Ben Kessler was a wonderful friend and co-worker, and for years “The Ben Kessler Open” honored both his long service with the Group, and his love of golf.
In 1993, the Loram Social Club renamed its annual golf tournament the Ben Kessler Open. This marked his retirement from full-time employment that spanned 42 years, and earned him the distinction of having the longest continuous service in the history of the companies at the time. Ben’s loyalty and dedication to the family and businesses was truly remarkable and very much appreciated, and for 21 years the annual golf tournament took place under his name.
In the 2 years following, the tournament was re-named the Ben Kessler Charity Classic, with all funds raised benefitting Parkinson’s Alberta, a charity very close to Ben’s heart. His tireless dedication to fundraising for Parkinson’s Alberta has always been a source of inspiration, and it was an honor to continue the tradition this year, combining the annual social club mini golf tournament and the prestigious name of Mr. Kessler to the Ben Kessler Charity Putt raising $1,600 for Parkinson’s Alberta.
Thank you to everyone who participated in making the day such a success!
Mindy M – Coril Holdings Ltd.