2022 Golf Tournament

September 12th was a beautiful autumn day for the Annual Headingley Chamber Community Golf Tournament. Once again, Breezy Bend Country Club was the host for the 128 golfers. It was great to see such an excellent turnout to help support the Chamber’s Leaders ofTomorrow Youth Scholarship Fund. And, of course, a huge thank you to our corporate sponsors and donors!

The Chamber would like to acknowledge Taillieu Construction for being the tournament’s presenting sponsor and Fast Plumbing & Heating and The Gates on Roblin for once again being the tournament’s scholarship sponsors. Waterside Development Corp. sponsored the Flags at each hole.

Everyone received a complimentary BBQ lunch and tin camping cup courtesy of Qualico Communities before heading out to his or her designated tee box for a 12:30 pm shotgun start. Golf carts were provided by Crane Steel Structures.

As the golfers made their way from Hole #18, they were given the opportunity to participate in the putting contest sponsored by Fanset Construction. With a score of 25, Jason Miller won the putting contest and received a $300 Taylor Made Deluxe Cart Bag. As golfers finished putting, they were offered a tasty ice cream treat courtesy of Sargent Sunday.

The support from the business community was outstanding with all available sponsorships being spoken for! Thank you to the 18 different hole sponsors: RM of Headingley, River City Ford/River City Collision, Best Western Plus Winnipeg West, RBC Winnipeg West, Airport Motor Inn, Community Futures White Horse Plains, Valley Fiber, King’s Services, Total Storage/Total Moving, Access Credit Union, Rempel Insurance, Breezy Bend Country Club, Modular Building Solutions, Assiniboia Downs, Loren Realty, Headingley Sport Shop, Ladco Land Development and The Gates on Roblin.

All golfers had the opportunity to win $10,000 at the Hole-in-One contest sponsored by the Airport Motor Inn at Hole #5. Headingley Sport Shop offered a Polaris RZR 1000 Highlifter, retail value of $37,650 as the prize at the Hole-in-One Contest on Hole #16.

There were 4 individual contest holes and each winner received a $50 gift certificate from Shelmerdine, Second Nature. Melissa Soberg won the ladies’ longest drive contest on Hole #15 that was sponsored by Loren Realty. Mike Fast was the winner of the men’s longest drive contest sponsored by Community Futures White Horse Plains at Hole #6. Rempel Insurance sponsored the straightest drive contest on Hole #11, which was won by Ed Gramiak. The closest to the pin contest at Hole #13 was sponsored by Valley Fiber and won by Richard Thierren.

As the golfers played their way around the 18 holes, they were able to take part in several fun contests and received refreshments, individual goodie bags and products from the various individual hole sponsors. At Hole #2 River City Ford/River City Collision gave the golfers a chance to win a free oil change, 2 Corsicle mugs, and 2 hats at a whiffle ball chipping contest. Bill Alford was the lucky winner. Meanwhile, at Hole #3 each golfer received a bottle of water and was added to a random draw for a free night stay at the Best Western Plus, Winnipeg West which was won by Chris Fulsher, David Schmidt, and Alfred Chan.

Community Futures White Horse Plains offered Jell-o shooters at Hole # 6 and Access Credit Union gave out Gatorade, water bottles and a bag of chips at Hole # 10. Golfers received a free beer compliments of Breezy Bend Country Club on Hole #12. Valley Fiber on Hole #13 gave away Gatorade and water bottles as well as a raffle prize of a $120 Wireless Solar Power Pack. Every golfer was treated to prime rib sliders, Greek salad, and sangria at Hole #18 by The Gates on Roblin. This proved to be a very popular hole with one team “losing”their ball several times near Hole #18!

Thank you to all the sponsors’ on-course volunteers and to the Chamber’s volunteers of Breanne Klockow, Melissa Minaker, Sean O’Dowda, Ray Louie, Dave White and Val Chatain-White for making this year’s tournament a huge success!

As golfers entered the banquet hall, each person received a free drink ticket courtesy of the reception sponsor, AMC Foam Technologies. This year, the tee gift was placed at each person’s chair at the dinner. All golfers received a complimentary bottle of wine and a 4-piece wine kit in a leather case. The chefs at Breezy Bend Country Club provided

a delicious 3-course meal, which was sponsored by The Gates on Roblin. As well, De Luca Fine Wines was the Wine Sponsor and provided a bottle of red and a bottle of white wine at each table. Thank you to Cory Johnson and the staff of Breezy Bend for such a fantastic event!

The tournament awards and prizes were presented throughout the dinner along with the silent auction prizes. The contest card door prize, a $400 Odyssey White Hot Putter donated by Breezy Bend Country Club, was won by John Forbes.

Local artisan, Tom Byrnes, donated the two metal sculptures that were won by the first person to register, Debbie Wills and the last person to register, Matt Glavin. The “Most Honest Team” of Tim and Debra Durnin-Richards, and Don and Cameron O’Hara each received a $25 gift card to The Headingley Grill. Mike Frost, Jordan Courchaine, Brad Sarna and Patrick Doerksen were the team with the 3rd lowest score and each received a Breezy Bend Pro Shop $50 gift card. $75 Breezy Bend Pro Shop gift cards were awarded to the second lowest scoring team of Bryan Miller, Jeff Senebald, Matt Duncan and Steve Moon. With a score of 57, this year’s tournament winners each received a $100 Breezy Bend Pro Shop gift card. Congratulations to the team of Bill McGarry, Nathan Mehling, Gerald Theroux and Karl Loder!

The Headingley Chamber would like to acknowledge and thank the following businesses for their donations: Access Credit Union, The Gates on Roblin, , Cory Johnson, Crampton’s Market, Tom Byrnes, Best Western Plus, Breezy Bend Country Club, The Headingley Grill, Community Futures White Horse Plains, Motel Six, Shelmerdine Second Nature, Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Qualico Communities, Thunder Rapids Amusement Park and the Headingley Times Community Newspaper.

Ray Louie, President of the Headingley Chamber of Commerce gave a short speech on the history of the Chamber’s scholarship program. He presented a cheque in the amount of $5,000 to the Headingley Community Foundation. This donation will go towards the Chamber’s Youth Scholarship Fund that is managed by the Foundation. Each year the Chamber awards 3 – $1,000 scholarships to graduating students for post-secondary studies. The 2022 recipients were Amber

Henry, Max Olson and Teighen Betz. It is from the continued generous support of the community members and businesses of this annual golf tournament that has helped to ensure the continuity of the scholarship program.

Mark your calendars for Monday, September 11, 2023 as we look forward to seeing you at next year’s tournament!