On September 4th, 2013 the McMurray Métis hosted its 13th Annual Infinity Golf Tournament and Banquet at Miskanaw Golf Course at MacDonald Island Park. This event is held annually as a fundraiser for our Métis Education Bursary Program which assists Métis students in this community to pursue their educational goals.
After a beautiful day, in which 130 golfers participated, we are delighted to report that we raised $110,000!
In 2012 the McMurray Métis disbursed $112,500 in bursaries to Métis students in Fort McMurray and we have seen many lives changed for the better because of the support we receive for this fundraiser from our members, local businesses, and our oil sands industry partners.
Fort McMurray Métis Local 1935 thanks our generous sponsors who this year included Platinum Sponsor North Country Catering; Gold Sponsors Total E&P Canada and Shell Canada; Silver Sponsors Syncrude Canada Ltd., Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., Suncor Energy Inc., Hammerstone Corp., Bear Slashing Inc., Nexen, Devon, MEG Energy, Connocher Oil & Gas, ConocoPhillips, Site Energy, Ivanhoe Energy, and TransCanada; and Bronze Sponsors Brion Energy, URS Flint, Wapose Medical Services, Sawridge Inn & Conference Centre, Imperial Oil, Cenovus Energy, Husky Energy, Athabasca Oil Corp., JACOS, Statoil, Foto Source, Telus Communication, and BP Canada.
We also thank Harvest Operations Cor., Parsons Creek Aggregates, Alberta Oilsands, Enbridge Pipelines, Deamline Promotions, Aecon, Corgan, ACDEN, Pinkey Financial KAOS 91.1, Noral Toyota, and Kal-tire for sponsoring T-Boxes, Competition holes, and individual spaces; the MacDonald Island Park staff for their wonderful hospitality; and of course our many volunteers who donated their time to this important effort.
Thank-you all for your continued support and celebration of 13 years of helping to change the lives of the Métis people of Fort McMurray through education!
For more information on our McMurray Métis Bursary Program please visit http://mcmurraymetis.com/services.