Chairman's Message (2022)

The Doodlebug Golf Tournament is truly a special event and the proof of that is in its longevity. This year marks the 69th 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 2022 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 69th 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 69th Doodlebug, which will be held on Friday August 26th and Saturday August 27th 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 am fortunate to have a father who is a geophysicist, although now just a lazy retired bum, but it afforded me the opportunity to attend a few Doodlebugs as a boy and stay at the Banff Springs hotel. These are some memories I still have to this day, so now that I have a chance to help keep this prestigious event going, I am thrilled to do so and give back in a small way so that my kids may one day be able to participate in the Doodlebug, which will likely be around the 90th year of the event!

I can’t wait to see you all out there, and our Past Chairman Alex Daum has assured me the weather is going to be magnificent this year, so don’t forget to sign up early! There are only 72 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.
69 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,
Rob Curts