2002 Golf Classic

The 5th Annual
By Katrina Angel

The weather forecast had threatened rain all week, but at the 11th hour it cleared up.  Partly sunny and warm – a perfect golf day!

Sixteen golfers hit the links at Camisle Golf Club on Saturday, September 21st.  18 holes later, after much calling for the too-rarely seen drink cart,  most of us had significantly less golf balls than we started with.  Regardless a good time was had by all.  We sat down to a lovely dinner and replayed the days events in detail.  Special congratulations to Kevin who single-handily scored an eagle (two under par) on 14, and Andrew Gough for managing to get hit with his own shot.

1st place with score of 70 or 1 over par: Mark Burns, Kevin (Mark’s guest), Katrina Angel
Tied for 2nd with 76: Jeremey Debling, Bob (Father) Debling, Gord Fleming
Mortimer (Nathan Frye), John McVeigh, Caitlin Pedlar
3rd place with 79: Tara Neal, Heather Gillies, Bob (Father) Wiseman, Simon McNally
4th place with 81: Dave Frankovich, Andrew Gough, Crystal (Andrew’s guest)

Pam Aylan-Parker, Mark Purcell, Shirley Whitwell, and Georgina Burns joined the group for dinner, and thus received the low score of 0 for golf.

Approximately $150 was raised for the Bursary.

Thanks to our donors:
Tim Horton’s, Wild Water Kingdom, Yuk Yuk’s, Manulife Gym, Kraft Foods, First Energy, Tom Reith, Heather Gillies, Hamilton Tiger Cats, CHML900, Canada Post, Hamilton Baliff Services, Donato Food Group, International Truck and Engine Corporation Canada
Cash donations: Doug Gough, Jim Cimba – Cimba and Associates, Pam Aylan-Parker, Andrew Gough

We hope to see you all next year!

2002 Golf Classic

By Katrina Angel

The weather forecast had threatened rain all week, but at the 11th hour it cleared up.  Partly sunny and warm – a perfect golf day!

Sixteen golfers hit the links at Camisle Golf Club on Saturday, September 21st.  18 holes later, after much calling for the too-rarely seen drink cart,  most of us had significantly less golf balls than we started with.  Regardless a good time was had by all.  We sat down to a lovely dinner and replayed the days events in detail.  Special congratulations to Kevin who single-handily scored an eagle (two under par) on 14, and Andrew Gough for managing to get hit with his own shot.

1st place with score of 70 or 1 over par: Mark Burns, Kevin (Mark’s guest), Katrina Angel

Tied for 2nd with 76: Jeremey Debling, Bob (Father) Debling, Gord Fleming
Mortimer (Nathan Frye), John McVeigh, Caitlin Pedlar

3rd place with 79: Tara Neal, Heather Gillies, Bob (Father) Wiseman, Simon McNally

4th place with 81: Dave Frankovich, Andrew Gough, Crystal (Andrew’s guest)

Pam Aylan-Parker, Mark Purcell, Shirley Whitwell, and Georgina Burns joined the group for dinner, and thus received the low score of 0 for golf.

Approximately $150 was raised for the Bursary.

Thanks to our donors:
Tim Horton’s, Wild Water Kingdom, Yuk Yuk’s, Manulife Gym, Kraft Foods, First Energy, Tom Reith, Heather Gillies, Hamilton Tiger Cats, CHML900, Canada Post, Hamilton Baliff Services, Donato Food Group, International Truck and Engine Corporation Canada

Cash donations: Doug Gough, Jim Cimba – Cimba and Associates, Pam Aylan-Parker, Andrew Gough

We hope to see you all next year!

2001 Golf Classic

4th Annual – Report by Heather Gillies

The day was a bit chilly, but the sun was shining brightly as Georgina and I set off for Burlington on the morning of September 15th.  It was time again for the annual golf tournament, and we were excited.  And although the parking lot was a bit confusing (where were the signs?), and the Pro-Shop was more of a Pro-Shack, and the countless other little things that go on behind the scenes…the course was lovely, the beer (and Ceasars in some cases) were plentiful and the sun was shining as we took to the
links.

Eighteen holes of fun, frivolity and a bit of debauchery later, we rounded everybody up for a lovely dinner buffet and ice cream sundae bar. Followed by the awarding of prizes from our generous benefactors listed below. It was a near perfect day!  And I am very happy to announce the we raised more than $300 for the Foundation in Aid of the Bursary.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the event so enthusiastically.  Thank you to all of the generous sponsors who brought us prizes and made monetary donations to the cause. Thank you to the Camisle Golf Course for putting up with over 60 Alumni members and guests for the afternoon and into the evening (we can be a handful, or so I’ve heard). And thank you most of all to my partner-in-crime as well as in organization, Georgina Burns!  I hope to see everybody again next year!!

