Tee off for a cause at the AFREA Annual Golf Tournament Where Golf Meets Giving.
Friday, August 10th, 2023
Goose Hummock Golf Resort
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
It’s a hot one today! The Federation Teams are out on the course raising money for the MS Society – AB & NWT division. Approximately 142 golfers make their rounds today in the name of charity, fun, and cooperation. This is the 16th year for the Federation Charity Golf Classic co-hosted with our cooperative partner the Federation of Alberta Gas Co-ops. Stay tuned for updates on the total donation for this year and we should have pics to prove it!
Left to right: Al Nagel, AFREA CEO; Graham Metzger, MS Society; Tom Kee, Executive Director FedGas
The AFREA Annual Golf Tournament, affectionately known as the Federation Charity Golf Classic, stands as a testament to community, collaboration, and compassion. With a rich history spanning over several years, this cherished event has consistently rallied individuals and organizations together in support of a noble cause.
Since its inception, the tournament has been a beacon of hope for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS), particularly in the Alberta & Northwest Territories Division of the MS Society of Canada. What started as a modest endeavor has blossomed into an annual extravaganza that raises funds, awareness, and spirits.
Golfers and supporters from all walks of life come together at the beautiful Goose Hummock Golf Resort, not merely for a day of sport but for a shared purpose. Through registrations, sponsorships, auctions, and heartfelt donations, the tournament has amassed an impressive financial contribution. These funds have been channeled towards critical programs, education, advocacy, and support initiatives that impact rural communities where access to essential resources can be limited.
In its journey, the tournament has experienced triumphs and challenges. While the cancellation of events in 2020 and 2021 due to the global pandemic was disheartening, it underscored the unwavering commitment to safety and the well-being of participants and supporters. This community’s dedication, even in adversity, was evident as donations continued to pour in, demonstrating a shared resolve to make a difference.
As the tournament enters each new year, it does so with a renewed sense of purpose. The AFREA Annual Golf Tournament isn’t just about golf; it’s about unity. It’s about standing together as a force for good, making a tangible impact on the lives of those living with MS. It’s about celebrating milestones, like reaching the $300,000 mark in cumulative contributions, and looking ahead with a clear vision of positive change.
The Federation Charity Golf Classic isn’t just an event; it’s a testament to the power of community, generosity, and perseverance. It’s a reminder that even amidst challenges, the spirit of giving remains unbroken. As participants eagerly anticipate each tournament and its unique offerings, they’re also embracing an opportunity to make a profound difference—one swing at a time.
Join us as we tee off with purpose, swing for a cause, and continue this remarkable journey of compassion and camaraderie. Together, we can drive change, elevate lives, and work towards a future where Multiple Sclerosis is no longer a barrier to a life of possibility.
Even though our event was cancelled due to COVID-19 requirements, donations in the amount of $23,000 were received! A big thank you to everyone who donated through our online website or redirected their registration fees to the cause instead. We cannot do this alone. Thank you!
We look forward (anticipate) seeing you for our 16th year on the course @Goose Hummock on Thursday, August 18th, 2022. Watch your email for information and registration forms. Spots on our event sell out fast!
UNFORTUNATELY DUE TO CURRENT COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS THE FEDERATION CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC IS CANCELLED. THE FEDERATIONS WILL BE NOTIFYING PARTICPANTS AND SPONSORS.
SAFETY IS OUR CONCERN.
KEEPING OUR MEMBERS, GOLFERS, BOARD & STAFF SAFE IS IMPORTANT. THE FEDERATIONS DO NOT FEEL THAT IT IS RESPONSIBILE TO GO AHEAD WHEN WE CAN DO THE RIGHT THING AND PROTECT EVERYONE INVOLVED. THANK YOU.
