Annual P.E.I. Acadian Golf Tournament is moving to a new location this year
The ever-popular P.E.I. Acadian Golf Tournament is moving to the Glasgow Hills Resort and Golf Club in New Glasgow for its 10th edition Sunday, Sept. 13, at 1:30 p.m.
“This year, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our bilingual tournament, whose main goal is to raise funds to ensure that our young francophone athletes may participate in the Jeux de l’Acadie (Acadian Games) program, including the finals,” said Ginette Arsenault, president of the P.E.I. Regional Committee of the Jeux de l’Acadie.
The committee is collaborating with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of P.E.I. (CCAFLIPE) to organize this year’s event.
Chamber spokesman Martin Marcoux says organizers hope that a large number of players - especially corporate teams - will register.
“Our P.E.I. athletes shined brightly during the Jeux de l’Acadie finals held in Charlottetown this past June. We want to give them a chance to shine even brighter at the finals in Caraquet, N.B., next June,’’ Marcoux said.
Organizations and businesses are invited to sponsor holes for $100 each.
Last year, the event raised a healthy $8,000 for the cause.
This year, organizers are shooting for a $10,000 objective.
The registration campaign has been extended to Friday, Sept. 4.
The tournament, which begins at 1:30 p.m. with a shotgun start, will be played in the bestball Mulligan format.
The registration fee is $85 per person or $340 per foursome. To register, contact Jeannette Gallant at 902-854-7435 or at email@example.com.
Acajoux, the Jeux de l’Acadie mascot, proudly launches the invitation to Island golfers to sign up for the 10th Acadian Golf Tournament of P.E.I., to be held Sunday, Sept. 13, at Glasgow Hills Resort and Golf Club in New Glasgow. The mascot is shown with, from left, Raymond J. Arsenault, co-ordinator of the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of P.E.I., and Jeannette Gallant, co-ordinator of the P.E.I. Regional Committee of Les Jeux de l’Acadie, who is seen accepting a $1,000 sponsorship cheque from Angèle Moore, manager of the Wellington branch of Evangeline-Central Credit Union.