There are two events happening in June that are worth noting.

RAHB’s Charity Golf Tournament is taking place on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Copetown Woods Golf Club. This tournament supports the Karan Barker Scholarship Fund, and it is an important way we help our members’ children and grandchildren fund their college or university educations.

Although this will be my first time golfing in this tournament, I am really looking forward to it. I visited the golf course awhile ago and it looks like a great tournament course!

Contest holes are one of the fun parts of any golf tournament. So far, I’ve heard about a putting contest, a “closest to the Crown Royal” contest, a chance to upgrade to an Escalade golf cart and something about a hole in one contest featuring a Mercedes as the prize. How great would that be?!

The golf tournament is about much more than just the prizes, though.  It’s the chance to network and mingle with other RAHB members and the sponsors who support the tournament. It’s also about the funds raised for such a great cause, the Karan Barker Scholarship Fund. Higher education has become both very important and expensive, and it’s a privilege for RAHB to help our members and their children and grandchildren through the scholarship program.

If you haven’t already registered to golf on the 23rd, there’s still time to sign up to golf yourself or as part of a foursome.  Contact Sheila at for complete details.


The second event is the Hamilton and Burlington Bay Area Economic Summit which will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

This is a full-day look at the evolving role of the Bay area in an increasingly regional  and international  economy, strategies to position the area for long-term success and how to drive the changes that will ensure that long-term success.   The tagline for the Summit is “Leading Change in a Regional Age” and the agenda is built around the theme of how to prepare for the future of the Bay Area.

The agenda is wide-ranging, touching on all aspects of economic development in our area, and includes two plenary sessions; 12 breakout sessions focusing on topics such as regional superclusters, waterfront development; transit hubs; changes in healthcare and a keynote address by Premier Kathleen Wynne.  There will also be an update from the federal government on stimulus funding opportunities available to this area.

This is the second year the Summit will be a joint venture between the Hamilton and Burlington Chambers of Commerce.  It promises to be an interesting and inspiring day.

I will be participating in the program and hope to see many of you there.  There are still tickets available; see the registration information on page 12 of this issue of REALINFO.


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