Rodrigo Pessoa on Gabriola

World champion show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa is lending his name to a golf tournament on Gabriola Island. The Founders’ Day event for the Rodrigo Pessoa Golf Classic will be at the Gabriola Golf and Country Club from noon until 9 pm on Monday, June 14, 2010.┬áThe day has been organized in anticipation of launching the 1st annual tournament to be hosted in Summer 2011. On the agenda is a “meet and greet” lunch, a Texas Scramble round of golf, and an audience-driven Q&A with Olympic and world champion show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa. These activities will conclude with a sponsors’ dinner.

Golf and equestrian enthusiasts should get in touch with the publicity committee directly for details and registration information. Contact Jean Llewellyn through or call the Gabriola Health Care Auxiliary Chairperson, Nancy Nevison, at 250-247-0041, to put your name to be considered for this “By Invitation Only” event. The organizers are soliciting donations of any kind towards the staging of this huge international undertaking, as the eyes of the golf and equestrian worlds will be on Gabriola Island.

The Rodrigo Pessoa Golf Classic is a unique opportunity to enjoy a round of golf as well as social and business networking in a cordial environment. Call for further information or to arrange your tickets as a spectator or for either the lunch or dinner on June 14, 2010. The corporate breakfast will be hosted at The Surf Lodge on Tuesday morning, June 15, 2010.