October 15, 2008
It was a beautiful, sunny day for the Georgian Lakelands Chapter Golf and Trade Show. It was a tough task to run both events on one day, but the chapter executive stepped up to the plate and did its best. It was a very impressive display and all booths were well put together.

The golf portion was a great success, allowing everyone to enjoy a great day out on the links. The winning team included Doug Drysdale, Peter Scott, Randy Marshall and Roy Pugh. Longest drive was achieved by Shelagh Ois, while Craig Goulding won the closest to the pin contest. Participants enjoyed a great lunch sponsored by Oaks Precast and Rainbird. We would like to thank all the exhibitors and sponsors for their involvement to make this day such a success.

Proceeds will go to help with the complete landscape project at the new Gilda’s House in Barrie.

Thank you to the following: North Shed, VandenBussche Irrigation, Duke Equipment, Pro Fleet Care, Wallenstein, Trinity Equipment, Permacon, Alpine Plant Foods, National Truck Rental, Industrial Safety, Keswick Rental, Solty Garden Centre, Wakelin Auto, Cornerstone Landscaping, Sheridan Nurseries, Sign A Rama, Telus, Hertz, Matthews Equipment, Cardinal Farm Supply, Unilock, Stoneman’s Valley,  Atlas Polar, CBM Aggregates, Battlefield Equipment, Hitch City, Georgian Truck Centre, NewRoads Leasing,  Line X Barrie, C. Pine and Associates, Markdale Tractor, John Deere Landscapes, Churches Farm Supply, Earthworks Recycling, McLaren Equipment, Turf Revolution, Hermanns Contracting, Barrie Botanix, Kowalski Landscaping, Brooklin Concrete, Pro Fleet Care, Eloquip, Sunsational Landcaping, CRS Contractor’s Rental Supply, Hort Protect Insurance, Bennett Equipment Services, Maxwell’s Landscape Supply, Drysdale Tree Farm, Lakelands Irrigation, Dearborn Design, Cochrane Sod, Flexi-Shelf System, EnviroKing Lawncare.

The golf was great, but unfortunately the trade show was not well attended despite all the efforts in advertising the event. We are working on next year’s event in order to find the best way to make it successful for everyone.