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ARIDO GTA Chapter Golf Tournament a Wild Success!

The ARIDO GTA Chapter held their 10th annual Golf Tournament “African Golfing Safari” on June 28, at the Richmond Hill Golf Country Club. With 160 participants, this was the largest tournament the chapter has had to date. The day began at 8 a.m. with breakfast. During the breakfast networking session, golfers were encouraged to get their creative juices flowing by designing fun images and words of encouragement on to ARIDO organic t-shirts, to be donated to a local charity, The Big Little Caravan of Joy (BLCJ). All golfers were on their way to tee-off by 8:30 a.m. for a friendly 18 hole best ball competition.  When the rounds were completed, teams gathered in the country club for an African inspired buffet lunch, which received rave reviews from attendees. Silent Auction tables were “abuzz” with excitement, while members tried to out-bid one another in support of The Big Little Caravan of Joy.

This year’s committee was determined to put on a “show” for everyone involved! An inspiring presentation by Sarina Candello, lifted everyone’s spirits as she explained her life’s work with the BLCJ charity including a five-minute video of the impact she has had on the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children by using the performing arts and creative play for health, development and joy. Then all attendees grabbed a “djembe” drum and played along to an exciting performance that had everyone out of their chairs and on their feet!

ARIDO GTA Chapter donated $15,000 to the Big Little Caravan of Joy as well as 200 ARIDO Organic tshirts!

Watch the BLCJ video!

Thank you to all our Sponsors




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Attendee Quotes

Just a quick note to say how much I enjoyed the event yesterday, ESPECIALLY the lunch event with Big Little Caravan of Joy!

Best time I have ever had at this event…………BRAVO all!!

I would like to thank you and all those who organized the golf tournament. It was a fantastic day that was only exceeded by the obvious effort involved in such an event. Thank you for the opportunity to be a sponsor and partake. I am already looking forward to next year.

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