2008 Pacrim Invitational

The Tourism and Hospitality Management Program at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU) in Halifax has received a financial boost in excess of $54,000 to support scholarship and leadership programs for students. For the seventh consecutive year Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. (PHSI), one of Canada’s largest hotel management companies, contributed all proceeds from the Pacrim Invitational Golf Tournament to “building tourism and hospitality leaders,” said Glenn Squires, CEO of PHSI.

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Fund-Raising for MSVU Tourism Program Tops $50,000

“The health of the hospitality industry is crucial to the economic well-being of towns and cities throughout Atlantic Canada and all across this country” Mr. Squires said. “The industry’s future depends upon strong leadership. We see our support of the MSVU tourism program as a contribution to the future of the hospitality industry,” he added.

Tourism and travel are vitally important to the world today, said Kathryn Laurin, President and Vice-Chancellor at MSVU. “Our tourism students and program are at the heart of the tourism industry and we are tremendously grateful to Pacrim and their partners for their generous support and recognition.”

Over the last seven years, the Pacrim Invitational Golf Tournament has contributed more than $265,000 to creating and maintaining endowed awards, leadership scholarships and an enhancement fund for tourism and hospitality students at MSVU. In 2008 Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. contributed $40,000, Holloway Lodging REIT presented a cheque for $10,000 and Unity Telecom added $1,000.

The Pacrim contribution to MSVU will be ongoing this year as we have added a new online auction to our fundraising efforts. We invite you to go to http://www.pacriminvitational.com/auction/ and bid on our live auction items. Enjoy wonderful accommodations, whether a romantic getaway for two or take the whole family. 100% of all proceeds benefit The Pacrim Scholarship Fund at Mount Saint Vincent University's Tourism and Hospitality Management program.

One hundred and forty four golfers from all across Canada and the United Stated—partners, suppliers and investors with PHSI—participated in the tournament at Oakfield Golf & Country Club, outside Halifax.

“At Pacrim Hospitality, we take great pride in supporting the MSVU Tourism program,” Mr. Squires said. “It is an important way in which we help build the future of the industry in Canada and it’s an important community effort on behalf of our outstanding staff that annually pulls the event together.”


CHAMPIONS Team 4B Owens MacFadyen Group/Manulife Financial Ian Mcknight, Paul Kane, Kevin Higgins, Gerard Ferguson
2ND LOW GROSS Team 14B PricewaterhouseCoopers Dean Landry, Brenda Belliveau, Jason White, Don Flinn
3RD LOW GROSS Team 7B Office Interiors Allen Mitchell, Jeff O’Grady, John Patterson, Andy Belliveau



The Executive Committee for the 2008 Tournament extends a thank you to all of the teams and to those who helped make this year’s tournament successful. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Presenting Partners

  • Canaccord Adams
  • Ecolab
  • Goodmans

Major Partners

  • ASG Financial Corp.
  • Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • Superior Lodging Corporation
  • Wyndham Hotel Group

Financial Donations

  • Holloway Lodging Reit
  • Unity Telecom

Hole Sponsorships

  • Atlantic Signs
  • ALS
  • Beaulieu Canada
  • Bormic
  • Coca-cola
  • Dvise Telecom
  • DSM/Rogers
  • Eastlink
  • Ecolab
  • Eden Textiles
  • Frame Express
  • Gingras
  • Guest Supply
  • Hotel Solutions
  • Ilco/Fairway
  • MAC Interior Design
  • Office Interiors
  • Philips
  • Rogers Cable

Live Auction Donors

  • Wyndham Hotels Worldwide
  • Eden Textiles
  • Intercontinental Hotels Group
  • Holiday Inn Express Myrtle Beach, SC

On Course Silent Auction Donors

  • Berkline
  • Brassex Inc.
  • Chairs Limited
  • Dine-Art Inc.
  • Hotel Solutions
  • Jaymar
  • Spartan Fitness Equipment
  • Springwall

Thank you to all volunteers who took time from their busy schedules to make this tournament happen:

  • Steve Adams - PHSI Head Office
  • Scott Cadell - Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax
  • Steve Dodge - Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax
  • Linda Good - PHSI Head Office
  • Dianne Hussey - Super 8 Windsor, Nova Scotia
  • Laura Kahoot - Best Western on Chocolate Lake Halifax
  • Val Kalliecharan - Intergy
  • Graham Mann - Holiday Inn Express Halifax/Bedford
  • Lisa Webb - PHSI Head Office
  • James Robar - Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax
  • Rich Taylor - Holiday Inn Truro, Nova Scotia

Also, a thank you to:

  • Aon Reid Stenhouse Insurance Inc. and Aviva Insurance Company of Canada for providing the hole in one insurance
  • Coca-cola for providing “the much needed water” on the course
  • Labatt Breweries, our official beer supplier
  • M&S Foods for the brunch and dinner products
  • Maxxium Canada for the dinner wine
  • Oakfield Golf and Country Club - General Manager Jason Lohnes and Chef Darrell Cooling and their staff for their outstanding and professional service
  • Ryan Duffy’s and Radisson Suite Hotel Halifax for hosting our pre-tournament reception
  • The Steele Auto Group for providing the hole in one vehicles

We look forward to seeing you all again on July 30, 2009 at the eighth annual Pacrim Invitational.

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