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Tenth Annual 2013 Tournament

The 10th Annual Tori Carswell Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. All proceeds from the day were donated to Tori's Helping Hand. Tori’s Helping Hand was established in 2005, and is part of the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs Inc. This program provides funds to palliative care oncology children and their families, as well as to families whose children require a transplant. The money for palliative children will help the families provide much needed comfort in their children’s last days. This comfort might come in the way of a comfortable chair, a spa visit, a puppy, etc.

We had an amazing day. The weather was spectacular. Probably the best weather we have had in 10 years, and we have had pretty good weather over the years. The total raised was $35,153 which brings our 10 year total to $368,919! We are so thrilled to have raised that much money for Tori's Helping Hand.

The evening was lots of fun. Our MC for the 3rd year in a row was Michael O'Byrne from CTV. Michael did a great job keeping us on track and bringing in many dollars for the live aucton as our auctioneer. Our guest speaker, Dev Jude, a mother who lost her child to cancer last year spoke about her son Bryce and how Candlelighters and Tori's Helping Hand had helped out during their time of need. Thanks for an amazing heartfelt speech Dev! Friends of ours, Tim Hodgins and Marianne Laver also spoke about an annual poker tournament they have called Tori's Texas Hold'em and about how the charity has helped many families. We thank them for holding this fun event, and for raising a great deal of money for the charity.

To see the pictures from the day, please go to the pictures link on the left side of the screen

The following are the winners this year:

  • 1st Place Team: Kevin Stone, Calvin Turner, Paul Cohan, Corey Herlick
  • 2nd Place Team: Chris Keighley, Norm Keighley, Mark Seabrook, Danielle Seabrook
  • Most Honest Golfers: Steve Rogers, Nicky Lanthier-Rogers, Buzz Lanthier-Rogers, James Lanthier-Rogers
  • Men's Longest Drive: Peter Morrison
  • Men's Closest to the Pin: Doug Lyon
  • Women's Longest Drive: Heidi Bohart
  • Women's Closest to the Pin: Deb Lyon
  • Putting Contest: Jeff Avery
  • Early Bird Draw: Dave Moore

We have decided after much thought, that this will be the last year for the tournament. Tori passed away in her 10th year, and so it is only fitting that we end the tournament in the 10th year. We thank all our sponsors, golfers and volunteers over the years. You have raised an amazing amount of money for a worthy charity. Tori would be proud!