2012 Kinnear Classic
Wild weather on the links couldn't rain out a day of
celebration as Calgary Health Trust paid honour to supporter and
community philanthropist, James S. Kinnear on Monday, September 10,
during the 21st annual Kinnear Classic Golf Tournament. A select
group of golfers took to the links with Jim Kinnear leading the
way. It was a small and intimate affair as the Glencoe Golf &
Country Club is currently undergoing extensive renovations to the
Glen Forest course.
The windy weather made for a memorable day of golf, sending
balls and players off course and while the weather may have put a
chill on scorecards it couldn't put a damper on the day. At dinner,
the skies cleared allowing everyone to enjoy a behind-the-scenes
look at the Glen Forrest course renovations with Master Architect
Robert Trent Jones Jr. and take part in the post tournament
Glenn Hamilton from KPMG was the lucky winner of the raffle
prize of a golf trip for two to Chambers Bay, site of the 2015 U.S.
After dinner there were several tributes to the
"Jim has been always been a catalyst in the success of this
event," said Sally Flintoft, CEO of the Calgary Health Trust. "Over
the past 21 years his passion for golf and fun loving spirit has
guided the vision of this tournament which has made a tremendous
difference to the Rockyview General Hospital"
Ann McCaig, Calgary Health Trust Board Chair, expressed similar
sentiments, "Jim's involvement with Calgary Health Trust has gone
beyond just organizing the Kinnear Classic, it includes his
faithful service as a member of the Rockyview Development Council
where his leadership and wisdom have been invaluable," said Ann,
"He is someone who leads by example and this golf tournament would
not be a success except for his efforts."
Since its inception the tournament has raised over $10 million
for the hospital. Over the years the event proceeds have gone to
the Southern Alberta Institute of Urology, towards the 'da Vinci
Robot' surgical technology and the Stryker i-Suites. This year's
event will go the Rockyview Emergency Department (ED) to support
education capacity with the purchase of a SIMulation mannequin.