7th Annual Acadian Golf Tournament: another huge success

Marcel Landry and Nicholas Gallant earn championship with 3 under par score

CLINTON, PEI – Sept. 20, 2012 – In spite of a chilly wind and a smaller number of participants than anticipated, organizers of the 7th Annual Acadian Golf Tournament consider their recreational event, played under a beautiful sunny sky, to have still been a huge success.

In fact, they note that the 34 golfers had a great time playing two 9-hole rounds of the Red Sands Golf Course in Clinton and sharing a delicious barbecue lunch in a friendly atmosphere on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 16. As well, the tournament generated a substantial profit of $3,000 to help purchase sports equipment and to provide training for PEI athletes and coaches who will participate in the Jeux de l’Acadie Finals in Richibucto and Saint-Louis-de-Kent, N.B., in June 2013.

Carole Gallant, president of the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie (the tournament’s host organization), proudly presented the permanent championship plaque, from Evangeline-Central Credit Union, to the winning duo of Marcel Landry and Nicholas Gallant. The two notched up an impressive score of 61, only three points under the course’s par 64. The second-place team of Nick Arsenault and Shawn Bernard completed their game with only one additional point – an equally respectable score of 62. Meanwhile, Ghislain Bernard and Bobby Gordon’s team score of 66 earned them third place.

The men’s and women’s prizes for the longest drive at hole number 5 were presented to Marcel Landry and Marcella Poirier. The two men’s and women’s golfers having shot closest to the hole at number 2 were Jason Gallant and Jeannette Gallant. The “most honest” team, made up of Carole Gallant and Sonny Gallant, also won a prize.

The president congratulated the winners as well as all the other golfers for their participation as well as their commitment to the Jeux de l’Acadie cause. She particularly thanked the event’s main sponsor again this year, Evangeline-Central Credit Union, as well as the other smaller sponsors, which grew in numbers for this seventh edition of the tournament.

Since the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI was a first-time partner in the event, Chamber rep Martin Marcoux also offered his congratulations to the participants and expressed a hope for more participants next year.

The two organizing partners will meet over the coming months to discuss ways of making the event even more popular and profitable.


CUTLINE 1: Carole Gallant, president of the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie, presented the championship plaque of the 7th Annual Acadian Golf Tournament to Nicholas Gallant and Marcel Landry. Also participating in the presentation was Martin Marcoux, representing the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.

CUTLINE 2: Ghislain Bernard sets up his putt for Hole No. 3 during the Acadian Golf Tournament as his partner Bobby Gordon tries to help him line up his shot. This photo was used on the front page of La Voix Acadienne on Sept. 19.

For more information:

Jeannette Gallant, coordinator
PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie
(902) 854-7435