Sylvan Lake Lions Golf Tournament raises over $10,000 for local medical equipment and summer camps – Sylvan Lake News

The Sylvan Lake Lions raised approximately $12,000 in a golf tournament at Meadowlands Golf Course on July 8.

Sylvan Lake and the District Lions Club have taken over the planning, management and execution of the tournament previously hosted by Sylvan Lake and the area Emergency Care Committee as a fundraiser for Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care (SLAAC). In addition to raising funds to purchase medical equipment for SLAAC, the event also raised funds for Sylvan Lake Spray Park and Camp He Ho Ha – a camp near Seba Beach, Alberta, which provides opportunities for children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.

“For the past five golf tournaments, the Emergency Care Committee has relied on the Lions Club as the primary tournament sponsor and the club has provided the volunteers to run the golf tournament,” explained the Chair of the Sylvan Lake Emergency Care Committee, Susan Samson.

“It was perfect to entrust the tournament to this local service club.”

The event hosted 82 golfers, numerous sponsors and donors and four unclaimed $10,000 Hole In One chances, Samson added. Golfers, diners and volunteers walked away with lots of local door prizes, silent auction items, 50/50 cash prizes and a fabulous steak dinner from the Meadowlands Kitchen.

“All of our tournament sponsors and donors were local Sylvan Lake businesses and the collaboration between businesses and our event is extremely important,” said Samson.

“We can’t express enough times how important it is to buy local and support our good friends who support us and these worthy causes.”

Plans are already underway for the 2023 tournament.


Tournament MCs Jim Watson and Phill Norris pose for a photo during the July 8 event. (Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care staff members Amanda Dickson, Kaithey Renaud, Corrina Oranges and Amanda Merrier participated in the event.  (Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla/Sylvan Lake News)

Sylvan Lake Advanced Ambulatory Care staff members Amanda Dickson, Kaithey Renaud, Corrina Oranges and Amanda Merrier participated in the event. (Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla/Sylvan Lake News)

Charles P. Patton