CAB wins big with bogies
The second annual golf tournament fundraiser for the CAB RH Rediker took place last Saturday under blue skies. “Everyone had a great time and we got a lot of good feedback. We raised $9000 last year and we should be able to give between $10,000 and $11,000 this year when everything is finalized,” said Robert Galazzo who organized the tournament along with André Gaulin and Arthur Lapenna. There was also a “good crew” of helpers: Giselle Galazzo, Diane Lapenna, the CAB’S Mylene Labonté and Josianne Caillet, Denis Parent and Susan Fletcher-doust who promoted the event in Ayer’s Cliff.
The CAB’s Lynn Wood and husband Wayne Smith were also a big help: they had to sit at hole # 4 and hole # 14, throughout the tournament under the hot sun, in case anyone got a hole-in-one. No-one did but if they would have they would have been well compensated. Campbell Bellam & Associates Inc. were offering $20,000 for their hole and the Stanstead IGA was offering $5000 in groceries for the other hole.
Bob Alger was the lucky winner of a television set and several other golfers won bottles of wine. “Every foursome got prizes, either coupons from local merchants or other prizes,” said Mr. Galazzo. Local businesses were generous again this year. Many local companies sponsored the event, including GranQuartz, Campbell & Bellam, the Stanstead IGA, the Caisse Desjardins de Stanstead and The Stanstead Journal, along with the Town of Ayer’s Cliff and Group Investors, of Sherbrooke. “We had many smaller companies also sponsoring, there were about thirty in all,” he added.
“It was a nice and friendly tournament. Emcee Eddie Pomykala was very entertaining and the mechoui dinner was well-attended. Everyone did a bang-up job of setting everything up. I’m sure we’ll match last year’s amount; Stanstead takes care of their own!” said the director of the CAB RH Rediker, Mylene LaBonté.
André Roy of the Stanstead IGA, one of the golf tournament’s major sponsors, knows good food when he sees it!
The dining hall at the Dufferin Heights Golf Club was full for the mechoui supper that was served after the CAB’s golf tournament.