Those who attended this years event, in no particular order, were:
Andrew Gauwer, Angela Eo, Kaleena Woodall, Tara Neal, Simon McNally, Justin Way, Scott Turner, Heather Gillies, Andrew Gough, Peter Aspery, Brian Winchester, Mark Burns, Kevin Knight, Gord McLean, Lauren Therien, Jeff Lake, Victoria Carlson, Jonathan Polonsky, Kaleena’s guest, Debbie Nugent, Debbie’s guests, John McVeigh, Doug Kelly, Rob Kelly, Dave Kelly, Peter Kelly, Jeremy Debling, Father Debling, Katrina Angel, Jim McVeigh, Ed Balyk, Father Balyk, Guest of Balyk, Eric Masterson, Katie McIntosh, Fraser Newberry, Geoff Vaughn, Tyler Philp, John Stephens, Colin Quinn, Gary Quinn, Tim Duffin, Christine Long, Sara, Neil Bassett, Katherin Green, Brad Bell, Paul Bassett, Matt, Mike, Chris Eggleton, Jeff Schaufenhauser, Christie Aylan-Parker, Nathan Frye, Pam Aylan-Parker, Ted Aylan-Parker, Clarke Webb, Steve Henschel,  Georgina Burns, Mark Purcell and Shirley Whitwell.

Our More than generous benefactors, in no particular order, were:
Tim Hortons, Wild Water Kingdom, Yuk Yuk’s, Manulife Gym, Manulife Financial – Canadian Division, FirstEnergy Capital Corp, Peter Aspery, Dave Kelly, Debbie Nugent (CIBC), June Hunt (Canada
Post), Jim Cimba (Cimba and Associates), Y95, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Sandusk Golf Club, Paula Weese, Donato Food Group, Alliance International, Doug Burns (Burns, Vasan) and Hamilton Bailiff Services.

2000 Golf Classic

Driving out to the golf course on the rainy foggy morning of September 9, there were feelings of anticipation, excitement, and nervousness. Organizing golf tournaments requires patience, understanding, eagerness and faith. I was relying on the faith factor for the weather to change when I pulled into the golf course parking lot. Thankfully, while we were setting up, as with the previous 2 years, the weather began to brighten. Smiling and taking a deep breath, we prepared for our rush of HSR Alumni for our 3rd annual Golf Tournament.

Once everyone had finally arrived (when we say tee-off at 1pm, that means arrive @ 12:45!) our teams were well into their games. Everywhere you could hear the chopping of divots, the splash of water balls, laughter, joking, and the occasional profanity while looking for that stupid lost ball.

Eventually dinner called and we eagerly jumped to the 18th hole to try our luck at the closest-to-the-pin contest. Following this, we paraded into a nice air-conditioned dining room for food, drinks and lies.  Prizes were eventually awarded with first place going to the strong and unchallenged foursome of Scott Turner, Ross Harrington, and Ted & Pam Parker.  Mark Burns was the overly-skilled duffer to win the closest-to-the-pin contest and took home a very nice, brand new putter for his efforts. Everyone else was then awarded a prize of their own while the Alumni Bursary was awarded $638!!

A great time was had by all and I’d like to thank all of the people and organizations who made monetary and/or prize donations (listed below). Our appreciation is especially extended to the Hagersville Golf and Country Club who held the event and accommodated us as best they could. Thanks to Georgina Burns for assisting with the collection and co-ordination of prizes. Of course, sincere thanks to Heather Gillies for her tireless effort in making yet another tournament a success.

Finally, thanks to all who attended. Please remember to support our Alumni and keep your calendar open for next year’s tournament. Looking forward to seeing everyone (and more) next year and remember to follow-through with your swing!

Monetary Donations were made by;
Jim Cimba, Burns Cimba Barristers and Solicitors; Doug Gough; John Plumadore

Prize Donations were made by:
Peter C. Aspery, Hamilton Baliffs Office, Hamilton Bulldogs, Y95, Christie’s Bakery, Tim Horton’s, Hagersville Golf Course, Yuk Yuk’s,Manulife Financial, Heather Gillies, Donato Food Corp., Mrs. Vanellis Italian, Made in Japan, Canada Post, Doug Burns, Burns Cimba Barristers and Solicitors, Alliance International Truck and Equipment Sales Inc., Georgina Burns, Citibank, Novopharm, Grey Owl Paddles, Doug Kelly, Dave Kelly

1999 Golf Classic

Few of us could have imagined a better golf tournament than last year’s but it happened. This year’s fall golfing expo blossomed from our previous success with unprecedented records. Not only did we raise more money for the Alumni Bursary, but we also had more staff and family members join in the fun. We had a wider representation of people from across Ontario including Coburg, Glencoe, Peterborough, and (of course) Caledonia. We even had a small fan gallery consisting of Jenny Cameron and Jennifer Blackburn respectively.

