August 1-7 2016

Country Hills Golf Club – Talons Course

ATB Financial Classic adds unique new Charity Initiative

Walk to benefit Easter Seals takes place August 7 at Country Hills Golf Club


Calgary, AB.  – Easter Seals Alberta, ATB Financial and Linx Marketing announced today the creation of a new fundraising event at the 2016 ATB Financial Classic.  The  Easter Seals Family Walk presented by Global Calgary will take place on Sunday, August 7 during the final round of the ATB Financial Classic at Country Hills.


“Although fundraising walks are not a new concept, having one during a competitive golf tournament most certainly is” said Colin Lavender, Tournament Director of the ATB Financial Classic.  “Our goal is to raise funds for Easter Seals Alberta while at the same time exposing people to the world-class golf on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada.


Participants will walk a 3.9 km path through the beautiful Country Hills Golf Club, and at the same time be able to watch some very talented golfers.


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Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada cancellation of Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON, date change for ATB Financial Classic.

Edmonton, Alta.  – The Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada and Linx Marketing announced today the cancellation of the 2016 Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON due to effects on the Fort McMurray community following wildfires this spring.

“Having consulted with community leaders and sponsors, we felt it would be inappropriate to play the event this year as the Fort McMurray community embarks on recovering from this spring’s wildfires,” said Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday. “We wish the very best to everyone in Fort McMurray as the community makes its recovery.”

“Though we were hopeful for the possibility of the conducting the event in Fort McMurray, we did not feel it would be the right thing to do to hold the golf tournament while the city is focusing on recovery efforts,” said Tim Garbutt, Executive Director of the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON and the ATB Financial Classic.

The ATB Financial Classic, which takes place at Calgary’s Country Hills Golf Club, will move up a week on the schedule to take place August 1-7, immediately following the inaugural Oil Country Championship July 25-31 at Glendale Golf and Country Club in Edmonton.

“Moving up the ATB Financial Classic a week to immediately follow our event in Edmonton allows us to provide the best possible schedule for our players,” said Monday. “Our gratitude goes out to Linx Marketing, ATB Financial and Country Hills Golf Club for accommodating the change in schedule.”

Earlier this spring, the Mackenzie Tour and Tour announced a joint donation of $20,000 towards Fort McMurray wildfire relief, along with per-birdie pledges from Mackenzie Tour and Tour players that fans can match at the PGA TOUR’s charity website, Together, Anything’s Possible. For more information on relief efforts or to make a donation, visit


About the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada

The Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada is a series of tournaments played across Canada each summer, where tomorrow’s stars begin the path to the PGA TOUR. The leading five money winners at the end of each season earn status on the Tour for the following season. The Mackenzie Tour’s mission is to deliver a PGA TOUR experience for our members, fans, volunteers and our partners in order to develop the future stars of professional golf & enrich the communities we visit.

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