As cooperatives we have a social responsibility to our communities. By cancelling our golf tournament for this year, we are putting your safety first. This would be our 14th year and, to date, we have raised over $300,000 with your help. We would like to invite you to keep the momentum going by asking you to consider a donation to the MS Society – AB & NWT Division through our MS Team Page. Consider donating to this great cause what you would spend to participate in or sponsor our event. For your convenience, use this donation page link: Join Us in the Fight to End MS
Thank you for your generosity.
Update: As of July 3rd we have raised 1/2 our goal! Thank you so much for your continued support. The MS Society – AB & NWT Division uses our donations to provide valuable support programs, information, and awareness for rural Albertans living with MS.
Other than a few drops of rain during the early morning at the course, the day was another spectacular summer showing for the 13th Annual Federation Charity Golf Classic. The food and fun was plentiful as a full slate of 172 golfers made it through the 18-hole course. We would like to thank everyone for their participation – we are sincerely grateful for your ongoing support to this worthy cause. A big thanks to staff with the Federations – organizers Janeth Mitchell and Alison Zinnick – as well as everyone else who showed up and took part at their assigned posts for the day’s event.
The 13th Annual Federation Charity Golf Classic raised another $25,000, adding to the total charitable donation. Despite some rain, the event was successful, with 172 golfers participating and contributing to the cause.
The 2018 event held on Thursday, August 9th boasted our typical (lucky) sunny weather and a full slate of eager golfers. As has been for the past 11 years, proceeds from the tournament go to our charity of choice, the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of Canada, Alberta & Northwest Territories Division. Donations are allocated to programs and education, information, advocacy, and awareness events in rural Alberta for both community members living with the disease and their healthcare professionals. The Federation Charity Golf Classic, co-hosted with our co-op partner Federation of Gas Co-ops, is a highly anticipated and widely supported annual golf event. Thanks to our participants and sponsors we added to our accumulative total over the past 12 years – bringing it over the $300,000 mark. Thank you to everyone for their hard work and support.
Co-ops working together are proof that collaboration brings bigger rewards. Another beautiful Alberta day for the 11th year – we raised over $20,000 bringing our total to date to over $280,000! Thank you to everyone who had a hand in planning and presenting this amazing day of fun and fundraising. Thank you to everyone who donated, sponsored, and supported this great cause.
Our 11th Annual Federation Charity Golf Classic 2017 was held on Thursday, August 10th at Goose Hummock Golf Resort. The Federation staff is busy readying the props and prizes in order to bring you another fanastic event. We are hoping MotheStarting line up – getting ready to go!r Nature cooperates to bring us a bright and sunny day for golf nd fun. Thank you so much to everyone who has a hand in making this a successful and amazing day! Last year we raised enough to push our total contributions over the past 10 years to over a quarter of a million dollars. Money donated to the MS Cause is money raised through registrations, sponsorships, golf-day auction, and donations. The Goose in Goose Hummock! Proceeds from our Charity Classic event goes to the MS Society of Canada, Alberta & Northwest Territories Division toward funding programs and services for rural Albertans living with multiple sclerosis.
The Federation girls, Dawn Dietz (FedGas) and Janeth Mitchell (AFREA), delivered the cashable version in person to the MS Society of Canada – AB & NWT Division. Dr. Garry Wheeler (President) and Johanna Green (Northern Regional Director) were on hand to receive our donation for $22,000.00. We are honored to continue to support this cause in hopes they find a cure! In the meantime, they provide essential programs and services to those who are suffering with the disease – those who live in rural areas where access to big city facilities is limited. Great job, everyone!
The sun shone bright on our 10th Annual Federation Charity Golf Classic held on Thursday, August 11th at Goose Hummock Golf Resort. We raised another $22,600 to add to our total contributions over the past 10 years. Money donated to the MS Cause is money raised through registrations, sponsorships, golf-day auction, and donations.
Your generosity helped us raise over $22,000 in our 10th year of the event. Proceeds go to the MS Society of Canada, Alberta & Northwest Territories Division. Over the last 10 years, this event has raised over $257,000! Our contributions to the MS Society go towards helping rural patients with MS. See the 2016 Rural Impact Report listed below.