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18th Annual Industry Memorial Golf Classic


The 18th Annual Industry Memorial Golf Classic took place on October 2nd at the scenic Blue Springs Golf Club in Acton, Ontario.

Although the weather was a bit cool and rainy, the hearty group of attendees enjoyed breakfast and a round of golf on this always enjoyable course with colleagues, peers, and customers, while remembering industry friends who are no longer with us.

The CHHMA runs this event on behalf of the Canadian Hardware & Housewares Industry as it honours people from the industry who have recently passed away.  The 2019 honourees were George Bolton and Fred Sanders who both passed away earlier this year.  And, as always, all previous honourees are acknowledged as well.

2019 Honourees

George Bolton
Fred Sanders

Past Honourees

Les Coleman - David Deyell - Bob McKerlie
Michael Caplan - Walter Hachborn - Jack King - Peter Lynch
David Holden - Leonard Lee - Warren Parr
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

Dinner & Speeches

After golf, more attendees joined the group for an excellent dinner. CHHMA President Sam Moncada said a few opening words and discussed the tradition of the event before Glenn Beattie from Magtar Sales spoke about George Bolton’s career in the housewares industry while Bryan Gilbart (Envirogard/Rainfresh) reflected on Fred Sanders time working with Emco Faucets and his famous joke telling.  Both of these gentlemen were known for their friendly demeanours and sense of humour, they will be remembered fondly by many industry friends.




Golf Competition & Draw Winners

Prizes were then handed out to all the golf hole competition winners and a couple of lucky draw winners. 

We would like to thank the following companies who sponsored holes and donated products and gifts as well as everyone who attended and helped support this special event.  Money raised from the day is being donated to the Canadian National Autism Foundation (


Dahl Brothers Canada
Groupe SEB Canada
Henkel Canada
Home Hardware
IPEX HomeRite Products
KS Solutions Sales & Service
Magtar Sales
Onward Sales & Marketing
Renin Canada
Special Supporter Golf Series (John Bonis)

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