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Rain doesn’t dampen CFPA 2015 golf day


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A rainy, squishy day last month didn’t dampen the spirits of 86 golfers raising money for Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA) programs across the country.

The CFPA presents educational competitions for middle and high school students in two provinces, exposing young people to technical careers in fluid power – hydraulics and pneumatics – as well as automation, robotics and off-road equipment design and maintenance.

The thousands of dollars raised will help fund these youth educational initiatives, in addition to informing members with original research on market conditions, business and marketing seminars, information on standards and certifications, and networking events.

Special guest speaker at the evening dinner was Hockey Hall of Fame member Marcel Dionne, currently still the third highest career scorer in NHL history. Dionne emphasized the role of hard work, honesty and tenacity that led to his successful career.
Integrity was Dionne’s overall message to the 94 diners at Crosswinds Golf & Country Club. When Dionne left home at the age of 15, he said “I made a promise to my Mom and Dad that I would never, ever embarrass them. They showed me the right path.”

The tentative date for next year’s tournament at Crosswinds is May 31, 2016.


The next event of the CFPA is the Annual General Meeting in Montreal on October 14-16, 2015.


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