Glen Arbour Golf Course in Hammonds Plains will host the TELUS World Skins Game for the first time in July 2012 as the popular golf event celebrates its 20th anniversary in Canada next summer.
The world-class Glen Arbour Golf Course was announced today as the host site for the historic event that will see five top PGA TOUR professionals compete in the Canadian summer golf tradition July 29-31, 2012.
“The TELUS World Skins Game has a long history of visiting Canada’s top tourist and golf destinations and Halifax is the ideal city to host the 20th anniversary celebration of this important Canadian event,” said Gen. (Ret.) Rick Hillier, Chair of the TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board. “This marquee event not only provides a memorable opportunity for local golf fans to see some of the best players in the world compete in their own backyard, but it also allows TELUS to leave a significant charitable legacy in the Atlantic Canada community.”
The TELUS World Skins Game is always a highlight of the Canadian summer sporting schedule for the country’s most passionate golf fans, as well as the community that hosts it. Fulfilling its promise to “give where we live,” the TELUS World Skins Game has raised more than $10 million since 2001 for a wide variety of important causes across Canada.
The first Skins Game was held in 1993 at Devil’s Pulpit Golf Club in Caledon, Ontario, and during its 19-year history has seen some of the biggest names in professional golf compete at Canada’s top golf destinations, including Jack Nicklaus, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples, Mike Weir and Greg Norman.
“The 20th anniversary of the TELUS World Skins Game is an excellent opportunity to showcase Nova Scotia on the world stage,” said Percy Paris, Minister, Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. “Major events such as these help to attract visitors to our province, build Nova Scotia’s tourism industry and grow our economy.”
Glen Arbour Golf Course is one of Atlantic Canada’s premiere golf destinations. Glen Arbour Golf Course is owned and operated by Annapolis Group Inc. a land development company whose roots dates back to the 1930′s, currently owned by the Hennigar Family, descendants of the late Roy Jodrey, the company’s founder. Since opening in 1999, Glen Arbour has played host to a number of prestigious golf events including the inaugural Wayne Gretzky and Friends Invitational in 2000 and the BMO Canadian Ladies Open in 2005.
“We have wanted to bring the event to Halifax for many years and we’re thrilled that the stars have aligned to allow us to come to Glen Arbour for this important anniversary event,” said Danny Fritz, vice president and co-managing director at IMG Canada. “We’re looking forward to celebrating this anniversary event with the golf fans of Nova Scotia and will be working over the next few months to make next summer’s TELUS World Skins Game a very memorable event.”
Some pictures of today’s (Monday’s) race
Monday, August 1
Pizza night, entertainment and bar starts at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 2
Casino Night and Bar Under the Tent 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 3
Local musical entertainment and bar open at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, August 5
Irish Ceilidh and Bar at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 6
Dance and Bar at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 7
Ceilidh on the Cove begins at 6:00 p.m.
at the Dauphinee Inn, fireworks to follow
The sky is clear blue, the sun is shining, temp between 21 and 24 degrees C. What a great day for golf! And we have two of the best golf courses in Nova Scotia in the Peggy’s Cove Region:
The championship course at Glen Arbour:
Whether you choose to play our 18-hole, 6 800-yard par 72 course or 9-hole par 3 Executive course, the effect will be the same–a premium golf experience that surpasses your greatest expectations. It will challenge the best and promises to reward all.
Granite Springs Golf Course combines both scenery and challenge:
Carved out of the land, nestled by the sea, Granite Springs is a Nova Scotia golfing gem. Hone your skills on 18 unique holes, designed and groomed to championship standards.
Just want to hit a few balls or play minature golf with the kids – head out to the Goodwood Family Golf Centre:
And St. Margaret’s Bay is waiting for you. There are so many ways to enjoy the bay:
Go kayaking to discover our islands:
Take a boat tour:
And of course – there are lots of un-crowded beaches.
Or you can just sit on the rocks and enjoy the ocean:
The heat wave that is effecting the rest of Canada and the United States has finally reached us here in The Peggy’s Cove Region. It is currently 28 C - that is REALLY hot in an area where the North Atlantic is our air conditioning. So we are headed to the beaches and invite you to join us.
There are 10 beaches in The Peggy’ Cove Region.
