Wet_golf_2015The weatherman didn’t get the memo! But that didn’t dampen the success of the 24th Annual OCUF Golf Classic.

Golfers began their round accompanied by rain in the morning but the skies cleared in the afternoon. Spirits remained high all day. It was tough to put a damper on this fun event which helps raise funds for the Co-operative Youth Leadership Program.

Those non-golfers who elected to tour Royal Botanical Gardens and participate in a floral arranging workshop stayed dry, although a few will wear more comfortable walking shoes next time! The arrangements that came back were very impressive. One commented “it is amazing what you can do with simply white flowers and greenery.” A number of the golfers experienced some greenery too, the type that was well off the fairways!golf_2015_1

We were all left to wonder what Libro CEO Stephen Bolton was doing with the Meridian sign. Contrary to the rumours, no ransom note was ever found.

A very special thank you to all the participants and to our many valued sponsors who continue to believe in OCUF and the good work we do with credit unions across Ontario that make such a big difference in their local communities.

golf_2015_2A shout out to our volunteers who made the day run ever so smoothly. Tina and Sam (pictured under the umbrella) and Mark Ventry from ON Co-op managed registration and assisted with the prize draws. OCUF Board members Scott Windsor and Deanna Basso were your roving photographers and social media gurus. Special kudos to Devon Rowan who worked for many weeks to ensure the success of the 24th Annual OCUF Golf Tournament & Botanical Tour.

Click here for golf photos.  Click here for Royal Botanical Gardens photos by Penny Rintoul. Please feel free to download any you wish.