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Thursday, July 30, 2015

BCC Hosts Canadian Aid for Chernobyl Gala

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, the Brockville Country Club hosted the Canadian Aid for Chernobyl Gala in the large, carpeted, air-conditioned Granite Hall. The gala drew 268 people who contributed to the fund raiser by bidding on a wide variety of items helping to raise $106,000 which will be used toward helping children in the radiation-ravaged area of Chausy, Belarus.
The Gala, under the direction of Dave Shaw, CAC director of humanitarian aid, used the theme "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat". Twenty two (22) children staying with local host families for five weeks as part of this year's "respite program", participated in the gala. Entertainment, included stage performer Todd Noel singing "Any Dream Will Do" with the children providing backup.
The night also featured plenty of testimonials and success stories from CAC's work in Belarus.While the gala is CAC's biggest single-event fundraiser, it is also "an opportunity to give back" to the supporters, said Shaw. "They get a chance to see the children. They get a chance to interact with the children", he said.
As always the real stars of the gala were the children, with one of them, Mirone Ladyjenko (shown above at the BCC podium) charming the crowd as the evening's Master of Ceremonies.
The Brockville Country Club is pleased to host the annual Canadian Aid for Chernobyl Gala in its fine Granite Hall facility and commends Dave Shaw and his committee for the wonderful work they do in helping the children of Belarus.
(Photos and story in part taken from article by Ron Zajac, Recorder & Times, July 30, 2015)

Monday, July 27, 2015

BCC Team Shows Well at St. Lawrence District Golf Tournament

The 88th running of the St. Lawrence District Association's golf tournament was held Friday and Saturday, July 24 & 25, 2015 at the Mississippi Golf Club, just back of Carleton Place. With the Mississippi club celebrating their 100th anniversary, it was certainly an appropriate venue. Twelve (12) clubs participated, with the Brockville Country Club coming in third overall. Well done team! Cataraqui took 1st place and Prescott placed 2nd.
The twelve, ten-man teams that participated, with their total accumulated scores in brackets follow: Cataraqui (1231), Prescott (1239), Brockville Country Club (1270), Mississippi (1273), Cornwall (1279), Perth (1296), Garrison (1306), Smith Falls (1350), Amherstview (1362), Gananogue (1411), Potsdam (1425 and Massena (which was only able to field 6 players). Each team included one junior and one senior.

The Brockville Country Club team, for which members had to qualify through 3 days of play at the BCC, included: (back l to r with total 2-day scores in brackets):
Mike Paquette (163), Kris Gregoire (162), Kevin Beattie (159), Hugh Hammond (157), Dale Watts (163). Front (l to r): Mitch Lawn, junior (158), Ray Lumsden senior (169), Mike O'Reilly (155) and Adam Folco (153). Missing when photo taken; Rob Charbonneau (173).
Well done team and CONGRATULATIONS on your third place finish in the very competitive 88th running of the St. Lawrence District Association Golf Tournament. Next year, the 89th tournament will be hosted by Garrison, just outside of Kingston.

Uppity Improv Brings Lots of Laughs to the BCC

Friday evening, July 24th was the scene of The Uppity Improv Society's latest improvisations held on the Cabaret stage set up in the main dining room of the Brockville Country Club. Under the theme, "There's No Blitz Like Show Blitz" , the cast presented a hilarious, fast paced, improvized comedy where suggestions from the audience drove the show. Also present was guest monologist, coach Peter Atkinson & friends. Under the direction of Mark Oliver and Curt Geneau, the Uppity Society presented a number or skits that had the BCC audience in stitches.

