Apex Recap 2019

What do you get when you combine golf, family, friends, sunshine and laughter?
You get the 46th Annual Apex Golf Tournament weekend!
This year was another one for the books – and this time, a new generation has taken off with the trophy.
The tournament kicked off on Friday without a hitch. It was a beatiful 2-days of golf with over 100 players taking to the course. 
Unlike most rounds in recent years, there was not a Maxwell nor Talbot in sight. Instead, it was 21-year-old Patrick Jackson who came in hot for 2019. Patrick entered Day 2 of the tournament trailing by 3 strokes, but somehow mustered up the strength and skill to leave his opponents in the dust (ultimately winning by 5). 
The Men’s 9-hole winner was John Mentis, of Granby, QC, while Tina Skier and Shirley Johnson took it home for the ladies, landing in 1st place for the Women’s 18-hole and Women’s 9-hole, respectively. 
At this year’s banquet, we got back to tradition. We started the evening with a speech from past scholarship recipient, Taran Jordan. Taran spoke about how his scholarship and the support received from the community helped him throughout his education. He even had the crowd in tears as he shared with everyone a major recent accomplishment – he will be joining Truro Elementary, to begin teaching grade 4, this September.
Wade Smith was posthumously honoured with the Arthur Jordan Memorial Award. It has been over 2 years since Wade’s passing, but his legacy has certainly not been lost on communities across Nova Scotia and beyond.  
Now for the scholarship awards. Did you know: This year marked the 20th year Apex has been issuing scholarships? That’s two decades of supporting the youth in our community to go on and pursue post-secondary education! Amazing. This year’s lineup of graduating seniors included:
  • Lincoln Bradford, NSCC Truro Campus, NS
  • Keegan Grady, RCEME (Engineering), ON
  • Angel Jordan, Dalhousie University, NS
  • Cara Lutchmedial, York University, ON
  • Daryen Reddick, Kings College, NS 
  • Jaxon Smith, St. FX University, NS
  • Chloe Wilson, Dalhousie University, NS
  • Tobi and Eniola Oshikoya – both deferring their scholarships to a later date
Daryen Reddick was also the night’s deserving recipient of the Robbie Jones Award for Community Achievement.
At the evening dances, folks partied until the lights came on – and then they continued to party from there. Nothing unusual..
One not so usual event, however, was the sun actually finding its way into Sunday. This is the first time in 3 years that the softball game didn’t get rained out. Players enjoyed a pickup game while the crowd looked on. Afterwards, everyone headed up to the Island for pizza, wings and a bonus afternoon dominoes tournament. 
The Committee, once again, thanks everyone who showed up or contributed in any way to making the weekend the success that it was.

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