FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 21, 2004
CONTACT: Diana Guinn, Chief Librarian
E-MAIL: [email protected]
“Links to Literacy” A Great Success
Port Moody Public Library reaped in over $17,000 at its 4th “Links to Literacy” golf tournament, raffle, auction and banquet held September 9, 2004 at Pitt Meadows Golf Club. “We thank the many golfers who participated in this hugely successful event and we are especially grateful to our main sponsors: The Now Newspaper, Appia Group of Companies, Polygon Homes, Perler Financial Group, and Full-Line Specialties and the 27 local companies who sponsored holes”, said Tom Shorthouse, Library Board Chair. “Barb Nuttall and her golf planning team did a superb job of putting everything together”.
"This year's proceeds will be invested into the Port Moody Foundation's Library Legacy Fund, to build collections for a future expansion", stated Diana Guinn, Chief Librarian. "We will soon be launching a campaign with the Port Moody Foundation encouraging citizens to donate to this fund. The fund's purpose is to ensure we have a long term capital investment and we feel strongly that partnering with the Foundation will be a positive experience", Guinn added.
The Ron Little Team consisting of Ron Little, Al Fuller, Tom Radonjic and Ed Sirney won the tournament trophy for the lowest score of 65 while the Port Moody Travel Team of Isabella Beane, Ron Curties, Cyndy Finnamore, and Lana Tesan and came away with the highest team score of the day. Susan McKinnon won the women’s accuracy drive while Terry Parent won the women’s longest drive. Women’s KP was won by Alma Taylor with Doug Brown winning the men’s KP. Library trustee Don Logie won the men’s accuracy drive with Tom Shorthouse Jr. winning the men’s longest drive.
Port Moody Police Chief Paul Shrive MC’d and entertained the audience throughout the evening. In addition to the funds raised from the tournament, an additional $2000 was raised at the silent and live auctions. The festivities concluded with the $1000 reverse draw for merchandise at the golf club, which was shared by three lucky golfers.