On June 5, the John Abbott College Foundation held the 15th edition of its annual fundraising golf tournament. Tournament co-chairs Serge Poirier, General Manager, Caisse Desjardins de l’Ouest-de-l’Île and Greg Foss, Alumnus and former John Abbott football player presented a cheque to John Abbott College for $ 50,000 net.

“We are incredibly grateful to all those who make this day possible: our title sponsor, Groupe Desjardins, major sponsors Ye Olde Orchard Pub, CAE Inc., Pepsi, the Student Union of John Abbott College, Aramark and Action Multi Sports, and the amazing team working behind the scenes making sure everyone has a great time,” said Judy Kelley, Chair of the John Abbott College Foundation. John Halpin, Director General of the College added, “…your support allows us to continue to offer a multitude of needed services to our students.”

Despite the wet weather, golfers enthusiastically took to the links of the renowned Beaconsfield Golf Club. Students and staff volunteers were on the course to offer demonstrations of their savoir faire, refreshments and cheers to the golfers. Good friends, colleagues and former teammates made this tournament one to remember for years.

The final tally for the 2017 Golf Tournament is very close to $60,000.

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(L-R Barth Gillan,JACF Director, Serge Poirier GM Caisse Desjardins de l’Ouest de l’Île, Judy Kelley Chair JACF Board, John Halpin DG JAC, Greg Foss Partner Ye Olde Orchard Pubs).