by Alan Muir, Parkinson Canada
The annual Parkinson Canada Golf Tournament, which has been organised by local resident, John Spiro, for the last nine years, is coming back again this year, in spite of John’s determination not to get involved this time. Last year, John was adamant that he had done all he could and was going to take a step back from the event in 2019. But someone with John’s dedication and complete inability to keep away from helping a cause that is so close to his heart and life, could not be expected to actually follow through on his claim that last year was his Swan Song, as he called it.
This year, the tournament takes place on Saturday, June 22, at the Rideau Glen Golf Club, commencing with a shotgun start at 9 am. The $100 entry fee includes golf fees, golf cart, a meal and one drink.
All proceeds will go towards improving the quality of life of people with Parkinson’s and their families, throughout Eastern Ontario, by providing information, client services and counselling, and by supporting ongoing research.
Please consider supporting John and this tournament by contributing a prize, or making a cash donation, or by signing up and hitting the links on June 22. To register, or for more information, please contact Ron Tracey at 613-258-6999.