2007 Pacrim Invitational

Held on July 26, 2007 at Oakfield Golf and Country Club, the Pacrim Invitational attracted 144 golfers from, across Canada and the United States, many of whom are investors, partners and suppliers of PHSI. This years tournament raised $95,500 bringing the grand total that PHSI has donated to the MSVU tourism and hospitality program over six years to $214,000.

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MSVU Hospitality Students Benefit from $95,500 Raised in Annual Golf Tournament

Halifax, Nova Scotia (July 31, 2007) - Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. (PHSI) has made a major contribution toward ensuring the growth of the tourism and hospitality industry in Canada by coordinating the donation of more than $95,000 to Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU)  in Halifax. For six years the international hotel management company, based in Halifax, has brought industry partners together to raise the profile of careers in the tourism sector. Specifically, efforts center on attracting the best and brightest to the tourism industry through the MSVU Tourism and Hospitality Management Program.

The $95,500 donation brings the grand total that PHSI has donated to the MSVU tourism and hospitality program over six years to $214,000.

“A skilled and professional workforce is a key challenge facing the hospitality industry these days and is one that our company is committed to addressing,” said PHSI President and CEO, Glenn Squires “This is a great fit for us: MSVU’s tourism program is nationally recognized; we recruit and retain outstanding people every day.  This partnership not only makes sense, it makes us very proud to help attract budding professionals to this very exciting industry.”

The primary fund-raising event is an annual golf tournament.  Held on July 26, 2007 at Oakfield Golf and Country Club, the Pacrim Invitational attracted 144 golfers from, across Canada and the United States, many of whom are investors, partners and suppliers of PHSI.  “The golf tournament and the auction which completes the day are tangible ways for those of us in hospitality to help the base upon which we all grow,” said Mr. Squires.

“A financial award can mean the difference between attending MSVU or not, or the difference between having to work and taking longer to graduate,” said MSVU President Kathryn Laurin. “Students tell us they are encouraged and supported by awards like those PHSI has endowed. PHSI’s support has bolstered the future success of these students and is helping to create the best university experience for each of them.”

The donation to date has resulted in two endowed scholarships and three awards that have so far benefited 19 MSVU tourism and hospitality students. 2007 partners and  contributors include: ASG Financial Corp, Toronto, $5,000; Canaccord Adams, Toronto, $15,000; the Canadian Hotel Investment Conference also in Toronto, $25,000; Holloway Lodging Real Estate Investment Trust, Halifax, $10,000; Krise Commercial Real Estate, Fort Myers, Florida, $500 and Pacrim in Halifax, $40,000.

Presenting partners of the 2007 Invitational Tournament are Rideau Construction, Halifax; Canaccord Adams, Toronto; and Goodmans LLP, Toronto and the major partners are Superior Lodging Corp., Calgary; Wyndham Hotel Group, Parsippany, NJ; Intercontinental Hotel Group, Toronto and ASG Financial Corp., Toronto.

Tourism is a field of great economic importance, not only in Atlantic Canada, but also nationally with a total sector spending of close to $67 billion each year.  But the fastest-growing economic sector is grappling with a pending labour shortage and increased competition from other industries to attract and retain people.  

Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. is one of Canada’s leading, privately-owned hotel management companies with a portfolio of 39 hotels throughout Canada and the United States totaling more than 3,900 hotel rooms and suites. Pacrim Hospitality is based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.


Marsha Pond
Vice President, Strategic Marketing
Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc.
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Robyn McIsaac
Director, Public Affairs
Mount Saint Vincent University
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Congratulations to the Team Winners


Team 1A 

Glenn Squires, Prof. Kathryn Laurin, Greg Patterson, Bill Stone

1st   Low Net 

Team 14A 

Dan Murphy, David Gossen, Darrell Rooney, Darrell Taylor 

2nd  Low Net 

Team 12A 

Adrian Gloade, Vernon Gloade, Jim Hepworth, Justin Johnson

3rd  Low Net 

Team 2B 

Marc Staniloff, Chris Cua, Dave Chugg, Salim Gulamani 

The Executive Committee for the 2007 Pacrim Invitational - Glenn Squires, Don Horne (President, Sports Management International), Bill Harrison, Wendy Zegray, Kate Laing, Alicia Whiting and Denise Alcock extend a thank you to the teams and all who assisted with the 2007 Pacrim Invitational.  Your support is greatly appreciated.


