Canada’s National Ballet School to Host Final Golf Classic Fundraiser After 16 Successful Seasons

June 5, 2013

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Canada’s National Ballet School to Host Final Golf Classic Fundraiser After 16 Successful Seasons


On Monday, June 17th, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will host the 17th annual Golf Classic, at Coppinwood Golf Club in Uxbridge.  Over 120 golfers, including business leaders from the banking, brokerage, legal and accounting firms will compete and fundraise for students in need of financial assistance in the School’s Professional Ballet Program.  After sixteen successful seasons, and more than $4.5 million raised, this will be the final year for the tournament.


Talent is the sole criterion for entry into NBS’ Professional Ballet Program.  With nearly eight out of every ten students attending NBS requiring financial assistance, funds raised through special events like the Golf Classic are vital to providing this necessary support.  In addition to raising money for NBS, this year’s tournament will also honour the founders and past chairs of the Golf Classic, who have offered their exceptional leadership and expertise over the years.


Mary Susanne Lamont, Board Director of Canada’s National Ballet School Foundation, is Honorary Chair of the 2013 Golf Classic.  Past Chairs have included: Colum Bastable (1997-98); Robbie Pryde (1999-2007); Vijay Kanwar (2008-09); Bruce Bowser (2010); and Dona Eull-Schultz (2011-12).  Mary Susanne is a Co-Founder of the Golf Classic alongside Kiki Delaney, C.M., and Helen Kearns.


“I’m thrilled to be Honorary Chair of this year’s Golf Classic, which has supported the School since 1997,” said Mary Susanne Lamont.  “I look forward to joining my fellow golfers and raising money to support the ongoing needs of professional ballet school students who are an inspiration to us all.”


About Canada’s National Ballet School

Established in 1959, Canada’s National Ballet School is a world leader in the training of professional dancers and teachers. Dedicated to moving the world by teaching and celebrating dance, NBS is committed to promoting the art of dance through community engagements in addition to offering recreational and professional programs. NBS graduates can be found as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, teachers and administrators in over 65 dance companies worldwide, and in even more schools around the globe.

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