The tournament is named after the late Peter Minogue, a distinguished community leader dedicated to North Bay, its businesses and economic well-being, and most importantly, its people. Minogue was a multi-talented athlete and inducted into the North Bay Sports Hall of Fame in 2008. In curling, he skipped a number of winning teams, nearly making it to the Brier on more than one occasion.
The sporting event will equally benefit three local non-profits focused on the health and wellness of the community, the Canadore College Foundation, Military Family Resource Centre and North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation. It will to respectively support of student scholarships, military family support and expanded hospital services, new programs, and bring leading-edge medical technology and treatment.
The fundraising tournament, led by the Canadore Foundation, will take place at the North Bay Granite Club on January 18 – 20. The event is primarily invitational, but additional team registrations are available. For more information, contact one of the charities: Brad Gavan at the Canadore Foundation: 705.840.3473 or Bradley.firstname.lastname@example.org; Tessa Clermont, executive director at Military Family Resource Centre: 705.494.2011, ext. 2057 or Tessa.Clermont@forces.gc.ca; Tammy Morison, president and CEO at North Bay Regional Health Centre Foundation: 705.495.8126 or Tammy.Morison@nbrhc.on.ca.
Founding event sponsorships include Clark Communications as the entertainment sponsor, Canadore Alumni as the first team, YourTV as media and gift sponsor, and Voyageur Aviation as dinner sponsor.