Major golf tournament coming June 22

Major golf tournament coming June 22

Health foundation, chamber team up for charity tournament at Black Bull

By Stu Salkeld The Pipestone Flyer

Two popular annual events are combining this year for a great cause.

The Wetaskiwin Health Foundation’s annual golf tournament and the Wetaskiwin Regional Chamber of Commerce are joining forces and holding one golf tournament this spring, noted a spokesperson.

John Strong, Wetaskiwin Health Foundation executive director, said organizers are looking for teams to enter the 16th annual charity tournament which will be held at the Black Bull golf Resort on Hwy#13 near Pigeon Lake Fri., June 22.

Strong said the foundation and chamber are also looking for hole sponsors, at $500 per hole. A hole in one sponsor is also needed, priced at $500 plus prize and insurance. He noted hole sponsors will receive a tax receipt for the value of the sponsorship. Sponsors are also needed for golf bag items and team prizes for four golfers each.

Funds raised through the charity tournament go to a very worthy cause: this year proceeds from the tournament are earmarked for new equipment in the Wetaskiwin hospital’s emergency department.

Breakfast is at 7:30 a.m., followed by registration at 8 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. Fee for one golfer is $100, $400 for four golfers.

For registration or sponsorship information, go to the chamber of commerce website at


The health foundation is also offering its 2nd Annual Wetaskiwin Triathlon on June 2 and organizers are expecting another 100 participants again.

Strong said the event will feature different age categories, ranging from Kids of Steel, Tri-It, Olympic, Sprint and Duathlon. The event starts at the Manluk Centre.

He noted that the foundation needs 60 volunteers to assist in running the event and is still searching for any sponsors who would like to help put on this event.

Participants can register at