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15th Annual Industry Memorial Golf Classic


The 15th Annual Industry Memorial Golf Classic took place on Tuesday, September 27, 2016,  at the Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton, Ontario.

Golfers were treated to a beautiful sunny day on the challenging course and enjoyed their time with colleagues, customers and friends from the industry.  Once again, we had great support from the management team and buyers of Home Hardware - many of who were in attendance.

This event honours stalwarts from the hardware & housewares industry who have recently passed away.

2016 Honourees

David Holden
(Hamilton Beach Brands Canada)
Leonard Lee
(Lee Valley Tools)
Warren Parr
(D.H.Howden, TSC Stores)

As always,

Past Honourees

were remembered as well including:

David Fry - Ted Kennedy - Geoff Somers
Ray Ceolin - Tom Ross - Bruce Webster
Chris Hrushowy - Mike Pullen - Jim Ypma
Bill Caldwell - Brayl Copp - Ed Hardison - Stuart North
Joseph Kuchar - Shelly Lush - Jack Pountney
Christof Vanooteghem - Ian Hay - Trygve Husebye - Bernie Carpenter
Don McDonald - Les Groves - Bob Hilton - Doug Straus
Mel Boshart - George Giles - Ed Barnes

Here are some photos from the course:


Dinner & Silent Auction

After golf, an afternoon dinner and silent auction was held to raise money for the CHHMA Scholarship Program and we would like to thank all the companies who provided items for the auction and individuals who bid on them.  In addition, money was raised from hole sponsorship (thank you sponsors!) and the purchase of event passports that allowed participants to enter into all the hole competitions and draws.  As a result, a number of skilled and lucky folks walked away with some great prizes.

We were joined on the day by David Holden’s wife Theresa and several colleagues of Dave’s from Hamilton Beach who talked about their good times working with him over the years during the dinner.  Bill Wilson, a long time colleague of Warren Parr was on hand to share his fond memories of working with Warren at D.H. Howden and although they were unable to attend, Leonard Lee’s son Robin (current President & CEO of Lee ValleyTools) passed on his appreciation on behalf of the family for the industry taking the time to honour Leonard at the event.



Golf Competition Winners

Closest to the Pin (2nd Shot) Hole #1
Mike Zuk
Home Hardware
Closest to the Pin (1st Shot) Hole #2
James Southworth
Newell Rubbermaid
Prize sponsored by Dahl Brothers Canada
In Memory of Trygve Husebye
Thomas Husebye presenting

Prize sponsored by Onward Sales & Marketing
In Memory of Ed Barnes
Peter Stojanov presenting

Closest to the Keg Hole #3
Louise Wilson

Longest Putt Hole #4
Doug Fallis
KS Solutions Sales & Service

Prize sponsored by Hamilton Beach Brands Canada
In Memory of David Holden
Theresa Holden & Andrew Milligan presenting
Prize sponsored by IPEX HomeRite Products
Steve Barker presenting

Closest to the Pin (1st Shot) Hole #5
Bryan Gilbart
Closest to the Line Hole #6
Paul Albany

Prize sponsored by Groupe SEB Canada
Dan Laing presenting
Prize sponsored by Rose & MacDonald Sales

Closest to the Pin (2nd Shot) Hole #8
John Dyksterhuis
  Home Hardware
Closest to the Pin (3rd Shot) Hole #9
Paul Huffman
          LOCK Search Group       
Prize sponsored by Henkel Canada
CHHMA Past Chairman Steve Barker presenting

Prize sponsored by Magtar Sales
Glenn Beattie presenting
Longest Putt Hole #10
George Doyle
Longest Putt Hole #14
David Williams
Hamilton Beach Brands Canada

Prize sponsored by KS Solutions Sales & Service
Rick Kenny presenting
Prize sponsored by Shop-Vac Canada
In Memory of David Fry
David Nisbet presenting on their behalf

Longest Drive (Ladies Men's) Hole #15
Theresa Holden & Dave Dureno
                                                        LOCK Search Group
Closest to the Pin (1st Shot) Hole #17
Darrel Zehr
  Newell Rubbermaid
Prizes sponsored by Envirogard/Rainfresh
Bryan Gilbart presenting
Prize sponsored by Home Hardware
In Memory of Doug Straus & Bruce Webster
Joel Marks presenting

Closest to the Pin (2nd Shot) Hole #18
Paul Albany
Draw Winner for Foursome at Club Link Course 
Prize sponsored by Recochem
Peter Laing presenting
CHHMA's Maureen Hizaka presenting 
Draw Winner for Foursome at Club Link Course

Draw Winner for Foursome at Club Link Course

CHHMA's Maureen Hizaka presenting

CHHMA's Maureen Hizaka presenting
Finally, we would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity and helping to make this event such a success: 

Hole Sponsors

Dahl Brothers Canada Ltd.
Envirogard/Rainfresh Water Treatment
Groupe SEB Canada
Hamilton Beach Brands Canada
Henkel Canada Corporation
Home Hardware Stores Limited
IPEX HomeRite Products
KS Solutions Sales & Service Inc.
Magtar Sales Inc.
Onward Sales & Marketing Ltd.
Recochem Inc.
Rose & MacDonald Sales
Shop-Vac Canada Ltd.

We would also like to thank
 Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada
for providing a product giveaway to all attendees.

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