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Having raised $1,500 at the annual RCMP Thunderbolt Classic Golf Tournament in August, the Canora/Sturgis RCMP donated the money last week to the Child Action Plan programs serving Canora, Sturgis, Preeceville and Endeavour, said Cst. Brad Rumbolt, an organizer for the tournament.
Rumbolt was joined by Terri Bouvier, the detachment’s service assistant, in making the presentation. Accepting the donation were Chelsey Exner, the director of leisure services for Canora, and Karolyn Kosheluk, coordinator of the Family Resource Centre in Sturgis, from which the SturgisPreecevilleEndeavour (SPE) Child Action Plan is coordinated.
The Canora/Sturgis RCMP detachment is very grateful to “all of those that came out this year to support the RCMP Thunderbolt Classic Golf Tournament,” said Rumbolt.
There is a long list of businesses and individuals who donated towards the tournament, making it possible to make the substantial donation to the Child Action Plan programs.
Rather than have a competitive focus, the tournament was designed to have fun and relax, he said. The fun accent was very obvious on the team of which Rumbolt was a member. The foursome wore specially-made T-shirts which highlighted the words “Jail Birdies.”
Other members of the team were John Van Brugge, Taunya Kondratoff and Miles Kelly. The team with the lowest score was known as “the Good Spirit Golf Resort Team,” said Rumbolt.
A number of novelty prizes were awarded, he said. Keith Antonichuk won the award for the men’s longest drive. Lisa Berezowski won the award for the women’s longest drive.
For the longest putt awards, P. Kowal won for the men and Carol Stringfellow won for the women. Cory Dowling won the award for “closest to the prize” while Caroline Dowling won the “ball in the bush” award.
The “Rum Run” award was won by Graham Scutchings.