One hundred golfers took part in the Old Brewery Mission Foundation’s 11th Annual Ken Reed Golf Tournament on 2014, August 4 at the Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe-Claire, raising $223,000 to help thousands of homeless men and women reintegrate into society.
“The Old Brewery Mission is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, and we are more determined than ever to find lasting solutions to homelessness. The money raised will enable us to finance bold initiatives, ones that will provide easier access to adapted healthcare services and effective social reintegration programs. We would like to thank our donors, who have been indispensable in achieving our vision of making homelessness a thing of the past,” said Marie Claire Morin, the Old Brewery Mission Foundation’s President & CEO.
After a day on the greens, guests attended a special evening sponsored by the Tenaquip Foundation and hosted by CTV’s Paul Graif. Guests heard inspiring testimonies by Denis Myre, a former homeless person and now volunteer at the Old Brewery Mission Foundation and the Mission, and 2014 Canadian Olympic women’s hockey champion Lauriane Rougeau.
At a silent auction, guests bid on gift certificates, luxury items and sports memorabilia, including an NHL jersey autographed by Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, and Tony Harris’s Augusta National – 12th Hole, signed by the artist, a donation by the Chase Art Gallery and the Tenaquip Foundation. Earlier in the day, golfers were treated to an array of surprises, not least among them the chance to win a Mercedes-Benz C-Class, courtesy of Silver Star, by hitting a hole-in-one at the 8th hole, and an Audi TT Roadster, offered by Park Avenue Group, for the same feat at the 15th hole.
The Old Brewery Mission Foundation would also like to extend its warmest thanks to Chocolat Imagine, CIBC, Dynamic Funds, the Gustav Levinschi Foundation, Gladstone Investment Corporation, Plats Du Chef, Ronald E. Lawless, Wallace Denver and TransForce, whose generosity made this tournament a memorable event.
The Old Brewery Mission Foundation golf tournament is named after Montreal businessman Ken Reed, founder of Tenaquip Limited. Mr. Reed walked by the Old Brewery Mission every day on his way to the office, and it was how he began to notice the Mission’s impact on the lives of hundreds of homeless people and how he ultimately became involved in the organization himself. His support never flagged in his lifetime and continues today. Mr. Reed passed away in 2006, but his children and Tenaquip are perpetuating his values of helping others. The Old Brewery Mission and the Old Brewery Mission Foundation would like to warmly thank the Reed family and the Tenaquip Foundation for their generosity and unfailing support.