and to Sleeping Children Around the World. This last charity was very special to Ed and his family. It provides sleeping and school necessities for needy children around the world and was the brainchild of Margaret and Murray Dryden, parents of hockey legends Dave and Ken Dryden. A great feature of how this charity is run is that all of the money donated goes directly to buy the supplies for the children. Volunteers pay all of their own expenses and Mr. and Mrs. Dryden left money to support the administration of the program. Dave, pictured above, is involved in running the charity and provided a very interesting presentation on the good work it does around the world.

A large vote of thanks go to our corporate hole sponsors, Canadian Thermos Products Inc.; Groupe SEB Canada Inc.; Home Hardware; Knape & Vogt Canada Inc.; Logistics Solutions & Services Inc.; Masco Canada Plumbing Group; Onward Sales and Marketing; Stanley National Hardware and The Holmes Group. We also had numerous companies donate a myriad of prizes to be won throughout the round. Through the purchase of a passport everyone was entered for all of the competitions which included a poker draw; closest to the pin on all the par 3's, longest men's and ladies' drives and a most accurate tee shot hole. Entry also provided each participant with a golf shirt. We're happy to report that, in the typical response we see from our industry, every golfer bought a passport in support of the charities and our silent auction after dinner was most generously subscribed. In addition to all of these we also had a number of draw prizes throughout the evening. A very special feature of these was led by two of our friends from Home Hardware, Mr. Doug Straus and Mr. John Dyksterhuis, and our association president, Mr. Vaughn Crofford. They started a trend by donating the draw prizes they won to be auctioned off to support the charities. This really caught on and the amount raised was increased substantially. Our thanks go out to everyone for their support.

                                                                                                      Prize Winners

Below are the group of skilled and lucky golfers who took home a number of really great prizes for their efforts.

                                                                         Fun On The Links

It was a marvelous day with great company and happy prize winners, but the real purpose of the event was not overlooked and we thank you all again for supporting both the Parkinson's Society and Sleeping Children Around the World. Here are some further highlights of the day!!!!!


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