June 15, 2015 - Canadian North Midnight Sun Classic Golf Tournament to Include Celebrity Athletes and Grey Cup

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2015 – Yellowknife, NWT – Canadian North, the official airline of the Canadian Football League, will once again host the annual Canadian North Midnight Sun Classic Golf Tournament, being held Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20 at the Yellowknife Golf Club. The tournament will feature a “Midnight Sun Classic” 9-hole round beginning Friday evening at midnight, as well as two 18-hole “Championship Flights”, beginning Friday at 6:00 pm and Saturday at 9:00 am. Tournament registration is available through the Yellowknife Golf Club at www.yellowknifegolfclub.com. In addition to the action on the golf course, this year the airline has arranged a particularly exciting program with some very notable guests:

  • In celebration of this year’s tournament, the airline will bring the Grey Cup trophy to Yellowknife. Participants will be able to see and take personal photos with the cup throughout the tournament, including at the pre-tee off Tailgate Party being held at the golf club on Friday from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm. A limited number of Tailgate Party tickets are available for advance purchase only for $15.00 from the Yellowknife Golf Club.
  • Fans of all ages will be able to view and take personal photos with the Grey Cup at a special public viewing event at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre (NACC) on Saturday between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The airline will also bring the Grey Cup to several surprise locations around Yellowknife on Friday morning and afternoon.
  • NHL star and Canadian North spokesperson Jordin Tootoo will participate in the Canadian North Midnight Sun Classic Golf Tournament. He also will make a public appearance at the National Aboriginal Day Fish Fry and Stage Show at Somba K’e Park on Saturday at noon and will  be signing copies of his book All the Way: My Life On Ice there from 1:10 pm to 3:00 pm (The Yellowknife Book Cellar will have copies on hand, available for purchase). 
  • Edmonton Eskimos alumni and Grey Cup-winning team members Jed Roberts and Rob Brown will also participate in the Midnight Sun Classic Golf Tournament. They will be on hand during the Grey Cup appearances scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Jed Roberts will also appear at the National Aboriginal Day Fish Fry and Stage Show at Somba K’e Park on Saturday at noon.

“The Canadian North Midnight Sun Classic Golf Tournament is one of the top events in Canadian North’s sponsorship calendar, and has been for many years,” said Peter McCart, Senior Vice President of Scheduled Services for Canadian North. “We’re thrilled that celebrity guests Jordin Tootoo, Jed Roberts and Rob Brown will be joining us, and that we’ll be flying the Grey Cup trophy up too. This will be a fun and exciting event that we look forward to sharing, not only with those golfing in the tournament, but all Yellowknifers.”

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About Canadian North
Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada’s North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. Offering scheduled flights to 19 destinations, Canadian North’s close-to 900 employees proudly serve the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, via the southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa. Canadian North is also the premier provider of fly-in/fly-out charter services for large resource sector clients requiring safe, efficient and economical air transportation. Charter flights are also offered across North America for sports teams, cruise lines and large groups. Canadian North is a subsidiary of NorTerra Inc., which is owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic. For more information please visit www.canadiannorth.com

For more information, please contact:
Kelly Lewis, Communications Manager
Canadian North Inc.
Telephone: 1.403.648.6101
klewis@canadiannorth.com