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Humane Society golf tournament adapts to pandemic

Event to take place July 21 at Osprey Links
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When the North Bay Humane Society’s golf tournament returns this July, it will be a tournament shaped by the coronavirus pandemic: limited players on the green, scheduled tee times and no banquet or awards ceremony. But the Society’s goal remains the same: to raise funds to care for the more than 1,000 unwanted and abandoned animals who pass through the shelter each year.

The 11th Annual Monaghan and Furry Friends Scramble, sponsored by Pet Valu North Bay and presented by 106.3 Moose FM, takes place on Tuesday, July 21st at Osprey Links Golf Course in Callander.

In lieu of a traditional start time, registrants will be assigned scheduled tee times to meet the province’s COVID-19 regulations. Casey’s Grill Bar will provide a take-home lunch for participants and, in place of the traditional live and silent auctions, golfers will be able to bid on exciting items and experiences online.

The registration fee is just $125 per player, with all funds staying local to help feed, socialize and care for vulnerable dogs and cats in the community.

“It was important to us to maintain the legacy of the Monaghan tournament in a safe, controlled way,” says Liam Cullin, the Humane Society’s Executive Director in a release.

“So we’ve made modifications to ensure that we can accommodate players while still raising funds for a very worthy cause.”

The North Bay Humane Society hopes to raise $15,000 from this year’s tournament. Interested parties looking to register as individuals or teams can do so now at