Wish Child Andrew Ouellet to Caddy for Masters Golf Champion Mike Weir at the RBC Canada Cup

HALIFAX, July 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, is the Charity of Choice for the 2015 Nova Scotia Open featuring the RBC Canada Cup.

The RBC Canada Cup will take place on Monday, July 6, the day after the Web.com Tour's Nova Scotia Open concludes in a Team Canada vs. Team World battle for international bragging rights. PGA TOUR star Mike Weir will captain Team Canada alongside Graham DeLaet and David Hearn against Team World's Tom Watson, Andres Gonzales, and Colt Knost. Fans will have the opportunity to see some of golf's biggest stars both in the morning pro-am and the afternoon exhibition match. Team Canada and Team World will each be joined by a top player from the Web.com Tour's Nova Scotia Open, rounding out a team of four per side.

Caddying for Mike Weir in the RBC Canada Cup pro-am and exhibition match, will be one of our very own wish children, Andrew Ouellet.

As part of the fundraising efforts of the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Children's Wish Foundation, the PGA TOUR pros have offered their caddy spots to the charity to auction off.  Supporters of the charity, Paul and Marsha Sobey quickly responded and purchased the caddy spot for Mike Weir to pass along to a wish child, to be given an inside the ropes opportunity. When Andrew Ouelett, who now lives in Ottawa, received the call, he quickly booked a flight to come back to Nova Scotia for a chance of a life time to caddy for Mike Weir.

"When I was in grade 12, I was diagnosed with cancer. A lot of people would say that being in a situation like this one, it would be the most difficult times in one's life. However,  I didn't think so" said Ouellet. "With my family and friends around me, the incredible doctors and nurses, and the help of the Children's Wish Foundation, the whole journey felt effortless thanks to all the support and positivity I received. That is certainly a time period I will never forget. I decided to ask for a golf membership for my dad and I at our local golf club, which the Children's Wish Foundation granted and then added on some very nice new Titleist clubs, a bag, shoes, and a whole bunch of other things golf related. Overall, that was definitely one of my most memorable summers. "


Monday July 6th – Gates open at 9:15am (see schedule below for more details)


Ashburn Golf Club – New Course at 60 Golf Club Road, Fall River, NS


The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter

Wish Child Andrew Ouellet

Masters Golf Champion Mike Weir as well as other PGA TOUR stars

About The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is the largest all Canadian wish granting charity dedicated to granting wishes to Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 who are diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.  For more than 30 years, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant heartfelt wishes to more than 22,000 children and their families. This year, Children's Wish expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and with the help of volunteers and generous donors; that is approximately three wishes every day.  Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the needs of a particular child and family. Children's Wish is a national charity with chapters in every province and territory. Visit www.childrenswish.ca for more information.

Another highlight of the day will be a Helicopter Ball Drop Taking place at 11:40am with a opportunity to win airfare for two with Westjet.

2015 RBC Canada Cup Schedule of events for Monday July 6th

RBC Canada Cup Pro-Am
Gates Open: 9:15am

RBC Canada Cup Exhibition Match
Group #1: 1:00pm tee off

Group#2: 1:10pm tee off

Our Nova Scotia Chapter have granted over 1000 wishes so far and have more than 75 wishes in the process of being granted.

SOURCE The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada

For further information: Cheryl Matthews, Chapter Director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter, Phone: (902) 492-1984, ext. 3, Mobile: (902) 229-9474; McKenzie Clarke, Business Partnerships & Athlete Relations, Sport Box Entertainment Group, Mobile: (647) 468-3500


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