Thursday, January 14, 2021 – The Canadian Junior Golf Association, a “registered Canadian amateur athletic association” RCAAA, is pleased to announce a partnership with StGolf supporting First Nations in Canada to bring the game of golf to the Indigenous peoples throughout Canada.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association recognizes that the future of our Country lies with our youth. Their success will be determined by the efforts we make today to develop their character, maturity and personal growth that will enable them to take their rightful place in a highly competitive international environment. By helping our youth, regardless of their economic means, to develop these skills we are helping to build a strong future for Canada through and for its youth.
To begin, this partnership will be launching a pilot program beginning in Ontario for 2021. Stephen W. Tooshkenig, a Canadian Junior Golf Association alumnus, of St Golf will be leading this partnership. Stephen has been involved in developing the game of golf to youth within the Indigenous peoples throughout Canada for the past 15 years. A series of events will be introduced along with clinics to allow our youth to learn the game of golf and play this great sport.
“I am excited to partner with the CJGA and bring opportunities to all youth and First Nation owned golf properties across Canada. 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.”
“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.
About St Golf
A First Nation owned Golf Company that specializes in event management, youth lead events and inspirational opportunities for First Nation youth across North America.
For further information call
Stephen W. Tooshkenig
Ojibwe, Pottawatomi, Lenapi
About the Canadian Junior Golf Association
The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is a registered Canadian amateur athletic association (RCAAA) non-for-profit registered federally with Revenue Canada.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association through the game of golf instills intrinsic values that include the development and growth of character, sportsmanship, discipline and integrity.
The Canadian Junior Golf Association’s mission is to enrich the lives of our youth through education, golf competition and training.
The game of golf instills core values that the Canadian Junior Golf Association fosters. Our belief is that these core values help our youth grow into true champions
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 contact:
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Junior Golf Association