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2015 In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer 056Don’t miss out on the 8th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer! If you haven’t registered you need to do that if you want a spot to play in the only women’s only golf tournament around!

If you are not able to play please make a donation today to help with Ovarian Cancer Outreach and Research! I can’t tell you how important this is for us to help make a difference to so many.

We are playing once again at the great Pebblestone Golf Course in Courtice and only playing 9 holes! We are gathering many unique silent auction items that will be there for you to bid generously on and once again meet your friends and acquaintances that you only meet at  this fun event. There are many prizes to take home so come on get those clubs out, dust them off and start swinging!

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Hello Ladies! 

I need to point out that this years tournament has a cut off date of May 7th for anyone to register to play! Please get your registrations in early to avoid disappointment! There can be no exceptions to this as I have to totally commit to Pebblestone Golf and will not be allowed to alter the numbers past this date. As you know it’s easier than ever this year by e-transferring your registration fee to wendy@inthefaceofanangel.ca Check out the website for the link. Don’t forget to tell your neighbours and friends to donate online. The Donation Page is set up through Ovarian Cancer Canada and is totally secure. Please encourage them to be generous. Ovarian Cancer Canada will send the receipt directly to the donor for income tax purposes.

I look forward to hitting the links and raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Canada for the Outreach and Research Programs. We are definitely making a difference! You can be so proud of that!


Hello everyone! We have just confirmed that we have once again secured Pebblestone Golf Course in Courtice for our 8th Annual Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament! Kate Sobil, owner of Pebblestone Golf, and I have been in touch and firmed up the course rental and are preparing to sit down and finalize all the details! I hope you are as excited as I am!

In the past 7 years we have raised $73,285.00 for Ovarian Cancer Research and Outreach! Give yourselves a pat on your backs as without you we would never be able to achieve all we have. I am so proud of what we have been able to do with such a small “family”of golfers!  To our sponsors as well, Thank you just doesn’t seem like enough to say!

Ovarian Cancer Canada, Pebblestone Golf Club and us have worked out the “kink’s we ran into last year and hope to have smooth sailing this time round. With banking made so much easier you will be able to use your credit cards or debit this year for all your silent auction items right at the course as we have SQUARE set up for both so we are good to go!

CIRCLE the date! May 27th, tee off time will be 10:30 a.m. 1/2 hour earlier than last year so please make a note of that…watch for more updates coming out and be sure to tell your friends and relatives to donate online through our secure website and start the ball rolling won’t you? Ovarian Cancer Canada and I will thank you and so will all the recipients of our donations!

Thanks to the Municipality of Clarington for being our first sponsor of the year!

We can now add ….

Syvan Developments 

The Old Newcastle House Tap and Grill

Halminen Building Corp(Courtice)

Thank you kindly! It will help to go a long way We will spend it wisely to help us raise funds for this dreaded disease!

Until next time…keep smiling!


This is the 6th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer and we are almost ready to hit those links! Registrations are coming in daily and I see our last years Winners are coming back to defend their title! Althea, Debbie, Eudora and Cindy are dusting off their clubs and Eudora has probably got the jump on all of us by playing while on vacation in sunny Florida!

Our tournament is being held this year at the beautiful Newcastle Golf & Country Club and Ev is busy preparing things for us to hit the links for a tee off at 1 PM. Dee’s Catering will be bringing a hearty menu once again and one thing for sure is no matter how we play the beautiful meal Dee does for us is heavenly and a great way to end the day!

There will be a silent auction table with great new items added this year and remember all proceeds go to Ovarian Cancer Canada for their Research and Outreach Programs. As you know we have given them over $50,000 in the last 5 years which everyone is thrilled with so even tho it is costing us more to host it this year we have still set our goal at $10,000 and I know you will all help us reach that goal.

I have upgraded my clubs this year at Dan’s Custom Clubs in Hampton and am looking for a much more comfortable game after my surgery this winter…This tournament is my springboard for the others I enter this summer raising funds for all the other causes I play in support of so I can only get better. 🙂

So ladies, round up your teammates to play, your family, neighbours and friends to donate online let’s send Ovarian Cancer Canada the biggest donation we have yet!

