For the past
11 years the Outcare Foundation has provided tens of thousands
of dollars in financial support to palliative care providers
throughout Eastern Ontario.
share of the funds provided are raised through two key events,
the Outcare Foundations Black Tie Bingo, which is held
in November, and the organizations annual golf tournament
which is being held on Aug. 18 at the Hammond Golf and Country
Like any event
of its size, the golf tournament is largely dependent on
corporate sponsors, and in that respect the Outcare Foundation
is fortunate to have the support of two presenting sponsors
with deep roots in the local community Grandmaitre,
Virgo, Evans Lawyers/Avocats, and the Heritage Funeral Complex.
Heritage is owned
and operated by the father and son team of Germain and Guy
Souligny and their long-time partner Benoit Robert. Through
the years theyve supported a number of important initiatives
and groups making them an important corporate citizen of the
community of Orléans.
nearly two years since Heritage moved from their old location
on St. Joseph Boulevard to their new digs on Taylor Creek
Drive. The state of the art facility is equipped with a 300-seat
chapel, two large visitation rooms, a lounge for smaller groups
and a large reception room which can be rented for meetings
or social occasions.
At the Heritage
Funeral Complex they can also do cremations on site, making
it a full service facility.
This is the third
year in a row that Heritage has been a proud presenting sponsor
of the Outcare Foundation Golf Classic which will be celebrating
its 10th anniversary this year.
an excellent organization that does a lot of good work,
says Guy Souligny. Without their help, the level of
palliative care in Eastern Ontario would not be where it is
today. The tournament and its cause are a perfect fit for
executive director Lisa Davey is extremely grateful for the
support provided by all of their sponsors.
a bit of a cliché, but we couldnt do the work
we do without the support of sponsors like Heritage and Grandmaitre,
Virgo, Evans as well as all of the golfers who play in the
tournament year after year, says Davey.
With less than
two months to go before tee off time, there are still several
spots available. Registration is $150 per person and includes
a BBQ banquet.
Last year's event
raised $54,000 net of expenses.
If you cant
make it to the tournament, you can always become a Friend
of the Classic by making a donation to help send a volunteer
to the Palliative Care Education Day in 2018. Each $125 raised
will cover the cost of one volunteer.
Another way to
support the Foundation is to take part in their online auction
which kicks off on July 14 and runs until the day of the golf
tournament. There will dozens of items available at a whole
range of price points.
To find out more
about the Outcare Foundation, the Golf Classic and the
online auction visit www.outcarefoun-dation.org.
was made possible thanks to the generous support of our
local business partners.)