Downturn in attendance does not stop Sylvan Lake’s Chip-in for Healthcare tournament

Cathy Forner carefully puts while her teammates wait along the sidelines.
The annual AACS Golf Tournament had a barbecue before the buzzer sounded to begin the tournament at noon on Aug. 9. Along with hot dogs and hamburgers prepared by members of the Lions Club, hot coffee was also available. Photos by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
A golfer takes a swing and hopes to make it to the green early in the tournament.
The M*A*S*H-themed golf tournament saw some of the participants dress according to the theme with some wearing army-inspired outfits.
One golfer follows through on his swing and watches to see if he got anywhere close to the green on the 10th hole.

The fifth annual Advanced Ambulatory Care Services (AACS) Golf Tournament didn’t let low numbers and cool weather stop a day of fun.

The tournament saw 94 golfers take to Meadlowlands Golf Course on Aug. 9, down from 108 golfers the year before.

The golfers fun playing the 18 hole course in support of AACS, with many dressing according to theme.

The M*A*S*H* themed tournament saw some attendees dress in army green, camo, scrubs and Hawaiian shirts.

There were prizes to be had for the best costume, along with the most honest team and longest drive, among others.

Following a day of golf, the participants, along with 26 additional guests, attended a meal and silent auction.

Members of the committee noted this wasn’t the only tournament to see a downturn in attendance, but were still happy with the turnout.

The Urgent Care Committee chose to stay together and continue raising money for the Advanced Ambulatory Care Services (AACS) in Sylvan Lake after the facility opened last May.

The golf tournament is a major fundraiser for AACS, and puts the money raised towards equipment staff of the facility need.

The amount raised through the tournament is not yet known, as of publication.

Just Posted

Sylvan Lake RCMP arrest man in Fox Run area hit and run

The arrest was made with the help of information provided by alert Sylvan Lakers

PHOTOS: Senior girls Aces beat the Blazers

The senior girls Eckville Aces met the Bowden Blazers in a Wednesday night game on Oct. 16

Lacombe County Council Highlights

County Council met for its regular meeting of council on Oct. 10

Pilot project proposed for Sylvan Lake and Rimbey RCMP

Chief Superintendent Shahin Mehdizadeh spoke about the project at Tuesday’s meeting of council

Sylvan Lake shoreline flags wrongfully replaced by well-meaning citizen

Al Cameron of VVOC says a loose thread is not enough to replace the Canadian flags on lakeshore

Scheer, Trudeau, Singh haggle over potential minority government outcome

If you believe the polls, it appears the Liberals and Conservatives are neck-and-neck

‘The more you test, the more you find’: Beef recalls a sign of success, experts say

Despite appearances, experts say a recent rise in major recalls is not a sign of food supply problems

PODCAST: Journalism instructor discusses how reporters have taken on climate change

Mount Royal University’s Sean Holman has been researching how journalists have covered climate change

ELECTION 2019: Have Justin Trudeau’s Liberals really cut middle-class taxes?

Conservative Andrew Scheer vows to cut bottom bracket, NDP’s Jagmeet Singh targets wealth tax

Alberta truck convoy plans counter-protest at climate rally with Greta Thunberg

United We Roll organizer says similar protest planned for Swedish teen’s event in Edmonton

Alberta takes second look at trucking changes after meeting Broncos families

Transportation minister has said government was reviewing rules for school bus drivers and farmers

Male pedestrian dead after collision with train in Blackfalds

Man from Red Deer pronounced dead at the scene

‘Sky didn’t fall:’ Police, lawyers still adjusting after pot legalization

Statistics Canada says 541 people were charged under the federal Cannabis Act between Oct. 17, 2018 and the end of the year

Fewer people prescribed opioids in Canada. but some provinces lack data: doctors

Patients who began taking opioids were prescribed smaller doses for shorter duration

Most Read