|October 31, 2005
CN has agreed to a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) to become title sponsor of the
LPGA Tour Canadian Women’s Open tournament, Canadian Women’s Tour and Future Links. The CN Canadian Women’s Open will
debut from August 7-13, 2006 at the London Hunt and Country Club in London, Ontario. The event enters its 34th season on the LPGA
“CN is delighted to become the title sponsor of Canada’s top women’s golf tournament,” said James Foote, CN Executive Vice-
President, Sales and Marketing.
CN’s commitment to golf will extend beyond the Canadian Women’s Open. As part of its partnership with the RCGA, the 86-year-old
company will also become title sponsor of the successful Canadian Women’s Tour and Future Links program.
CN Canadian Women’s Tour, conducted by the RCGA is one of North America’s premier developmental tours attracting rising Canadian
and international female golf professionals as well as top Canadian female amateurs. The only women’s developmental tour in
Canada, the CN Canadian Women's Tour will offer premier championship play at locations across Canada, competitive purses and the
opportunity to earn exemptions into the CN Canadian Women's Open, Canada's only LPGA Tour event. LPGA Tour professionals such
as Lorie Kane and Isabelle Beisiegel competed on the Canadian Women’s Tour, and used their experiences on Tour as a springboard
to future success.
CN Future Links is Canada’s national junior golf development program designed to ensure the future of golf. Conducted by the RCGA in
partnership with the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA) and Canada’s provincial golf associations, the program
consists of multi-level instruction and rewards, clinics, camps, support materials and special programs to raise awareness of junior golf
and address the issues of accessibility and affordability. More than 323,000 boys and girls across Canada have participated in the
program since its inception in 1996. In 2004 alone, more than 78,000 children participated in Future Links.
About the Royal Canadian Golf Association:
The Royal Canadian Golf Association is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing close to 400,000 members nationwide. In
addition to providing core services such as the Rules of Golf, handicapping, support of turfgrass and environmental research, and CN
Future Links, Canada’s national junior golf program and supporting the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, the RCGA also
conducts Canada’s most prestigious golf championships. The Bell Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women’s Open attract the best
professional golfers in the world, while six regional junior championships, 10 national amateur championships and the CN Canadian
Women’s Tour showcase the best of Canadian golf. For more information please visit: www.rcga.org
About the CN Canadian Women’s Open:
The stars of the LPGA Tour will be featured at the CN Canadian Women’s Open from August 7-13, 2006 at the London Hunt and Country
Club in London, Ontario, Canada. The event will enter its 34th season on the LPGA Tour. For updated corporate hospitality, tickets, and
volunteer information please visit: www.cncanadianwomensopen.com