Atlantic Canadians golf for ill and injured veterans at the Soldier On Atlantic Golf Invitational this Thursday
The fourth annual Soldier On Atlantic Golf Invitational will take place August 1, 2019, at Royal Oaks Golf Club in Moncton, NB. Proceeds from the charity golf event will benefit Soldier On, a Canadian Armed Forces program that helps serving members and veterans overcome their physical and mental health injuries through physical activity and sport.
Twenty-four teams from Atlantic Canada’s business community and the public sector will participate in the tournament. Each team will include one injured veteran from the Soldier On program.
“We’d love to beat our record of almost $70,000 raised last year,” said Jake Bell, Board Governor for Commissionaires, the event co-sponsor. “This golf tournament presents a great opportunity to show our support for wounded soldiers through fundraising for the Soldier On program, and to spend a day alongside them as teammates.”
Media and the community are invited for an up-close look at the Canadian Army armoured vehicles that will be on display, and to watch the flyovers and demonstrations by the Royal Canadian Air Force. Look to the skies during the lunch hour to see both a Cyclone and a Griffon helicopter.
“On behalf of the team at Royal Oaks Golf Club, we are honoured to support our veteran and current Canadian Armed Forces and proud to be the official golf sponsor for this event,” said Esmond Clouthier, Director of Club Operations. “Any support we, as a community, can show the men and women who defend our freedoms and way of life – especially through such a fantastic program as Soldier On – is something we feel strongly about and will continue to be part of.”
“It wasn’t until I became involved with the Soldier On program that I could return to my career,” said Mike Feyko, event organizer. Seriously injured in a parachute accident, Mike overcame incredible odds to, not only walk again, but become a Golf Professional after his injury. His injuries, both physical and mental, eventually caught up to him and Michael quit the game and walked away from his new career. “Now I can help others understand the importance of golf as a form of rehab for ill and injured soldiers.”
As co-sponsor, TD Insurance continues to support the Soldier On Golf Camp program across Canada and the Soldier On Atlantic Golf Invitational this week.
Media inquiries, please contact:
Regional Marketing & Communications Officer
902 240 0383
For information on how to participate in the tournament, make a donation or become a sponsor, please contact:
506 229 2291
ABOUT SOLDIER ON
Since its inception in 2006, Soldier On has helped more than 5,000 ill and injured members to obtain sporting or recreational equipment, gain access to high-level training from world-class instructors and supported their participation in a wide range of structured activities from alpine skiing to fishing to adventure expeditions. This re-introduction to an active lifestyle provides the member with opportunities to develop new skills, build confidence in their abilities and meet peers with similar challenges. Many ill and injured members credit the Soldier On program with helping them to adapt to their new normal, realize their full potential and “soldier on”.
The Soldier On Fund is the most direct way for Canadians to contribute to supporting the recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration of ill and injured members. Program administration costs are covered by the support system within the Canadian Armed Forces, so 100% of donations go directly to support injured soldiers. The fund has disbursed more than $6 million for the purchase of sporting and recreational equipment such as bicycles, golf clubs, kayaks, ski and fishing equipment. The fund also pays for training and travel expenses for members to participate in regional, national and international events.
Follow Soldier On on Facebook: @SoldierOnSanslimites
Commissionaires is Canada’s premier security provider and the largest private sector employer of
Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP veterans. Founded on the core military values of dedication,
responsibility and sense of mission, Commissionaires employs 22,000 people from coast to coast to
coast. It offers a wide range of security services including professional guarding, monitoring and
surveillance, threat risk assessment, non-core policing, by-law enforcement, digital fingerprinting,
criminal and employee background screening, investigations, and security training. Commissionaires is
a completely self-funded, not-for-profit organization that serves a diverse range of public and private
ABOUT ROYAL OAKS GOLF CLUB
Royal Oaks Golf Club was the first Canadian course designed by US Open architect, Rees Jones, “The
Open Doctor” and built to US Open specifications. Royal Oaks opened in July 2000 to rave reviews for
the outstanding golf experience provided. It is one of the most beautiful public courses in New
Brunswick. Located in the hub of the Maritimes, it is only 10 minutes from Moncton International Airport
and minutes from downtown Moncton.
An 18-hole, par 72 links style golf club, measuring 7,103 yards from championship tees, Royal Oak Golf
Club is an award-winning practice and teaching facility. The Royal Oaks Clubhouse is a large event
facility with all the amenities for tournaments, weddings, corporate events and any special occasion.
Follow Royal Oaks on Facebook: @RoyalOaksGolfClub
ABOUT TD INSURANCE
TD Insurance is part of the TD Bank Group, one of Canada’s largest financial services organizations.
We’ve earned our place as the largest direct-response home and auto insurance group and one of the
top three personal home and auto insurance groups in Canada. TD Insurance has supported the
Soldier On Golf Camp program for the past 6 years.
Follow TD Insurance on Facebook: @TDInsurance