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Red Deer Golf & Country Club to host the 2022 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship

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News release from the Red Deer Golf & Country Club

BREAKING 100, A CHERISHED PAST, AND EXCITING FUTURE

Celebrating 100 Years of Golfing Excellence

The Red Deer Golf & Country Club is celebrating their 100th Anniversary. A variety of club events will be held this summer to recognize the various aspects of the Club’s connectivity to the local community, and the golf community locally, provincially, and nationally.

In September, the Red Deer Golf & Country Club will be hosting the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship September 5th – 9th, 2022. It will be one of the marquee events culminating a season of golfing experiences for the storied Red Deer Golf & Country Club (RDGCC).

The Canadian Men’s Senior Championship has been held since 1962 and has become one of Canada’s most popular amateur golf events. One hundred fifty-six male amateur golfers aged 55 or over will qualify for this national championship by qualifying at the various Provincial championships held across the country. The field will include the finest Canadian Senior Golfers as well as some discretionary international exemptions. The champion will earn a coveted exemption into the 2023 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship.

Over 150 volunteers from both the Red Deer Golf & Country Club and the community will be on hand to host the National and International competitors and their families. Registration information and further history of the Championship, including past winners, can be found on the Golf Canada web site at 2022 Canadian Men’s Senior Championship. Registrations opened in March 2022.

The origins of Red Deer Golf & Country Club date back to July 3, 1919. The first course was located on leased land on what is now known as West Park Estates. At that time, the six fairways were quite short, and the Club had to install extra fencing to keep the cattle out. Sheep were acquired to keep the greens trimmed, and gophers left several unplanned holes throughout the course. Realizing the need for a better property and more land to enhance the golfing experience, 175 acres of land was purchased to the north across the Red Deer River. The course was organized on its current site in 1922 and is among the 150 oldest continuously active golf courses in Canada.

The Red Deer Golf & Country Club held an official opening for the new course and Clubhouse on August 22, 1922, while hosting the inaugural Central Alberta Amateur Golf Tournament,

Alberta’s oldest continuously running men’s three-day amateur tournament Red Deer Golf & Country Club has hosted numerous provincial and national championships over its 100-year history, including the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship in 2019. “The legacy of hosting the Canadian Men’s Senior Championship will provide our members, guests and the community of Red Deer and central Alberta with an unparalleled golf and social experience and will provide an opportunity to enhance the sport of golf further;” said Hugh McPherson. -2022 Canadian Men’s Sr. Championship Host Committee Chair.

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Professional Bull Riders Elite Cup Series returns to Red Deer this weekend

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From Kacie Albert of PBR Canada

PBR CANADA’S ELITE CUP SERIES RETURNS TO RED DEER, ALBERTA, FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR WITH 2023 SEASON-LAUNCH EVENT FEBRUARY 4

For the second consecutive year, PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Canada’s elite Cup Series, presented by Wrangler, will buck into Red Deer, Alberta, launching the 2023 season for the nation’s premier series on February 4, with the PBR Cross Country Canada Classic, at the Peavey Mart Centrium at Westerner Park.

PBR Canada’s Cup Series regularly features Canada’s best riders alongside some of the league’s top international athletes, squaring off against the rankest bucking bulls from across the nation.

For one night only, fans will witness exhilarating 8-second rides and wrecks throughout the action-packed event as the PBR’s courageous bull-riding athletes face off against their 2,000-pound opponents bred to buck.

The PBR Cross Country Canada Classic will mark the 2023 season launch for the PBR Canada Cup Series, presented by Wrangler.

In June 2022, PBR Canada’s elite Cup Series debuted in Red Deer to launch the premier series’ seventh season. Compliments of a perfect 2-for-2 effort, Jake Gardner (Fort St. John, British Columbia) won the event, surging from unranked to then No. 2 in the race for the 2022 PBR Canada Championship and accompanying $50,000 bonus.

In Round 1, Gardner first went head-to-head against Tickety Boo (Chase Kesler Bucking Bulls) inside the Peavey Mart Centrium, reaching the requisite 8 for 83.5 points, and punching his ticket to the championship round.

As the penultimate man to leave the chutes, the “Prince of the Peace Country” was poised atop Alberta Springs (Vold Rodeo). In true cowboy fashion, Gardner gritted his way to the 8-second whistle, despite almost being upended seconds into the ride, earning an 86.5-point score to clinch the victory.

As the only other rider to go a perfect 2-for-2, Lonnie West (Cadogan, Alberta) was second, collecting 55 national points to overtake the No. 1 rank in the Canadian standings.

Fresh off his event win the night prior on the developmental Touring Pro Division in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, West kept his momentum rolling in Round 1 from Red Deer when he converted aboard Warning Shot (Outlaw Buckers Rodeo Corp.) for 81.5 points. West then remained flawless in the championship round when he covered Hanna Motors Winston Bruce (Skori Bucking Bulls) for 86 points.

Prior to the debut of the PBR Canada Cup Series in Red Deer, the city held two developmental Touring Pro Division events in 2015 and 2016, both won by Garrett Green (Meeting Creek, Alberta).

The bull riding action for PBR Canada Cup Series’ Cross Country Canada Classic, begins at 7:00 p.m. MT on Saturday, February 4, 2023.

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10:00 a.m. MT, and start at $20, plus fees, and can be purchased at the Peavey Mart Centrium Box Office, online at TicketsAlberta.com.  Charge by phone at (866) 340-4450.

Stay tuned to PBRCanada.com and follow the tour on Facebook (PBR Canada), Twitter (@PBRCanada), and Instagram (@PBRCanada) for the latest event and broadcast schedule, results, news, stats and more.

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Family vacation turns tragic for young family when Red Deer man suffers severe injury

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Rebuild the Life of Graham Lindquist and Family

Brad Balon is organizing this fundraiser.

On January 23, 2023, Graham Lindquist was vacationing in Playa del Carmen, Mexico with his wife, Chandra and some of their friends. He was enjoying his time at the hotel swimming pool when an unimaginable accident occurred. Graham jumped into the pool and suffered a complete spinal fracture and dislocated C7 vertebrae.
He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, but it was determined that his injuries were far too significant for the hospital to properly treat him. He was then relocated to a hospital in Cancun, Mexico where he immediately underwent a grueling 6 hour surgery to stabilize his spine.
Graham’s prognosis is one that is very hard for all of us to fathom. At this point, Graham’s doctors believe he will be confined to a wheelchair indefinitely. They have also indicated that Graham may suffer permanent upper body paralysis. These medical opinions have been absolutely heartbreaking to Graham’s family and friends. It is unbelievable that this could happen to such an amazing human. Graham is truly as good as it gets. He has selflessly dedicated himself to being an amazing husband, dad, step-dad, son, friend, hockey coach, and active community member.
Graham will remain in the ICU in Cancun, Mexico for 2 more weeks. We are hopeful he will then be transported home by air ambulance. Graham will continue to be hospitalized upon his return home.
There is no question that Graham’s injuries will have a significant financial impact on his family. Medical costs, adapting their home, the impact on his employment, transportation, etc. We are reaching out to everyone who knows and loves Graham, Chandra and their beautiful family to help lighten the significant financial burden that they will endure. Your generosity will surely help them through this incredibly difficult time.
On behalf of Graham and his family, we wish to thank you for all of your love, prayers, and support.
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