South Nation Tees Up 2013 Golf Tourney at eQuinelle

24-Jul-2013 04-Oct-2013

One of the National Capital area’s newest and top ranked public courses has been selected as the site for the 2013 South Nation Conservation fundraising golf tournament.

Participants will tee off at Kemptville’s eQuinelle Golf Club Aug. 29, with proceeds of the day going to SNC environmental monitoring programs.

“With so many fine courses to choose from, we like to move the tournament every year to different Municipalities within the South Nation jurisdiction extending from rural south Ottawa to the St. Lawrence Seaway,” explained event coordinator Allison VanLoon.

“We try hard to keep the price affordable while raising as much money as we can for environmental causes.”

The price this year is $90 per player for 18 holes, including shared power cart and a barbecue dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, salad and dessert. It’s best ball format with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Registration and payment must be received by Aug. 16. Register with Allison at 877-984-2948, ext. 249, or; take a virtual tour of the course at

“Golfers can book as foursomes or come out as individuals and we’ll team them up. Everyone is welcome.”

This year’s cause, environmental monitoring, serves a vital scientific role by revealing long term trends that can lead to fresh knowledge and understanding while facilitating planning and policy evaluation.

“Monitoring is an integral aspect of ecological research, management and policy,” VanLoon noted. “SNC has a wide range of monitoring programs ensuring that the management of natural resources, occurrences and human activities results in the protection and improvement of our watercourses.”

Specifically, proceeds from the 2013 tournament will be directed to a volunteer-based monitoring and stewardship program in the Findlay Creek area. Baseline assessments will be carried out resulting in recommendations for projects to restore and improve the creek and the wildlife habitat it sustains.

“Not only will golfers enjoy a day in the great outdoors and some impressive scores, they’ll be helping to improve the regional environment while they’re at it.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Allison VanLoon, SNC, 877-984-2948.