Royal Canadian Golf Association

Royal Canadian Golf Association

July 11, 2005 21:07 ET

MEDIA CONFERENCE FEATURING LORIE KANE

Charlottetown, PEI native swings into town to delight of hometown crowd Attention: Sports Editor, Travel/Tourism Editor HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(CCNMatthews - July 11, 2005) - Maritime favourite Lorie Kane, who finished fourth at last month's U.S. Women's Open Championship, will be conducting a media conference on Tuesday at Glen Arbour Golf Course, host of the 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open.

Kane's press conference will begin at 3:00 pm (Atlantic Time) in the media centre. A full transcript of the press conference will be available on-line at www.rcga.org or www.bmogolf.com. Media wishing to attend must have tournament-issued credentials.

Tickets
Tickets during the week can be purchased on-site at Glen Arbour Golf Course and range from $10 - $45 a day, or $125 for a weekly pass. One junior age 15 and under will be admitted to the grounds free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For more information please call 1-866-571-LPGA.

Conducted by the Royal Canadian Golf Association, the 2005 BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open is Canada's only LPGA Tour event, promising a full week of world-class golf and family fun July 11-17 at the picturesque Glen Arbour Golf Course. Highlights include a downtown kick-off festival at the Grand Parade, a Women's Only Pro-Am and open qualifier on the Monday, Family Day with junior clinics and a celebrity skins challenge with NHL stars Brad Richards, Jody Shelly and Rick Vaive on Tuesday, Championship Pro-Am on Wednesday with special guest Anne Murray and four championship rounds running Thursday through Sunday.

About BMO's Involvement with Golf
In addition to being the proud title sponsor of the Canadian Women's Tour and the Canadian Women's Open, the only Canadian stop on the LPGA Tour, BMO Financial Group is also the title sponsor of Future Links, a national development program for junior golfers. The program is designed to make the game more accessible for young golfers aged 5 to 18. For more information please visit www.bmogolf.com.

About the Royal Canadian Golf Association
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and BMO Financial Group Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program, the RCGA also conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the BMO Financial Group Canadian Women's Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit www.rcga.org.

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For more information contact:

Anthony Alfred
Director, Communications
Royal Canadian Golf Association
905-849-9700 ext. 227
416-819-0286 (cell)
aalfred@rcga.org

Dan Pino
Senior Communications Coordinator
Royal Canadian Golf Association
905-849-9700 ext. 406
416-434-5525 (cell)
dpino@rcga.org
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Contact Information

  • Michael Grobe, Senior Communications Coordinator, Royal Canadian Golf Association
    Primary Phone: 905-849-9700 ext. 230
    Secondary Phone: 905-467-2944
    Toll-Free: 800-263-0009
    E-mail: mgrobe@rcga.org