Be sure to catch the next performance at the BCC of the Uppity Improv Society if you want a light, entertaining and fun-filled evening full of laughs.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The British Are Coming to BCC's "Granite Hall"

Last Saturday evening we had a great time dancing to Freddy Vette & The Flames. They are the ultimate 50's & 60's Rock & Roll show band and their performance was impressive as usual. The BCC's Food & Beverage department also put on a superb dinner prior to the show featuring a fillet Mignon steak with shrimp and all the trimmings.
And now the BRITISH are Coming! That's right! The British Invasion, a well-polished four-piece band from Toronto will invade the BCC's Granite Hall and perform many hits from British bands such as The Beatles, The Searchers, Rolling Stones, Yardbirds, The Kinks and others. The date is Saturday, August 22, 2015. This is the fifth, and last of our Summer Series in BCC's Granite Hall for 2015.
A great 3-course served meal featuring a main of Prime Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding will precede the show. So get a gang together and come join the fun. It will be a very enjoyable evening of fine food, lively entertainment and dancing with friends and guests from Brockville and area. That is Saturday, August 22, 2015 for the British Invasion Dinner/Show/ Dance at the BCC. Get your tickets early to ensure prime seating. Cheers!

Monday, July 20, 2015

BCC Wins OVGA Ladies Intersectional "A" Division

On a very hot, sunny and humid Sunday, July 19, 2015, the Brockville Country Club's OVGA Ladies Intersectional Team were victorious, winning the "A" division against Carleton Golf & Yacht Club, and the Royal Ottawa and Hylands Golf Clubs. The Brockville Country Club  hosted the intersectional so the BCC ladies certainly had home field advantage. Following play, and as part of being the host, the BCC provided a nice meal in the main dining room.
BCC team members, pictured with the "A" division OVGA Ladies trophy are: (back l to r with points in brackets), Cathy Townsend (2), Kelli Howe (6), Lucy Pouliot (4), Leith Ann Ellis (6), Marsha Lindsay (4), Alex Hodgkinson (4) and in front (l to r), Ann McMurray (alternate), Teri DeLuis (6).
By being the "A" winners, the BCC will again host the 2016 OVGA ladies "A" division.
Congratulations ladies for representing yourselves and the Brockville Country Club so well while winning the OVGA Ladies Intesectional "A" Division.

36th Annual Senior Men's Invitational Held at the BCC July 17th

The 36th Annual Senior Men's Invitational Golf Tournament was held at the Brockville Country Club on Friday 17, 2015. It was a beautiful day and some 80 entrants participated and played the BCC course which was in great shape. Following golf, participants were treated to a very fine hip-of-beef buffet dinner with all the trimmings. A full array of prizes were distributed by Dale Watts and club pro Derek MacDonald.
The BCC was pleased to welcome players from Bay of Quinte, Perth Golf Club, Upper Canada, Crooked Creek Trillium Woods and Ottawa Hunt Club golf courses as well as BCC players.
Winners in the various age categories follow:
50-56: 1st Gross overall shooting a 75 (and pictured below at right with pro Derek MacDonald) was Jack Laforty. 2nd gross, Dale Watts. 1st net, Joe Doyle. 2nd net Mike Moran.
57-62: 1st Gross, Ron Smith, 2nd Chris Hawkins. 1st net Rocci Pagnello, 2nd Brain Van Mierlo. 63-68: 1st Gross, Kel Robinson, 2nd Ardis Lindsay. 1st net, Tom Blanchard, 2nd Howard MacDonald. 69-72: 1st Gross, Lyle Ellis, 2nd Dave Dargie. 1st net JR Thompson, 2nd Dennis Locatelli. 73-79: 1st Gross, Pete Zeran, 2nd Jerry Manale. 1st net, Larry MacDonald, 2nd Jack Kenny. 80+: 1st Gross Neale Buxton, 1st net Al Jenkins.
The 36th BCC Senior Men's Invitaional was a great event. Congratulations to the organizers, winners and all participants, especially to our guests who travelled to play in our event. See you all next year for the 37th.

BCC Wins Men's OVGA Intersectional

The Brockville Country Club's OVGA Intersectional team travelled to Petawawa, Ontario to play the Roanoke Golf Club on Monday July 13, 2015 and to play teams from Roanoke and Nationview (Calabogie was also to play but didn't make it). The BCC proved to be the powerhouse by winning  this intersectional "K" division with 53 points (Nationview 34 & Roanoke 10 points).
Team members (back l to r): Dale Watts, Mike Paquette, Ray Lumsden, Mark Peacock, Dave Flood, Mike O'Reilly, Kris Gregoire, Jason Brown, and in front, Adam Folco, Rob Charboneau.
The BCC teanm now moves up from "K" division to "J" division where the matches will be played at Canadian in 2016.
CONGRATULATIONS to our OVGA team for representing the BCC so well.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Headline Reads: "SUCH A STELLAR SHOW!"

