From left, Mike Gaudet, and Connor Lumley attended the Credit Union Golf Tournament in Vermilion on June 9.
Even funnel cloud warnings in the region didn’t dull the charity spirit of the 17th Annual Vermilion Credit Union Golf Tournament on June 9, at the Vermilion Golf and Country Club.
Seventy-six golfers registered for the tournament, with every participant receiving a door prize donated by local businesses. According to CEO Dave Eremko, 60 corporate sponsors helped make the tournament successful once again.
Golfers enjoyed 18 holes (or most of them until the weather became worse), and extra excitement was found with a liquor raffle, leisure raffle, hole in one challenge, and golf pong located throughout the course. Participants also enjoyed a complimentary breakfast as well as a hot dog lunch provided by the Credit Union.
“With three holes left, we saw funnel clouds and decided to turn back for our own safety. It was a fun day had by all with support towards a great cause, and a lot of wonderful people along with it,” said Candice Anderson who sponsored and participated.
The recipients for the 2017 Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament were the Derwent Fire Department, Friends of Vermilion Health Centre, and the Vermilion Heritage Park Community Oven Project. According to Credit Union representative, Trina Fisher, volunteers from the recipient organizations helped out during the day, as well as the several dedicated Credit Union staff members.
“I was looking forward to getting out and having a good time golfing. It’s always good to get out and support other co-ops in town,” said Vermilion’s Mike Gaudet who was enjoying his first round of the year.
Back row from left, Joshua Anderson, Shawn Jacula, and Anthony Biglieni.
Front row from left, Sarah Jayne Biglieni, Candice Anderson, Bethany Traber, and Karen Wamboldt. Photos Angela Mouly