Richmond Hill, ON (May 15, 2015) – This weekend the Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) heads to the scenic Bay of Quinte area to conduct The Great Waterway Junior Classic at Black Bear Ridge Golf Course in Belleville, Ont. Along with competing for divisional titles, juniors are also battling for exemptions into the AJGA/CJGA Championship as well as spots on the Junior Canada Cup Team East squad.


Since its opening in 2005, Black Bear Ridge has provided golfers with some of the best course conditions in the country. Black Bear Ridge is a traditional parkland layout designed with sweeping vistas, natural water features, and superior conditioning. With five sets of tees ranging from 5145 to 7238 yards, golfers are sure to find a yardage that suits their skill level.

On Saturday morning, juniors will be treated to a clinic hosted by Andrew Jensen, PGA TOUR Canada member and CJGA alum. Andrew has dedicated himself to raising awareness and engaging in conversation of mental illness with Canada’s youth. In partnership with both the Canadian Junior Golf Association and the Canadian Mental Health Association, Andrew’s Long Drive aims to fight the stigma by increasing the understanding of how to recognize mental health problems and illnesses. The program aims to empower Canada’s young golfers through a traditional junior clinic integrated with innovative mental health awareness and prevention initiatives.

The Clinic is open to all individuals wishing to attend. Please RSVP attendance to Brad Parkins at at your earliest convenience.

The weather forecast for Saturday looks promising with a high in the low 20s. Sunday is projected to be sunny, with a high in the low 20s.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday May 16

10:30AM: Registration Begins

11:00AM: Junior Clinic with Andrew Jensen

12:00PM-1:10PM: Round 1 Tee Times

Sunday May 17th

8:00AM-9:10AM: Round 2 Tee Times

2:00 PM: Award Presentation

Tournament Information: The Great Waterway Junior Classic at Black Bear Ridge

About The Great Waterway

Laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, this region serves up all the ingredients for a perfect getaway. On its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights. On its waters, enjoy world class sailing and scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises.

This beautiful stretch of Ontario is entirely linked by water – from Cornwall on the St. Lawrence to Lake Ontario’s Kingston and on to the Bay of Quinte. In between, it’s dotted by hundreds of lakes and winds its way north along the UNESCO World Heritage Site Rideau Heritage Route.

As you make your way along The Great Waterway, you can strap on your hiking boots and take in some fresh air, or set sail and enjoy the wind in your hair. No matter how you choose to explore it – The Great Waterway offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.

Canadian Junior Golf Association

The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” (RCAAA) not-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada. The CJGA is dedicated to providing Canada’s junior golfers with the necessary skills and knowledge required to lay a foundation for a future in competitive golf.

Through its six-stage competitive development program that focuses on tournaments, clinics, international competitions, and mentoring programs with PGA Tour professionals, the CJGA introduces the game to juniors as young as five and offers competitive multi-day events for the more advanced golfer. The CJGA acts as a feeder system to provincial and national competitions, collegiate and university golf, as well as professional and recreational golf. For more information please visit

The Canadian Junior Golf Association is generously supported by its National Partner, Freedom 55 Financial, which provides financial security advice and planning for Canadians.

For Additional Information:
Akash Patel
CJGA Tournament Operations Coordinator
Canadian Junior Golf Association