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– Merit Travel Becomes the Official Travel Partner of the CJGA –

Richmond Hill, ON. (March 6, 2017) – The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce its new partnership with Merit Travel.  As the CJGA celebrates it’s 25th anniversary in 2017, Merit Travel will join the CJGA as its official travel partner for the next three years. The partnership will provide professional travel management solutions and consultation for all CJGA sanctioned domestic and international trips as well as family leisure travel.

“We are pleased to partner with Merit Travel and welcome them to the fold in this our 25th season” stated Brad Parkins, COO of the CJGA.  “We are excited to work with the travel professionals at Merit to assist with both our domestic and international travel, but more so to have a dedicated partner that will allocate a portion of each purchase by CJGA families back to supporting the growth and development of junior golf in Canada.”

Merit Travel provides a number of worldwide travel opportunities for its customers. The new relationship between the CJGA and Merit Travel will be extremely beneficial to those associated and affiliated with the CJGA.  A portion of every purchase made by CJGA families with Merit Travel will go back to supporting the initiatives of the CJGA and supporting the development of junior golfers across Canada.

“We see the relationship with the CJGA as a natural and most welcome fit,” commented Jason Merrithew, President of Merit Travel Group. “Merit Travel has been a part of the Canadian golf scene for so many years and we’re very excited to have this opportunity to extend our professional travel services and financial support to junior golfers across the country”.

About the 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.

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

About Merit Travel Group

Merit Travel Group is a specialty travel company established in 1991 by Michael Merrithew and Louise de Grandpré. Since 1991, Merit has grown to become an industry leader and one of the largest independent travel companies in Canada. Merit’s 420 travel professionals located in offices across the country provide advice and services to more than 350,000 Canadian travelers every year. Merit Travel Group and its unique specialty brands including Merit Travel, Travelcuts, MeritBiz, Merit Loyalty and Exclusive Tours are jointly owned by the Merrithew Family and Tokyo-based, H.I.S. Co. Ltd., one of the largest global travel networks in the world.

For more information, please visit or contact:

Brad Parkins
Canadian Junior Golf association (CJGA)
Chief Operations Office
1.877.508.1069 ext. 227

Luisa Pannozzi
Marketing Director
Merit Travel Group
416-364-3775 x 4216