Harry MacLauchlan Memorial Golf Tournament Exceeds $1 Million for the QEH Foundation

JUNE 15, 2023

The Harry MacLauchlan ‘Great Day’ Fore Health Memorial Golf Tournament has reached more than $1 million in cumulative fundraising after a successful 20th anniversary tournament on June 14th. Celebrating this milestone are, from left, Wade MacLauchlan and Brenda MacLauchlan, representing the MacLauchlan Family; Mike Hennessey, Rotarian and Event Co-Chair; John Gaudet, QEH Foundation Chair; and Jamie Currie, Rotarian and Event Co-Chair

The Harry MacLauchlan ‘Great Day’ Fore Health Memorial Golf Tournament, presented by Fair Isle Ford, has reached $1 million in cumulative fundraising for the QEH – a milestone that was celebrated at the tournament’s 20th anniversary event on June 14th. Teams, sponsors, and members of the MacLauchlan family gathered at the Belvedere Golf Club for the occasion.

The tournament is hosted annually by the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty and the QEH Foundation. Over the past 20 years this tournament has had a big impact on Island heath care, funding priority medical equipment for departments throughout the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The 2023 event raised $60,134, which brings the tournament’s cumulative total to exactly $1,011,654.

Harry MacLauchlan’s outstanding and varied business achievements and community support were bolstered by his positivity, which was evident in his well-known greeting – “It’s a great day!” His greeting was truly embraced at this year’s tournament as golfers faced rainy conditions but there were smiles abound. The winner this year was Mother Nature, as thunder and lightning cut the tournament short for the first time in its history.

A tree has been planted on the first hole at Belvedere Golf Club to honour Harry MacLauchlan’s legacy and commemorate the success of this memorial tournament. This crimson maple is the first tree to be replanted since the course lost more than two thousand trees to Hurricane Fiona.

Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty event co-chairs Mike Hennessey and Jamie Currie are grateful for the community support for this year’s tournament including Presenting Sponsor Fair Isle Ford and Corporate Sponsors Canadian Tire and Island Petroleum along with Lifeline Sponsors Currie, Hughes, Mullins & Associates – IG Wealth Management, Island Coastal Services, and Johnson Insurance.

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Kathleen Murphy
Director, Communications
QEH Foundation

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