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Acadian golf tournament returns to Glasgow Hills

Organizers of the 12th annual Acadian golf tournament are inviting everyone to register for the Sept. 10 event and to dress up for the occasion to give an entertaining ambiance to the day. In 2016, the team of, from left: Riley Arsenault, Jason Gallant, Owen Arsenault and Colton Gallant won a prize for classing up the event with its fancy duds.
Organizers of the 12th annual Acadian golf tournament are inviting everyone to register for the Sept. 10 event and to dress up for the occasion to give an entertaining ambiance to the day. In 2016, the team of, from left: Riley Arsenault, Jason Gallant, Owen Arsenault and Colton Gallant won a prize for classing up the event with its fancy duds.

NEW GLASGOW – The 12th edition of the P.E.I. Acadian golf tournament will take place Sunday, Sept. 10.

The tournament will return to the highly-ranked Glasgow Hills Resort and Golf Club in New Glasgow. The tournament, which will start at 1 p.m., will raise funds to ensure that more than 100 young Francophones from P.E.I. can participate in the 2018 finals of the Acadian Games.
“Last year, our popular tournament raised a record of nearly $7,000. This year, we would like to surpass that amount since our expenses keep raising, and our revenues keep dropping,” says Alexandre Bodet, president of the P.E.I. regional committee of the Jeux de l’Acadie.
The regional committee, along with its organizing partner, the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of P.E.I. (CCAFLIPE), are hoping that sponsors and participants will be extra generous this year.
“We hope that a large number of players – and especially corporate teams – will register to once again play in this magnificent tournament to enjoy a great afternoon of recreation, but specially to support our youth,” said CCAFLIPE spokesperson Pierre Gallant. “Our P.E.I. athletes shined brightly during the Jeux de l’Acadie finals held in Fredericton, N.B., this past June.
“We want to give them a chance to shine even brighter at the finals in Miramichi, N.B., in June 2018.”
The tournament’s success will depend not only on the golfers, but also on the hole sponsors. In fact, organizations and businesses are being invited to sponsor holes for $100 each.
Bodet and Gallant are therefore officially launching the registration campaign, which will extend until Sept. 4.
 
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Evangeline-Central Credit Union, returning as the event’s main sponsor, will present the plaque to the champions. Prizes will also be given to teams having finished in second and third place.
Male and female longest drive prizes will be handed out. Closest-to-the-hole prizes will also be presented. Many door prizes will also be drawn.
Registration fee for this year’s tournament will be $90 per person, or $360 per foursome. To register, contact Jeannette Gallant at (902) 854-7435, or at jeannettegallant@gov.pe.ca.
It is recommended participants pay the registration fee in advance, either in cash or by cheque payable to Comité régional des Jeux de l’Acadie de l’Î.-P.-É. Players also have the option of paying upon arrival at the tournament.
All those interested in sponsoring a hole are asked to contact Gallant to discuss opportunities.

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