Harry MacLauchlan Memorial Golf Tournament Tees Up for Milestone Year

JUNE 6, 2023

Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty event co-chairs Mike Hennessey and Jamie Currie are looking forward to this important fundraising event for the QEH and are grateful to the community support for this year’s tournament including Presenting Sponsor Fair Isle Ford, and Corporate Sponsors Canadian Tire and Island Petroleum, along with Lifeline Sponsors Johnson Insurance, Island Coastal Services, and Currie, Hughes, Mullins and Associates IG Private Wealth Management.

On Wednesday, June 14th the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty, together with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation, will host the 20th Annual Harry MacLauchlan ‘Great Day’ Fore Health Memorial Golf Tournament with Presenting Sponsor Fair Isle Ford. Over the past 19 years this memorial tournament has raised over $950,000 for priority medical equipment at the QEH and the Rotary Club has set their sights on surpassing $1 million in cumulative fundraising during this milestone year.

This tournament is held each June in memory of Rotarian Harry MacLauchlan who was a passionate Islander and philanthropist. Harry’s outstanding and varied business achievements and community support were bolstered by his positivity, which was evident in his well-known greeting – “It’s a great day!”

“It’s been a great pleasure to be involved in this ‘Great Day’ tournament,” says Mike Hennessey, Rotarian and Event Co-Chair. “We’re proud of the incredible impact this tournament has had at QEH and we’re looking forward to this year’s event when we can once again honour Harry’s legacy with teams, sponsors, friends, and, of course, the MacLauchlan family.”

The organizing committee has their sights on raising $64,000 this year, a revenue that would not only exceed the cumulative $1 million in fundraising but would also fully fund a new electrocautery and argon machine for the QEH. This important equipment is used in the QEH Endoscopy Suite to cauterize polyps and prevent further advancements of colon cancer.

A full complement of teams will gather at Belvedere Golf Club for this year’s event. Anyone wishing to support the tournament through a team, prize or donation please visit QEHFoundation.pe.ca/Golf

For more information:

Kathleen Murphy
Director, Communications
QEH Foundation

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