Once again this year, both Portage Golf Open tournaments were a resounding success thanks to the generosity of the participants who joined us and contributed by raising funds for the Portage Rehabilitation Programs.
The 21st edition of the Quebec region tournament took place on June 1st, 2015, in Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, under the Honourary Presidency of Linda Fiset, Senior Vice-President, Creditor and Direct Insurance, Desjardins Assurances, and helped raise $64,500.
Then, the sun shined for the 18th edition of the Montreal region tournament, held at the Club de golf Laval-sur-le-lac on July 6th, 2015. The Honourary President of the event was Bruce Kent, Vice-President and Director, Portfolio Manager, RBC Dominion Securities. He and his Honourary Committeee helped raise the record amount of $170,000 for Portage Rehabilitation Programs.
As a new and exciting fundraiser in 2015, which took place simultaneously with the golf tournament, a group of 50 cyclists took to the streets of Laval-sur-le-Lac under the supervision of an experienced cycling team, including Dominique Perras, Antoine Duchesne and Louis Bertrand. With the success of this complementary fundraiser, we will surely see it again in the following years. The participation of these athletes has allowed Portage to increase awareness about its mission with new contributors and the collection of additional funds.
A big thank you goes out to everyone who participated in these tournaments and showed their support for Portage.