Commissionaires sponsoring Canadian Armed Forces Day at 2017 RBC Canadian Open

Commissionaires has partnered with Golf Canada to honour those who serve our country.

TORONTO (May 17, 2017) – Commissionaires, the largest private employer of veterans in Canada, has announced a partnership with Golf Canada to host Canadian Armed Forces Day taking place Saturday, July 29, 2017, as part of the RBC Canadian Open.

All current and former members of Canada’s Armed Forces who register at will be entitled to a “military pass” that will provide access to the tournament grounds and upgraded venues. The invitation is also extended to immediate family members making this a truly memorable day. 

The PGA TOUR has an established record of sponsoring veteran causes across North America. Given the Commissionaires’ mandate to provide meaningful employment to veterans, it makes great sense for our two organizations to pool our efforts to honour those who serve our country, and the families that support them,” said Benjamin Alexander, Senior Vice President with Commissionaires.

“It’s great to stand should-to-shoulder with Commissionaires on Canadian Armed Forces Day,” said Brent McLaughlin, Tournament Director for the RBC Canadian Open. “Just weeks after honouring those who fought at the Battle of Vimy Ridge, and in the year we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we are proud to partner with Commissionaires to honour our military.”



Commissionaires is Canada’s largest private sector employer of Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication, responsibility and sense of mission, it employs 21,000 people from coast to coast to coast. The completely self-funded, not-for-profit organization generates more than $500M in annual revenue, of which approximately 90% is returned to its employees. Its clients include a diverse range of public and private sector organizations.


Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 306,650 golfers and more than 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to grow participation, excellence and passion in the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our goal is to be relevant to and respected by all Canadian golf enthusiasts from coast to coast.

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Part of the FedExCup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $6 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 24-30, 2017 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont. Conducted by Golf Canada for more than a century, the RBC Canadian Open provides an opportunity for Canada’s top talents to compete against the world’s best golfers while also leaving a significant impact in the event’s host community. The RBC Canadian Open is proud to support Ronald McDonald House Charities Canada as the event’s official charity partner. Established in 1904, Canada’s national open golf championship is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Shaw, BMW Group Canada, Coors Light, ZTE, WestJet, Levelwear, Boston Pizza, Ballantine’s,  Toronto Star, Coca-Cola, Metrolinx, Commissionaires and the Government of Canada. For tickets or tournament information, please visit or call 1-800-571-6736. Follow the RBC Canadian Open on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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