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Fundraising golf tourney on the horizon

July 30, 2021   ·   0 Comments

A former Caledon resident is trying to increase awareness through a fundraising golf tournament this September.

Vera Robinson, who owned a business in Bolton for many years, is organizing the tournament in aid of The Vitanova Foundation, and in memory of her son Andrew.

Robinson noted Andrew was a victim of the opiod crisis.

He was a natural athlete, intelligent young man with hopes and dreams. Andrew was a kind-hearted, well-intentioned sensitive soul who worked hard and volunteered his time to inspire and support others.

He passed away in 2020.

“It was heart-breaking to watch him suffer over the years. Sadly, our society does not treat addiction like other diseases,” she said.

“One of the reasons I want to have the golf tournament is to raise awareness about mental health, primarily addiction and how much those affected suffer. Not just the addict, but the family as well. It is called a family disease for that reason.

“If I can help one family not go through what I have then the tournament would be a success.”

To prepare for the event, Robinson is looking for all levels of sponsorship, prizes, gift cards, golf passes, gift baskets, etc.

Organizers are also looking for golfers to participate. The event will be held Saturday, September 25 at Harbour View Golf and Country Club in Gilford, on the shores of Cook’s Bay.

Tickets are $175 each and include a welcome bag, 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner, contests, prizes and more.

Anyone interested should contact her at 416-998-6495, or

Payments via electronic transfer are preferred, to, marked “Andrew Robinson Memorial Golf Tournament.”

Vitanova, located in Vaughan, has been providing a unique range of free and effective services to individuals and families affected by addictions of every sort. It was founded in 1987 by the late Dr. Franca Carella.

The client-centred services are provided free of charge and their mission is “helping put lives back together again.”

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By Mark Pavilons


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