TORONTO — A beautiful early fall day marked the return of Yellowbird Charity Golf Classic at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, ON.
After the popular event was forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, yesterday’s event marked another welcome return to normalcy.
Says Gerry Kinasz, Chairman, Travelweek Group: “It was wonderful to see so many industry friends and colleagues out on the golf course for the Yellowbird Charity Golf Classic, and all in support of a great cause. We want to thank everyone who took part and we’re already looking forward to the 2022 event.”
Over the years the Yellowbird Charity Golf Classic has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of infrastructure projects benefiting children in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Given the worthiness of that cause, and working within the safety protocols needed during these (hopefully waning) days of COVID-19, Travelweek Group’s Yellowbird Foundation worked hard to make sure that a streamlined version of the 2021 Yellowbird Charity Golf Classic could still take place this year.
The simple day of golf was limited to no more than 60 golfers, at a reduced cost, with no other activities (i.e. no breakfast, no lunch, no cocktail reception, no activities on the golf course).
Knowing that it has been a tough year for everyone, Travelweek took on full sponsorship responsibilities, alongside Today’s Bride, Destination Weddings and ENVOY Networks.
The winning foursome at yesterday’s tournament included Anthony Ferrantte, Mike Chapman, Cole Gueran and guest. Ian Patterson and Serena Lusak took the honours for longest drive.