I will be updating and blogging routinely up to and including the tournament so watch for them. Sign up for this for free and stay updated with the days events.  You will be glad you did!

Until next time…


2015 In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer 378Well today I finally met with Avery and Ashleigh of Ovarian Cancer Canada to finally finalize our 2015 “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament held at Ayren Links Golf Course and I was able to present them a cheque from the tournament for $8,150. I am sure they must have been thinking we would never be able to catch up with each other, but  how fantastic it was to be able to give them another wonderful donation from this little tournament. When we added in the online donations of $1,050 PLUS the offline donations of $1,195 the grand total this tournament made for Ovarian Cancer Canada was $10,395 ! There were high fives all around! I know Avery was elated, as today was her last day with this Ovarian Cancer Canada group because she was heading to Whitehorse to finally meet up with her hubby! What a great guy he must be to have put up with such a long time in this long distance relationship as newly weds! The sacrifices they make for Cause! The people of Whitehorse don’t realize what a cracker jack volunteer they are getting in Avery but it won’t be long until they do!

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Prepping for 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer

Special thanks to our fantastic caterer, Dee’s Harvest Table, to sponsors The Castle Cellar, Archibald’s Orchards, Ayren Links, Municipal of Clarington Social Committee, Veridian, Algoma Orchards, The Old Newcastle House, Covanta, Brightstar Newcastle Group, Palmieri’s No Frills, Ivan B Wallace OLS, Gay Construction, Kaitlin Group, Shoppers Drug Mart Newcastle, Syvan Developments, St. Mary’s Cement, Walsh’s SNUG, Newcastle Recycling Ltd.Without you we could not begin to do what we do for Ovarian Cancer Canada!

A special thank you too, to all the businesses that contributed Silent Auction items… as a successful Silent Auction is truly where we have the most fun raising these funds! Thanks again to all of you special people! Way to many to name here but lets just say that many small businesses in our little communities truly show just how generous they are for the Cause and why I love to call this area my home!

A personal THANK YOU to the volunteers that come out no matter what the weather is (and Lord knows this year was like golfing in November, not May!) it goes without saying how invaluable you all are to me and the success of this tournament.

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Our cumulative total for our short 5 years doing this is now over $50,000

Ovarian Cancer Canada has advised me they will now keep the “donation page” open for us to be able to donate through the year so if you want to donate when someone passes away for example, you will be able to go to our website, http://www.inthefaceofanangel.ca and donate through their secure page that is linked to this and donate without any concerns. You will also be able to take advantage and donate using your visa/mc or amex on a monthly plan if it is easier for you. Along with all the other options, you can’t beat that option now can you!?

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I am humbled by your continued generosity. The true winner in all of this is Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Outreach and Research programs they are able to provide with this funding to the hundreds of women in need of this support in our communities.

Rain, Sleet, Snow, or Hail does not deter the women who continue to golf in this tournament! Each and every one of them are troopers who play not only for the love of the game but for the Cause. Thank You Ladies for another super year and as you prepare to put your clubs away for this season, think back and remember it was each and every one of you who helped achieve this remarkable goal and for that I am forever grateful. See you May 29th, 2016 for our 6th “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament! Save the date,won’t you?

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My Mom, Bernice,             Feb. 2, 1930 – May 29, 2008

 

 

 

 


Well Ladies we have done it again! The 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel has had another successful year! We have hit the $8,000 mark and I hope that the online donations will continue to come in. Thank you to all who have donated, sponsored and played in this great little tournament in memory of my Mom, Bernice. Mom would be so proud to see this tournament building every year and all proceeds going to Ovarian Cancer Canada for the Research and Outreach as they are doing. Ovarian Cancer Canada tells me, we are the little tournament that could and has come through for them every year!

