Monday, 23 June 2014

The Joe Carter Classic and Children's Aid Foundation Announce 2014 Scholarship recipients

TORONTO, Ontario - June 23, 2014 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Joe Carter Classic and the Children's Aid Foundation today announced this year's recipients of Joe Carter Scholarships: Anna Ho and Shameer Rahman. Both students are acknowledged for their outstanding academic achievement, community involvement and potential to succeed. Anna and Shameer will each receive a $5000 award towards post-secondary education this fall. The Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament will be held on June 26, 2014 at Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, ON.
"Congratulations to Anna and Shameer on their amazing accomplishments," said Joe Carter, event co-chair and former Toronto Blue Jays star. "It's an honour to play a part in helping such inspiring individuals and community role models strive towards a better future."
"Together with our partners, we aim to help children and youth currently or formerly living under the care of the child welfare system to reach their full potential," said Valerie McMurtry, president and CEO of the Children's Aid Foundation. "We believe that education empowers young people towards a brighter future - so that children are safe, families are strong and communities are supported."
Anna's story
Anna entered care at 13 years old, after the traumatic murder of her mother and grandmother. Despite this life altering event, Anna remained strong and resilient. Anna graduated from high school with honours, and became active in addressing issues related to child welfare, including involvement with the 2011 Ontario's Youth Leaving Care hearings, and the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth's - 'Our Voice, Our Turn' project. Anna will turn 21 this fall and, with support from the Children's Aid Foundation, she will enter her final year of an Honours Bachelor of Social Work degree program at Ryerson University.
Shameer's story
Shameer lived in and out of foster care since the age of six, after his mother's mental illness prevented her from being his primary caregiver. During adolescence, Shameer experienced negative influences resulting in a drop in academic performance. With support from Children's Aid Foundation, Shameer improved his grades and now uses these negative experiences as inspiration to work hard and give back to others by volunteering extensively. At age 20, Shameer is headed into his third year, specializing in Political Science and minoring in French at the University of Toronto, with plans to establish a career in corporate law.
"Anna and Shameer's stories are an inspiration to us all," said James Dodds, event co-chair and TD Bank Group executive. "We wish both students continued success - as today's Joe Carter Scholarship recipients - and tomorrow's community leaders."
About the Joe Carter Classic
The annual Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament pairs avid golfers with top name celebrities from the worlds of sport and entertainment. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting post-secondary attainment and social development programs for Canadian youth. Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised close to $1 million to benefit the Children's Aid Foundation and other local children's charities. For more information, including sponsorship details, visit
About the Children's Aid Foundation 
An astonishing number of children in Canada are at risk and need our help. Many suffer in poverty, while others have been victims of abuse and neglect. A staggering 76,000 of them live in foster homes or a residential facility. The mission of the Children's Aid Foundation is to fund programs that give them skills and hope for a promising future. With the support of generous donors, the Children's Aid Foundation works with child welfare agencies across Canada to provide funding for programs and services in the areas of prevention, education, enrichment, healing and recovery. Learn more at

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Watson, Johnson and Daly among Top 25 in PGA TOUR driving distance leaders confirmed to challenge Glen Abbey Golf Club, July 22-28, 2013

Graham DeLaet leads list of Canadian hopefuls fresh off his Top 3 finish at last week's Travellers Championship

OAKVILLE, Ontario, June 27, 2013 /Canada NewsWire/ - (Golf Canada) - RBC and Golf Canada announced today a number of PGA TOUR heavy hitters who have committed to challenge for the 2013 RBC Canadian Open at Glen Abbey Golf Club, July 22-28, 2013.

Among the list of PGA TOUR stars confirmed today include World No. 13 Charl Schwartzel, World No. 17 Bubba Watson and World No. 23 Dustin Johnson as well as fan favourite John Daly, have confirmed their intention to compete for Canada's National Open Golf Championship.

Schwartzel, Watson, Johnson and Daly join an impressive list of previously confirmed PGA TOUR stars including World No. 5 Matt Kuchar, World No. 7 Luke Donald, 2012 FedEx Cup champion and World No. 8 Brandt Snedeker, World No. 9 Graeme McDowell, World No. 20 Ernie Els, World No. 22 Hunter Mahan, two-time Canadian Open champion and World No. 28 Jim Furyk and World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh.

"Golf Canada and RBC have really worked hard to elevate that event back up where it belongs as a National Open Championship and I'm excited to come and support them this year," said Watson, a four-time PGA TOUR winner including the 2012 Masters. "My in-laws live just northeast of Toronto so it will also be nice to see some family while I'm there."

