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Silent auction items set to spark big bids at Ottawa-Gatineau GolfExpo

Representatives from Melia Las Americas in Cuba are in town to show players their getaway packages with the Varadero Golf Club.
Representatives from Melia Las Americas in Cuba are in town to show players their getaway packages with the Varadero Golf Club.
Ron Patey

Like tomorrow, the 20th annual Ottawa-Gatineau GolfExpo is only a day away.

The Ottawa-Gatineau GolfExpo begins tomorrow at the Ernst and Young Centre.
Ron Patey

More than 100 exhibitors are gathering to greet show-goers from March 8-9 in the Ernst and Young Centre at 4899 Uplands Dr.

One of the many huge draws will no doubt be the silent auction where amazing deals on unique packages, collectibles and equipment, including Ottawa Senators memorabilia, are up for grabs.

Here are just some of the items:

  • Jay Peak stay-and-play package – Golf, lodgings and more valued at $1,200
  • Adams Golf woman’s equipment package
  • Canadian Golf and Country Club – 2014 Junior Membership valued at $499
  • Great Waterway Classic – Pro Am team registration package valued at $1,500
  • Ottawa Senators game packages (dinner, four seats in 100 level, parking) including tilts with Chicago, Carolina, New York Rangers, Montreal
  • Ottawa Senators signed jerseys, including Marc Methot, Chris Neil and Kyle Turris
  • Ottawa Senators game-used sticks, including Methot, Jason Spezza and Erik Karlsson
  • Bluff Point Resort stay-and-play packages in upper New York State
  • TaylorMade drivers, fairway woods, hybrids and irons
  • Junior golf sets
  • Smuggler’s Glen stay-and-play packages

Growing the game at the grassroots level is always a priority at the expo and this year beginners can discover the Get Golf Ready in Five Lessons program and parents are invited to check out the Kids Play Golf booth and all of the courses that are hosting Take A Kid To The Course Week activities from July 7-13.

The Golf Town Demo Range pitches in during the expo by showcasing the latest equipment from Adams, Callaway, Cobra, Nike and TaylorMade for players to try out.

Golf getaway representatives from local, regional and global hotspots will get travel plans rolling with package information on destinations such as the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the U.S. and across Canada.

Ottawa-Gatineau GolfExpo hours and parking:

  • March 8: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • March 9: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The EY Centre has on-site paid parking. The cost is a flat fee of $7 per vehicle.

For ticket information and to purchase online, visit http://ottawa.golfexpos.ca/tickets.