I want to thank the Municipality of Clarington’s Social Committee, Veridian, Algoma Orchards, The Old Newcastle House, Janice Parish-Royal Service, Covanta, Brightstar Newcastle Group, Palmieri’s No Frills, IBW Surveyors Inc.,Gay Construction, Kaitlin Corporation, Shoppers Drug Mart-Newcastle, Syvan Developments, St. Mary’s Cement, Walsh’s SNUG, Dee’s Harvest Table, The Castle Cellar, Tim Horton’s Orono/Newcastle, Ann Harley, Ron Hooper and of course I can’t forget those who donated to the silent auction table with the great items we had there and the great prizes! Those generous people include Bill Bath Painting, Shelley Rivers-Regal, East Oshawa Animal Hospital, Jen Cooke, Mill Valley Trophies-Cobourg, Boots&Hearts, Tara Watchorn, Archibald Winery, The Hamptons, Karen Ellis-Inspirational Designs, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic, Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority, Stutts Pharmacy, Dr. K. Klawitter Chiropractic-Newcastle, Peter&Ann Harley, Bowmanville Zoo, Rona Hardware, Roka Timbr-Mart, Hair with Flair, Terrens Wellness, Orono Cafe, Firehouse Bistro, OPG-Jen Knox, Bruce Ellis, The Glass Slipper, CIMA, CBOT, The Garden Path-Orono, Holiday Inn-Bowmanville, Orono Weekly Times, Apple Blossom Shop, Curves-Newcastle, Our Valley View B&B, Jo-Lin Station B&B, The Massey House, Central Counties Tourism, Orono Co-op, Don’s Auto-Newcastle, Granville Anderson MPP, 1 Stop Alpaca Farm! For without you this tournament would not exist! Thank you does not seem like it will ever be enough!

Surprising to me was our pair of BOOTS&HEARTS tickets for the Country Show coming up in August this year did not sell so we decided to put them out there for a bid from the public with all monies going directly to Ovarian Cancer Canada. This was a value of $598.00 and through the efforts of a great friend they sold for $450! Everyone wins! Ovarian Cancer and Kelli Ann Edgar and Michael Holmes who I am sure will really have a blast! Thank you Kelli Ann and Michael!!

The weather this year was rough to say the least! It was cold and drizzly like an early November day as the pix will show…the ladies were troopers though and of the 46 signed to play, 39  ended up golfing…those were the hearty ones, the real troopers! Moe and Betty, owners of Ayren Links Golf were real sports as Moe took over the putting contest spot when Councillor Woo had to leave for another event and Councillor Hooper stood out in the rain while the ladies, protected under their golf carts competed in the chipping contest.What a trooper Ron is! Even giving them pointers to help them out.

Volunteers! Wow what can I say about my volunteers?  Donna Metcalf Woo on the registration table had a few glitches but sorted the golfers out and everyone got off to a great start..coffee and Tim Bit in hand!

Karin Cashin on the refreshment station cut up all our snacks, like a good Mom would,  so we could grab and go as she provided our water along with fruit, two-bite brownies and fruit loaf spending her time outside altho under the patio, I am sure she was still cold!

Lisa Roy, our photographer, bombed around in a golf cart, taking pictures of the ladies at every turn. I bet she wished she had had windshield wipers on that cart she was driving! We’ve got some good shots in spite of the weather too!

Back at Archibald’s Winery, where Fred and Sandy Archibald were so generous to donate their facility for the “after golfing” event, were Sandy, Pat, Kris, Donna, Lisa, Sandy and Fred were busy setting up the silent auction items and the tables for the meal while Dee’s Harvest Table were busy setting up the food for the cold and hungry ladies as they came in to continue the festivities. Once again, Dee’s hot buffet was a knock out! Fantastic food and unbelievable dessert! Thanks to Diana and her team!

A special Thank You to Vicki Cowle, who stayed to help us do the clean up and after a long day that extra pair of hands was worth more than we can ever say! Thanks Vicki!

All in all it was a great day! We raised so far just over $8,000 with a couple of outstanding items I am still hoping to sell. I have a load of Grade A Gravel from Dufferin Aggregates that they will deliver anywhere in Clarington that would be great for someones driveway or to fill in where you need it in your existing driveway. It is worth $600 so a good bid and it will be yours!

