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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

 

 

 

 

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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!

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Hello again…We just got back from Ayren Links golf course and going over the final details with Moe and Betty. Betty let me know in no uncertain terms that there is a dress code on this course and will be in force on the day of the tournament. I wish I had been told sooner and I would have sent it all with the golf package! I don’t like surprises….

Here are the details for everyone…please be sure to dress accordingly…I’d hate to have anyone asked to leave because they did not dress appropriately. I am sure this group dresses appropriately all the time so I am expecting no issues to have to deal with anyway…here are the requirements….

Golf Skirts-Knee Length

Slacks

Shorts with minimum inseam

Full Shirts-if sleeveless must have a collar

Socks

NOT ALLOWED:

Cut Offs

Spandex/Lycra

Tank Tops

Sandals or Golf Sandals

Lets get ready to raise plenty of funds for Ovarian Cancer this year and have a great time doing it! I am looking forward to seeing everyone again and hope that Mother Nature shines pleasantly down on us once again this year! See you all soon!


Here it is the middle of April and we have our full compliment of golfers for the 5th Annual “In The Face of an Angel” golf for Ovarian Cancer! If you still want to golf and did not get your money in I can still put your name on a waiting list in case of a cancellation…

More sponsors are getting on board and I expect great prizes along with a day of great fun! Don’t forget Boots & Hearts tickets for the weekend are on this list of great silent auction items!! Dee’s Catering from Dee’s Harvest Table has assured me she has a great meal planned so I will see all of you lucky ladies there!

Get out and enjoy this warm weather by hitting the links and brushing off those clubs that have been in storage all winter! You will be sure ready for May 31st at Ayren Links if you do!


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Hello again, Ladies…Well we’re coming together very quickly this year and maybe that is because we are all so tired of WINTER we can’t wait to get the clubs out, dusted off and on the links again! I’m here praying for sunshine and great weather so we can all enjoy another wonderful day playing in our 5th Annual “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer Tournament!

Registrations are filling up and if you are contemplating whether to play or not please don’t wait too long to get your registration and payment in as it will be those that have paid that will be sure of a spot.

Sponsors are coming forward to help us with our Silent Auction Table and also funding to help us host this tournament and we could not be more grateful. Thank you!!! Seems like so little to say when we are filled with such gratitude to all of you. If you feel you would like to help out please do not hesitate to contact me.

Moe is revving up the carts making sure all are in good working order…So ladies, don’t forget…take the time to get your clubs out and hit the driving range! It won’t be long before it is May 31st and we will all be gathered around the greens sharing our many winter stories and making memories once again with another wonderful fundraising event for Ovarian Cancer Research and Outreach Programs.

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Here we are gearing up for our 5th Annual “In The Face of an Angel” Golf for Ovarian Cancer! Over the past 4 years we have raised $39,150 and that is just amazing for our little golf tournament of just 44 women! We truly are on a mission to help eradicate this disease!

As you are all aware by now, Cider House Golf Course has been permanently closed and we have had to look for another course to play on that is local and easy to get to, that would help us to keep our expenses down in order to enable us to send as much as we possibly could to Ovarian Cancer. This year we will be hosting our event at Ayren Links Golf Course, 5210 Bethesda Road, Bowmanville.

Ayren Links Promo PhotoAyren Links is located East of Liberty St., Bowmanville on the north side of Taunton Road. You can’t miss it and we will be playing the front 9! Everyone will have a cart and it will be great fun        just getting from one hole to another!

In the past 4 years we have been able to get started by 11:00 am but this year we have a little later start at 11:30 in order to let the regular weekend golfers get out ahead of us. Unlike Cider House, we will have to share this course with others so hence the later start. Moe assures me we will all be finished and back to the clubhouse in about 1.5 hours and ready to get to the lunch and silent auction events so please don’t anyone worry as we will have a wonderful time and I look forward to raising tons of money for our CAUSE…

We’re starting a new Chapter with our 5th Annual In The Face of an Angel being played in a different location but we will be making more fun, fond memories! So gather your girlfriends, your Sisters, your Mothers, your Aunts and your nieces and your Grandmothers and join us for this fantastic tournament once again this year2015FOAFinit2 (1)

 

You can contact me through my blog at http://www.inthefaceofanangel.wordpress.com or my email at wendy@inthefaceofanangel.ca for more details….so dust off those clubs and practice those swings for it won’t be long before May 31st right here! Get signed up early…you won’t want to be disappointed!

I look forward to hearing from you soon! Cheers!



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