Canstar Community News - ONLINE EDITION

WHS cards a ‘howl’ in one with sold-out tourney

  • Print

The Winnipeg Humane Society’s second annual In the Ruff golf tournament is officially sold out.

This year’s shotgun-best ball tournament will be held Aug. 22 at Breezy Bend Country Club and will include lunch, the tournament, dog agility demonstrations, dinner, and silent and live auctions for the 144 golfers who have signed up.

"Last we year we raised $57,000," said Christine Boult, director of development at the WHS. "Our budget this year is $72,000, and we’re actually sold out."

Boult said they are looking forward to a great event, but organizers are watching the skies.
"Right now, the only thing holding us back is the weather," said Boult. "The forecast is 26 degrees and thunderstorms."

Boult said there is no rain date, but they’re hoping for the best.

A lot goes into organizing the event, said Boult. At first they weren’t sure how to even organize a golf tournament.

"We had to learn from the seat of our pants and ask a lot of advice," said Boult. "We asked golfers what they like, what they didn’t like, what works and what doesn’t."
The tournament also features some hole-in-one prizes.

"We have Autotown Kia who is giving a car, Rond’s Marine giving a boat, and Wayfarer Insurance giving a $10,000 cash prize," said Boult. "(That’s for those) who get hole-in-ones on par threes."

As a result of their research, the WHS put on a successful tournament in 2012, making it obvious to hold another one this year.

"The whole tournament is sponsored by Scotiabank," said Boult. "We are very, very fortunate to have the support of the community with sponsoring various components of the tournament as well as our whole (tournament) sponsors."

For those missing out this year, don’t fret. The 2014 tournament is scheduled for Aug. 21 next year and registrations are open. Visit winnipeghumanesociety.ca for more details.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Fall Arts Guide

We preview what’s new and what’s coming up in Winnipeg’s new arts season

View our Fall Arts Guide

Readers' Choice Awards

Best Of Winnipeg Readers Survey

See the results of the 2014 Canstar Community News Best of Winnipeg Readers' Survey.

View Results

This Just In Twitter bird

Poll

We’re experiencing a warm fall so far. Are you enjoying the higher temperatures?

View Results