WOODSTOCK – Aug. 21, 2022 – The PEI Regional Committee of les Jeux de l’Acadie is overjoyed to have raised a record of $9,000 through the contributions of its 54 sponsors and the registration fees during its 16th Acadian Golf Tournament at Mill River Golf Course in Woodstock Sunday, Aug. 21.
Jeannette Gallant, coordinator of this friendly tournament, confirmed that these funds will be used for the PEI Regional Committee’s programming, including the participation of a delegation of more than Island 100 youth at the next Finals of Les Jeux de l’Acadie in Memramcook, NB, in June 2023. She therefore thanked, from the bottom of her heart, all those who contributed to the success of the tournament, including a dozen volunteers who distributed snacks, sold tickets or hosted small games along the course.
The golfers had a very sunny and hot day to play in this 2022 edition of the tournament, which was organized in collaboration with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI. One of the teams, the Duguay family (Charles and Giselle and their children Sophie and Sylvain), even dressed in special clothes – white tie-dyed shirts in the colors of the Acadian flag, along with white caps and black shorts/skirts – for the event.
It came as no surprise to anyone that the tournament champion team again this year was the Mill River Team of Paul Cyr, Darren Oliver, Mark Roberts and Kevin Ellsworth with their 57 points (one point lower than their champion score of 58 last year).
The team « The Beasts » – Nick Arsenault, Jamie Perry, John Arsenault and Marc Arsenault – captured second place with their 60 points while the team « The Bogie Men » – Nicholas Gallant, Ghislain Bernard, Jamie Caissie and Lucien Bernard – finished in third place with their 62 points.
The winners of the other contests of the tournament were:
• Closest to the Acajoux mascot at Hole 16: Mark Roberts
• Closest to the cup at Hole 5: Daniel Bourgeois
• Longest drive for women at Hole 9: Katie-Lynn Cummiskey
• Longest drive for men at Hole 6: Nick Arsenault
• Guessing game: Gabriel Arsenault
• Frisbee contest: Claude Blaquière
• Chipping contest: Ryan Gallant
• Lottery 1st prize: Mark Roberts
• Lottery 2nd prize: Dennis Richards
• Lottery 3rd prize: Kevin Ellsworth
A number of individual and team door prizes were also presented.
PHOTO 1: Alfred Arsenault, center, representing the Provincial Credit Union, presented the plaque and prizes to the 16th Acadian Golf Tournament’s champion team, The Mill River Team: from left, Mark Roberts, Darren Oliver, Paul Cyr and Kevin Ellsworth.
PHOTO 2: Velma Durant, chef de mission for the Island delegation to the Jeux de l’Acadie, presented the second-place prizes to members of « The Beasts » team, from left, Marc Arsenault, Nick Arsenault, John Arsenault and Jamie Perry.
PHOTO 3: Raymond J. Arsenault, emcee of the awards ceremony and representative of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI, was to present the third prize of the Acadian Golf Tournament to the team « The Bogie Men » – Nicholas Gallant, Ghislain Bernard, Jamie Caissie and Lucien Bernard. In their absence, Nicholas’ mother, Jeannette Gallant, accepted the award on their behalf.
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