The 27th MCHF Golf Tournament
Join us for the 27th edition of our annual golf Tournament that will be held on September 11, 2023.
With Mitch Garber C.M. and Grégoire Baillargeon as Co-Presidents of Honour.
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The tournament brings together business leaders who know the importance of ideas in transforming child care. Proceeds go to fellowships in pediatric surgical subspecialties – cornerstones of experiential learning at a teaching hospital – that give the Children’s patients access to an international pool of extraordinary medical talent.
In addition to supporting fellowships, this year’s tournament will help to create Canada’s first integrated centre to deliver personalized, comprehensive, and coordinated care at the Hospital, in the community and at home for children with varying complex care needs. Our evidence-based best practices and programs will serve as a template for other pediatric centres in Canada and beyond.
The tournament was co-founded in 1997 by Dr. H. Bruce Williams and Hugh Hallward.
See photos of the event in 2022
Mitch Garber C.M. and Gregoire Baillargeon
Since 1997, funds raised by the Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament have supported a host of projects like those listed below, that have helped attract and retain expert talent at the Children’s, and transformed care for young patients.
The Hugh G. Hallward Chair in Pediatric Surgical Research
In 1997, the late Hugh G. Hallward co-founded the MCHF Golf Tournament to support excellence in pediatric care at the Children’s by raising money to help attract and retain the best and brightest medical talent. To honour and continue Hugh’s tradition of supporting outstanding medical professionals, the organizing committee of the MCHF Golf Tournament has chosen to create the Hugh Hallward Chair in Pediatric Surgical Research in 2015.
The Hugh G. Hallward Chair provides key resources that wouldn’t otherwise be available, from grant writing to technical support, to conduct research with the potential to be used in a clinical setting quickly and effectively, within a generation.
The Wendy MacDonald Chair for Pediatric Medical Education
Like its namesake, this endowed Chair is dedicated to medical education in child health. Situated academically within the Department of Pediatrics, with a cross-appointment in Education, the chair will be held by an individual with a scholarly background in education who would apply their expertise to advance the education of health professionals as it relates to child health. Spheres of involvement include: curriculum development, the systematic evaluation of the impact of educational approaches and innovation, continuing education, the application of novel technologies to education, and knowledge translation.
The Tony Dobell Chair in Pediatric Surgery
Held by one of Canada’s top cardiovascular surgeons, Dr. Christo Tchervenkov, the Tony Dobell Chair has given the Children’s the expertise to treat the most complex of heart problems in even the tiniest of patients. Dr. Tchervenkov has performed countless lifesaving open heart surgeries, frequently on premature newborns. He treated Vincent Lambert who, after 10 months on a mechanical heart, received a transplant and recovered in record time.
Funds raised by the Tournament have allowed the Children’s to offer a surgical fellowship, drawing young and outstanding talent to the Hospital. A former beneficiary of a MCHF Golf Tournament-funded fellowship is Dr. Mirko Gilardino. Since completing his fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Gilardino returned to Montreal where he is Director of Craniofacial Surgery at the Children's. His expertise in this field is sought after far and wide and has positioned the hospital as a leader in craniofacial treatment.
Remaining at the forefront of the latest medical advancements in specialized care means exchanging expertise with other global pioneers in the fields. Funds from the MCHF Golf Tournament were used to establish a visiting lectureship series, bringing leading surgeons from across the continent to visit the Children’s and share their knowledge. Specialists from Harvard Medical School, the University of California, San Francisco, and Toronto’s SickKids Hospital are among those who have shared their talent with our staff.
The Dorothy Williams and Dr. H. Bruce Williams Chair in Pediatric Surgery
A renowned neurosurgeon in his field, Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer is a true crusader for The Children’s. Under his leadership, The Children’s acquired Canada’s first pediatric Intra-Operative MRI, used during brain surgery to allow surgeons to better identify tumours and reduce the risk of multiple brain surgeries for young patients who often face the worst. Dr. Farmer currently holds the Dorothy Williams and Dr. H. Bruce Williams Chair in Pediatric Surgery, a chair established through Golf Tournament funding. This chair ensures that Dr. Farmer has the resources to continue to innovate for the benefit of our young patients.