"I haven't been to the RBC Canadian Open since 2008 but I'm really looking forward to playing again this year," added Johnson, a seven-time winner on the PGA TOUR. "The field is looking strong and Canadian golf fans have always been very supportive of me. I'm feeling really good about how my game is rounding into form and am excited to play Glen Abbey in a few weeks."

Watson, Johnson and Daly - currently ranked 3rd, 4th and 22nd respectively among the Top-25 PGA TOUR driving distance leaders - will be joined at Glen Abbey by fellow Top-25 heavy hitters Robert Garrigus (7th), Jason Kokrak (8th), Canadian Graham DeLaet (9th), Martin Flores (11th), Eric Meierdierks (13th), 2011 RBC Canadian Open champion Sean O'Hair (14th), Jimmy Walker (15th) and defending RBC Canadian Open champion Scott Piercy (21st).

"Our field is coming together and we're thrilled to welcome Charl Schwartzel, Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson to the 2013 RBC Canadian Open," said Tournament Director Bill Paul. "Golf fans love to come out and watch big hitters like Bubba, DJ, and Daly as well as Canada's own Graham DeLaet absolutely crush the golf ball and I'm sure our heavy hitters announced today as well as previously announced PGA TOUR superstars will all be among the crowd favourites at Glen Abbey next month."

DeLaet, currently ranked 9th among PGA TOUR driving distance leaders and No. 74 in the World Golf Rankings, is fresh off a solo third finish at last week's Travellers Championship. He'll be joined at Glen Abbey by fellow Canadian PGA TOUR players David Hearn, Brad Fritsch, Stephen Ames and Canadian Golf Hall of Famer Mike Weir, all looking to become the first Canadian since Pat Fletcher in 1954 to win the Canadian Open. Additional Canadians set to compete in the 104th playing of Canada's National Open Golf Championship will be announced early next week.

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ships Ahoy! Toronto Port Authority Supports 2013 Redpath Waterfront Festival

Water Shuttle will Provide Fun, Scenic, Convenient Access to Tall Ships

TORONTO, June 19, 2013 /Canada NewsWire/ - Toronto Port Authority (TPA) today announced its support of the Redpath Waterfront Festival. TPA will be providing a Water Shuttle to transport attendees along the waterfront to the Festival's various sites.

"Tall ships are back in the city this summer and we're proud to once again be a part of this celebration of marine history," said Geoffrey Wilson, TPA President and CEO. "The Water Shuttle will offer families and Festival attendees a scenic alternative to walking along Queens Quay."

The Water Shuttle, which has a capacity of 290 passengers, will have stops at three convenient waterfront locations - Sherbourne Common, York Street Slip and John Quay - where attendees can hop on board. The Water Shuttle will run between 2:00 p.m. and 7:40 p.m. on June 20 and 21, from 10 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. on Saturday June 22 and between 10 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. on Sunday June 23.

The Redpath Waterfont Festival runs June 20 to 23, 2013. This year's Festival will feature 11 tall ships from Europe and North America and will commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812 with a pan-provincial tour. Toronto is the only port on the TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour where the entire fleet can be seen in one location. The tall ships will be moored along the full two-kilometre length of the waterfront, from HTO Park West near the foot of Spadina Avenue to Sherbourne Common, near Sugar Beach.

To find out more about the Redpath Waterfront Festival, visit

About the Toronto Port Authority

The Toronto Port Authority ( owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, the Port of Toronto (Terminals 51 and 52), and Toronto's Outer Harbour Marina. In addition to moving more than two million passengers through the airport in 2012, the Port Authority provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port, and owns and operates Toronto's largest freshwater marina.

The Toronto Port Authority was incorporated on June 8, 1999 as a government business enterprise under the Canada Marine Act as the successor to the Toronto Harbour Commissioners.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

June Events to Celebrate Seniors Month at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre

GUELPH, Ontario - May 22, 2013 - Guelph Wellington Seniors Association (GWSA) News Release - On Thursday June 13th the GWSA will host an Open House at the Evergreen Seniors Community Centre.

This is an opportunity to meet many of the volunteers promoting a variety of activities available to members and a chance to tour the premises and discover just how much we have to offer. Refreshments will be available and there will be several door prizes at the Open House. The event opens at 1:00 pm and concludes around 3:30 pm.

Also on that day from 1:00pm to 3:30pm is the Pastel Class Art Show where our artists will be displaying their work.

Earlier in the day (11:30am – 1:30 pm) our kitchen staff will be putting on a BBQ.

Make a day of it at the Evergreen, lunch, open house and art show and Bring a Friend!

