There was much to celebrate on July 23, 2021 during the 39th Annual Acadia Alumni Golf Tournament at KenWo Golf Club in New Minas, Nova Scotia, located in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
This was the first event since the advent of the pandemic prohibited in-person Acadia alumni gatherings, and there was certainly a festive mood as more than 120 golfers took to the course to celebrate our alumni community and provide financial support to incoming Acadia students by contributing to the Alumni Bursary – Valley Branch.
Spirits were high throughout the day and winners were declared in several categories, including:
Red Division OVERALL Winner: Team 7, with Sundeep Oad (’06), Derek MacKinnon (’03), Tamuno Cookey (’04), Jamie Lo, and Marc Roach (’06).
Red Division 2nd place winner: Team 13, with Liam Maaskant (’19), Dawson Carty (’21), Boston Leier (’18), Robert Steeves (’18), and Stephen Woodworth (’18).
Red Division 3rd place winner: Team 6, with Darrell Cook (’86), Dan Lister (’78), Kim Connell (‘83), Mike Fougere, and Paul Burgoyne (’85).
Blue Division 1st place winner: Team 15, with Morgan Ennis, Emily Nickerson (’17), Erik Nissen (’18), Katie Ross (’17), and Brooke Wagner.
Blue Division 2nd place winner: Team 4, with Martin Suter (’88), Geoff Irvine (’87), Sam Kenny (’74), John MacKay, and Garry Stewart (’84).
Blue Division 3rd place and Alumni Spirit Award winner: Team 22, Liam Dutton (’11), Maddie Mackenzie (’16), Leah Vasil (’17), Hannah White (’21), and Danielle Poirier (’16).
Putting Contest: Robert Sidney (’84), sponsored by Sea Level Brewing
Closest to the Hole: Lyman Langille (’81), sponsored by Munden Enterprises
Closest to the Keg: Mark Webster (’82), sponsored by Horton Ridge Malt and Grain Co.
Chip in the Pool: Dan Lister (’78), sponsored by Talbot Marketing. Six golfers successfully chipped into the pool and a random draw determined the winner
Closest to the Line: Glen Hanson, sponsored by KenWo Golf Course
Home Hardware Hole in One: No winner. Sponsored by Windsor Home Hardware
Please e-mail Sandra Symonds (email@example.com) for pickup/distribution of gifts and prizes.
A special award was given to tournament co-founder Tom Prescott (’58) by fellow tournament co-founder Bill Parker (’56) to acknowledge Tom’s long-standing commitment to this perennial Acadia event. Tom is stepping away from his duties on the organizing committee after 39 incredible years of service to Acadia’s alumni community. Many thanks, Tom, for your dedication and devotion to Acadia!
We would also like to thank our alumni, staff and many friends for helping to make this year’s tournament a huge success, and a very special thank-you to this year’s Gold, Silver and Bronze Sponsors, noted below.
Pepsico Canada Limited
Marc Poirier, BMO Nesbitt Burns
Wayfarers' Ale Society
The Church Brewing Co.
For more on the tournament, please see our photo gallery.