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Weekly Bulletin - Wednesday August 8,  2018

Lauren wins the quilt dedicated to the memory of her father, Ross Leslie


In all of the history of the Dunany Quilt, there has never been a more impactful win. The stars in heaven aligned as the winning ticket was plucked from the box to see Lauren Leslie called to accept the 2018 that was so lovingly dedicated to her father’s memory. Congratulations Lauren!

A huge thank you to Jean Sutherland Towell and all of the quilters who poured hours of time and talent into this year’s quilt. Also heartfelt thanks to Maureen Dubiel for once again organizing the Ladies Cocktail Party which is to many, the highlight of the summer. Our sincerest appreciation to everyone who made hors oeuvres, donated prizes and volunteered their time. Thank you!

Celebrating the life of Ross Leslie
An exceptional evening for an exceptional man.



“Count your blessings like you're counting steps to the Hustle and keep living like it's the best day ever of the best summer ever in the spirit of our fellow Dunanyite who did just that. Cheers, Rossy.” 


-Patty Mannard

          An evening with Academy Award winner Cynthia Scott

Thank you Mitch Azaria and Andrea Minty for organizing a wonderful evening with this highly talented film director from Dunany!   

 A big thanks as well to Chris Wynn for hosting, Diane Glionna, Jane Fehr & Barb Armstrong for the sweets and Cat Spaulding & Patty Mannard for bartending.  Most of all thank you to Cynthia Scott for your wonderful films & insightful stories.   

 For more information on Cynthia Scott and her work please visit this link on the DCA

Match and Handicap

The Dan Main Shield, in keeping with tradition, was played before the Ladies Cocktail party last Saturday and the weather cooperated! Congratulations to the winners:


First place - Jeff Best and Joan Gale who shot a super low net of 61

Runners up - Heather Swaine and Chrys Tindale


Congratulations to all our juniors for a terrific Junior Club Championship last Thursday and Friday.  Thanks to Jeff and Trudy Adams and their team of volunteers. A great day was had by everyone including all the down to the wire finishes. Very exciting!


This week the Ladies Club Championship will be held Friday August 10 to Sunday August 12.  Tees will be closed each day at 7:00 a.m. Come down and cheer the ladies on.  The course is in great shape and rain can only help. Good luck ladies!


A gentle reminder that if your ball lands in the Eco zone on the 8th hole, please use the designated drop zone just to the left of the bridge before crossing over the creek. Also, please allow faster players play through and to replace your divots and repair your ball marks. Thanks.


Have a great golf week and be sure to check the latest results of our ongoing tournaments including:

Markham Cup

Men’s Best Ball

See you on the tee!

Chrys Tindale – Club Captain

Ladies Golf 


Ladies Club Championship

The championship starts this Friday, August 10th with C's and D's playing 9 holes, and then again on Saturday and Sunday.  A's and B's play 18 holes on Saturday and Sunday.


You’re Invited to the Ladies Reception Sunday August 12

ALL DCC members and their families are invited to join the gallery at this weekend's Ladies Golf Championship this weekend. On Sunday, the Ladies will host an informal cocktail-style reception open to all starting at 12 noon. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and the bar will be open.


If anyone is willing to volunteer finger food or help with set up or post-reception duties, please add your name to the "Ladies Cocktail Reception" sheet in the starter shack or send an email to judy@judyhammond.ca


Ladies and Mens Day

It was wonderful to have 27 golfers compete in the Count Your Putts on August 1st. 
First place - Barb Campbell and Ev Wood with 12 putts each
Second place - Lyne Chouinard with 13 putts
Third place - Tom Lowe, Peter Wright and Rick Havill with 14 putts.  Well done!


Match Play

Thank you to everyone who has been playing in the Match Play events.  The next round for the President's Cup, Captain's Cup and Four Ball are to be completed by August 17th.  Good luck


- Dianne Vanstone

Junior Update


It is hard to believe that we've already had 6 weeks of lessons, as many junior days are slowly winding down the summer program.


Junior Club Championship Results:

A Class golfers (two-day, 36 hole Championship tournament)
Winner - Mark McLeod (total for 36 holes: 189) 
Runner-Ups:  Fin Wightman (198) and Duncan Cook (198).    


B Class (18 holes)

The winner was Tate Wightman in a playoff with Nicole Adams

Runner-up for Boys - Dylan Adams

Nicole Adams was the winner of overall low gross for Girls
Runner-up for B Class Girls - Amy McLeod


C Class (18 holes)

Winner - Jared Armitage


D Class (18 holes from 150 markers)

Winner for Boys (by one stroke!) was Aidan DeVries-Cruise
Runner up - Marc Newland

Winner for Girls - Jilliane Edey in a playoff with Elizabeth Boucher, who finishes as runner-up.

Our D golf is very exciting and we are so proud of these kids who all wanted to play the full 9 holes on both days. ALL of our Class E golfers have graduated to D and already two have made it to C!  


The Championship concluded with 17 X-Large pizzas from Carole's Pizza! Special thanks to our Club Captain, Ladies Captain and DCC President who were all in attendance to see the exciting finishes and join us for lunch. In addition to parent volunteers, we want to thank Marilyn Wynn, Norm Ovenden, Dianne Vanstone, Babs Campbell and Annie Hay who volunteered to walk with and give guidance on rules application and options as necessary.  


We are constantly looking for volunteers, if you would be willing to share knowledge and talent with our juniors please get in touch with Trudy & Jeff Adams jeffm_adams@yahoo.com


Just this past Monday, Nicole Adams and Mark McLeod participated in a regional Golf Quebec tournament at the prestigious Club Laval-sur-le-Lac. Nicole & Mark played well and were happy with their efforts and results.  There are two more Golf Quebec tournaments this month where Dunany will be represented.   

Nicole A. and Mark M. at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac, representing Dunany in a Golf Quebec regional tournament

Jilliane and Elizabeth compete in the Girls Class D Championship.  Shelley Cruise holds the flag

Class A boys review scorecards that declare a new winner: Mark McLeod!

Club House Renovation – Quebec Grant Decision

As you know, we applied in February for a grant under Quebec’s Ministry of Sport to obtain funds to help us with our Club House renovation project.  If you were at the DCA AGM, you would know that Jason Morrison, Mayor of Wentworth was very optimistic about our chances.  Unfortunately, we were informed last week by Normand Fauchon, Director of the “Direction des infrastructures, des événements et de la gestion financière du loisir et du sport” that our proposal has not been granted. 


We had received strong endorsements of support for our proposal from the MRC and the townships of Gore and Wentworth.   Michael Fehr has spoken with Jason Morrison who is committed to continue to helping us with the project and will work with Natalie Black, Wentworth’s Executive Director and the MRC to try to identify other opportunities for funding.


We will also be organizing a meeting of our core fundraising and design teams to review our options.


 We are committed to improving the quality of our Club House and Community Center for our members and for future generations and will keep you informed as we work through the challenges ahead.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact lynn.palmer@rogers.com

Yoga Classes extended until September 3

There has been so much interest in yoga, that Nancy and Gaye have agreed to add another session to take us to Labour Day.


Our last practice in the first session was Monday, August 6.  We will be offering another 8 sessions for $50 that will take us to Labour Day, September 3. Classes will be at the same times:  Monday at 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.  Please confirm with Lynn if you are interested. We still offer a ‘drop in’ rate of $10. Namaste, Lynn.palmer@rogers.com

Save the Date! Dunany Studio Artists Exposition

Thursday and Friday August 23 and 24 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Cash Bar – Open to the public

If you have news and photos to share please send them to aikmancindy@gmail.com.   Have a wonderful week!