As active participants of the Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC), KO Public Works has annually attended the charity golf tournament held during the OFNTSC Technical Conference. The proceeds from this event are used to assist aspiring students to enroll in post secondary science and technology courses in Ontario.
Although historically the KO Team has made a valiant effort and represented the north well, the results at the end of the tournament have always fell short of the team's expectations. (Usually we suck!!!) This year even looked more discouraging due to the last minute cancellation of two of the regular team members (Geordi Kakepetum & Chuck McPherson). Despite being abandoned, the remaining members (Peter Campbell & Barry Strachan) were courageously determined to continue the tradition of participation in the tournament.
Employing their many years of experience with KO Public Works project management, Barry and Peter waited until the last possible moment before begging for two new members to join the team. These new members finally agreed once Paul Otis from the KO Centre of Excellence produced a substantial bribe to guarantee their loyalty. The new members were Darren Shaw (Paul Otis' stepbrother) and Mike Booth ( a long time friend of Paul's who lives near Niagara Falls).
Despite inclement weather conditions (it was warm and sunny) and the inexperience of its new team members, team KO set out on its quest to complete the 18 hole tournament without sucking too badly. Hopes were dashed immediately on the first hole as the team could only manage a score of 5 on the short par 4. Putting this behind them, the team continued on it's journey. After scoring only pars on the next two holes, something happened to the team. A ray of sunshine came down and suddenly everything started to work out for the members. (Some may claim divine intervention, but this writer thinks the change was due to the fact that Darren Shaw could hit the ball over three hundred yards with his driver and Mike Booth always the put the next shot onto the green.) Credit needs to be given to Barry and Peter, both of whom were putting like PGA Professionals. Over the next 15 holes, the team managed two eagles and nine birdies to finish the score of twelve under par. This scored to be low enough to ensure that team KO are now the defending champions of this prestigious tournament.
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!!!
Special thanks are given to Geordi and Chuck for not showing up and to Paul for persuading Darren and Mike to join us.
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