Photo (above) Credit: Town of Caledon – From left to right: Caledon Council Community Golf Committee Chair, Lynn Kiernan, Ward 1 Councillor, Dr. Sherri Cox, Medical Director and President of the National Wildlife Centre and Council Community Golf Committee Co-Chair Dave Sheen, Ward 2 Councillor with a rendering of the new National Wildlife Centre facility.
At the April 25th Caledon Council meeting, National Wildlife Centre (NWC) was announced as the primary recipient of the 2023 Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament (CCCGT) to receive $75,000.
“We are pleased to announce this funding for National Wildlife Centre, it means a great deal for Caledon to have a local wildlife hospital,” said Caledon Council Community Golf Committee Chair, Lynn Kiernan, Ward 1 Councillor. “Caledon has many wildlife habitats and the new centre will help care for sick, injured or orphaned animals locally. It will also feature education and programming suitable for both residents and visitors.”
The funding will support the mobile hospital as well as construction of a new field wildlife hospital to serve the community and beyond. Currently NWC operates a mobile wildlife veterinary clinic for injured, sick or orphaned animals, a permanent location will allow them to accept animals from the public as well.
“We are very excited as this funding will enable us to offer more support and carry out our work in the community and beyond for wildlife,” said Dr. Sherri Cox, Medical Director and President of the National Wildlife Centre and assistant professor at University of Guelph. “National Wildlife Centre operates under four pillars: rehabilitation and surgery, conservation and education, knowledge creation and sharing, and emergency preparedness and response. With the new centre we will be able to admit sick and injured wild animals, offer care and programs for the community.”
To support NWC or the CCCGT through sponsorship and participation at the golf tournament, information can be found at caledon.ca/golf.
The 2023 Beffort Scholarship recipients for the tournament are – Victoria Angove and Kayla Emmerton.
Secondary grant recipients of the 2023 CCCGT are:
BGC Peel (Boys & Girls Club of Peel)
Bolton Italian Culture
Caledon Concert Band Association
Growing Opportunities for Adult Life Skills (GOALS)
Host OFSSAA Provincial Championships
Humberview Secondary School
Mayfield Secondary School
Meaghan Zaremba Music Room
motionball (Marathon of Sport Caledon Event)
The Caledon Butterfly Project
About the 2023 Caledon Council Community Golf Tournament
The 2023 tournament will be held at TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley Golf Course in Caledon, Ontario on July 25, 2023, during the week of PGA Tour Canada’s Osprey Valley Open.
In previous years, community organizations including Abbeyfield House Caledon, Bethell Hospice, Alton Legion and Caledon Meals on Wheels have benefitted from the tournament to help carry out services to the community.
About TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley
TPC Toronto at Osprey Valley is one of Ontario’s premier golf destinations and the only TPC facility in Canada, located 45 minutes outside of Toronto and featuring three courses – the Heathlands, Hoot and North – all ranked in SCOREGolf’s Top 100 Courses in Canada. In 2022, Osprey Valley and Golf Canada announced a major partnership and bold vision to build a new Home for Canadian Golf, a campus experience that would include Golf Canada’s national headquarters, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame, national headquarters for First Tee – Canada, and more.