Clement golf tournament aids spring flood victims in Bracebridge, Huntsville with $16,000
MUSKOKA - Spring flood victims severely affected in central and north Muskoka are the beneficiaries of more help – this time courtesy of MP Tony Clement and his annual golf tournament.
The Parry Sound-Muskoka MP has provided $15,894 in proceeds from his 2013 Tony Clement Charity Golf Classic to Salvation Army representatives in who aided the victims.
“It is fitting that we are able to make this presentation on a weekend when many of us are gathered with our families to give thanks for our blessings. I know there were many who came forward to assist those affected by the floods. The people of Parry Sound-Muskoka have always come together to help each other in times of crisis, and I am glad I can also help through my tournament,” said MP Clement. “I want to take this opportunity to again thank all those who came out and supported my golf tournament this year. Without them, the presentation today would not be possible.”
The 2013 tournament was held this summer at the Muskoka Bay Club in Gravenhurst. This year proceeds of the tournament were divided between local flood assistance and the Stan Darling Environmental Education Fund, which provides annual scholarships to students graduating from the area’s six high schools.
In Bracebridge, the funds were presented to Salvation Army Lieutenant Fred Reid, and in Huntsville to Major Darren Wiseman.
The golf proceeds will be processed as part of Bracebridge’s and Huntsville’s overall community contributions, so that it may be eligible for 2-for-1 matching under The Ontario Disaster Relief Assistance Program.
The funds will be distributed with the help of the Salvation Army, working in conjunction with local Disaster Relief Committees, to those identified as most in need following the flood. Each community received $7,947 from the tournament.
Both Wiseman and Reid said there were many people in their respective communities who were adversely affected by the floods, and the contributions like the one from Clement, are helping families who have had to struggle to get their lives back to normal.
Short URL: http://www.muskokatodaily.com/?p=16675