3RD ANNUAL GOLF & GRILL
Enjoy on-course activities, tournament prizing, golfer gift bag, and silent auction.
18 holes of golf along with BBQ prepared by the “God Father of the Grill,” Celebrity Chef – Ted Reader, and his famous friends. We promise a day of fun, a delicious feast, and most importantly all funds support melanoma and skin cancer patient education, and support programs in Vancouver, Toronto & Montreal.
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Montreal Presented by Avison Young
Nominated for Best Event for a Charity 2022 & 2023
Golf and Grill presented by Avison Young and Novartis has been nominated for a second year by Canadian Event Awards ,recognizing excellence in Canadian events. The award ceremony is the biggest night in the Canadian event industry.
Why We Are Hitting the Links Vancouver
Brian “Red” Hamilton
Brian’s experience with melanoma is very recent, very unique and very lucky. An unusual mole was spotted on the back of his neck by a random hockey fan at a Vancouver Canucks vs Seattle Kracken game in October 2021 when he was standing on the bench for the game. This stranger made a brief reference to it, they had a split-second exchange, and that was it.
Fast-forward over the next eight weeks, two biopsies confirmed the mole was indeed skin cancer, Brian underwent two procedures for removal and was then declared cancer-free two days before Christmas. Now all that was left to do was try to find this stranger who alerted him so he could thank her.
On January 1, 2022, after a couple failed-attempts to identify his hero privately, Brian penned an open letter on social media that instantly went viral. Nadia Popovici was identified and found that same morning – she was the kind and courageous woman who alerted Brian about the suspicious mole. Nadia and Brian went on to become international celebrities in the weeks that followed, appearing and interviewing on media coverage around the globe, including Late Night with Seth Meyers, NBC Nightly News, Sky Sports, the BBC, the Kelly Clarkson Show and literally hundreds more.
Both Brian’s life and Nadia’s life have changed dramatically since their chance encounter in October.
Today, Brian is a strong advocate for skin-care and sun-care and is proud to support Melanoma Canada.
Why We Are Hitting the Links Toronto & Montreal
The Golf & Grill Tournament is in memory of Sean Faught, who passed away after a 14-month battle with melanoma in 2017 at 34. Sean was an incredible father and husband, a talented and successful business executive with Avison Young known for his humor, selflessness, and leadership. Sean’s outgoing personality, zest for life, and desire to make a difference in the prevention and treatment of melanoma are why we remember him through our golf tournament. Golf & Grill keeps Sean’s memory alive for the Faught family and for his Avison Young family.
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ABOUT MELANOMA CANADA
Melanoma Canada, formerly Melanoma Network of Canada is pleased to introduce our new logo and brand. This new, animated logo is represents more than just words, it highlights, the uniqueness of each melanoma, and showcases some forms it can take (different colours, shapes and sizes).
We launch our new name, new logo, and new brand with a renewed commitment and focus to provide crucial education and prevention programs and support services for our patient and caregiver community. We will continue to unite the voice of the melanoma and skin cancer community advocating for improved access to care and access to improved treatment options. Stay tuned for our new website melanomacanada.ca coming later this summer!
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