Blizzard Open Golf Tournament Donates to Let’s Emerg Together Campaign

Mindemoya, ON - On December 13, 2022, the organizers of the Blizzard Open Golf Tournament donated $2,000 to the Manitoulin Health Centre, Let’s Emerg Together Campaign. All funds raised are designated for the renovation and expansion of the Mindemoya Emergency Department.


On September 10, 2022, eighty golfers gathered at the Brookwood Brae Golf Course in Mindemoya for 18 holes of golf followed by an incredible steak dinner. All funds raised were to be donated to the Let’s Emerg Together campaign. Marj Moody, a retired emergency room nurse, has been the driving force behind the Blizzard Open Golf Tournament since its inception. Every year the funds raised have been designated for health care within the community. When asked about the event Ms Moody said “It was so nice to see golfers back on the course enjoying a great game, an amazing day of visiting topped off by a wonderful meal. Thank you so much to Brookwood Brae Golf Course for hosting us and doing such an incredible job”. Ms Moody went on to say “Thank you as well to my co-coordinator this year, Karen Cranston, for all of your hard work to bring this event to life”. Both Ms Moody and Ms Cranston wanted to also thank all the sponsors for their contributions to a wonderful day.


“Thank you so much to Marj, Karen and all the golfers for continuing to make health care a priority in this community” said Paula Fields, President and CEO of Manitoulin Health Centre.  Ms Fields went on to say “This is a must attend event that sells out every year.  I will be sure to get my name on the list for 2023!  Thank you again to everyone who participated and we look forward to welcoming you all in to the newly expanded emergency department in Mindemoya”.


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Media Contact:


Kelly Timmermans

Communications and Development Coordinator

Manitoulin Health Centre  
(705) 368-2300 ext. 2335                 


Pictured above, from left to right, Marj Moody; Paula Fields, President and CEO, MHC; Karen Cranston
The Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) is a two-site small rural hospital serving the people of Mnidoo Mnising (Manitoulin Island). We are proud to operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinabek people. MHC is committed to ongoing action, awareness, and education that build on reconciliation efforts, and to work against anti-Indigenous racism. We honour the land and First nations presence, practices, language, ceremonies and protocols.