Chairman's Message (2023)

The Doodlebug Golf Tournament is truly a special event and the proof of that is in its longevity. This year marks the 70th time the Doodlebug has taken place. To have an event last for 7 decades (and counting) is impressive and it speaks to the historic nature of the event and the passion our industry shares for keeping it going.On behalf of the 2023 committee, I would like to thank everyone who has ever participated in the Doodlebug, sponsored it, or volunteered to help in some way. I wouldn't be writing this welcome message for the 70th Doodlebug without the time and effort that was put in by everyone who came before me.

Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I get to extend a warm welcome and friendly invite to the 70th Doodlebug, which will be held on Friday August 25th and Saturday August 26th at Kananaskis Country Golf Course with tee times starting at 9am both days. We are lucky to be able to play both courses again this year, Mount Kidd and Mount Lorette, so don't miss out on this fun opportunity.

We will be staying at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge and have rooms blocked for both Friday and Saturday nights. I would love if you can come and join us for some fun on both nights at the hotel, but the main dinner banquet will be held on Friday evening in the Rockies Room at the Pomeroy. The Awards banquet will once again be held at the golf course after the conclusion of the round on Saturday, so that anyone not able to stay Saturday night won't miss out on congratulating the winners and heckling the rest!

I have been fortunate to participate in the Doodlebug for over 10 years and I am lucky enough to have won two ceramics throughout the years. It is a great honor to be the Chairman for the 70th Anniversary and we are hoping to bring back some more of the traditions that we have built over the decades. My wife is equally excited to come out to enjoy a weekend without the kids and reconnect with some old friends at the spouse events. More than anything, I think my wife is looking forward to getting the Mr. Doodlebug trophy out of our living room but I will do everything in my power to go back to back!

I can't wait to see you all out there, and our Past Chairman Rob Curts has assured me the weather is going to be magnificent this year, so don't forget to sign up early! There are only 64 golfer spots this year so don't wait until it's too late! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or any of the committee members. We are here to help.

70 years of the Doodlebug! Impressive stuff. We will do our best to honor the legacy of the event while ensuring we make it enticing for the younger generation, so that we have CSEG members around who want to keep it going for many years to come! Old traditions and new ideas shall come together for what will be a fantastic event in Kananaskis. See you there!

Kind regards,
Brad Gerl