Lögberg-Heimskringla - 08.04.2005, Page 4

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 08.04.2005, Page 4
4 • Lögberg-Heimskringla • Friday 8 April 2005 The importance of the sponsors Steinþór Guðbjartsson Managing Editor In the last few years the Ice- landic Open Golf Touma- ment has not only been the main fundraising event for Lög- berg-Heimskringla — it has been a veritable lifesaver. Once again, Dan Johnson has called his group of volun- teers together to organize yet another Icelandic Open, to take place in Gimli, MB Friday, July 29. For the fifth year in a row, the toumament wiil swing in the Islendingadagurinn, the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, held annually in Gimli the first weekend in August. As before, 36 teams of four golfers, 144 golfers alto- gether, can participate in this annual event. Some have taken part in the event every year and they know they have to register early because the tournament has always sold out. This is a tournament they don’t want to miss. The main reason for the good tumout is that while hav- ing fun, the golfers want to support Lögberg-Heimskring- la. They play 18 holes of golf and the Texas Scramble format suits everyone, the professional player as well as the novice. And everyone gets a prize. In the past, individuals and companies have inade this fundraiser possible. Different levels of sponsorship — entries, prize donations, hole sponsor- ship ($300), silver sponsor- ship ($1,000), gold sponsorship ($2,500), and platinum spon- sorship ($5,000) — have been well received, and the paper is grateful for the generous sup- port. “The sponsors are of vital importance,” says Don Lindal, Co-Chair of the organizing committee. And he is right — because without them the Ice- Every kind af fiag Imaginable... ^Ftan 5hhp VISIT OUH SHOWROOM TOH YOUR ICELANDIC FLAG FLAGS OF ALL NATIONS *► PROVfNCIAL AND STATE FLAGS »► PINS, CRESTS, DECALS «► FLAGPOLES & ACCESSORIES ► CUSTOM-SEWN OR PRINTED FLAGS / BANNERS 1195 Pembina Highway Winnipeg, Manltoba R3T 2A5 Tel: (204) 452-2689 Fax: (204) 452-2701 ToHFree 1-800-260-3713 mr; SbUJP landic Open Golf Toumament would not exist. Four men, staff and students, at the University of Manitoba started using the term Icelandic Open for their golf competi- tions more than two decades ago. They were young and ea- ger, started at the golf course in Hecla, MB, and tried different golf courses, mainly in Mani- toba, for their Icelandic Open. However, they had no sponsors and not only did the Icelandic Open disappear from the tour but the golfers parted and have not been together since. One is in lceland, another one in BC and two in Manitoba. They had to give up the sport they loved, but lately some of them started playing the game again. In 1998, the Vatnabyggð Club of Saskatchewan started its Icelandic Open. Lögberg- Heimskringla has presented the Icelandic Open in Manitoba since 2001. Some golfers never leave their golf clubs out of sight and practice their swing indoors, or where they can play the sport all year around. Others look for their golf clubs as soon as the snow disappears and prac- tice wherever possible with the summer tournaments in mind. The possibilities are end- less — but there is only one Icelandic Open pre- sented by Lögberg-Heims- kringla. And it keeps people to- gether. Aikins • Creative Legal Salutiam • SlHCR 1879 Greetings from J, Timothy Samson, Q.C. Kristin L. Gibson J. Douglas Sigurdson Thor Hansell Helga D. Van Iderstine Aikins.MacAulav&Thorvaldsqnllp • LAW FIRM • r 30th Floor Commodity Exchange Towcr. 360 Main Strect. 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