4335 Hawthorne Rd., Ottawa, ON, K0A 2Y0
SEPTEMBER 21, 2023
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The Mike McCann Charity Golf Tournament is an annual event that is hosted in Ottawa by CLV Group and InterRent REIT to raise money for local charities. The tournament was first started in 1998 by CLV Group where they raised $3000. At the time, a prominent figure in the community, Ron Kolbus, spearheaded this event. Over the years, the tournament has been organized and facilitated by countless generous staff and volunteers who have made it their mission to give back. After the untimely passing of Ron Kolbus, Mike McCann made it his mission to follow in Ron's footsteps and make the tournament bigger and better every year. After Mike's devastating passing in 2019, the tournament was dedicated in his name for all his years of service.
Over the years, the tournament has raised over $6 million for local charities. The event day now consists of golf, silent and live auctions, lunch, dinner, live entertainment, giveaways, prizes, contests and much more. What started as a small fundraising event has grown into one of Canada's largest private charity events.
WHO IS MIKE MCCANN
Mike McCann was a prominent figure born and raised in Ottawa, he was the owner of Velocity Media, an advertising company that is still run by his son-in-law, Chris, to this day. Any of the blue bike racks you see in downtown Ottawa? That's Velocity. Mike had a once-in-a-lifetime type of charm and charisma about him. Mike cared so much about this tournament. He would make it his mission to personally call anyone who had ever worked with him to ask them to participate in this tournament. He never took no for an answer. His smile was radiant and contagious first thing in the morning on every tournament day, always ensuring everyone had what they needed.
In February 2019, our dear friend Mike McCann passed away from cancer at the age of 63. CLV Group and InterRent REIT have made it our mission to keep his legacy and community giving alive.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
We at CLV Group and InterRent REIT believe that giving back to the community is necessary, so we prioritize preserving the legacy of this tournament. We ensure that 100% of all donations go directly to charities and do not use them as taxable benefits.