Port Elgin Rotary continues to support Huron Shores Hospice

The Rotary Club of Port Elgin hosted its 26th annual Classic Golf tournament on Friday, July 15th (2022) at Saugeen Golf and Country Club.

The sold-out event was in support of Huron Shores Hospice through the Rotary Club’s five-year commitment of $50,000 to the Hearts for Hospice campaign.

     (L) Rotarian Mark Kraemer, Bruce Power Pres. & CEO Mike Rencheck, Huron Shores Hospice McKenzie                                Stevens, Rotarian Kevin Carter, Rotary Pres. Randy Bird and Rotarian Rob Dunlop

Emcee Rotarian Mark Kraemer said that it was thanks to the many sponsors and key sponsor, Bruce Power, that the tournament continues to be a successful fundraiser.

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Organizer Rotarian Kevin Carter

Tournament organizer Kevin Carter also paid tribute to the recently deceased Peter Eudoxiewho, for many years, helped organize the Port Elgin Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament.

“Peter and his wife Brenda were instrumental in running the golf tournament for more than 10 years,” said Carter, “and Peter was a Rotarian for almost 20 years.”


“The Hospice is a vital integral part of our community,” added Rotarian MC Mark Kraemer. “Therefore, we thought it important to have someone who had need of the Hospice to speak about it,” as he introduced Karen Prentice.

Prentice spoke of her family’s experience with her mother who needed a respite accommodation following a fall and surgery.  “Tiverton Park Manor, where the hospice is located, is ideal as it has registered nurses and a medical doctor so that our mother simply moved from the Manor to the hospice room for her final days.  The wonderful thing about the hospice is that its mission is, that end of life should be as caring, kind and gentle as the beginning of life.”

MC Mark Kraemer kept the evening moving along

Kraemer also pointed out that Mowbray’s Canadian Tire and the Mowbray family had provided all the prizes for the tournament.  “They were amazing,” said Kraemer.  “They stepped up immediately and we are truly grateful to them for their support and we want everyone to support them.”



Bruce Power President & CEO Mike Rencheck said “What you do by being here goes a long way to create a strong community.  When you live together, work together and play together, you stay together as a community. Bruce Power is proud to be a sponsor of this tournament and will continue to be a sponsor well into the future.”