Once again Concert hosted two extremely successful corporate fundraising golf tournaments, one in Toronto and the other in Vancouver. The events were a success not only in terms of funds raised for trades training programs across Canada, but also in that they were fun days on the course with the trades, suppliers and consultants Concert is proud to work with on a daily basis.
Speaking of fun, the tournaments this year embraced an “Around the World” travel theme that entailed decking out seven of 18 holes with themes such as France, England, Italy, China and Egypt and staffing them with enthusiastic Concert employees. Among other attractions, golfers were able to have wine and cheese as they stood under a 14’ tall Eiffel tower replica as they tried to guess what a mime was acting out and were later waited on by an English butler serving Pimm’s and cucumber sandwiches who invited you to participate in a teacup pouring challenge.
“With the participation and generosity of our industry partners, Concert has been proudly supporting trades training since 2002 through proceeds from our annual golf tournaments,” said Brian McCauley, Concert’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We are proud to have now raised over $2.3 million for a cause that aims to ensure an adequate supply of skilled trades to our industry.”
With the support of the golfers who played at Kings Riding Golf Club in King City on Thursday, September 3 and Quilchena Golf & Country Club in Richmond on Thursday, September 10, Concert was able to raise over $300,000 towards a worthy cause. These funds will go directly to programs in British Columbia and Ontario whose mission it is to increase the supply of skilled trades to the construction industry.
Click here to watch a brief video that integrates excerpts from the numerous letters of thanks we receive from students as well as photos from our tournaments over the years.