Monthly Archives: September 2008

2008 Golf Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2008 edition of the Willis Point Golf Tournament!  For those who missed out, it was held on Sunday, September 14th right here in the point.   Various residents set up some truly creative and challenging golf holes in their yards making up a nine-hole championship course rivalling the design and prestige of other notable tracks like Carnoustie and Parksville Mini-Golf.  Teams of two embarked on the links under fabulous blue skies and mid-twenty temperatures with no wind.  Not bad for September!  After hours of golf and over thirty-five groups of two, the mixed team of Katia and Aran Puritch, with a score of thirty-four, were declared the overall winners.   Other winners included Isaac and Darren pine for having the most strokes and at tie for second place to the Douglas team and the Campbell team.  Congratulations to all the winners! 


The barbecue and bar were running all day with burgers and hot dogs for lunch and chicken and steak for dinner.  An estimated one hundred people attended keeping the Firefighters Association members hopping.  The proceeds from the golf tournament go towards the WPVFFA and thanks to such an amazing turnout; approximately one thousand dollars were raised!


The event would not have happened without the generous support of various sponsors, residents who offered their yards for an afternoon, and the golfers.  Thanks to our course designers and hole hosts:  the Tregears, the Campbells, the Wilsons, the Pines, Laurel & Steve, the Connors, the Williams, the Bradsons, and Bill Wright. Special thanks to Dave Lawrie for his leadership and coordination of the tournament and extra special thanks to this years sponsors who kindly donated all kinds of prizes:  Mark Roozendaal Preferred Homes Realtor, Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company,  Armchair Cynics, Schindler Elevators, Canada Post, Air Canada and Jazz, Fidelity Mutual Funds, Acuity Funds, Aim Trimark Funds and, Bonnie Manning at Canaccord Capital Corporation.


Next up for the Firefighters Association is the Halloween party.  We’ll be putting on a fireworks display, bonfire, and party again this year.    Be sure to bring your bag of goodies for the ‘trick-or-treaters’.




Aran Puritch

Willis Point Volunteer Firefighters Association



Golf Tournament Photos 1 Winners

Willis Point Golf 2008

The day has arrived!  Golf starts at noon and registration starts right now.    The cost is $15 per person and includes steak dinner ( or chicken ) or $10 without a meal.   Prizes awarded for various categories.   Refreshments served all day as well as hot dogs and burgers.  Be sure to bring a putter.  Balls and some clubs are available.  Proceeds to the WPVFD association.