Tooshkenig Partners With Canadian Junior Golf Association To Support First Nations Golfers
The Canadian Junior Golf Association is partnering with St Golf, run by local Steve Tooshkenig, to support First Nations in Canada, and bring the game of golf to Indigenous peoples in Canada.
“I am excited to partner with the CJGA and bring opportunities to all youth and First Nation owned golf properties across Canada,” Tooshkenig said in a Canadian Junior Golf Association news release. “Our traditional territories continue to give health and wellness opportunities for people across Turtle Island (North America). Golf is the fastest growing sport within our First Nations, and we hope to help build for the future and the next seven generations.”
Beginning in 2021, s series of events will be introduced along with clinics to allow youth to learn and play the game of golf.
“We are excited to partner with the StGolf throughout Canada to provide even more opportunities to all our youth”, said Earl Fritz, Chief Executive Officer, for the Canadian Junior Golf Association. “We see this partnership expanding through the years to involve all of Canada.”
As a part of this partnership, in 2021 St Golf will be partnering with the Canadian Junior Golf Association in a junior event in Ontario. In addition, St Golf will further be partnering with the CJGA in 2023 in British Columbia and in 2027 in Alberta in conducting the Girls Junior Americas Cup. Each team will involve junior golfers within the Indigenous peoples in British Columbia and Alberta.
Tooshkenig was inducted into the Wallaceburg Sports Hall of Fame as a builder in 2018, and has served on the Walpole Island Band Council, as well as the Indigenous Sports Body.