The City of Victoriaville Continues the Tradition
New three-year agreement
Victoriaville (Centre-du-Québec), December 14, 2022 - The management of the Victoriaville Golf Club welcomes excellent news from the City of Victoriaville, before the presentation of the 10th edition of the Fenergic Canada Cup, bringing together the best professionals in the country and across the border, competing each year for a $125,000 purse, including $25,000 for the champion.
The mayor of the municipality of Victoriaville, Antoine Tardif, announced the renewal of the agreement for another three years with the management of the Fenergic Canada Cup. The City of Victoriaville has been the presenting partner of the event since the creation of the national tournament in 2013.
"The Victoriaville Golf Club is known for the high quality of its course, but also for the dynamism and excellence of its management team. We are fortunate to have a golf course with such a reputation. The Fenergic Canada Cup brings the elite of Canadian golf to Victoriaville and provides an exceptional showcase for our region. For these reasons, we are proud to renew our agreement between the City of Victoriaville and the Victoriaville Golf Club until 2025," said Victoriaville Mayor Antoine Tardif.
For Jerry Séguin, president of the Fenergic Canada Cup, this news comes at the right time and stabilizes the event: "The City of Victoriaville, through its mayor at the time, Alain Rayes, has always been behind us in order to allow us to host an important golf event, much like we did with the Lactantia Québec Open for 11 years. It was the same with his predecessor, Mayor André Bellavance and the current Mayor Antoine Tardif.
We have always felt supported by the city and its council and without them, it would be unthinkable to hold a professional golf tournament of this magnitude in the Centre-du-Québec region. I would like to sincerely thank Mayor Antoine Tardif and his dynamic municipal councillors. The Fenergic Canada Cup has made the entire region known throughout Canada and has allowed our golf club to be ranked 8th among the most beautiful golf clubs in Québec according to a recent survey."
THANK YOU, SANI MARC!
After nine great years of support, our partner since year one, Sani Marc, is leaving us with a sense of accomplishment. The management of the Fenergic Canada Cup would like to sincerely thank Pierre Goudreault and Patrick Couture of the Sani Marc Group, for believing in our event and for helping us to propel it to the second rank of Canadian professional golf tournaments.
"Canada Cup and Sani Marc have become inseparable words over the years and we will have to get used to pronouncing the name of our event in a different way from now on. Sani Marc's contribution is immeasurable and will never be forgotten," said Alain Danault, General Manager of the Victoriaville Golf Club.
"It has been an honour to be involved in the creation of the Canada Cup, which has grown tremendously since the first edition. After nine years of involvement, we are withdrawing from the event as main partner knowing that the event is in good hands. I wish all the success to my friends, Jerry Séguin and Alain Danault, with whom it was a pleasure to collaborate. As for Sani Marc, rest assured that we will continue our involvement in the community in another form," said Patrick Couture, VP Business Development at Sani Marc.
The Fenergic Canada Cup organization has started the process to offer the opportunity to a new sponsor to act as main partner, replacing Sani Marc.
A DIFFERENT ROLE FOR JERRY SÉGUIN
Jerry Séguin's name has always been associated with the success of the Fenergic Canada Cup. After nine years at the helm of the event, Jerry will be transitioning to a slower pace but will remain involved in the decision-making process.
Alain Danault, Director of the Victoriaville Golf Club, will take over as President of the event.
"The Fenergic Canada Cup has become an event whose organizational load is growing along with its important evolution. Alain and Jerry have created this event with all the energy and passion we know and the Fenergic Canada Cup, supported by the valuable participation of the City of Victoriaville, will continue to grow with Alain at its head. It is reassuring to know that Jerry will never be far away", says Philippe-André Champoux, President of the Victoriaville Golf Club.
Éric Couture, director of competitions at Golf Québec and Guylaine Trahan, who is now part of the Fenergic Canada Cup staff, will form the close guard.
2023 will mark the 10th edition of the Fenergic Canada Cup and the management is currently working on a schedule of festivities that will be made public in the next few months.
"We will take advantage of the 10th anniversary of the event to recognize the players who have allowed our event to reach the enviable position it currently occupies on the Canadian golf scene", concludes Alain Danault, General Manager of the Victoriaville Golf Club.
The Victoriaville Golf Club will host the 10th edition of the Fenergic Canada Cup, presented by the City of Victoriaville, from August 17 to 20, 2023, preceded by the two traditional Desjardins Pro-Ams on August 15 and 16.
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