With the government's recently lifted restrictions, a Christian college had its best turnout to date for their golf tournament fundraiser.
The Providence University College and Theological Seminary held the Providence Classic golf tournament at Quarry Oaks outside of Steinbach on August 10. It helps raise funds for scholarships for the Christian college.
"We have over 160 golfers which is the most we've ever had," says Gina Turnbull, one of the organizers for the August 10th event.
Mike Thom, the host of the morning show on CHVN and Providence Alumni, played a round during the tournament. This was Thom's first time back doing a live event in roughly two years.
"This day is a double whammy. We get to connect with our community but we also get to support our students. It's incredible," says Turnbull.
Back at the end of March, Dr. Nicholas Greco, the Associate Professor of Communications & Media and Registrar at Providence said the college is anticipating a full return to in-person instruction for 2021/2022.
"This is what we do best. Engaging with students face-to-face in the classroom. We enjoy that relationship we have with students when we are engaged with them in the classroom. We get to see their faces and we get to communicate with them," says Dr. Greco.
The golf tournament on August 10 may have been a taste of normal life, many for the first time in over a year.
"We're really excited for this year, mostly because we're getting out of the pandemic, hopefully, with vaccines. We're really happy with how things are progressing," says Dr. Greco.