Fore stars for the 2nd Annual RCMP Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual RCMP golf tournament wasn’t only fun for golfers but for all family members.
The tournament was held at Lakeside Golf & Country Club in Eaglesham, on July 8, 2000.
“Like last year, we had a great turn out. Unfortunately again this year, we had to turn people away because we could only accommodate so many people,” says Const. Gerald Gervais, event coordinator.
It was a Texas Scramble, which included 18 holes of golf, steak supper and prizes for everyone.
“We had 92 golfers and 20 extra plates were sold at the steak supper, so we had a really good turn out. The important thing to remember, is that people must register early because the spots fill up fast,” says Gervais.
Many families joined in to watch the golf tournament and just relax and camp for the weekend. Rosanne Laflamme made it fun for the kids that were there by painting their faces.
The winning team of the tournament included Marcel Bedard, Jim Nicholson, Kris Boivin and Colin Boivin. They ended up with a score of 61. The second place team included Kim Haverstock, Brian Bettac and Jan Bettac with a score of 66.
There were many prizes given out to the golfers which was a great incentive not to mention the $12,000 that was donated by Sutton Group, Grande Prairie Professional, for the golfer that got a hole-in-one on the seventh hole. Unfortunately, no one got the hole-in-one but Aurele Malo came the closest by missing the hole by less than two inches.
Rob Price was the golfer who had the longest putt and now qualifies for a chance to win a Jasper Getaway put on by ATCO Electric. The trip has a value of $750.
Some of the prizes from the raffle were, a barbecue donated by ATCO Gas, which was won by Jamie Thibault. A golf watch donated by Bisson Brothers in McLennan, went to Rob Price. A night at Great Northern Casino and Hat was won by Jan Bettac. A Mag lite donated by Dave Ross Equipment and John Deer in Falher, was won by Brian Lacquement. Debbie Boivin had three lucky tickets, which won her a golf bag from the Alberta Treasury Branch, a duffle bag from Fields, and a landscape painting by artist Pierrette Chenard. There were many other great prizes donated by local businesses, including over $800 in RCMP prizes.
Half of the proceeds were accepted by Alain Boivin, the firechief of the Eaglesham Fire Department and the other half was accepted by Wade Nicolet of the Falher Fire Department. The Eaglesham Fire Department plans to put their $750 donation towards first-aid equipment and the Falher Fire Department plans to put their $750 donation towards the Smoky River Safe Kids program they will be running in the local schools.