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Great action at the OGMA fall golf tournament


September 24, 2013
By Patrick Flannery


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golfersSept. 25, 2013 – The Ontario Glass and Metal Association
fall golf tournament, held Sept. 19, was buzzing this year with news of a hole-in-one
by Michael Arnott of Northern Facades. Arnott holed his tee shot on the
164-yard, par-three 12th at the Carrying Place Golf and Country Club in Kettleby, Ont.
Some debate ensued as to whether this feat qualified him to win the
Prelco-sponsored closest-to-the-pin prize, as his ball was technically
not close to the pin but actually touching it. OGMA golf officials
eventually ruled that Arnott should win. Your correspondent must have
been in the bathroom when Arnott purchased the traditional round of
drinks.

Sept. 25, 2013 – The Ontario Glass and Metal Association fall golf tournament, held Sept. 19, was buzzing this year with news of a hole-in-one by Michael Arnott of Northern Facades. Arnott holed his tee shot on the 164-yard, par-three 12th at the Carrying Place Golf and Country Club in Kettleby, Ont. Some debate ensued as to whether this feat qualified him to win the Prelco-sponsored closest-to-the-pin prize, as his ball was technically not close to the pin but actually touching it. OGMA golf officials eventually ruled that Arnott should win. Your correspondent must have been in the bathroom when Arnott purchased the traditional round of drinks.

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Michael Arnott shows off the winning form.

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After golf and the usual delicious dinner provided by the course kitchen, some OGMA business was conducted. Ennio Rea of Saand started things off as usual with an off-colour joke. Then Steve Ringler of Oakville Glass and Mirror, OGMA president, introduced the OGMA's bursary winner for 2013, Doug Cake. Cake was presented with a $500 cheque to be put toward his continuing education as a glazier. Ringler told the crowd of 108 that Cake signed as an apprentice in 2009 after completing a pre-apprentice class at the Ontario Industrial and Finishing Skills Centre. He has been active in the field, working for Millenium Glass, Harding Glass and Impact Glass, each for approximately one year, and is very close to having the required hours to write his College of Trades exam. In his advanced level training Cake received the highest mark for his class. Steve Laird, one of Cake's instructors, said "All in all Doug has been a pleasure to work with and I wish him well in the future."

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Doug Cake accepts his $500 bursary from Steve Ringler.


 

Following this, Doug Morris of Morris Glass and Windows got up to announce a donation to a new charity for the OGMA: the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation . Shannon Boeckner was there from the hospital to accept the $1,000 cheque and thank the association, describing how its money would be put to work assisting children with disabilities. According to the hospital brochure, Holland Bloorview is Canada's largest pediatric rehabilitation hospital, handling 600 inpatient and 52,000 outpatient visits each year. Boeckner invited all OGMA members to visit the facility and see the work being done there.

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Ringler and Morris are all smiles as they present a nice cheque to Boeckner.


 

Your editor was then given a chance to inform the group about a new trade show hosted by Glass Canada for the architectural glass industry being planned for next May. Members were asked to stay tuned for more details.

For more photos from the event, visit the Glass Canada Facebook page.

Related links

www.ogma.ca  
www.hollandbloorviewfoundation.ca


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