This is a photo of Peggy’s Cove taken before the days of the Sou’Wester Restaurant and Gift Shop.
You will be entered into a draw to win a $60 Sou’wester Restaurant and Gift Shop gift certificate if you correctly identify the business that currently occupies the building marked with an “X” .
Hint: You will find the answer here: http://www.peggyscoveregion.com/
Leave a comment with your answer. Be sure to give us your email. We will not use it for any other purpose or share it.
The winner will be chosen from the correct answers using a random number selector.
Contest closes June 30 2011. Winner will be notified by email
one entry per email address
Members of the St Margaret’s Bay Regional Development Association and their families, Employees of the Sou’Wester Restaurant and Gift Shop and their families and the business that occupies the house in the contest are not eligible to enter.
Giant Yard Sale, May Holiday Weekend
Yard sale enthusiasts, area residents, and business owners are looking forward to a great holiday weekend in May, when hundreds of balloons will lend a festive air to vending sites along the Prospect Road, Peggy’s Cove Road, and St. Margaret’s Bay Road, from Upper Tantallon to Hubbards. Bay Bounty and Bargains! is one of the special events planned to celebrate Peggy’s Cove Bicentennial, and everyone is warmly invited to join the fun.
Residents and business operators may decide to set up on their own properties, or join forces with neighbours on a common site, or bring their wares to one of the multi-vendor sites that the committee has confirmed. Visit www.peggyscove.org for updated information on the available venues and contact details. This information will also be posted on websites of various community organizations throughout the region.
All participating vendors are invited to pick up balloons from the designated sites listed below, and to display a cluster or two to attract the attention of prospective buyers. Balloons are available at the following pick-up points: Prospect Road Community Centre in Hatchet Lake; the Whale’s Back in Indian Harbour; Redmond’s Home Hardware at Redmond’s Plaza in Upper Tantallon: and the Aspotogan Heritage Trust in Hubbards. Sincere thanks are extended to all concerned for this kind support.
Community organizations, schools, churches, service clubs, youth groups, homeowners’ associations and other interested groups are especially encouraged to view the Bay Bounty and Bargains!giant yard sale as an opportunity to fundraise for their own purposes through bake sales, brunches, suppers, craft sales, car washes, etc. The event planners greatly appreciate the welcome assistance received from all multi-vendor sites and enthusiastic participants throughout the area.
Bay Bounty and Bargains! will run Saturday, May 21st,10:00-4:00; and Sunday, May 22nd, noon-4:00. Please plan to join the fun, rain or shine. A highlight for youngsters and the young at heart will be kite-flying demonstrations at Peggy’s Cove on Sunday, May 22nd, 2:00-4:00.
For more information, please contact one of the following according to your location:
Goodwood to McGrath’s Cove – Nancy Pike at email@example.com
East Dover to Seabright – Judy Dauphinee at firstname.lastname@example.org
French Village to Head of the Bay – Shelley Webb at email@example.com
and Boutilier’s Point to Hubbards – Lori Dale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your participation and hope this will be a very enjoyable event for all.
The beauty of The Peggy’s Cove Region has inspired many artists over the years and the studios of painters, potters, sculptors, woodworkers, etc. dot the roadways in the region but are often hard to find. Several work from their homes and the great outdoors is their studio. The purpose of this festival is to bring the art of our area to you. To present opportunities for you to meet the artists and view and purchase their wonderful work.
The Festival will take place July 1 to 10, 2011 at various venues along the Prospect and Peggy’s Cove Roads Route#333) from Goodwood to Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia.
Events are being added on an on-going basis. For a current list of events visit the festivals blog here.
This informative article about two of our member businesses – The Bike and Bean and Freewheeling Adventures - appeared in today’s (April 23, 2011) Halifax Chronicle Herald: http://www.thechronicleherald.ca/Business/1239909.html
RECAP (Route Enhancement Committee For The Aspotogan Peninsula) is an organization that has been working very hard to to encourage and improve active transport options for route 329 and trunk route 3 in our Hubbards/Aspotogan Area, the route known as THE ASPOTOGAN LOOP.
They want your opinion. They are working very hard to develop a strategy for the developement of the Aspotogan Loop and are holding an open house on April 9th to gather your thoughts.
If you are unable to attend but want to express your ideas you can contact them through their blog.