ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
We hope that you will take the time to join us for the Quebec Veterans Foundation Annual Golf Tournament, taking place on June 3, 2019 at the Beaconsfield Golf Club. The event will help raise funds to support veterans living in long term care, those suffering from PTSD, homelessness and/or unemployed veterans who have served this country.
Quebec is home to 120,000 Canadian veterans. One in four of these brave men and women will experience difficulties transitioning to civilian life after having served. The rate of homelessness among veterans is 3 times that of the general population. The rate of suicide among male veterans is 36% higher than the regular population and an alarming 81% for female veterans. Whether from witnessing horrible events in Bosnia-Herzegovina, losing comrades inAfghanistan, participating in rescue missions in Haiti or even on Canadian shores, the effects from traumas lived are long reaching.
While the Foundation continues to provide social and therapeutic activities for veterans of the Second World War and Korean War who are long-term-care patients at Saint Anne’s Hospital, the needs of the younger generation of veterans are growing. Your support will help us to continue funding programs that provide shelter and psychosocial support to homeless veterans, interventions for patients with PTSD and therapeutic activities for patients with Operational Stress Injuries (OSI). Funding is also needed to continue improving the clinics and centres where these veterans come together for treatment and support.
Our military men and women represent our values throughout the world. Faced with different value systems and sometimes impossible situations, they are greeted as heroes in other countries, but can be forgotten when they return home. Please give generously – extending a hand to those who extended theirs.
We thank you for your support of this deserving population.
SCHEDULE OF THE DAY
11:00 a.m. ⇒ Registration and lunch
12:30 p.m. ⇒ Shotgun start
5:30 p.m. ⇒ Cocktail dinatoire, live music and silent auction
6:30 p.m. ⇒ End of silent auction