Back in February of this year, a curling bonspiel was held at the Idylwylde Golf and Country Club. The Porter Fights Prostate Cancer Bonspiel was organized by members, Bob Cecchetto and Alan Arkilander, with the help of Courtney Rivard, curling coordinator. A total of 18 teams signed up and raised over $22,000 for prostate cancer research. Participants enjoyed great ice conditions, delicious food prepared by Chef Paolo (he got a standing ovation after dinner!) and an overall feeling of goodwill for supporting such a worthwhile cause.
Last week, a cheque presentation was held at the Idylwylde where a cheque for $22,000 was presented to Dr. Michael Conlon, Director of Epidemiology, Outcomes & Evaluation at the Northeast Cance Centre. The monies will allow Dr. Conlon and his team to continue their cutting-edge research, specifically related to prostate cancer, in the hopes of improving cancer outcomes in the region.
Plans are already underway for a bonspiel in 2015! If you are interested in participating or volunteering for the event, you can contact Alan at firstname.lastname@example.org