The Don LaBerge Memorial Golf Classic was established in 2007, 2 years after the passing of a great leader, mentor, friend, husband, father, and grandfather. Don's passing came after a year long battle with brain cancer and his attitude while fighting his illness was inspirational to all of us. Don's passion for golf made our decision to establish this tournament to raise funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation an obvious choice. Each year this tournament gives participants the opportunity to share fond stories of Don while creating new friendships and unforgettable memories, in addition to raising funds to put an end to this deadly disease.
Don was an important influence on the environmental industry during his 35 year career with Chemex Laboratories (now Maxxam Analytics) and Enviro-Test Laboratories (now ALS Laboratories). The impact of his actions continues to be felt today. His dedication to quality resulted in his involvement in the creation of CAEAL/CALA; he was one of the three signatories on the application to incorporate CAEAL/CALA in 1989 and served on the Board of Directors and also as CALA President. A CALA award was established in honour of Don Laberge in 2006 to recognize lifetime achievement in the service of CALA.
Now in its 9th year, the Don LaBerge Memorial Golf Classic has raised nearly $1 million to support cancer research at Alberta Cancer Fundation. The Alberta Cancer Fundation strives to be one of the most innovative philanthropic organization in Canada. They achieve this by delivering transformational results for those waging the war against cancer, and their families. Strategic priorities drive their organization as they continue to push for change.
Our memories of Don have never faded and in fact grow stronger in large part due to the annual Don LaBerge Memorial Golf Classic. Don will always be remembered by family and friends for his integrity, technical knowledge, sense of humour and passion for golf. Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors and participants for helping to make this event a lasting tribute and a great fundraiser for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
The golf classic kicks off September 2nd, 2015 with registration, a putting contest and a box lunch; the tournament officially tees-off at 1:00 PM. Following tournament play, the evening will close with an awards banquet, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment and dancing.
Player entry fees start at $200. This includes 18 holes of tournament golf, a seat the banquet, tee gifts and much more. Banquet-only tickets are available for $50. For more information about tournament sponsorships, donating auction items, volunteering or participating at the Don LaBerge Memorial Golf Classic, please contact our Event Coordinator, Kham Lin, at 403 226 5897 or email the event committee at email@example.com.