Second annual Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic and 12th annual Lumiere charity gala in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer foundation

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Second annual Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic and 12th annual Lumiere charity gala in support of the Ottawa Regional Cancer foundation

Ottawa Construction News staff writer

The annual Lumiere Charity Gala at the Brookstreet Hotel supports the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Now in its 12th year, the event also included the second annual Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic. This year’s tournament and gala took place Sept. 25.

Chmiel Architects and the Brookstreet Hotel partner in the tournament at the Marshes Golf Club. The Ryder Cup styled teams are selected at a captain’s dinner several days before the event. This year’s event sold out, even with the addition of two extra teams, bringing the total number to 10, with 100 golfers.

The tournament’s first prize package included the Keltic Cup and a trip for four to Cabot Links, Canada’s only true links golf course, located in Inverness, N.S. This year golfers were also invited to an exclusive VIP reception with Sir Terry Matthews before the gala

Last year the tournament raised more than $25,000. This year, funds raised were earmarked for cancer coaching programs supported by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Through the program, coaches work with cancer survivors to enhance their quality of life, establishing health goals, changing health behaviours and working to achieve balanced well-being.

Gala organizers, a partnership between Brookstreet and Wesley Clover Foundation, anticipated 600 attendees at this year’s event. Guests were asked to wear red or a ‘splash of red’ to show their support for the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.

The event featured 10 food stations serving contemporary creative cuisine and a selection of “delicious cancer busting super foods.” Wine pairings, live jazz, a live auction and a spectacular fireworks display over the golf course were also on the agenda.

To date, Lumière has distributed more than $462,000 to local charities and another $244,000 towards cancer research.

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