Plenty to appreciate and enjoy at 2022 Acadia Alumni Golf Tournament

There was much to enjoy and plenty to appreciate on July 29, 2022 at the 40th 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.

Participants were pumped and the mood was upbeat as 25 teams and 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.

The day was initially overcast, but the weather cooperated with sunshine later on and warm temperatures that likely contributed to some terrific scores and plenty of Acadia camaraderie on the links and in the clubhouse at the dinner and awards ceremony that followed the tournament.

Winners were declared in several categories, including:

First place and Search and Rescue: Derek Mackinnon (’03); Tamuno Cookey (’04); Marc Roach (’06); Nathan Theriault (’04); and Shanon Noel (’06, ’09).

Runners-up: Glenn Peach; Glen Hanson; Ray Croft; Dwayne Robarts.

Best Dressed: Eddie Hartlen (’96); Adam Smith (’91); Jamie Seaman (’95, ’99, ’06); Troy Jodrie (’95); Matt Targett (’94)

Survivor Ball: Paul Goulden (’71, ’72, ’83), Bill Rafuse (’72); Andrew Cameron (’73); Sheila Manthorne (’71); Shirley Mosher (’71, ’72)

Putting contest: Jake Smith (’10)

Closest to the keg: Barry Taylor (’80)

Chip-in-a-pool: Mark Smith

Longest Drive: Jake Smith (’10)

Marshmallow Drive: Scott Duguay

Acadia Spirit Award: Vanessa Robertson (’16)

Closest to the hole: James Prest (’16)

We would also like to thank alumni, staff, our many friends and Alumni Association Board members for helping to make this year’s tournament a huge success, and a very special thank-you to this year’s Gold, Silver and Hole Sponsors, noted below.

Gold Sponsors

Dexterra Group


BMO Acadia Mastercard

Valley Ford

TD Insurance

Acadia Athletics


Silver Sponsors

Shanks Golf

Winnie Horton (’64)

Maritime Express Cider Co.

Talbot Marketing

NS Water Solutions

Cleve’s Source for Sport

Supplement King

Hole Sponsors

BMO Nesbitt Burns

Green Diamond Equipment

Grape Escapes

Crafty Beasts

Larch Wood


Church Brewing Co.

For more on the tournament, please see our photo gallery.

Pictured up top having some fun at the dinner after the tournament are Adam Melanson (’17) and Kayla Cluett (’16). (Photo: Fred Sgambati)

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