Conestoga news

June 3, 2015 5:05 AM

Annual golf tournament raises $65,000

Conestoga’s annual Golf Classic celebrated its 20th anniversary this year with more than 140 golfers who teamed up at Whistle Bear Golf Club. The event, which recognizes and honours community and business leaders while raising funds for development projects at Conestoga, was held May 26 and raised $65,000.

Since its inception, the Golf Classic has raised more than $1 million to support Conestoga students and programs. Funds from this year’s event will be directed to programs at Conestoga’s Institute for Food Processing Technology.

This year's Golf Classic honoured community and business leader Larry Laurin, president and founder of Conestoga Cold Storage. Laurin has been a part of the Canadian food industry for over 45 years. After graduating from the University of Guelph with a diploma from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1968, he spent six years managing poultry processing plants throughout Ontario. Laurin founded Conestoga Cold Storage in 1974, which provided the expanding frozen food industry with the reliable warehousing services it needed.

Laurin continues to be an active and innovative member of the cold storage industry in Canada and abroad. Conestoga Cold Storage has been a recipient of the prestigious 50 Best Managed Companies in Canada award for 10 years running.

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