2013 Hos­pi­tal Golf Char­ity

The Southern Gazette - - EDITOR’S VIEWPOINT - Robert W. Stood­ley Pho­tog­ra­phy Al­lan Stood­ley is a well-known long time res­i­dent of Grand Bank and a for­mer re­porter with the St. John’s Evening Tele­gram. He can be reached at ‘am­stood­[email protected]­mail.com’.

This year’s an­nual Burin Penin­sula Health Care Foun­da­tion’s char­ity golf tour­na­ment is co­in­cid­ing with the 25th an­nual of the health care cen­tre in Burin.

The day­long event is sched­uled for the Grande Mead­ows Golf Course in French­man’s Cove this Satur­day.

Ex­tra ac­tiv­i­ties are planned to mark the an­niver­sary. There will be

on­site and course con­tests with live en­ter­tain­ment, bar­be­cue and spe­cial events, in­clud­ing a Club House Party at 6 p.m. open to pub­lic.

An On­line Auc­tion is now open for pub­lic bid­ding. Visit: ‘www.bur­in­penin­su­la­health­care­foun­da­tion.com’, click on on­line auc­tion, reg­is­ter the view and bid -right up to Sept. 28.

An Early Bird Draw is be­ing held for pledge sheets and funds raised and sub­mit­ted to the BPHCF of­fice by 12 noon Thurs­day, Sept. 5.

To en­sure reg­is­tered play­ers re­ceive up­dated in­for­ma­tion and an­nounce­ments, on­line auc­tion up­dates, tee time con­fir­ma­tion, par­tic­i­pants are asked to con­firm cur- rent con­tact in­for­ma­tion by email­ing or call­ing the Foun­da­tion of­fice.

In recog­ni­tion of 25th An­niver­sary Cel­e­bra­tions this year’s play­ers’ gift will be a 25th An­niver­sary Golf Polo; the brief clos­ing cer­e­monies at 6 p.m. will fea­ture draw­ing of play­ers’ door prize, spe­cial draws and course con­test win­ners’ an­nounce­ments. In­di­vid­ual team pho­tos and an over­all group photo taken on the greens to mark the an­niver­sary will be avail­able.

It’s im­por­tant all reg­is­tered play­ers ar­rive/reg­is­ter and be ready to play half hour prior to sched­uled tee time.

This year, R & E Trans­porta­tion will pro­vide bus trans­porta­tion from Club­house to Burin-Marys­town, with stops on main en­trances along the way. Par­tic­i­pants are asked to ad­vise at regis­tra­tion if they will be trav­el­ling home with R & E.

The Burin Penin­sula Health Care Foun­da­tion Board ac­knowl­edges the many in­di­vid­u­als who have sup­ported the Foun­da­tion’s ef­forts over the past 25 years – with­out your help, our suc­cesses would be limited.

It was quite a change from the tra­di­tional slog and run football.

••• Af­ter his cou­ple of years play­ing with St. Lawrence, Gus again played with Burin in the mid to late 1950s. Later he moved to St. John’s and be­came pres­i­dent of the St. John’s Football League and then pres­i­dent of the Provin­cial Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion. He was elected vi­cepres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Soc­cer As­so­ci­a­tion in 1970.

He has been in­ducted into the New­found­land and Labrador Soc­cer Hall Of Fame and provin­cial Sports Hall Of Fame.

St. Lawrence won its first of many All New­found­land Football/Soc­cer Cham­pi­onships in 1951. Mem­bers of that win­ning team in­cluded (front row, from left): Gus Etchegary, Tommy Turpin and Jack Lun­dri­gan. Mid­dle Row: Cyril Ren­nie, Al­bert Ket­tle and Al­fred...

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