ST. FELIX – Fifty-five golfers teed off in a shotgun start at 10 a.m. at the 14th Annual Gerard Gallant Memorial Golf Tournament held recently at the St. Felix Golf and Country Club. The golfers played the nine-hole course in a four-person best-ball style tournament and the event raised $1,177 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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Susanne MacDonald, events co-ordinator at Heart and Stroke Foundation P.E.I. (left) and Joanne Gaudette, co-owner of St. Felix Golf and Country Club (right), pose with the winning team from the 14th Annual Gerard Gallant Memorial Golf Tournament held at the St. Felix golf course. The winning team is (from second left) Brandon Irving, Riley Shea, Kirk Ramsay, and Brett Corcoran.
The winning team, with a score of 29, included Riley Shea, Kirk Ramsay, Brandon Irving, and Brett Corcoran.
The tournament featured a $10,000 hole-in-one prize – which went unclaimed – plus longest drive prizes for both men and women and closest to the pin prizes for men and women.
After completing the nine-hole tournament, golfers enjoyed a complimentary barbeque and everyone received a door prize donated by local area businesses as well as St. Felix Golf and Country Club.
The tournament was organized by Claude and Joanne Gaudette, two of the co-owners of the Club.
“We are pleased by the wonderful contributions made by so many individuals and businesses in our community,” says Joanne. “We are especially grateful to the Gallant family, who actively participate in the tournament each year as we continue our tradition of celebrating Gerard and his life.”
The annual event is held in memory of Gerard Gallant, who passed away from a heart attack after helping to build the St. Felix Golf Course in 1998-1999. Four members of the Gallant family participated in the tournament.
Heart and Stroke Foundation CEO, Charlotte Comrie, expressed her gratitude to the Gaudette and Gallant families
“It is of course, heartbreaking to lose a family member at any time, but especially one who is in the prime of life. On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, I extend sincere thanks to Gerard’s family and friends for choosing to honour his memory in this meaningful and lasting way. I thank everyone who supported the tournament, and in so doing, assisted the Foundation in our work toward reducing the impact of heart disease and stroke on Island families.”
“Volunteer initiated events such as the Gerard Gallant Memorial Golf Tournament are an important form of revenue for us and contribute to our ability to fund research and educational initiatives,” says Comrie. “Although our understanding of how to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke has greatly improved over the past several decades, these diseases continue as serious threats to the health of Islanders.”