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L-R: Presenting the cheque was Leonard Birch Event Co-Chair, Wendy Galagan CEO of RMHC Manitoba, Paula Gros Event Admin, and Dean Melnic Event Co-Chair.

2019 McCain Clear Lake Golf Classic Raises $106,000 for a Great Cause

Clear Lake, Manitoba — On June 11th, 2019, the Manitoba McCain Plants hosted the McCain Clear Lake Golf Classic, in partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba (RMHC Manitoba). Each year McCain holds the golf tournament to raise funds for RMHC Manitoba, a wonderful organization devoted to keeping families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.

Event Co-chairs Leonard Birch and Dean Melnic presented Wendy Galagan, Chief Executive Officer of RMHC Manitoba, with a cheque in the amount of $106,000, the largest amount raised to-date, bringing the total amount raised for this wonderful charity to just over $1.9 million!

“I am proud to say that this is the 24thyear that McCain has hosted this tournament, as part of our goal to give back in the communities where we live and work.” said Melnic.  “The ongoing commitment, time, and passion shown in hosting this event is making a difference for so many families, and a huge round of thanks goes out to all of our dedicated volunteers, sponsors and golfers.”

RMHC Manitoba Volunteers with King Spud. L-R: King Spud, Anna Nosol, Wendy Galagan, and Alyssa Sike.

160 golfers turned out for the event, teeing off while the one-and-only King Spud cheered them on.  Many of the golfers have proudly attended every one of the 24 tournaments, which demonstrates the passion, commitment and importance of this event.

In honour of the continued support and generosity of McCain Foods Canada and the amazing teams at the Carberry and Portage la Prairie plants, RMHC Manitoba worked with a kind partner to have a coin created to signify the long standing partnership between the RHMC and McCain Foods Canada, which was given to everyone that attended.

This event continues to be one of the top fundraisers in Canada for RMHC Manitoba, and plans are already underway for the 25th Annual Clear Lake Golf Classic, which will be held on June 16, 2019, of which the organizers anticipate breaking the $2 Million Dollar mark for RMHC Manitoba.

McCain Volunteers serve up crowd-pleasing fries and a new product, McCain Pickle fries. L-R: Leah Gravatt, Karen Babiak, King Spud, Ron Samsair and Dean Melnic.

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