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Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Cawaja Beach
Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Cawaja Beach

Parish Golf Committee



Our parish Golf Tournament has been an annual event on the Friday before our parish Feast Day (Praznyk) since 1998. The first tournament organizers included messrs. C.Bortkiewicz, B.Kopij, B.Matys, A.Andruchiw, J.Kolodij, and B.Bodnaruk. This outing of fellowship has been agreat supporter of our parish and our sister parish The Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Barrie and many local area charities. The committee was later joined by messrs. W.Lachmaniuk, Z.Ivachiw, and D.Matys. For the last three years, the tournament has been run jointly with our sister parish in Barrie with the contributions of: Justice L.Olah, Mr. George Wodoslawsky, Lucia Zoladek, and Mr. Roman Plawiuk.

The tournament has taken place at many local venues including: Brooklea Golf & Country Club in Midland, Banty’s Roost Golf Club in Toronto, Baywood Golf & Country Club in Wasaga Beach, and The Highlands Courseat Horseshoe Valley. For the first ten years of our history, a large tent was arranged in the church parking lot and a barbeque dinner was organized for the up to 140 participants. Special thanks goes Mr. Vito Montesano, who for 5 years provided the roasted pigs for dinner, and staff to cook them and Mrs. Olha Bodnaruk who prepared the complimentary buffet dishes for the meal. We wish to also acknowledge our major tournament sponsor Mr. Peter Proszanski of "Himelfarb and Proszanski". Special thanks also goes to Mr. Collin Wackett and Mr. Larry Ryhorski who have helped on the course on game day for the past 16 years.


Sts. Volodymyr & Olha Ukrainian Catholic Church in Cawaja Beach
Local newspaper "Springwater News", Aug 13, 2015

Our tournament has raised in excess of $200,000 for our parish and the following charities: the Penetanguishene Mental Health Centre, The YMCA Child Care Centre in Midland, the Midland General Hospital, The Big Brothers of North Simcoe, The Big Sisters Association of Huronia, The Huronia Museum, and additional funds for our sister parish The Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Barrie for the years they participated. We wish to thank all of our golfers and sponsors who support us each year and special thanks to the current golf committee including messrs, Chester Bortkewiecz, Jerry Kolodij, Dan Matys, Zenon Iwachiw, and Bohdan Bodnaruk.

On behalf of the Golf Committee,

Bohdan Bodnaruk