EFC’s 17th Annual Atlantic Region Golf Tournament Continues Legacy of Giving

It was a beautiful day to welcome 152 golfers for the 17th Annual EFC Atlantic Region Golf Tournament at Glen Arbour Golf Course in Hammonds Plains, NS on August 16th, 2023.

Each year, EFC members join their industry colleagues and peers for a day on the green to support the IWK Foundation, the organization that raises funds to support the urgent priority needs of children and families in the Maritimes.

The IWK’s Melanie Matheson and Victoria Reid joined us on Hole 7 as we challenged members to Beat the Pro, Glen Arbour’s own Carter Paterson, with a donation to the IWK. This year, the YPN Atlantic Region also decided to raise funds for the IWK with their annual putting contest. Other hole contests included Straightest Drive on Hole 12, sponsored by ABB, and Closest to the Pin on Hole 13, hosted this year by Atlantic Region Women’s Network Chair Julie Mills, ABB; Vice Chair Bobbie Kester, ELP Marketing; and Roberta Hood, Graybar Canada. Thank you to all members who dropped by the contest holes for a challenge and, of course, a lot of laughs!

Following golf, members headed to the event tent for the post-golf reception and awards dinner. A buffet dinner was served, followed by live music with Halifax duet Mel B + Sam.

Congratulations to all contest winners in the 2023 Atlantic Region Golf Tournament! They are:

  • Straightest Drive: Tim Rees, Wesco
  • Closest to the Pin: Travis Colter, Graybar
  • Winning Foursome: Travis Colter, Mike Sudworth, Andrew MacDonald, Chris Gibson, Graybar Canada

Following the awards ceremony, first-time Atlantic golf sponsor and EFC Corporate Sponsor Ignite Technology, graciously offered two prize items for those in attendance. Congratulations to the winners and thank you Ignite Technology!

  • TaylorMade Sim 2 Max Club: Derek Johnston, Next Sales & Marketing
  • Garmin S12 Approach Watch: Colin Day, Munden Enterprises

On behalf of Chris Jezzard, Ignite Technology:

“Thanks again to EFC for allowing us to sponsor this year’s tournament.  It was a blast meeting everyone on Hole 3 and being able to participate in such a great event.  Glad to see that so much money was raised for both the IWK and breast cancer research (Munden Enterprises), two very worthy causes. Congratulations to our door prize winners – Derek Johnston of Next Sales and Marketing who won the TaylorMade Sim 2 Max and Colin Day who won the Garmin S12 Approach Watch.  We look forward to participating and sponsoring future events.  Thanks again to all involved!”

Special thank you to all tournament sponsors, including this year’s golfer’s gift and beverage cart sponsor, Southwire; bus transportation sponsor, Next Sales & Marketing; and our hole in one prize sponsor, OCR Motorsports!

To view all event photos, view the photo gallery here

Thank you to our 2023 Atlantic Region Golf Committee members for their tremendous support in helping us stage this year’s tournament! They are: Kevin Ryter, Westlake; Tim Rees, Wesco; and Josh Neave, Munden Enterprises.

We’re looking forward to seeing you and your industry colleagues at next year’s event!