Canadian Black Book celebrates 50th anniversary at 14th charity golf tournament


Auto industry golfers raised nearly $19,000 for the Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation at Black Book’s annual golf tournament.

All that chipping, putting and driving has raised $220,000 for the foundation and given countless children from poor homes an opportunity to enjoy a camp vacation.

The event took place Aug. 8 at the Eagles Nest Golf Club in Maple, Ont., about 15 minutes north of Toronto.

“This money goes a long way to helping send kids to camp,” said John Malcolmson, GM Tim Hortons Camps.

Malcolmson said that so far this year 14,500 children have been to one of the Tim Hortons camps. Money raised also goes for bursaries to help children further their education.

The event was a dual celebration as Black Book Canada turned 50.

“My father, Bill Ward, build this business with a handshake, determination and a big smile,” recalled daughter Katherine Ward, Black Book president.

Auction veteran God McComb, who opened Auction City in Halifax in 2001 and soon saw it become the largest auction east of Montreal, received Black Book’s Industry Icon Award.

“My biggest honour is to come into a place like this and have people say ‘High, Gord!’ ” McComb said.