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This is an annual "Just for Fun" event for boys and girls ages 8-14. Prizes can be won for team skill challenges, boys/girls longest drive, and closest to the pin. Prizes are awarded in age categories of 8-11 and 12-14.
Entry Fee: $25
Date: Friday, Aug. 18
Location: Lakeview golf course
Event fee includes:
- Nine holes of golf
- Gift for each participant
*Please note that junior golfers who have/had a registered handicap or who have competed in sanctioned golf tournaments are not eligible to participate in this event.
Who is E.J. Justice?
E.J. served thousands of Albertans; first as a parish priest in the Anglican Church for 25 years; later as a teacher in the Calgary public and secondary school systems; and lastly as a community volunteer.
E.J started this event in 1976 at Lakeview Golf Course because he wanted neighbourhood youth to have the same chance to play in a junior golf event just like the kids at the private courses.
Once it began, E.J. was a one-man-show for years, literally making hundreds of phone calls to ensure junior golfers got out to play, gathered up prizes, pop and food and took money out of his own pocket to cover unforeseen costs.
Years ago, The City Golf Course Operations asked if they could pitch in and run the event on E.J's behalf and name it after him. We are pleased to carry on his vision and tradition. E.J. enjoyed being a part of the community and we do too!
E.J. Justice passed away on September 6, 2004 at the age of 81.
In 2016 we celebrated 40 years of the EJ Justice Junior Golf Event. To commemorate this milestone, we put together a collection ofspecial stories.