Charity Golf Tournament Honours Late Daughter

Black Diamond Golf Course in Pontypool is hosting a charity golf tournament this summer on July 7th.  The Emma Purdie Memorial Golf Tournament was established by Emma’s parents Barb and Bryan Purdie. 

This summer marks the tenth anniversary of her tragic passing at the age of 20.  Home for the summer after completing her first year at Queen’s University, Emma died suddenly in a tragic accident.   Proceeds from the tournament will contribute to two scholarships established in her name: one at Thomas A. Secondary School (TASS) and the other at Queen’s University.

At TASS, winners of the EP Memorial Scholarship receive $500 upon graduation.  Recipients exemplify a love of the arts, a passion for performing, a spirit of bringing people together to achieve a common goal and an ability to support others in realizing their dreams.

At Queen’s Emma made her mark as a proud member of the Dance Pak, a group that performed at all major sporting events at the university and participated in dance competitions between universities.  Each year, Dance Pak chooses a colleague who best represents Emma’s vivacious and outgoing personality.  Donations from the memorial events support dance group through the purchase of uniforms and subsidizing other expenses.

The Purdie’s are looking for hole sponsors and, of course, players for the tournament.  The $200 cost of sponsoring a hole provides a charitable receipt of $175.  The tournament entry fee is $150, which includes 18 holes of golf, a power cart, longest drive and putting contests, lunch and a sit down steak dinner.   Golfers will receive a tax receipt of $50.

For more information, the Purdie’s can be reached by email at or at 705-768-5452 or 705-768-2302. KG

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