And to the winning team who this year were Althea Chaffey, Cindy Dekking, Eudora Nesbitt and Debbie Dunham with a best ball score or 34…great job ladies! I’ll do my best to get the trophies engraved and to you before we tee off next year! I promise!2015 In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer 386

Avery Morris joined us from Ovarian Cancer Canada for the meal and prize presentations before she had to head back to Toronto to tell everyone back at “headquarters” just how great our “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament is! Avery, thanks for coming and we hope you enjoyed your time with us! Hope we see you back next year!

2015 In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer 378The Online Donations will be left open through the website and monitored by Ovarian Cancer Canada so please feel free to have your friends, family and neighbours donate online. Wouldn’t it be great if we could close out the year with a $10,000 donation!

So ladies, thank you once again for being there! You are really true friends and troopers to have come and played in what was definitely not our best year for weather. Mother Nature’s wrath did not deter us, for we are a group that is undeterable! Hope to see you May 29, 2016!

 

 


I just wanted to once again say THANK YOU!! to all of you who braved the elements and hung in there to play in our 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament! You truly are troopers who play for the CAUSE!

I have to say how upset I was when I realized I had not thanked my good friend, Jackie Foxall of The Castle Cellar, Newcastle for donating the lunch wine for all you ladies to enjoy! Once again, Jackie goes to the wall for our tournament and does so without hesitation. I really don’t even need to ask her to help, she just does…Jackie is just one of those amazing ladies! We are so glad she is so dedicated to this CAUSE and we have her on our TEAM! If you get a chance to go into The Castle Cellar stop by and say hi to Jackie, she always has the time to chat with you no matter how busy she might be!

Today was an awesome day! Yes, it was cold and rainy and the true winners of the day were Ovarian Cancer Canada! Ovarian Cancer Canada has no government funding for its work and relies heavily on people like you and me to do our part raising funds for their Research and Outreach Programs. Avery Morris, one of Ovarian Cancers 2 Fundraising Chair persons in all of Canada, came to show their gratitude and to meet one of the greatest fundraising teams they have raising money for them.  Something we can’t stop doing until their really is a cure for Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer Canada would like to start an outreach support group right here in Clarington as there is none at the moment and one is needed desperately. I would like to help with getting this off the ground for them to move forward with this much needed group!

Avery was impressed by how committed all the ladies that were there  today were to this cause and for that I thank all of you once again! I only hope that this years weather did not put anyone off for raising much needed awareness and funds for next year! Yes, there is going to be a next year and I am committed to raising even more funds.

After this year, and having to change venues to Ayren Links Golf, we have different challenges to overcome but Moe and Betty are willing to work with us and help make this even more successful next year so I am sure we can work out the “kinks” and make that happen…I just hope we can count on you to return and maybe even bring your friends. Not many courses will close to other business in order to have a tournament take place on a Sunday, but Moe and Betty did just that and for Charity are willing to take us on again. Keep it in mind…you’ll be hearing more from me as we get closer but remember this…the 6th Annual In The Face of an Angel Golf for Ovarian Cancer will take place in 2016 somewhere in Clarington on MAY 29th and that is  the actual date my Mom passes away on what will be her 8th anniversary.

Sandy and Fred Archibald of Archibald’s Estate Winery have offered to let us come back to their location to have our dinner, silent auction and wind up once again…it can’t get much better than that!

The online donation key will remain active and in place on our site so if you can pass the word to everyone you know to donate even a few dollars 2015 could be a banner year for us all involved with the 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel. Can you help make that happen by telling everyone to go to http://inthefaceofanangel.ca and making that donation? Challenge your work colleagues, your family and friends and see who can “beat” who…I dare you!

I will be posting the pictures and updating from this years tournament in a couple of days, once we have worked out all the details, for all of you to enjoy and maybe even chuckle over the antics of your team and others.

Stay tuned…and thanks again for a wonderful day!

Until next time…..

 



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