Distinguished foursome - Sept 99With Mother Nature blessing us with yet another beautiful day, our 60+ eager participants set out for 18 holes of tees and trees. Although everyone’s frustration levels were tested, we all returned to the clubhouse with smiles (if not short a couple balls). Licking our wounds and describing that putt we missed by millimetres, we retired to the Aylan-Parker’s backyard where Ted & Pam were preparing the much anticipated feast. After the steaks, salads, and sodas were finished, we were pleased to learn that $593 had been raised for the Alumni Bursary. Each and every participant was then ecstatic to received a prize for their exceptional game thanks to the unchallenged and unmirrored organization of Heather “Lorie Kain” Gillies. I’m now reminded of the famous quote that states, “the winning team succeeds by making the least amount of mistakes”. Either way, we were all winners by the end of the day.

Sept 99 Golf Tournament - Where DID it go?Pausing for a moment of foresight, I’d like to encourage everyone to attend next year’s tournament but to also make a personal goal of bringing one other staff member from another year. We had an excellent representation of staff from recent years and I’d like to expand our circle of joy to staff from the 1980’s, 70’s, 60’s & 50’s. It will be more fun for all of us. One further note is that next year’s success (as far as we can tell) will be held at a different course but we’ll announce the details once they are confirmed.

This Co-Chief Executive Officer would like to thank all of the corporations who donated their wonderful gifts for all of our worthy players.  Heather Gillies deserves our undying credit and appreciation for her exceptional organization. Ted and Pam Aylan-Parker are also greatly appreciated for permitting the use of their house, washroom (which broke), and backyard.

We would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Golf Tournament a success.
Our Corporate Partners:
Manulife Financial
Manulife Fitness Centre
TD Bank
Toronto Argonauts
Wild Water Kingdom
Grey Owl Paddles
Procter and Gamble
Scouts Canada – GTR
Christie Brown and Company
Greyhound Canada
Yuk Yuk’s Canada
Canada Post
Y95
Hamilton Tiger Cats
James Cimba – Burns, Cimba Barrister’s and Solicitor’s
Hamilton Bailiff Services
HSR Country StoreAnd cash donations from:
David Blackburn
Lisa Kelcher
Larry and Carolyn Humenik 

And hospitality was provided once again by the generous Aylan-Parker family.

On a personal note, I’d like to dedicate this year’s tournament to the legendary Payne Stewart and I’d like to personally congratulate Rudy Mulder and Melinda Passmore (two of our successful players) on their recent engagement.

Thanks to everyone for a fantastic tournament and we look forward to surpassing it next year!

Peter E. Aylan-Parker

1998 Golf Classic

On Saturday September 12th, the HSR Alumni took to the links for our first annual golf tournament.  The weather was great, as 35 of us took over Southern Pines golf course in Mount Hope, Ontario. We had a great day of golfing and highjinks on the course.  And when all the golfing was done, we headed to the Aylan-Parker’s home in Caledonia for a nice steak BBQ, awards and more fun.

After all was said and done we raised $400 for the Alumni Bursary fund. The event was a rousing success and Peter and myself are already talking about next year being even better.

Gord McLean tees off with an audience.Thanks to all of our generous benefactors: Canada Trust, Erie Paving, CT Mutual Funds, CT Private Investment Counsel, Yuk Yuk’s, Grey Owl Paddles Ltd, Tricon Restaurants (Pizza Hut), The Toronto Argonauts and Ted and Pam Aylan-Parker. And an extra special thank you to Ted Aylan-Parker, who turned his 50/50 draw winnings back into the bursary!

Last but certainly not least thank you to all those who came out to support this event. You made the event the success that it was and we hope to see you all back out next year!!

Golfers:
Team 1:  Pam Aylan-Parker, Brian Fyfe, Ross Harrington, Jeff Lake
Team 2:  Andrew Gawur, Brad Grabham, Colen Van Nice, Dave Webster
Team 3:  Peter Aylan-Parker, Ty Draper, Vince Lau (and late additions Adam and Alan who joined us unofficially)
Team 4:  Ryan Bell, Jeff Dowding, Mike Gallimore, Tara Neal
Team 5:  Roman Gawur, Tom Peace, Terence Van Halderan, Sean Johnstone
Team 6:  Dave Blackburn, Mark Burns, Father Debling, Jeremy Debling
Team 7:  Georgina Burns, Phil Lawson, Ryan Leggo, Heather Gillies
Team 8:  Rudy Mulder, Sarah Parks, Colin Quinn, John Stephens
Team 9:  Ted Aylan-Parker, Chris Eggleton, Gord McLean, Brian Taylor

Dinner guests:  Shirley and Lois Whitwell, Mark Purcell, Ryan Way