The results are in!

Finally after a few weeks of chasing down invoices we are able to announce the results of this year’s fundraising efforts.

We had two events this year. The CU Succeed Youth Bursary campaign ran for the first time with five credit unions contributing; Alterna, Comtech Fire, Luminus, Your Neighbourhood, and Your Credit Union.  We were assisted by CUMark, credit union marketing experts, who created content and media support for the campaign. We learned a lot from feedback from participating credit unions and others we spoke to. A key learning is to provide much more lead time for the 2018 campaign.

Shelley, Sandra, Kelly & Michelle from CUMIS

The second event was our traditional 26th Golf Classic which attracted 130 golfers and 6 painters to Lionhead Golf & Country Club in Brampton on June 12th. It was almost too hot a day, but there weren’t many complaints about the weather. CUMIS was our title sponsor again this year which we were delighted to have their support not only financially, but the return of the CUMIS volunteers to manage the registration was great! Please visit our fundraiser page to see all of our sponsors.  The event featured breakfast, lunch and a buffet dinner, along with a happy hour to network with sponsors and peers. The raffle prize table this year featured awesome prizes thanks to the generosity of many of our sponsors and guests. A big thank you to all of you who participated or contributed.

These two events combined to record a total raised of $74,900 for the CU Succeed Youth Bursary program. We are so grateful to everyone who made this achievement possible. To our golfers, painters, sponsors, supporters, and all the branch staff who participated in this year’s campaign, we say thank you! Your efforts, generosity and contributions will allow us to grow the CU Succeed Youth Bursary program, benefiting deserving post-secondary youth in Ontario.


Bursary Students Thank OCUF

Two 2016 bursary award recipients came out to help with the 26th Golf Classic. Elgin and Naomi are both credit union members who are active in giving back to their communities. Arriving at Lionhead Golf & Country club at 7 am they immediately jumped in to help set up the registration area and arrange the drinks in to ice coolers. Once the tournament got going, they jumped in a golf cart and went around the course offering Gatorade, water or pop to thirsty golfers. With 35C weather it was important to keep hydrated.

Once the golf wound up,  Elgin and Naomi sold raffle tickets during Happy Hour. They did a great job. During dinner both got up to speak about their educational plans, appreciation for the bursary awards, and the impact it had. Take a few minutes to listen to their speeches in the video to the left.

You can read Elgin’s here. Naomi’s story can be found here.

Golf & Paint Photos are Up

DUCA foursome trying anything to score!

Photos from the 26th Golf Classic are now up!

It was an incredible day. Good weather, good cause, good people!

Net proceeds from the day will benefit the CU Succeed Bursary which helps deserving post-secondary Ontario

Shelley, Sandra, Kelly & Michelle from CUMIS

students who are active in their communities. We are anxious to share the result with you once we have our final expenses from the venue. Speaking of which, Lionhead Golf & Country Club did a tremendous job hosting us for the day.

We can’t say enough, how much we appreciate all the golfers, painters, and sponsors who came out to support the event. A special shout out to the volunteers from our title sponsor CUMIS who ran our registration table. Cheryl, Kelly, Sandra and Shelley did a great job! We also very much appreciated the assistance of Erin and Naomi, two of our 2016 bursary award recipients who helped throughout the day.

Event photos of golfers and painters are now uploaded on to the OCUF website. Click here to view photos.