GAL Golf Gives Back to Shelter Movers of Ottawa

The GAL Charity Tournament on August 28th is the main fundraiser for Shelter Movers of Ottawa.

We estimate we will need approximately $15,000 to get “moving”. We raised over $8,000 at our tournament.

We welcome other fundraising opportunities. Please contact Rob Knights at 613-355-5100 or info@galgolf.ca.

GAL giving back to the community has been a central value since the beginning. It has now become important to members and is one way that GAL is recognized in the Ottawa Community.

In 2017, GAL has assisted the founding of Shelter Movers of Ottawa. The funds raised from the GAL Golf Tournament will be donated to provide seed funding to “start-up” the organization in Ottawa that currently exists in Toronto.   We are forever grateful to be an extension of the Toronto organization who has worked, under the direction of Marc Hull-Jacquin, tirelessly over the last year to put policies and procedures together to ensure the safety of all involved.

Shelter Movers of Ottawa will provide moving services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. In collaboration with local shelters and businesses, Shelter Movers supports families transitioning to a life free of violence. Leaving abuse is never easy, and many survivors face losing all they own when they leave. GAL wants to help by proudly supporting the establishment of a new Shelter Movers chapter serving the National Capital Region – Shelter Movers of Ottawa.

Funding is needed to cover vehicle rentals, packing materials and insurance. We are actively recruiting volunteers with the goal of moving the first client in September, 2017. To learn more, visit www.sheltermovers.com. Any interested volunteers please connect with Dianna Gardner at dianna@sheltermovers.com.

Testimonials

I joined Gal 6 years ago to meet new people and to golf more on a regular basis. It is wonderful having a regular time to tee off every week with friendly like-minded golfers. Lots of laughs and a really good time each and every week. I’m looking forward to another great season of golf at Cedarhill Golf course.

Gwen C

I joined GAL 10 years ago because I had a difficulty getting someone to play and also suitable tee times. GAL solved all that and provided lessons to boot. In the league, I met women who supported me and my golf endeavors, built my confidence and became good friends. No matter what the age, we played, laughed and ate together while my golf got better and sometimes worse. Every year I look forward to seeing the same friendly faces and meeting others.

Brenda S.

I joined GAL 6 years ago – someone from work suggested the organization – so after a little research and a little push from my hubby I joined. GAL provides a great opportunity for all levels of play you do not have to be a scratch golfer to play. You are there to have fun – and that’s what it’s all about. A little exercise, fresh air and chuckles is the ticket! I so look forward to ‘my’ night.

Elaine B.

GAL is a wonderful way to ensure that you play golf once a week with companions of your skill level at the course of your choice. It is hassle free golf at its best your reasonable fees are paid up front, lessons are offered, your date and times are arranged for you, you have instant partners, there are activities and prizes arranged for each week, and a final tournament to wind up the season. GAL combines frequent golf with social networking in the most pleasurable way possible.  

Nancy A.

This year will be my third year with GAL. My involvement has been really fun and an opportunity to make new friends, while enjoying my favourite sport. Interesting social encounters sometime went well beyond the golf course and added nicely to my social life and professional network . As a woman working full time, the Pay as you Play League met my needs. Being able to pick a day of the week as well as a golf course closer to work, made a huge difference.  

Renee B.