Seniors’ housing benefits from Sturgeon County golfers

By staff

Sturgeon County – Two local seniors’ housing organizations will benefit from the generosity of the 172 golfers who took part in this year’s Mayor’s Golf Tournament held at Goose Hummock Golf Resort June 11. A total of $19,608 was raised at this year’s event. Of that amount, $16,807 is being donated to the Sturgeon Foundation and the remaining $2,801 will be given to the West Sturgeon Aging in Place Foundation.

Sturgeon Foundation Executive Director Marguerite Bosvik said she was completely stunned by the amount of money raised at the Mayor’s Golf Tournament.

“The Foundation is very grateful for this generosity and will ensure the donated funds will be put to good use, improving the lives of our residents,” she said.

But Bosvik was not alone in appreciating for the County’s financial donation. West Sturgeon Aging in Place Foundation Executive Director Colleen Soetaert said the $2,800 her organization will receive will help fulfil her organization’s mandate of providing affordable housing to seniors who want to remain within Sturgeon County.

“We were thrilled to find out our foundation was going to benefit from the generosity of so many people at this event,” Soetart said.

Sturgeon County Mayor Donald Rigney said he was pleased with the charitable outcome of this year’s tournament, organized by the Sturgeon County Economic Development Board.

“The local support by residents and businesses alike was tremendous,” Rigney said. “It is heart warming to see the overwhelming number of participants, sponsors and donors who helped raise money for our county’s seniors.”

The Mayor said the financial support for seniors’ initiatives will ensure that the people who built the community can retire in the community.

Sturgeon Foundation is a local non-profit group who provides subsidized housing for seniors, managing facilities in St. Albert, Sturgeon County, Bon Accord, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville and Redwater. The West Sturgeon Aging in Place Foundation provides affordable housing with a not-for-profit objective. The foundation built a senior’s residence for West Sturgeon in the hamlet of Villeneuve in 2007. This facility, named West Country Hearth, provides an assisted care home for seniors, allowing them to age within a rural setting.

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