St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church — the Trafalgar Road church that over the summer had its huge dome placed atop — also held its fifth annual golf tournament raising money for both the church and the new Oakville hospital.
A whopping $32,000 was raised for the church’s building fund by the tourney held at the Royal Woodbine Golf Club — and $3,000 toward the hospital.
The latter is just one installment toward a total $25,000 pledge the church has made to the new hospital.
Michelle Kerby and Caitie Spears, from the OHF Community Event Team, were on hand to accept St. Joe's support.
Funds were raised via sponsorships, donations, raffles, silent and live auctions and a sellout on golf registrations — 144.
Under the direction of Father Michael Loza, pastor of St. Joseph’s; Fred Shlapak, building committee chair and construction manager Santoro Construction, completion of the new church, heritage centre and child care centre is anticipated to be December of this year.
At present, the brickwork and windows are just about completed.
The heritage centre floor has been poured and the church floor was to follow.
St. Joseph’s sits on the corner of Trafalgar Road and River Oaks Boulevard.
The golfing team of Andrew Burdzy, Ken Colley, Darron Kew and David Yearwood shot 14 under par to win low score for the second year running.
“I support this enjoyable event each year as it tests my golf skills, allows me to play with good friends, and permits me to contribute to a worthy cause,” said participant and Oakville resident Wally Migus who was a finalist in the putting contest, won by Misissauga’s Brian Smith.
Kuziw thanked the Ukrainian Credit Union for stepping up as title and banquet sponsor for the fifth straight year.
“I am amazed by the generosity and kindness expressed each year by so many individuals and businesses who make this tournament a significant annual event for St. Joe's and the Oakville community,” said Kuziw.
For more information and photos related to this year’s golf tournament, visit www.tserkva.ca/golf.