A charity golf tournament that is being held on Tuesday, July 11 at Woodside Golf Course in support of the Airdrie District Hospice Society has sold out for the first time ever since its inception. 

Airdrie resident Myles Ridge, who also is the Co-Owner and Operations Manager at Big Ben Cleaning Service said that this is the seventh annual charity golf tournament that is being hosted by the Airdrie and area Business Club (BCAA). The goal of this year's tournament is to raise $10,000.

The money raised will go towards all the programs the hospice society offers, with 50 per cent going towards the suite building fund, one of the main pillars of the hospice society's goals.

"We have had a few of our members from the BCAA club that have had family members use their [the Airdrie District Hospice Society] services over the years. The hospice society has played a vital role in providing comfort and helping ease the stress and challenges that come with having a family member that is nearing the end of life," Ridge said. 

Ridge added that the event selling out is because of the effort of everyone involved, especially the committee members Kelsey Brockway from Brockway’s Automotiv, Mike Nichol (Simplicity Car Care) Kelly Boudreau (World Financial Group) Charlene Gize (Kensington Insurance) Brent Lovestad, Patty Duggan (Funky Petals) Sherry Jenkins Axiom Mortgage Solutions) and Sarika Metah (The Lolli Events). Ridge said that without their time and efforts, this wouldn’t be possible. 

"We feel that it's really important to give back to the community; the community supports us," he said. "As business owners, it's nice to be in a position where we can actually give back and we do a lot of volunteering, a lot of sponsorships - every opportunity that we have."

Ridge also noted that those at the Airdrie District Hospice Society are something to be lauded. 

"The kindness and compassion shown by their staff and volunteers is second to none. As a group, we feel it’s important to assist in any way we can and this tournament - with the help of our great community -  allows us to do this in the form of fundraising."

However, while Ridge has been a large part of the golf tournament, it is not the only community engagement he is a part of. The 12-year Airdrie resident is also active with the 100 Airdrie Men Who Give A Damn, the Adopt-A-Grad Foundation Of Canada, as well the Airdrie Dads Group.

"I have lived in a few larger cities throughout my life and yes Airdrie does feel like a small community. Everybody is always willing to lend a helping hand anytime. Airdrie steps up in a huge way and I absolutely love the community for this."

The golf tournament's tee off at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. 

Ridge wanted to extend his thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers participating in the event. Sponsors include:

Simplicity Car Care

Soderglen Farms

Edward Jones Financial 

CIR Realty

constable’s Towing

Bright Peak Media

948 Brewing Company

Airdrie Windshield & Glass

Oranj Fitness

The Beautiful Tooth Company

Ambition Performing Arts

Fairmont Spa

Big Mood Designs

Banff Park Lodge

Banff Lodging Co

Big Ben Cleaning

Glitch Gaming

Sin Bin

Old Town Pizza

Take 10 Wellness

Daytona Beach Tacos

B’s sweet Sugar Cookies

Van Houte

Superior Hearing 

Cabi Clothing

Funky Petals

The Pink Wand

Budget Blinds

Bonfire Shades

Axiom Mortgage

Kensington Insurance 

Forte Fluids

Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic


Woodridge Ford

Jack Carter Chev

Davis Chev

South Trail Kia

Fraser way RV

Bobbi Morrison

Cyclone Heating & Plumbing

Gary & Michelle Lock

Brent & Trudy Lovestad

Cover Up Coatings

The Pest Control Guy

The Hair Lounge

Nose Creek Players

Charity Golf International 

Brella Vida

Switchback Creative

Woodside Golf Course 


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