With more than 2,500 members, the Guelph Wellington Seniors Association is one of the largest organizations of its kind in Canada. We have a straightforward mission..."To empower older adults to be active, to be involved and to age successfully."

Visit our website at:

For information call 519 821-1291

Friday, 29 March 2013

National Geographic - Adventure

The promise of any sort of adventure can be a magic tonic to any rather dull and ordinary day.

National Geographic knows a few things about adventure, and this website brings together fascinating photographs, essays, itineraries, and other items that will be most useful to the casual or extreme adventurer.

Visitors can look over the "Beyond the Edge" blog, which features everything from meditations on skiing the Jackson Hole backcountry to a video tour of the Powder Highway in British Columbia.

Users shouldn't miss some of the "best of" lists here, which include "World's Best Ski Towns" and "Word's Best Surf Towns." A list that will give cause for inspiration (and perhaps debate) is the "Ultimate Adventure Bucket List," which includes activities like hiking up to Machu Picchu and a trek around Java's volcanoes. [KMG]

Visit the site at:

>From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012.

Friday, 11 January 2013

PGA Tour stars Graeme McDowell and Brandt Snedeker Join Team RBC

Renewed partnerships with Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames, Morgan Pressel, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn

TORONTO, January 10, 2013 /Canada NewsWire/ - Today, RBC is proud to announce new relationships with 2010 US Open Champion Graeme McDowell and 2012 FedEx Cup Champion Brandt Snedeker who will become golf ambassadors and represent the RBC brand globally.

RBC becomes the official banking and financial services partner for each athlete. As part of Team RBC, all players will showcase the RBC logo on their golf bags and apparel and be featured in RBC marketing and advertising campaigns planned for the U.S., Canada, and international markets. McDowell and Snedeker join Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, Hunter Mahan, Stephen Ames, Mike Weir, Graham DeLaet, David Hearn and Morgan Pressel as RBC's ambassadors.

"We are excited to have Graeme and Brandt join our team of world-class athletes," said Jane Broderick, chief brand and communications officer at RBC. "These players are well-respected, have global recognition and will serve as terrific ambassadors for RBC. As one of the key drivers of RBC's sponsorship program, golf enables us to build our brand and connect with golf fans around the world."

"After playing in the RBC Canadian Open the last few years, I am very excited at the opportunity to partner with them," said Brandt Snedeker. "As one of the strongest banks in the world, I am impressed with RBC's leadership and reputation, as well as their commitment to golf."

Graeme McDowell noted

"I'm very excited about becoming a member of Team RBC. I've admired the great work RBC has been doing in golf over the past few years and to become a part of it is an honour. I'm looking forward to playing in both the RBC Heritage and RBC Canadian Open this year."

Renewed partnerships

In addition, RBC has renewed partnerships with PGA Tour players Luke Donald, Ernie Els, Matt Kuchar, Mike Weir, Stephen Ames, Graham DeLaet and David Hearn as well as LPGA Tour golfer Morgan Pressel. Team RBC has seen tremendous success over the past year, winning the 2012 British Open (Els), the 2012 PLAYERS Championship (Kuchar), the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play and Shell Houston Open (Mahan) and the 2012 Transitions Championship (Donald).

"RBC is a global player in golf and I'm excited to extend our partnership as they continue to strengthen their stable of ambassadors, support charitable causes and expand grassroots golf programs in Canada," said Ernie Els.

Luke Donald added

"I'm proud to continue to represent RBC on the international stage as they are a terrific partner, not only to me, but to the game of golf as well."

This announcement builds on RBC's ongoing commitment to golf as the title sponsor of the 2013 RBC Heritage being held at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina from April 15 to 21, and the 2013 RBC Canadian Open, which will be played at Glen Abbey Golf and Country Club from July 22 to 28 in Oakville, Ontario. RBC also provides support for the PGA of Canada, Canadian Amateur Golf Championships, Golf Canada's development program and high performance national team.

About Graeme McDowell

...Currently #17 on the Official World Golf Ranking ...Recently won the World Golf Challenge ...Won the 2010 U.S. Open, ending a 40-year drought for Europeans at tournament ...Seven-time European Tour winner ...Three-time European Ryder Cup team member

About Brandt Snedeker

...Currently #8 on the Official World Golf Ranking ...Four-time PGA Tour winner including the 2012 Farmers Insurance Open and 2011 Heritage ...Won the 2012 FedEx Cup with a victory in the season-ending Tour Championship ...Named PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 2007

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Guelph Public Library Golf Tournament - September 14 - Victoria Park East Guelph

Tickets are going fast for the 1st Annual Library Links: GPL Golf Classic on Friday, September 14th @ Victoria Park East Golf Club!

Register online at