Presenting & Major Partners, Financial Donators, Hole Sponsors, On-Course Silent Auction Donators and On-Course Food

Presenting Partners       

  • Rideau Construction
  • Canaccord Adams
  • Goodmans LLP

Major Partners       

  • Superior Lodging Corp.
  • Wyndham Hotel Group
  • Intercontinental Hotel Group
  • ASG Financial Corp.
  • Financial Donations on the Course
  • Canadian Hotel Investment Conference 2007
  • Canaccord Adams
  • Holloway Lodging REIT
  • ASG Financial Corp.
  • Krise Commercial Group, LLC

Hole Sponsorships

  • Guest Supply
  • SolutionInc.
  • Hotel Association of Canada
  • Beaulieu Canada
  • Atlantic Neon & Plastic Signs
  • Eastlink
  • DSM Telecommunications
  • Office Interiors
  • Rogers Cable
  • Michel Belleau Design
  • M&S Food Service
  • Fairway Associates
  • Coca-Cola
  • Nestle FoodServices Club Coffee Company 042
  • Club Coffee Company
  • On Command
  • Bormic
  • Eden Textiles
  • Philips Electronics
  • Mac Interior Design

On-Course Silent Auction Donors

  • Jessom Food
  • Dine-Art Inc.
  • Jaymar
  • Berkline
  • Springwall
  • Philips
  • Chairs Limited
  • HG LG
  • Bonardelli and Esber

On-Course Food

Executive Chefs, Chefs and Cooks, please take a bow. The food was outstanding!

  • Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown 
    • (Beef Tenderloin on a French Baguette with Dijon Mustard and Five Peppercorn Sauce)
    •  Executive Catering Chef Michel Gosselin & Josh Gosselin
  • Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook
    • (Garlic and Herb Marinated Shrimp Skewers with Spicy Thai Gribiche)
    • Executive Chef Brent Conlin & Cook Kristen Gillis
  • Truro Hotel & Convention Centre & John Stanfield Inn Truro
    • (Moroccan Spiced Lamb Chop with Pineapple Mango Salsa)
    • Executive Chef Steven Donnelly & Chef Shawn Goswell

We also like to thank Gordie Smith and his staff at Oakfield Golf and Country Club for their outstanding and professional service; Sean Keating and his staff at East Side Mario’s Bedford Row for hosting our pre-tournament reception on Wednesday evening; Labatt’s – our official beer supplier; Coca-cola – our official water, soft drink and juice supplier; M&S Foods for the brunch and dinner products; Maxxium for the dinner wine; Aon Reed Stenhouse Insurance Inc. for providing the hole in one insurance and The Steele Auto Group for providing the hole in one vehicles.


Volunteers, we could not do this event without you.  Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to volunteer for the Pacrim Invitational 2007.

Pacrim Head Office

  • Linda Good
  • Misty Johnson
  • Penny Squires
  • Meaghan Weckman


  • Val Kalliecharan

Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax

  • Phyllis Stephenson
  • Laura Bignall
  • James Robar
  • Will Matheson

Holiday Inn Express Halifax/Bedford

  • Meghan Lloyd

Best Western on Chocolate Lake, Halifax

  • Laura Kohoot

S8 Dieppe, Caraquet, Campbellton & Amherst

  • Venise Michaud

Holiday Inn Express Moncton

  • Michelle Boudreau

Mark Your Calendars for Next Year

  • July 31, 2008 - Seventh Annual Pacrim Invitational
  • Oakfield Golf and Country Club

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