Cornwall and The Counties Tourism to Support The Great Waterway Classic

Cornwall, ON (July 18, 2013) – The Great Waterway Classic, a PGA TOUR Canada event, is pleased to announce Cornwall and The Counties Tourism has partnered up to support the event.

Cornwall and The Counties Tourism, a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the region including the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, will take ownership of the volunteer program of The Great Waterway Classic.  In addition, the tourism office will provide every player with a detailed tourism package, showcasing Cornwall and The Counties’ local attractions and restaurants.

“We are pleased to have Cornwall and The Counties Tourism on board with The Great Waterway Classic,” said Tournament Director Brad Parkins. “Volunteers are a major reason these types of events are a success, and having Cornwall and The Counties Tourism support this program will go a long way to the success of our event in The Great Waterway region.”

“Golf is a major economic driver in the tourism industry of Cornwall and the Counties, and it was important for us to be a part of The Great Waterway Classic,” said Linda Wilson, the Executive Director of Cornwall and the Counties Tourism. “This tournament will put eyes on our region and allow us to show off some of the assets that make Cornwall and the Counties a joy to visit.”

About Cornwall and The Counties Tourism

Cornwall and the Counties Tourism is a non-profit, membership-based organization tasked with developing tourism in the City of Cornwall and the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Through a combination of visitor information services, literature distribution, social media and creative marketing, Cornwall and the Counties Tourism promotes the region as a viable tourist destination.

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The Great Waterway Classic selects NAV CENTRE as Official Accommodation Partner

Cornwall, ON (June 28, 2013) – The Great Waterway Classic, a PGA TOUR Canada event, is pleased to announce the NAV CENTRE as the official accommodation partner for The Great Waterway Classic.

This versatile facility is designed to accommodate a wide range of gatherings and is one of the largest facilities of its type in Eastern Ontario. The 551-room conference centre will accommodate players, staff, volunteers and other special invited guests to the event which takes place August 19-25, 2013 at Upper Canada Golf Course in Morrisburg, Ontario. NAV Centre provides guests with the latest technologies and comfortable and spacious rooms.

“We are pleased to select the NAV CENTRE as the accommodations partner for The Great Waterway Classic,” said Brad Parkins, Tournament Director for The Great Waterway Classic. “It is a first class facility with first class amenities. It will be a great home base and provide great hospitality to all the players and guests we have participating in this years event.”

“We’re honoured to have the opportunity to be a part of this great event by helping welcome athletes, volunteers and attendees from across the country,” said Kim Coe-Turner, General Manager of the  NAV CENTRE. “Our goal is to make everyone feel at home during this world-class event, by giving them an excellent opportunity to not only rest, but to enjoy our scenic location, our excellent dining options and warm and sociable environment.”

About NAV CENTRE

Located on the scenic shores of the St. Lawrence River in Cornwall, the NAV CENTRE is a full service conference centre offering access to 551 guest rooms and 70 dedicated state-of-the-art meeting rooms, spa, fitness centre with indoor pool and several dining options, including the new Propeller buffet restaurant and an Irish pub with live entertainment. The Centre can accommodate small groups of five to large groups of up to 500. Learn more at www.navcentre.ca.

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Fritsch Throws Support behind The Great Waterway Classic

-Ottawa Native to Act as Honorary Chair-

Richmond Hill, Ont. (June 11, 2013) –  The Great Waterway Classic, a PGA TOUR Canada event, is pleased to announce that Brad Fritsch, an Ottawa native and current PGA TOUR professional, will be named the 2013 Honorary Chairman of The Great Waterway Classic.  The second year PGA TOURCanada event will take place at Upper Canada Golf Course inMorrisburg,Ontario August 19-25 and will be operated by the Canadian Junior Golf Association.

“I am honored to be associated with The Great Waterway Classic,” said Fritsch.  “The launch of PGA TOURCanadais great for golf and players alike.  The time I spent on the Tour was instrumental to my development as a professional. I am confident the Tour and The Great Waterway Classic will showcase the talents of the players to the many golf enthusiasts across the country, and especially in The Great Waterway region.”

The 2012 Great Waterway Classic was played at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course, whereNorth Vancouver,BCnative Eugene Wong won by a shot over Daniel Im ofVancouver. Wong’s victory capped a two-win season that saw him finish fourth on the PGA TOUR Canada Order of Merit.

“The Great Waterway Classic is delighted to have Brad throw his support behind the event that is certain to showcase a full field of talented professionals as they begin their journey to golf’s pinnacle, the PGA TOUR” said Brad Parkins, Tournament Director for The Great Waterway Classic.  “Brad used PGA TOURCanadaas a stepping stone to get to where he is today and for him to support this event shows his dedication to giving back to where he came from.”

Fritsch competed on PGA TOUR Canadafrom 2001 to 2006 and then again from 2010 to 2011.  Currently sitting 121st on the FedEx Cup Standings, he has had a good start to his first season on the PGA TOUR, making 12 of 16 cuts this season.

For more information on The Great Waterway Classic, including sponsorship opportunities, Pro-Am participation, volunteering, open qualifying or ticket info, please visit thegreatwaterwayclassic.ca.

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The Great Waterway Classic Teams up with Cornwall Hospital Foundation

RICHMOND HILL, ON (June 11, 2013) – The Great Waterway Classic is proud to announce their partnership with the Cornwall Hospital Foundation as the local charity of choice for the upcoming The Great Waterway Classic.

The sixth event on the inaugural PGA Tour Canada schedule takes place August 19-25 at Upper Canada Golf Course inMorrisburg,ON.

“The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is delighted to have the chance to work with such a community-minded charitable organization as Cornwall Hospital Foundation,” said Brad Parkins, Tournament Director of The Great Waterway Classic.  “We look forward to helping the Foundation by raising funds for its multiple health care initiatives.”

Funds will be raised in different ways during the week of the event including supplementary activities during the Pro-Am and a portion of the gate proceeds. These will help the Foundation provide key equipment so doctors and nurses can deliver the best patient care possible.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be the charity of choice for The Great Waterway Classic,” says Connie Vardy, Executive Director, Cornwall Hospital Foundation. “We’re very happy that this event is being held so close. This way the funds raised will benefit residents throughout this great region.”

“We thank The Great Waterway Classic for making Cornwall Hospital Foundation the recipient of their event’s proceeds,” adds Allan Wilson, Chair, Cornwall Hospital Foundation Board. “I’m glad that our efforts to equipCornwallHospitalwill receive this extra support. We thank event organizers and wish golfers and spectators at Upper Canada Golf Course a great golf week.”

The Great Waterway Classic is a unique event, as a select number of junior golfers will gain entry into the tournament through a junior qualifying series conducted by the CJGA.

For more information on The Great Waterway Classic, including sponsorship opportunities, Pro-Am participation, volunteering, open qualifying or ticket info, please visit thegreatwaterwayclassic.ca.

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