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Skålleagues tee off for the Skål Toronto 63rd Annual Golf Tournament


Skålleagues tee off for the Skål Toronto 63rd Annual Golf Tournament
Christine Hogg

Christine Hogg is the Associate Digital Editor at PAX Global Media. Prior to joining PAX, she obtained her Honours BA in Journalism from the University of Toronto. Upon graduating, she went on to write for several travel publications while travelling the world. Her longest trip was a three-week stint in Europe, and the shortest was a 16-hour adventure in Iceland. Get in touch: christine@paxglobalmedia.com.

For more than 60 years, Skål Canada has hosted an annual golf tournament to say thank you to its loyal members and sponsors for their ongoing contributions.

Yesterday afternoon was no different, as more than 100 golfers took to the green at the Lionhead Golf & Country Club for the Skål Toronto 63rd Annual Golf Tournament.

IMG_8205.JPGAdventure Canada takes over the beer cart!

After a great afternoon on the course, attendees sat down to dinner, where a number of great prizes were being raffled off, and both a silent auction and live auction took place.

Kimberly Hartley, golf chair, mentioned that partial proceeds of the Skål Toronto 63rd Annual Golf Tournament went towards the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank, a charity which Skål Toronto actively supports.

IMG_8270.JPGKimberly Hartley, golf chair.

PAX's Putt of Gold has a winner

As the official photographer for this year's Skål Toronto 63rd Annual Golf Tournament, PAX held a putting contest, which gave one lucky participant a $400 Visa gift card.

With a three-way tie of 75 points announced between Richard Eve, Thom Vincent, and Rick Kritschgau, Thom Vincent won the final putt-off. No word yet on what he plans to do with the prize!

IMG_8266.JPGThom Vincent is the lucky winner of PAX's Putt of Gold.

New campaigns on the way

As Fred Azouz, president, Skål International Toronto Club told PAX, things are changing this fall, and there are many new campaigns on the way.

"We want to be able to increase quality membership, so we're really looking for the senior executives within the travel and tourism industry to lend their trusted voice," Azouz explained. "It's a great opportunity to network, not only within the Club, but internationally as well."

IMG_8304.JPGFred Azouz, president, Skål International Toronto Club.

Skål currently has more than 85 clubs worldwide, with more than 17,000 Skålleagues.

A company-wide membership

Soon, Skål members who are a part of one Club will be able to visit other Skål clubs around the world when travelling for business or pleasure. It's a move that, Azouz said, will greatly appeal to those who travel often, and might not always be able to attend the Skål functions in their own city.

Azouz also hinted at a company membership, which would allow Skål members to interchangeably pass their membership to colleagues, in the case where that particular member may not be able to attend an important function.

There would be no additional fees to the colleague covering for the individual Skål membership holder, should a company membership come to light.

Stay tuned for more updates from Skål, which should be announced in the fall.

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