Cup GOLFA

Coupe GOLFA

They are 16 golfers (handpicked) of the greater Quebec city area who meet twice a year (spring and fall) for a few years in the context of a golf tournament (54 holes) spread out over 3 days called the Cup GOLFA (for Godin/Falardeau).

This year, the COVID-19 has somewhat changed the plans of these irreducible of the little white ball, forcing them to move the tournament to the summer (20-21 and 22 June), and in the alleys of the golf club of the region of Québec, in particular those of the golf de la Faune, instead of a one club outside of Quebec. Coup de theatre this year, as the 54th and final hole of the competition, the victory went to the conservative mp for Portneuf–Jacques-Cartier, Joël Godin, who has stalled his approach, for a birdie, outstripping, by a single small point (after a clever calculation, and a blend of points and handicap) in the final standings, Christian Falardeau, who dominates wins this classic friendly. On the photo, left, the winner of the Cup Golfa spring 2020, Joël Godin, in the company of the organiser of the event, spring 2020 Cup GOLFA, Jean-Yves Montminy.

70 years of marriage

Gaston Garneau and Marcelle Drolet (photos), celebrated this week for their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple, who married on June 24, 1950 in Quebec city, has 5 children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Gaston and Marcelle are always very autonomous and were still living in the family home in the borough of Charlesbourg in Quebec city. All my congratulations to both of you.

Remember

On June 25, 1970. In Canada, the age to vote in federal ones is reduced from 21 to 18 years.

Birthdays

Sylvain Boudreau, popular speaker (Me Inc.), 55-year-old… Ariana Grande, actress and singer-songwriter american, 27 years old… Marie-Nicole Lemieux, contralto quebec, 45 years ago… Garou, quebec singer, 48-year-old… Chris O’donnell, american actor, 50 years… Elyse Marquis, actress and animator (Heads), 52-year-old… Renée Martel, quebec singer, 73-year-old… Yves Beauchemin, quebec writer, 79 years of age.

Missing

On June 26, 2019. Georges Brossard, 79 years of age, an entomologist and founder of the Montreal Insectarium… 2018. Daniel Pilon, 77 years of age, québec comedian, whose career (tv and cinema) began in 1968… 2009. Pierre Lamoureux, a regular at the Mundial and the Public Resto-bar… 1979. Vernon Presley, 63 years, father of Elvis.

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