Tikinagan hosts 13th annual charity golf tournament

Posted: October 2nd, 2019

Tikinagan's 13th annual Charity Golf Tournament raised approximately $17,000 for the Mamow Oshki Pimagihowin Fire Relief Fund.

Nineteen teams participated in the event, which took place Friday, September 6 at the Sioux Lookout Golf and Curling Club.

"We started out with some rain, but it turned into a beautiful day. Everyone we spoke to had a good time and we had really good feedback from our participants," said Service Manager Katherine Machimity, who helped organize the tournament. “Generous donations came in from many organizations and resources, which helped make this such a successful event. The funds we raise go towards helping families in the north who experience house fires.”

Another successful year

The tournament has generated about $80,000 over the last 13 years.

“Thank you to everyone from Tikinagan who volunteered, our staff association and of course all of our sponsors and donors,” said Machimity. “I really want to express my gratitude for the volunteers. We couldn’t have done it without them.”

In addition to entry fees for the 2019 tournament, money was raised with a variety of games such as the men’s and ladies’ Long-Drive Events and Putting Competition. Madsen GM sponsored the hole-in-one prize, a brand new vehicle. The prize created excitement but there was no winner this year.

Many businesses and donors sponsored the tournament with generous donations for the silent auction items, including gift certificates, electronics and housewares. The silent auction welcomed golf tournament participants and Tikinagan employees, and ran throughout the day, wrapping up shortly after a prime rib dinner

Congratulations to the winning teams

The first place team this year, the SkyCare team, won with a score of 62. They took home Winnipeg Jets’ tickets, air flight and hotel accommodations for the December 27 Jets game.The tickets and hotel rooms were generously donated by Michael Appt and Stan Tepner (Tepner Appt Group) and the flights by Perimeter Aviation. Second place winners (score of 63) were George Sakchekapo, Gerson Agustin, Karl Bouchard and Tanya Tekavcic, Third place winners were Alvin Crane, Benson Love, Jason Suprovich and Peter Mushquash.Second place took home a day fishing trip donated by Anderson’s Lodge and third place took home four Wasaya return-flight tickets to anywhere Wasaya flies.

During the tournament, Tikinagan’s staff association hosted a BBQ which raised funds to go towards functions hosted by the group.

In true spirit of our service model, Mamow Obiki-ahwahsoowin (everyone working together to raise our children), this tournament brought people together for a worthy cause. Tikinagan thanks all the participants, teams, sponsors and volunteers for helping make this year’s tournament another successful fundraising event for helping families in crises.