Montreal, August 2, 2021 - After a one-year hiatus, 120 golfers came back in full swing on Monday August 2 at the Beaconsfield Golf Club in Pointe-Claire to take part in the 18th Annual Ken Reed Golf Tournament presented by The Tenaquip Foundation.
The event raised $230,796 for the Old Brewery Mission, which helped over 3,000 homeless men and women last year access vital emergency, health, and housing services amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
James Hughes, Old Brewery Mission CEO, says the funds will go beyond providing nutritious meals and a safe place to sleep for Montrealers in need. “We’re working hard to increase the number of affordable housing options for our city’s most vulnerable,” says Hughes. “Our plan includes transforming empty and neglected buildings into welcoming, sustainable homes where people can thrive and be part of the community. We’re so grateful for the incredible support of the Reed family, The Tenaquip Foundation and that of its Executive Director Michael Fitzgerald, and all our volunteers, including the organizing committee led by the amazing Paula Shannon. We couldn’t do it without their support.”
“Everyone deserves a roof over their head,” said Paula Shannon, Chair of this year’s organizing committee, powered by John Castellarin, Aylish Hunter, Michael Owston, James S. Ross, and Jim Wilson. “We’ve all been touched by the pandemic and told to stay home to stay safe. But what happens when you don’t have one? That’s why it’s so important for us to continue supporting the Old Brewery Mission’s work—by donating, volunteering, and raising awareness. It’s more than rewarding; it’s necessary.”
The success of this year’s event can also be attributed to its new and long-time partners, namely BrainBox AI, Fednav, Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon L.L.P., Le Square Phillips Hôtels & Suites, Napa Auto Parts, and Pipe & Piling Supplies Ltd.
Nicole Beaulieu, Executive Director of Philanthropic Development, and the entire team at the Old Brewery Mission, wish to thank everyone who took part in this year’s golf tournament, including the volunteers on the greens, making it a safe, enjoyable and meaningful event for all.
Since 2003, the Annual Ken Reed Golf Tournament has raised nearly 3 million dollars for the Old Brewery Mission.
About the Old Brewery Mission Founded in 1889, the Old Brewery Mission is the largest resource in Quebec for homeless men and among the largest in Canada for homeless women. It provides a range of programs and services at the forefront of the pursuit to end chronic homelessness. These include enhanced emergency services, physical and mental health programs, housing and psychosocial support services, as well as research and public awareness initiatives that contribute to a better understanding of homelessness as a solvable social problem. Each year, it helps thousands of people rebuild their lives.