Engineering Now .: Volume 2 - Edition 11 .: May 26, 2006

Golf FORE fun – and FORE a Cause

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11th annual Western Engineering Golf Retreat :: Friday, June 9, 2006 :: Echo Valley Golf & Country Club :: RSVP by June 1, 2006 to Sue Chapman or Stephen Mallinson.

The nice weather has finally arrived. Campus is starting to quiet down. This must mean summer is on its way.

Now is the perfect time to tackle your extra long “To Do List” you accumulated during the academic year. It is also the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors with fellow Western Engineering faculty, staff and students at Western Engineering’s 11th annual Golf Retreat.

The Golf Retreat will take place Friday, June 9 at Echo Valley Golf Club. Tickets are $30 for students, $40 for staff & faculty, and $75 for guests. The day includes: a Texas Scramble (shotgun start), cart, 10 oz. steak dinner after the game, and a Silent Auction with proceeds going towards Discovery Western and Engineers Without Borders.

Last year, Discovery Western was the first student group to receive proceeds from the Golf Retreat. Proceeds were raised from donations from the Dean’s Office, University Machine Services, and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory. The day itself also included a Closest to the Pin contest, 50/50 Draw/Putting contest, and a Silent Auction.

“Thanks to the money raised from last year’s golf tournament, Discovery Western was able to open a bursary program for another 20 children,” explains Discovery Western Co-Chair, Curtis Cleaver. “These children would not have been able to experience our program without the bursary program.”

Engineers Without Borders will also receive proceeds at this year’s Golf Retreat.

“All proceeds resulting from this collaboration with Western Engineering will be directed towards sending Western Engineering students overseas in the summer of 2007 to work directly with communities on the ground on an international development project," explains Engineers Without Borders President, Jason Teixeira. “This is only our second year as a chapter and we were recognized as one of EWB Canada's Chapters of the Year. This is a direct result of the support provided by the faculty, staff, and students of WE.”

Spots are filling up quickly for the 2006 Golf Retreat. The golf committee is limiting enrollment to 144 golfers this year. Sign-up today to reserve your spot by contacting Sue Chapman or Stephen Mallinson. The deadline to register, and pay, is June 1. People are encouraged to sign-up as a foursome, twosome or as an individual.

Faculty and staff are also encouraged to sponsor students and/or fellow faculty and staff members. Last year, Mechanical Engineering Professor Jeff Wood, sponsored two of his graduate students to say thanks for all their hard work. If you are interested in sponsoring a graduate student, or another member of Western Engineering, contact Sue Chapman.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to Echo Valley Golf & Country Club?
A bus will be available to drive people to and from Echo Valley Golf & Country Club. The bus will arrive on the side road beside Springett Parking Lot and will leave promptly at 9:10 am. Do not be late. It will leave to return to campus at 6:00 pm

Driving Directions
Echo Valley Golf & Country Club is located approximately 10 minutes west of Western.

From Western - Follow Oxford West for approximately 15km (past Esso Station). Turn Left on Gideon. Follow Gideon until Brigham Rd. Turn left on Brigham Rd. Follow Brigham Rd. until golf course on left.

From Highway 401 (heading west toward Windsor) - take 401 West to Highway 402 (to Sarnia. Follow 402 (North) two exits until Col. Talbot Road (Highway #4). Exit Col. Talbot Rd. and follow East (right off highway 402) for about 3 km until 1st major intersection (Highway 4 and Highway 2). Make a left at Highway 2 and follow for approx. 9 km until Brigham Rd. Make a right turn on Brigham road and follow for 2 km and the golf course will be on your right hand side.

Can I rent clubs from Echo Valley Golf & Country Club?
Yes. To rent clubs, call Echo Valley Golf & Country Club, 519 472-2760, and ask for Brain Ublansky. Remember – you can always share clubs to reduce the cost.

Can I go for the meal only?
Yes. Meal only tickets are available for $15. These tickets can be purchased from Sue Chapman or Stephen Mallinson, by June 1. Meal only ticket holders will have the opportunity to participate in the 50/50 Draw/Putting Contest and Silent Auction.

Is there a dress code?
Conventional golf attire must be worn at all times. All articles of clothing must be clean, free of rips and free of holes. Shirts or tops must be worn at all times. This dress code applies to all areas of the club. Examples of acceptable clothing include: hemmed walking shorts; sleeveless blouses with collars for women only; traditional slacks, khakis and jeans; denim shorts; shirts with mock or traditional button collars.

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.: Allison Stevenson
Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2074
Telephone: 519 850-2917 Fax: 519 661-3808