By Maripi Leynes and Rene Sevilla
Dark clouds and the threat of a thunderstorm didn’t deter avid golfers from showing up at Bondhead North Course on June 26 for the Gawad Kalinga Canada (GK Canada) Charity Golf.
This year’s presenting sponsor was Sun Life Financial. Volunteers wore sunny yellow Sun Life t-shirts that seemed to have brightened the day.
The ceremonial tee-off by Jojo Querubin, vice chair of GK Canada, started the fun competition. Not only were prizes at stake, the game was also for a good cause.
The team of Rey Crisostomo, Eddie Senira, Jun Borile and Herbert Uy took home the Championship Trophy.
There were no losers though. Everybody went home with give-aways. Some took home weightier prizes from the raffle including a 40-inch TV which was won by a golfer from WIndsor who had a problem finding space for it in their van. We hope the TV didn’t take his seat in the vehicle and he ended up taking the bus.
Above all, everyone -- including the sponsors, donors and volunteers --- left with a golden heart knowing that he or she contributed in ending poverty in the Philippines.
To view the photos from the event, click here.