The 9th Annual Golf Tournament of the West Island Palliative Care Residence, which was held on August 26, 2019 at the prestigious Royal Montreal Golf Club, generated net profits of $515,000 for the Residence. Major sponsors of the event included: RBC, Banque Nationale, Pfizer, Quinn Sport Management, OEC Group, and Ted and Joan Fletcher.
It was truly heartwarming to see such an abundance of pink golf shirts on the course in honour of Teresa Dellar, the Residence’s Co-Founder and Executive Director who sadly died one week before the tournament. As evening MC Andrew Carter mentioned in his tribute to her, “Teresa understood that the funds raised here today are essential to provide the care to the patients and their families. She would have insisted that we forget about her for just a minute, that we postpone our grief to make sure that her patients have the opportunity to live well until they die, surrounded by those they love.”
Political leaders attending the golf tournament were: Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, Greg Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier; as well as West Island municipal leaders such as: Michel Gibson, mayor of Kirkland, John Belvedere, mayor of Pointe-Claire and Georges Bourelle, mayor of Beaconsfield. Special guests attending were: Otis Grant – Former WBO Middle Weight Champion of the World and Executive Director of the Otis Grant & Friends Foundation; Alvin Powell – Former NFL offensive lineman. MC for the night was Andrew Carter – the voice of CJAD’s Morning Show and a close friend of the West Island Palliative Care Residence.
The Residence receives one-third of its operational budget from the Quebec government and relies on community support and fundraising activities to raise the balance of more than 3.8 million dollars. The community plays a crucial role in contributing the financial resources that allows the Residence to provide its care and services to all our patients free of charge.
To see photos from the evening, click here