Youth big tourney winners
The Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry Ontario Provincial Police Golf Tournament committee handed out a total of $22,750 to Glengarry youth programs, distributing some of the $40,000 raised at the event held in Lancaster.
The remainder of the funds collected have been reserved for initiatives taking place in 2018.
Six organizations received donations this year.
The Jumpstart Foundation received $4,000. The local chapter works closely with the Alexandria Canadian Tire store in providing funding for area youth requiring assistance to participate in sports programs. Store owner Dennis Tallon stepped up to the plate and matched the funds raised, bringing the grand total to $8,000.
Le Centre culturel Les trois p’tits points, organizer of the Concours de talents de l’Est ontarien, received $4,000.
The same sum was presented to the Glengarry Inter-Agency Group Youth Program in Alexandria.
Le Club Richelieu d’Alexandria has received $4,000 to continue its Pour le plaisir de l’art/Art for Joy program which provides funding so young people can partake in artistic programs. The Snowsuit Fund organized by employees of La Caisse populaire de la Vallée has got a $2,000 boost.
The tournament committee chipped in $750 for the Glengarry Golf and Country Club Junior Program. The committee consists of representatives of the OPP, the Centre de santé communautaire de l'Estrie (CSCE), Le Centre culturel Les trois p’tits points, Le Club Richelieu d’Alexandria, Glengarry Inter-Agency Group (GIAG) and l'Equipe psycho-sociale (EPS). For several years, the tournament's major sponsor has been Caisse populaire de la Vallée.
WARMTH AND SPORTS: Above: Inspector Mike Mulhearn (SD&G OPP Detachment Commander), Elaine Oetelaar (Caisse populaire de la Vallée Snowsuit Fund), Michel Laviolette (CSCE-tournament committee) and Ron Graham (EPS-tournament committee). Below: Inspector Mulhearn, Chantal Lajoie (Directrice générale-Caisse populaire de la Vallée), Michel Laviolette (Jumpstart and tournament committee).
hard working elves and there will also be a selection of “recycled items” for sale.