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Golfing for GBGH

Glenn Howard wearing a blue golf shirt and hat sitting in a golf cart laughing

Glenn Howard is a four-time world champion curler, and has been curling professionally for more than four decades. He is also one of the most kind and friendly, down-to-earth people around.  And, when he’s not on the ice, or spending time with family, he can be found swinging his irons on the golf course.  

In 2016, Glenn put his love for golf to work for his local Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH). The first Glenn Howard Charity Golf Tournament in support of the GBGH Foundation was strongly supported by Urbacon Inc, a full slate of golfers, a great committee of volunteers, and raised an incredible $105,900.   

Since then, the annual tournament has raised an additional $546,000, helping to purchase vital equipment for various areas of the hospital, and to expand the surgical services offered in our community.  It is Glenn’s passion for giving back and investing in local health care that continues to be the driving force for the event.  

“We all rely on our hospital…our whole community does,” says Glenn. “It’s a privilege that we get to help give GBGH what they need to diagnose and treat our friends, families and neighbours. We couldn’t do it without the support of our incredible business partners and sponsors, who put so much in to making this tournament so beneficial for GBGH.” 

In 2023, the tournament will be celebrating a new 5-year partnership with Tom Smith Chevrolet Buick GMC as the Title Sponsor.

“Glenn & his committee put on an amazing event for GBGH each year,” shares Steve Jacklin, owner, Tom Smith Chevrolet. “We are excited to partner with Glenn and the GBGH Foundation for this event.”

The annual tournament is sold out year after year, but Glenn and the tournament committee are looking for like-minded individuals to help out at the event, or in the weeks leading up to it.  Anyone interested in learning more can contact Victoria Evans, Community Giving Officer (  This year’s tournament will take place at the Midland Golf & Country Club on Friday, July 14, 2023.  To learn more, click here.

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