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!

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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

World's Largest National Golf Fundraising Event Ever Launches In Canada!

4 Players, 4 Clubs, 4 Hours, 4 Cancer. It's as simple as that.

TORONTO, August 1, 2012 /Canada NewsWire/ - Today marks the announcement of what is destined to be the world's largest golf fundraising event ever: Golf To Conquer Cancer presented by Harry Rosen. On a single day, this one-of-a-kind nationwide fundraising event will unite thousands of Canadian golfers of all skill levels, as well as the golf industry and other corporate sponsors, to help conquer cancer. On Thursday, July 25, 2013, golfers from across Canada will step up. All that is needed to participate are four golf clubs and a commitment to raise funds for cancer research.

"One of the best things about Golf To Conquer Cancer is the format: The 4-Club Challenge," commented Ian Leggatt, former PGA Tour champion. "It's great for all skill levels, but more importantly, it's designed to be played in four hours, all while raising funds to conquer cancer."

Golf To Conquer Cancer offers a compelling format designed to challenge golfers of all levels. Players each choose only four clubs and work as a team within their foursome to determine their strategy for the day as well as for each hole. Interested golfers can register as a foursome or as an individual at Golfers will be grouped into foursomes to participate in The 4-Club Challenge that will be the format of Golf To Conquer Cancer.

Hundreds of courses across Canada will host the inaugural Golf To Conquer Cancer event. Participants choose the area where they want to play and then select a participating course. New host golf courses are being added daily, so interested participants should visit the website regularly.

Harry Rosen Inc. is the national presenting sponsor for this national fundraising event, TaylorMade is the official golf equipment sponsor and the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the primary Canadian golf industry partner.

In Ontario, net funds will benefit The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. Outside of Ontario, all net funds will be granted to researchers working in the province or region where the funds are raised. At the request of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, the Canada-wide Terry Fox Research Institute's eminent researchers will determine where to allocate net funds in each province or region where they are raised.

Dr. Benjamin Neel, Director of The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute, said, "Today, researchers are embarking on a new era of discovery with Personalized Cancer Medicine. Events like Golf To Conquer Cancer have a major impact on the resources needed to conquer cancer."

Larry Rosen, Chairman and CEO of Harry Rosen Inc., stated, "We are very excited to be the presenting sponsor of this wonderful new event and to support the groundbreaking work that is being done at The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and across the country. Cancer is a cause that my colleagues and I care about deeply and have supported for many years. We hope that with this new initiative, we can all work together to achieve the collective goal of conquering cancer."

"We are so excited to launch Golf To Conquer Cancer, the world's largest national golf fundraising event," stated Paul Alofs, President and CEO of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. "It is a unifying event. It is uniting golfers on a single day, uniting golf courses right across Canada and, in fact, is uniting Canada. And we're all united in conquering cancer."

For more information or to register, call 1-855-543-GTCC (4822)
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About The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute

The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre brings together an elite team of cancer researchers and staff dedicated to the ultimate goal of conquering cancer by leveraging basic, translational and clinical research into dramatic cancer breakthroughs. For more information, visit

Lake Nipissing walleye fisheries in crisis

MNR must act now and suspend commercial gill net fishing

PETERBOROUGH, Ontario, July 31, 2012 /Canada NewsWire/ - The Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) is calling on the provincial government to immediately suspend commercial gill net walleye fishing on Lake Nipissing. The OFAH is basing its recommendation on data provided by the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), which recently commissioned an independent review of the status of the Lake Nipissing walleye fisheries and asked the OFAH to provide comment. OFAH biologists have concluded that the walleye population has suffered dramatic declines over the past decade due to unregulated commercial gill net fishing.

"Lake Nipissing, one of Ontario's specially designated waters, has seen its walleye fisheries virtually collapse. The MNR has the authority and responsibility to manage our natural resources for the benefit of all Ontarians, and yet they have allowed overharvesting by commercial gill net operations to continue unregulated for more than a decade," said Dr. Terry Quinney, Provincial Manager of Fish and Wildlife Services.

Since 1999 increasing restrictions have been imposed on recreational anglers such as shorter seasons, lower limits and a protected slot size, in which they've complied with in an effort to help stabilize and restore the walleye population. Despite this, recreational harvest levels in recent years are at an all time low.

Although MNR biologists repeatedly indicated that there was reason for grave concern, the province ignored its own science and failed to implement a fully regulated commercial walleye regime, which has allowed the situation to reach to crisis proportions.

"Until the provincial government suspends all commercial gill net operations and implements enforceable regulations, their own data tells us that the Lake Nipissing walleye population will not begin to recover. The problem is not the recreational fishery. The problem is, and continues to be unregulated commercial gill netting," said Quinney.

OFAH action on this issue can be found at

With over 100,000 members, subscribers and supporters, and 675 member clubs, the OFAH is the province's largest nonprofit, fish and wildlife conservation-based organization, and the VOICE of anglers and hunters. For more information, visit, like the OFAH on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.