The Brockville Youth Showcase held in the Granite Hall of the Brockville Country Club was held Saturday evening June 20, 2015. The show was put together and directed by Todd Noel.

In the "Letters to the Editor" section of the July 15th issue of the Recorder & Times, the following letter was published:


"On Saturday evening, June 20th, I had the pleasure of attending the Brockville Youth Showcase at the Brockville Country Club. I have seen many shows in my life and I can honestly say this program was one of the best performances I have ever seen.
This was a group of about 30 young people, who were, I'm guessing, between the ages of 10 and 18 years of age. They sang and acted through a program without a hitch and it was remarkably well done.
I can say it would be hard to see a program out Las Vegas or Hollywood way that was better performed.
Congratulations to all of those involved. It was a delicious dinner as well"
Matt Hayes, Prescott

We agree, and for those that did not attend, you missed a good one!

Friday, July 10, 2015

The BCC Hosts Major Rotary Fund-Raiser Tournament Which Topped $110,000

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 was a beautiful sunny day! It was also the day of the 2015 Canadian Tire Brockville Rotary Golf Classic tournament and banquet hosted by the Brockville Country Club. The Golf Classic is a major fund raiser for the Brockville and District Rotary Clubs. Over 200 golfers participated with BCC's PGA Pro Derek MacDonald organizing two shotguns; one in the morning and one in the afternoon to handle the players. Chef Jason and Emily then presented a tasty hip-of-beef buffet to approximately 300 golfers and guests in the "Granite Hall". Rotary organizers presented a continuous steam of activities including a huge silent auction. When it was all said and done, the Rotary executive announced over $110,000 raised for their many community initiatives.
In addition to title sponsor Canadian Tire Brockville, over 50 organizations sponsored some aspect of the Rotary Golf Classic. Brockville Country Club members and staff are pleased to loan the course for the day by hosting and contributing to making the annual Rotary Classic a success.
And what would the golfing highlight be for the day? How about a Hole-in-One? That's right! Jordan McMann got a hole-in-one during the Rotary Classic and with it a neat golf package vacation trip to Indiana.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Rotary Club organizers. It was a wonderful and successful day. The Brockville Country Club looks forward to hosting the 2016 Canadian Tire Brockville Rotary Golf Classic.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Stanley Thompson Society Membership Packages Available in BCC Office.

The Brockville Country Club is a proud member of the Stanley Thompson Society. As well, individual Society memberships are available which support the Society and give these members access to their "Thompson Passport". This booklet gives members access for "a-once-a-year-play" at a reduced rate at many of the Stanley Thompson courses across Canada. The BCC is one of the courses in the Passport Booklet.
The membership package at the BCC office includes a membership application card, a summary of benefits and a payment outline as well as additional Society activity information.
Pick up your Stanley Thompson Membership package at the BCC office and support the Society while receiving all the membership benefits. For additional Society information, check out their web site at:

Ted Clayton Deserves Big Thanks for Bench Work.

Have you noticed how good the benches on the Brockville Country Club's golf course look now that many have been repaired and painted? Well you have member and volunteer Ted Clayton to thank for that. The benches weigh a "ton!". They have concrete ends, each of which takes a couple of strong people to move. Ted has disassembled benches on the course then transported them to the Granite Hall where he has power washed and painted the concrete ends; repaired and painted boards; transported everything back to the course and reassembled the bench at the golf-hole location. Quite a process!
Ted, pictured above, has certainly had some off-and-on help to move the heavy benches around. Included are John Nightingale, Bill Lumsden, Ian Stewart, Kal Robertson, Travis Brennan, Kevin Harper, Rocci Pagnello (and probably missed a couple .. sorry). Gary Lalonde has also donated some wood for benches.
This bench restoration (some 34 in all) is a major project which will not be completed until late fall or next spring.Next time you see Ted, thank him for his volunteer efforts. He certainly deserves it.