|LITERACY PARTNERS OF QUEBEC||June 1998 - VOLUME 4||PAGE 1||ISSUE 3|
Golf Day '98 A Perfect Event
The weather was ideal; Cedarbrook Golf Club was superb; the crowd of 80 golfers was great. All in all, Golf Day for Literacy '98 could not have been better.
This year, LPQ and The Centre for Literacy formed a partnership to present the event. For the fifth consecutive year, we were honoured to have Dennis Trudeau of Newswatch, CBC with us. He was the perfect host, as he and Bob Babinski joined in for a day of golf and after-golf activities. Dennis later outdid himself as he emceed the evening festivities.
After a full day which began with brunch and included a silent auction, golf clinic and 18 holes of golf, guests were treated to the wonderful music of Lorraine Klaasen and Klaasen Connection during the cocktail hour.
Our Silent Auction table was the site of a flurry of activity as bidders eyed such "hot" items as a Canadiens hockey sweater signed by Mark Rechhi and tickets to the upcoming Céline Dion concert. Bidding went down to the wire and the competition was keen.
Perhaps the highlight of the evening was a presentation made to Dennis by Johanne Hallé of Canada Post. On behalf of LPQ and Golf Day for Literacy '98, Dennis received a Flight for Freedom lithograph, donated by Canada Post. He was presented the litho in recognition of all he has done in raising awareness about literacy and promoting the golf tournaments over the past five years.
With the support of CBC TV, Dennis has been tireless in his efforts to encourage support for the golf days, and in so doing, get literacy on many people's agendas. At the tournaments, his enthusiasm is contagious and his involvement is exemplary. Both contribute a great deal to the success of the event.
For all these reasons, we were thrilled that Dennis was able to receive this token of our appreciation. Special thanks to Johanne Hallé and Canada Post for making it happen and to CBC Montreal for making it possible for Dennis to do all that he does for us.
Finally, the day could not have been as successful as it was without the support and participation of our golfers, hole sponsors and donors. We owe them a huge thank you.
A final audit has not been completed, but as soon as numbers are final proceeds will go to Regular Members of LPQ who are carrying out projects in Family Literacy and to health and literacy projects at the Montreal General and Jewish General Hospitals.
Plans for Golf Day '99 are underway, and we look forward to seeing everyone at the same time next year back at Cedarbrook.
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