More than 6 900 $ raised for PEI Acadian Games
NEW GLASGOW – Sept. 11, 2016 – For the fourth consecutive year, the OMD Construction and Consulting team, composed of Marcel Landry, Jamie Caissie, Ghislain Bernard and Nicholas Gallant, captured the Acadian Golf Tournament championship with a respectable score of 60, Sunday afternoon (Sept. 11).
This victory therefore came as no surprise to all those attending this 11th edition of the tournament, held for a second time at Glasgow Hills Golf Course in New Glasgow. However, according to organizers of this annual sporting event, the real winners of the day are the young francophone athletes of PEI who will be able to participate in the 2017 Finals of Les Jeux de l’Acadie in Fredericton, NB, next sumer. In fact, this tournament is a fundraiser for the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie.
Committee president Ginette Arsenalt confirmed that this year’s event, thanks to sponsors, registrations, a 50-50 draw and other little games held during the day, raised more than $6,900. She was also extremely pleased to report that this year’s tournament attracted a record of 100 golfers.
Martin Marcoux, spokesman for the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce (the event’s co-organizer), challenged the golfers to help recruit more participants and sponsors for next year’s tournament so that it could raise $10,000.
Alfred Arsenault, general manager of the event’s main sponsor, the Evangeline-Central Credit Union, also encouraged people to continue supporting this cause, which is so important to francophone youth.
Everyone was pleased to see that the morning’s fine rain had stopped just in time for the start of the tournament and that a powerful thunderstorm waited for two minutes after the last team had come on off the course to start its torrential rainfall.
The second-place foursome, trailing the champions by only one point (61), was Evangeline, made up Nick and John Arsenault, Marcel Gallant and Paul Cyr. With their score of 64, The Gallants (Andrew, Jefferey, Edwin and Brian Gallant) took third place. In fourth place, with 65 points, were Prodigy Sports (Shawn Harvey, Tracy Chiasson-Lawlor, and Kent and Mary MacKay).
Centennial Honda and Mike Bradley Insurance Services (The Co-operators) had jointly sponsored a prize of $30,000 toward the purchase of a new Honda vehicle for a hole-in-one at Hole 15. Regrettably, nobody succeeded in this exploit. However, event organizers presented a consolation prize to Danny MacDonald who got his ball closest to the hole.
- Team giving best effort to avoid first place: Le Bel âge
- Men’s longest drive at Hole 6: Marcel Landry
- Women’s longest drive at Hole 9: Marcella Poirier
- All players closest to Hole 7: Francis Thériault
- Men’s closest to Hole 13: Shawn Harvey
- Women’s closest to Hole 3: Monique Thériault
- Closest to the mascot Acajoux at Hole 1: Andrew Gallant
- Funniest photo: Le Bel âge
- Best team spirit and best effort: Les Vieux matous.
A variety of other small prizes were also given out for various fun games, including one organized with 11 prizes on the occasion of this 11th tournament held on the 11th day of September.
PHOTO 1: Alfred Arsenault, centre, general manager of Evangeline-Central Credit Union, the main sponsor of the 11th Acadian Golf Tournament, presents the event’s championship plaque for the fourth consecutive year to the OMD Construction and Consulting team. The foursome was composed of, from left, Ghislain Bernard, Marcel Landry, Nicholas Gallant and Jamie Caissie. The tournament was held Sunday, Sept. 11, at Glasgow Hills Golf Course.
PHOTO 2: In second place, the “Evangeline” team: Nick Arsenault, John Arsenault, Martin Marcoux, spokesperson for the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, Paul Cyr and Marcel Gallant.
PHOTO 3: In third place, “The Gallants”: Edwin, Andrew, Eddie and Jeff Gallant with Jeannette Gallant, coordinator of the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie.
PHOTO 4: In fourth place, “Prodigy Sports”: Kent and Mary MacKay, Tracy Chiasson-Lawlor and Shawn Harvey with Jeannette Gallant, coordinator of the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie.
For more information:
PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie