The Rene Bourgault Legacy Golf Tournament presented by Synlawn will be returning for its sophomore year on July 21st, and with it will be a celebration of remembrance for a Kelowna local who was adored by his community.
Rene Bourgault started the tournament to support different local organizations. Since then, it has turned into a beautiful day to remember Bourgault.
“Everyone knew him and he helped so many. So after losing him, we didn’t want his tournament to dissolve. We decided to keep it going as a way to remember his vibrant personality and all he did in a positive way,” said Shereen Abbas, social director for JCI Kelowna.
Hosted by his fellow JCI Kelowna members, the event takes place at the Okanagan Golf Club. Those who attend can expect nine holes of golf in the beautiful Kelowna weather, mini games throughout the course and a hole-in-one contest where they can possibly win either a Subaru or a Lexus. After nine holes, a delicious dinner will follow with an auction and a chance to win some great prizes.
Besides having a great time, the event honours Bougault’s philanthropic legacy. The funds raised through ticket sales, the auction and the raffle will go towards a grant that will be given to Community Futures, in order to help up-and-coming young entrepreneurs get their start.
In following suit with most JCI Kelowna events, attendees can also expect abundant networking opportunities with other professionals and entrepreneurs.
Tickets for the tournament and dinner are available on Eventbrite, and they are quickly disappearing! Don’t miss this fun-filled day where an important member of the Kelowna business community is remembered.