MANOR - The Manor and the R.M. 63 Fire Department held their fourth annual golf tournament on Aug. 26 at the Carlyle Golf Course.
Manor Fire Chief Brayden Rowley said this year the funds raised would go towards the fire hall expansion in Manor.
Rowley became the fire chief in 2020 after joining the department in 2017.
“At first it was a dream to have the expansion,” said Rowley. In 2022, it was put into motion and became a reality.
The 40-foot by 56-foot expansion has the floor poured with concrete and now they await the builders, who hopefully will start in the beginning of September.
They hope to have space for a training hall.
“They have five units right now and only two overhead doors which makes it pretty tight in there,” said Rowley.
Over the past years they have hosted several fundraisers, which include Chase the Ace, held at the King George in Manor on Friday nights throughout the winter months.
On St. Patrick’s Day they hold a chili cookoff and social at the Manor Community Hall.
After the Manor Fun Daze Parade, they hold the annual barbecue and the past few years have held a raffle on a barbecue and smoker.
It was decided this year that the funds from the golf tournament would go towards the fire hall expansion.
The 18-hole tournament had a shotgun start at 11 a.m. with 68 golfers taking to the greens.
They even had a hole-in-one prize, with the chance to win $15,000, sponsored by Manor Agencies.
It was a four-person best ball game with some holes having a mini game.
At hole No. 1 they had a men’s long putt and hole 2, a men’s long drive, which had to land on the fairway.
Hole 3 was a chance to win the cash and hole 4 had the women's long putt. Hole 5 was closest to the boot or shoot for the hole; it was players choice.
Hole 6 had scene patrol with players having to go around the pylons, and hole 7 was the shortest drive.
Hole 8 players had to shoot closest to the fire hose that was on the fairway and hole nine was the women's long drive.
Each player went home with a door prize and at hole 5, burgers and hotdogs were cooked up.
It took several hours for the game to be completed and according to Deputy Chief Kent Lees, everyone had a fun-filled day.