Past Events

These are some of the events PCCN Brampton has organized or taken part in.

Canadian Nitro Nationals @ Toronto Motorsports Park

10 Jul 2015 - 7:30am to 12 Jul 2015 - 7:30pm
Phil Nedham dropping the parachute at the end of the track after his best run ever.

After more than a few tense moments following a mechanical failure on Saturday, Phil Nedham and his Top Dragster, Mighty Mouse, which is jointly sponsored by Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and Prostate Cancer Canada Network Brampton (PCCN Brampton), went on to have their best weekend ever.

In Phil's own words:
"A very special 'Thank You' to 2 guys who made our Sunday laps possible. We tore the blower belt up on Saturday afternoon and did not have a spare. I called my buddy Adam Hauke in Bowmanville to see if he had a spare. He said he didn't have a spare but he would pull the belt and pullies off his race car at 9 o'clock Saturday night for us. Another good friend, Matt Santoro from Whitby agreed to run the hardware out to the track for Sunday morning. He showed up at Cayuga at 7:50 this morning. Between the two us us, we thrashed the new parts on 7 minutes before the qualifier round call. We lit the car quickly and towed to the lanes for our first qualifier....What can I say?...Racing friends will do anything to help each other! Thanks again to the both of you!"

Congratulations to Phil and his Pit Crew, captained by our own Steve Hutton, assisted by his daughter Alexis Hutton and friends Trina and Eric Chruszcz.

Oh, yes: On his last run on Sunday, Mighty Mouse laid down a 6.87 second elapsed time at 195 M.P.H. On to Grand Bend Dragway for the Stratford Spectacular, August 7 to 9.

15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

27 Jun 2015 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Glen Eagle Golf Club
Glen Eagle Golf Club

Our 15th annual tournament was held on Saturday, June 27th at the Glen Eagle Golf Club and was a huge success.

Despite early reservations, we were pleasantly surprised by the great turnout of 110 golfers, who appreciated the change of scenery and the change to a week-end. This change permitted significantly more golfers to attend this year as compared to previous years where attendance had fallen recently.

Our Golf Committee, Morris Rambout, Ron Clayton, Jack Dainton, John Hughes and Margaret Butterly, did an admirable job beating the corporate bushes for small prizes for our participants and the raffle, something that has gotten more difficult with each passing year.

Steve Hutton and Michele Goulding brought us golfers, sponsors and prizes despite their busy schedules. We increased our hole sponsors to 10 this year. Going for 18 next year.

At the site, Margaret Butterly, Sandra Rambout, Judy Clayton, Steve Hutton and Michele Goulding helped out with Registration, our Tooney Hole, the Raffle and Prize Distribution.

Meaghan Sloski acted as our official photographer with a special assistant Al Terry, her father and Prostate Cancer Warrior, helping in various capacities.

Greg Prince Cox, John Donkers and Victor Horvath were amazingly responsible for organizing the participation of no less than 56 of our golfers.

We did miss one of our perennial volunteers, Tilly Netherton, who injured her wrist playing tennis just before the event. She is always a great help throughout the event.

We did get lucky during the event itself as the predicted rain held off until everyone was off the course and into the building. While packing up at the end of the event we were not so lucky and got completely soaked trying to get a car up to the doors to load up our stuff.

The winners of the event this year and three times previously with a score of 62 were Paul Bowlby, John Narvali, Steve Hutton and Ed Moore.

Longest Drive for the men was Larry Mullen.

Longest drive for the women was Sandy Spizarsky after Greg failed his DNA test.
I think one of his partners put his name on that list, but these days, who's to say.

Closest to the Pin for the women was Angela Rogers.

Closest to the Pin for the men was Larry Galo.

Thanks everyone for coming out and we hope to see you again next year.

Gary Foote - PCCN Brampton

Glen Eagle Golf Club
15731 Peel Regional Road 50
Bolton, ON L7E 3H9

CANCELLED Peel Region - Mississauga Do it for Dads Walk Run 2015

21 Jun 2015 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
 

We are sorry to advise that after careful consideration the Peel Region - Mississauga Planning Committee has decided that the Do it for Dads Walk Run planned for Mississauga Valley Park on Father's Day will not take place this year due to various unforeseen circumstances.

We would however love it if you could join us at the Toronto Do it for Dads Walk Run happening on the Father’s Day, June 21. The event will be taking place at Ashbridges Bay Park, an absolutely beautiful location in the Beaches area of Toronto.  The Beach is a great place to stroll around after the event, from the many parks, to delicious ice cream shops, local stores, or perhaps you’d like to put your feet in the lake after the race.

If you would like to move your registration to the Toronto event, please contact Rob Weir at rob.weir@prostatecancer.ca.  We would be happy to update your registration. Please let us know.

Note that there are also Walk/Run events being held in Whitby and London, Ontario on Father's Day.  Details can be found by clicking on SELECT AN EVENT LOCATION at doitfordads.ca.

Again, we are truly sorry that the event is unable to move forward in Peel Region - Mississauga, and we appreciate all your support and generosity over the years to Prostate Cancer Canada and the Do it for Dads Walk Run.
 
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Sincerely,
Jim Dorsey,
Chair of the
Peel Region - Mississauga Planning Committee
905-453-3038 or email jfdorsey@yahoo.com

 

 

Brampton Beast Stick it to Cancer

11 Apr 2015 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm
Wellspring Chinguacousy
Wellspring Chinguacousy
Powerade Centre Ice
Paint the name of someone you know who has been affected by cancer onto the Powerade Centre Ice.

