The sun shone kindly on the seminary’s annual gathering at the Sawmill Golf Course on Monday, 3 June 2019. “Tournament” may be an exaggeration when applied to this friendly social event. Seventy-two registered participants from all over southern Ontario came out not just for enjoyment of the game, for good food and beer, but most importantly to express their support and appreciation for the seminary’s mission.
Seminary President Tom Winger gave thanks at the concluding steak dinner not only for the fun and sunshine but also for the strong bond of friendship the event maintains. He thanked the major sponsors–the RaeLipskie Partnership, Bud Norman of MTD Products, and the Julie family at Sawmill–as well as the hole sponsors, prize donors, and volunteers. He also encouraged the participants to maintain their support for the seminary throughout the year, noting that every Christian and every church needs to have a pastor to care for them as Christ’s undershepherd.
As usual, prizes went out to winners of the putting contest, longest drive, and closest to the hole, though the $10,000 hole-in-one prize sponsored by Intact Insurance (arranged by Jeff Scott) once again went unclaimed! At least one foursome took the game seriously, though, as the tournament winners repeated their feat from last year.