The 2016 RBC Canadian Open is one of the final events before golf makes its long-awaited return to the Olympic Games following a 112-year absence. For the first time since Canadian George S. Lyon won gold in 1904, teams from around the world will compete on international sport’s grandest stage when the 2016 Olympic Games makes its way to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
The 2016 Canadian Olympic Golf Team comprised of Brooke Henderson (Smiths Falls, Ont.), Alena Sharp (Hamilton), Graham DeLaet (Weyburn, Sask.) and David Hearn (Brantford, Ont.) will be officially welcomed by the Canadian Olympic Committee to Team Canada during a FREE public celebration onsite at Glen Abbey on Tuesday, July 19 beginning at 11 a.m.
CBC Sports Olympic host Scott Russell will be joined by Canadian Olympic Committee Chef de Mission Curt Harnett to help Golf Canada introduce Canada’s Olympic golfers and coaches and to officially welcome them to Team Canada. The official opening ceremony for the 2016 RBC Canadian Open and the Olympic Golf Team Celebration will take place in the ZTE Spectator Village, festivities will include a military flyover at Glen Abbey by a H13 Hercules Transport and the singing of our national anthem.
Attendance on Tuesday, July 19 is FREE for all spectators. Information on directions and parking can be found here.
Olympic enthusiasts excited about golf’s return to the Olympic Games can also check out a special edition of Golf Canada magazine – the Olympic Games issue!
Join us at Glen Abbey on Tuesday, July 19 at 11 a.m. and show your support for the RBC Canadian Open and Canada’s Olympic Golf Team.