Event raises $7,500 for Jeux de l’Acadie athletes
MILL RIVER – Sept. 16, 2014 – For two years in a row, the OMD Construction & Consulting team from Maximeville has earned the championship title at the Acadian Golf Tournament in Mill River. As well, the foursome – composed of Jamie Caissie, Marcel Landry, Ghislain Bernard and Jason Perry – beat last year’s record by two swings, wrapping up their game with a 13 shots under par for a round of 59.
The 9th Acadian Golf Tournament, played for a second consecutive year at Mill River Golf Course, was considered another major success. “The 90 golfers who participated in Saturday’s tournament had a great time, even though the weather was a bit cool and cloudy,” says Carole Gallant, president of the Jeux de l’Acadie PEI Regional Committee.
“Thanks to the registration fees of our participants and the contributions of our 33 sponsors, we were able to generate a nice profit of about $7,500,” she added. “This amount will help our young athletes participate in our Regional Games as well as in the Finals of Les Jeux de l’Acadie, which will take place for a first time in Charlottetown in 2015.”
Organizers presented a large number of prizes for various contests and competitions held during the tournament. Firstly, the team “The Mulligans”, made up of Robert Richard, Roger Richard, Kevin Arsenault and Normand Arsenault, took second place with their seven under par 65. Members of “The Eh Team” – Ronald, Daniel, Carl and Jocelyn Arsenault – earned third place with a 66.
- Longest drive for men at no. 10 – Marcel Landry
- Longest drive for women at no. 9 – Marcella Poirier
- Closest to the mascot Acajoux at no. 1 – Gérald Arsenault
- Closest to the gas tank at hole no. 12 – Debbie Cormier
- Closest to the pin at no. 11 – Gilles Benoit
- Closest to the pin at no. 17 – Jeremy Gallant
- Closest to the pin at no. 5 – Marcella Poirier
- Closest to the pin at no. 3 – Roger Richard
- Funniest picture – The Flyers
- Bottle Houses lottery – Gary Doucette
- Francis Thériault Realtor Contest – Claude Blaquière and Debbie Cormier
- Tee bottle contest – Joël Bernard.
The Acadian Golf Tournament is organized annually by the PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie in partnership with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI. Its main sponsor has always been the Evangeline-Central Credit Union.
CUTLINE 1: Alfred Arsenault, second from right, general manager of Evangeline-Central Credit Union, the major sponsor of the Acadian Golf Tournament, presents the championship plaque, for a second consecutive year, to the team from OMD Construction & Consulting, made up of, from left, Marcel Landry, Ghislain Bernard, Jamie Caissie and Jason Perry.
CUTLINE 2: This Charlottetown area team was ready to ruck during the Acadia golf tournament. They are, clockwise from noontime, Stéphane Blanchard, Martin Marcoux, Francis Thériault et Charlie Chevarie.
For more information:
PEI Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acade