PCCN Brampton will be setting up an information booth at 5:30 p.m. as part of this event in support of Wellspring Chinguacousy.  We have been big fans of our Wellspring since it opened.

Help the Brampton Beast Stick it to Cancer by painting the name of someone you know who has been affected by cancer onto the Powerade Centre Ice after the Beast game. Packages include the ice painting session, themed walk, BBQ and hockey game and start at just $25 (including tax!) as the Beast take on the Missouri Mavericks during Fan Appreciation Weekend. Register as an individual or as a team to raise money to support the fight to end cancer, with all proceeds going to Wellspring Chinguacousy, a cancer support centre located in a residential neighborhood in Brampton. 

Event Schedule:

  • Sign-in will begin at 3:00 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies at 4:00 p.m.
  • The Stick it to Cancer walk will commence at 4:30 p.m.
  • Awards and BBQ start at 5:00 p.m., followed by the Beast Pre-game Party (open to the public)
  • The puck drops at 7:00 pm.
  • During the second intermission, Brampton Beast team dentist Pravir Patel will have his hair cut at centre ice, proceeds going to during the game's second intermission, proceeds also going to Wellspring-Chinguacousy.
  • After the game, anyone with a ticket will be allowed to head onto the rink to paint the ice prior to Sunday's contest against the Wheeling Nailers in support and solidarity of the many Canadians battling to find a cure for cancer.

For more information or to book your team, contact Stephanie Heller at sheller@bramptonbeast.com, or by calling 905-564-1684.

Full description at http://www.bramptonbeast.com/news/beastnews/?article_id=388

Cruisin' for a Cure Canada, 8th Annual

14 Sep 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cruisin' for a Cure 2013
Cruisin' for a Cure 2013

The Car Show That Saves Men's Lives

Cruisin’ for a Cure Canada is a one-day car show devoted to Prostate Cancer awareness, operated by unpaid volunteers from the Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Brampton support group and their supporters.

Gates open at 7:30 a.m. Register Online by midnight, September 12 or register at the show by NOON, to be eligible for People’s Choice awards.
Show hours from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Free PSA blood tests are provided to men forty and over from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Important: In order to to be tested at our one-day PSA blood clinic, you must have a family doctor. Please ensure that you bring his or her information — properly spelled name, address and telephone number — to the testing area. You will not be tested without this information. No exceptions. Confidential results will be sent directly to your doctor. Typically, a full ten percent of the men tested at past shows have been advised to seek further diagnosis!

All rods, customs, muscle & classic cars, trucks, motorcycles and snowmobiles are welcome as display vehicles.

Parking by affiliation is fine, but please plan to arrive as a group.

Parking charge is $10 per display or spectator vehicle.

Donations Greatly Appreciated; donations $20 and over will receive tax receipts.

Goodie bags for show car owners while supplies last. Raffles, food, beverages, vendors and health information will be available.

Free “Survivor” Tee shirts for pre-registered Prostate Cancer survivors. Ask us to hold one for you when registering online.

Net proceeds are shared between Prostate Cancer Canada, our national awareness organization, and Wellspring Chinguacousy, one of a network of cancer support centres that help both cancer victims and their supporters through comprehensive free services including peer support.

Website Link / URL www.c4acc.com

Event Location:
The Powerade Centre
7575 Kennedy Road South
Brampton, ON L6W 4T2

For participant and general information please contact:
Jim Dorsey, Cruisin' for a Cure Canada Coordinator
(905) 453-3038
or jfdorsey@yahoo.com

For vendor information please contact:
Meaghan Sloski, Vendor Manager
(416) 997-9688
or Meaghan.Sloski@pccnbrampton.ca

Classic Cars and Legendary Stars Parade and Show & Shine

19 Jul 2014 - 11:00am to 5:00pm

http://www.bramptonguardian.com/shopping-story/4550257-classic-cars-and-...

Classic Cars & Legendary Stars Parade and Show & Shine

Date: July 19, 2014
Time: 11:00 am

Venue: Register at Memorial Arena parking lot (east side of McMurchy Ave. south of Queen St.)
City: Brampton

Description: 11:00AM registration at Memorial Arena - $5.00 with all proceeds to Brampton Civic Hospital.

The Parade begins at approximately 1:00 pm followed by the Show & Shine at Queen & Main Streets until 5:00 pm.

Entertainment in Gage Park until midnight.

14th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

23 Jun 2014 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Back of Clubhouse
Acton Golf Clubhouse
Registration
Sign In Here, Please!

Our annual tournament was held on Monday, June 23rd at the Acton Golf Club. To make up for the exceedingly wet events of last June, we were rewarded with a perfect day this year. A great time was had by all who participated!

Planning is already underway for our 2015 tournament.

If you have any time that you could devote to distributing our letters and following up with your company or other local businesses it would be most appreciated. You can contact any member of the committee via telephone or e-mail throughout the year if you are interested in taking an active part in organizing the tournament next year.

Ron Clayton 905-584-2095 ronjudyclayton@yahoo.ca
Gary Foote 905-458-6650 visact@rogers.com
John Hughes 905-793-4627 bigyin4627@yahoo.com
Steve Hutton steve.hutton@pccnbrampton.com
Morris Rambout 905-793-8843 mrambout@rogers.com

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