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Canadians Gather to Celebrate Canada Day

at the 8th Annual Canada Colorado Golf Classic


While the date of the calendar only read June 29, in our hearts it was Canada Day.

The 8th Annual Canada Colorado Golf Classic was held at Castle Rock’s Red Hawk Ridge golf course, with almost a full slate of golfers for the tournament. 

The scramble tournament featured regular contest holes such as closest to the pin and the longest drive. But the prizes for the Canadian skills portion of the tourney made it more challenging and “Canadian” for the golfers. From putting with a hockey stick to flinging your second shot on Hole 12 with a Lacrosse stick made for many laughs. As the rules stated, “It’s mandatory, eh!”

The evening wrapped up with a silent auction and BBQ dinner, and featured greetings from CCA president Pierre Boisse and LGen Alain Parent, Deputy Commander, NORAD. The live auction items up for bids included the following:

  • Pepsi Center Suites for 20 & parking, Avalanche NHL game

(Donated by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment)

  • Pepsi Center Avalanche NHL game for 4

Includes Club level or lower seating, Signed Avs Jersey and Hockey stick, Zamboni ride,

(Donated by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment)

  • Earl’s Restaurant Chef Side Table for 8 Dinner

(Donated by Earl’s Restaurant, Park Meadows)

  • Rhed Luxury Car Service to three venues

(Donated by Experience Rhed)

For the second year in a row, the foursome of Jim Wiste, Don Mercier, Jim Montgomery, Mark Rycroft and Jim Wiste won the event with a final score of 54.

The organizing committee would also like to formally recognize the following sponsors:

Kroneke Sports and Entertainment

PCL Construction

Vukota Capital Management

Agrium US Inc., Wholesale

Longball Inc.


Cap Logistics

Rockyard Brewing


Canadian Consulate Denver

Royal Bank USA

Destination Denver Realty


IBI Group

Experience Rhed



CCA Chairman Pierre Boisse playing in the "Almost on Canada Day Golf Classic" with his son, L Gen Alain Parent Deputy Commander, NORAD and his lovely wife.


  (L to R) CCA Board member and golf committee chair John Manka presents Don Mercier, Jim Montgomery, Mark Rycroft and Jim Wiste, with the coveted Almost on Canada Golf Tournament trophy. 



Golf committee member Tracey Feist tests her putting skills with a hockey stick.

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