African Heritage Month

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Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience

The 2024 African Heritage Month theme is Our Smiles, Our Joy, Our Resilience as African Nova Scotians. This month is a time to celebrate and recognize the history and culture of people of African descent.

Join us this month as we share information on the barriers being broke in the game of golf in Nova Scotia.

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Celebrating the Apex Golf Tournament 50th year!

Did you know the Apex will be celebrating 50 years this summer!

We celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apex Invitational Golf Tournament, founded in 1974 by a young black resident of Truro, Darrell Maxwell. At that time, Darrell was a member of the Truro Golf Club and was considered one of the best golfers in Nova Scotia.

Over the years, this event has grown into a type of homecoming, celebrating the black communities around Truro, their contributions, and brings families and friends together from all over. Traditionally held the first weekend in August at the Truro Golf Club, the tournament sees 110+ players participate in the 2-day event. The Apex is one of the longest running golf tournaments in Nova Scotia golf history.

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Gaven Fitzpatrick’s article in NGCOA publication on BLMG in NS

Proud of our member clubs for embracing community in their golf operations. Read How EagleQuest Grandview embraced their roots in Preston. And welcomed the black community to take up the game with the Black Lives Matter Program.

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The BEA Open Golf Tournament celebrated 34 years in 2023.

The Annual Black Educators Association (BEA) Open Golf Tournament celebrated 34 years in 2023.

The tournament brings together members of the black community to raise funds for the BEA and African Nova Scotians pursuing a post-secondary education. Over 790 African Nova Scotian students pursuing a post secondary education have been awarded over $420,000 in the history of the golf tournament.

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BLMG BIPOC Women’s Golf Group

During African Heritage Month we recognize the contributions of the BLMG BIPOC women’s group to break down barriers and grow the game of golf in underrepresented communities. Led by PGA coach Cristal Fitzpatrick and community coaches Tina Skier and Lillian Ash the initiative introduced 24 women to the game in 2023 with weekly instruction, mentorship and play. We can’t wait to see what they can do in 2024 and beyond!