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ALS Society

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La Societe

Manitobaine de la SLA


Drive For Life Golf Classic in memory of Marcel Bertrand

 The Drive for Life Golf Classic: 14 Years Helping to Drive Out ALS

The Drive for Life Golf Classic has brought together more than 1500 golfers, 400 volunteers and raised over $550,000 over the past 14 years. Initially, the tournament was in honour of Marcel Bertrand, a former President who worked tirelessly for the Society.  Marcel had ALS.  Following his passing in 2007, the tournament name was changed to acknowledge his memory.  

Over the past 14 years, the monies raised has been significant and would not have been possible without our generous sponsors.

The 2017 golf tournament was celebrated on Thursday, September 7 at Bel Acres Golf and Country Club. It was a windy but wonderful sunny day and everyone had lots of fun.  There were games, prizes, appetizers, a steak dinner, dessert and wine including our traditional signature cocktail the HOPE-tini. The award ceremony was framed with heartfelt speeches from Diana Rasmussen, Executive Director and Bruce Bertrand-Meadows, son in law of Marcel Bertrand.

This year we will retire the golf tournament and place the golf trophy in a place of prominence as it becomes part of the ALS Society of Manitoba history.

Thank you to all golf teams, sponsors, volunteers, staff, and event committee who have made the Drive for Life Golf Classic a success for so many years and for helping us to drive out ALS. A special thank you to our title sponsor Derksen Plumbing and Heating for their ongoing and valuable support.

14th Annual Drive for Life Golf Classic

September 7, 2017
Bel Acres Golf and Country Club

Title Sponsor:



Derksen Plumbing & Heating


 Lunch Sponsor:

Boston Pizza


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Click here to see a complete list of our supporters: Thank You Sponsor Sheet – Golf 2017

 13th Annual Drive for Life Golf Classic

Another great tournament took place on September 8, 2016 at Bel Acres Golf and Country Club!  We are pleased to announce that the 13th Annual Drive for Life Golf Classic raised over $60,000 for people living with ALS/MND in Manitoba in memory of Marcel Bertrand.

The tournament including a great sampling of food, drinks to spice up the day and many a contest to challenge everyone’s skills and luck. Greg Mackling, host of the Health Report and long time friend of the ALS Society of Manitoba was on hand to emcee the event and auction.

A great big thank you to the Sponsors listed below, without the generous support of our sponsors, golfers and volunteers, this event would not have been possible.  Please take the time to support those that support us and let them know that because of their dedication to the ALS Society of Manitoba you are supporting them and using their services!

To see some photos from the event, click here to visit our Facebook page. For a complete list of companies that donated to this event, click here.