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Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament a Success!

This year’s Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament in support of the United Way Leeds & Grenville and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario has demonstrated the generosity of people in our region!

The final total raised is $186,367, which also includes funds raised from live and silent auctions. Monies raised will be shared between the two organizations in support of the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“We are so pleased to be able to support the great work of the late MP Gord Brown and his family by raising money for the community,” said Trish Buote, Executive Director of United Way Leeds & Grenville. “Gord really set a standard of care and we are thankful for the Brown family’s trust in us to utilize the funds to help sustain important local programs and services for those who most need them. Finally, we were delighted to collaborate with the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, on the event, and welcome back so many volunteers, sponsors and golfers who truly care about our communities”  

Darryl Sittler and Rick Vaive were big hits with the crowd, signing memorabilia and being available for lots of selfies.

“Darryl and Rick added to people’s enjoyment of the day and their participation helped to raise money for the Y’s financial assistance program,” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is so pleased to have strengthened our partnership with United Way Leeds & Grenville, and on behalf of our two organizations I wish to thank all of the amazing staff and volunteers who made the event a reality. A very special thanks goes to the Brown Family for entrusting the YMCA as a new partnering organizer of the tournament that continues to carry on the legacy of Gord and his charitable efforts.”

The United Way and YMCA wish to thank all the sponsors of the Gord Brown Memorial Golf Tournament whose support was invaluable to the success of the event.

Canarm Ltd

Greenfield Global Inc.



1,000 Islands Community Development Corporation

3M Canada

Arbru Solar Brewery

Barr Homes

Beer Canada

Bell Media

Brown Hospitality Corporation

Burnbrae Farms

BUSL Cider

Choice Hotels

Comfort Inn & Suites (Gananoque-1000 Islands)

Competitive Renovations Inc.

Coons Bath Design

Findlay Foods (Kingston) Ltd.

Gananoque Brewing Company

Gananoque Chevrolet Buick GMC

Gananoque Lions Club

Glen House Resort

Hang Ups Creative Picture Framing

Henderson Digital Marketing & Printing


Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Gananoque)

Home Hardware Building Centre (Gananoque)

Hucks Marine & Resort

Hybrid Construction Group Ltd.

Ivy Lea Club

Jay Rayner/Assante Wealth Management


Northern Cables Inc.

Pelee Island Winery

Post Media

Pump House Creamery

Secker, Ross & Perry

Shorelines Casino Thousand Islands

Smart Centres Real Estate Investment Trust

Smugglers Glen Golf Course

Starbucks (Gananoque-1000 Islands)

Taylor Sewing Quilt Shop

The Caesar Company

Travelodge (Gananoque-1000 Islands)


United Way Leeds & Grenville

YMCA of Eastern Ontario



About United Way Leeds & Grenville

United Way Leeds & Grenville is a non-profit agency that supports 20 local partner agencies in the community. Its mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. UWLG is dedicated to bringing people together to build vibrant and caring communities. For more information, please visit

About YMCA Eastern Ontario

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is a charity that provides programs and services to improve health and health outcomes, develops leaders, helps build social connections and provides safe, inclusive spaces for

people of all ages. The Y is Canada’s largest provider of childcare with trademarked curricula and offers fitness and other specialized programs including Work Hard Eat Well, Karate and Total Life Care.

For media inquiries or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Christine Radford

Director, Resource Development

United Way Leeds & Grenville


Phone: 613-342-8889


Colleen Gareau

Director, Marketing & Communication

YMCA Eastern Ontario


Mobile: 613-888-9298


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