The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) says its 2018 golf tournament raised over $42,000 to support energy awareness and education.
The PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic was held on July 25 at the Inglewood Golf & Curling Club in Calgary.
PSAC says its chairman, David McHattie of Tenaris, led PSAC in a new strategic direction with this year’s event, revitalizing it to be a premier event for executives to celebrate Canadian energy and the contributions of the services sector to the Canadian economy while continuing to raise funds for education.
The annual tournament is the primary fundraiser for the PSAC Education Fund, which was established in 2001 to promote the awareness of careers and create a labour pool for the petroleum services sector. Since 2001, the fund has awarded over $400,000 in scholarships and grants to deserving recipients.
“Once again, the petroleum services sector came through with their outstanding generosity to support education and energy awareness despite the ongoing challenges of this sector in Canada,” PSAC CEO Tom Whalen said in a statement.
“It’s inspiring to see the spirit of community giving here at our PSAC Working Energy Golf Classic as well as similar functions elsewhere in communities across Canada where the majority of our members live, work and raise their families. Despite tough economic times these community minded folks step-up to give back, as they clearly understand that tough times in the energy sector affects all Canadians.”
Canada’s energy services sector employs over 450,000 of the 550,000 Canadians in the energy sector.