Over 175 Players Tee Off At Indo-Canadian Golf Association Event At Glencairn In Milton
Toronto: The Indo Canadian Golf Association (ICGA) raised $250.000.00 for Trillium Health Partners Foundation (Cardiology and Cancer Wings) from its 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament, held on June 19 at Glencairn Golf Club in Milton.
Over 175 golfers participated in the event from Greater Toronto Area, Niagara Falls, BC, USA, India, England. Pakistan and Australia. The team of George Saggu, Nazir Chaudhary, Azhar Bajwa and Balwinder Singh Daniel lifted the winner’s trophy and won the ICGA Blue Jacket. The golf was played under perfect golfing conditions.
Gian Paul, Communication Director of Indo Canadian Golf Association said that the cheque for the raised funds was handed over to Steve Hoscheit President & CEO of Trillium Health Partners Foundation.
During his speech to the attendees, sponsors, media and other dignitaries, Mr. Hoscheit added that “working with our community, Trillium Health Partners Foundation is dedicated to raising the critical funds needed to address the highest priority needs of Trillium Health Partners—Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga Hospital, and Queensway Health Center—one of the largest community-based, academically affiliated, acute care facilities in Canada. “Our intention is to achieve the highest quality of care that is easily accessible for our community, at the lowest cost. We are committed to creating an exceptional experience for everyone who walks through our doors.“
He added that financial support of $250,000.00 from ICGA Canada would further boost efforts to extend health services for all. The money will be used for purchasing critical equipment for the cardiology wing.
Speaking on behalf of Mr. Rai Sahi, chairman and CEO of Morguard Corporation, Mr. John Finlayson appreciated the services of ICGA and its members for its of kindness and extended his support for the future such events of the organization.
At the end of the event, Mr. Mohinder Singh, chairman of ICGA thanked all the players, sponsors and media outlets who supported the event and encouraged everyone to keep supporting future events and worthwhile causes.
The Indo Canadian Golf Association (ICGA Canada) was formed in 1996 is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to serve the community by raising funds for local charities through annual golf tournaments across the Greater Toronto Area. More than 21 years ago a group of young Indo Canada entrepreneurs and professionals got together and organized their first charity golf tournament.
Golf at that time was a relatively new game for the Indo Canadian community. Although the ICGA only had about 50 participants, there was a great deal of enthusiasm in the community for both the game and for the cause.
ICGA Canada has now established itself as a Canadian charitable organization that is always ready to help and serve the community through volunteerism, philanthropy and promotion of the game of golf. Over the last 21 years, ICGA Canada has donated close to $500,000 to established Canadian, international and Indian charities who work to address needs in our community ranging from healthcare to child welfare.