Harry & Jacqui Shepherd
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He is in the kitchen, while She plays Golf
Golf club owner and Play Fore Hope organizer Jacqui
Shepherd has teed it up with her own team every year
since this tournament began in 2006. Also pictured
from left are Charlotte Janes, Courtney MacIntosh,
Jacqui Shepherd and Krista Wright. (Lynn Moar)
While chef and co-owner Harry Shepherd hit the
kitchen, Jacqui Shepherd and her teams hit the links.
Harry Shepherd wasn’t the only man working for the
cause that day, either. The Men’s Club supported the
tournament with donations of prize money and hard
work. They mowed and trimmed the week before to
help get the course in tip top condition. On the big day
they parked cars, manned the refreshment stands and
helped with games of skill.
Gillian Zinck, senior development officer of The
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, has come to the
tournament every year. This year she manned the tee
box on Hole #3 where for a loonie you got to try your
hand at hitting a pink rubber duckie on the fairway.
“The fact that both the husband and wife here have
taken the reins (of the tournament) is different.
Jacqui’s always been very involved in it and has played
in it every year. This year she’s the lead coordinator
for the event. Her husband is always inside cooking,
which is unique. Not only are they hosting, but they
own the course. There’s not a lot of tournaments that
we have where the owners are as involved as they are.
“Breast cancer is not just a disease that strikes at
women. It strikes at the very heart of who we are as
women: how others perceive us, how we perceive
ourselves, how we live, work and raise our families-or
whether we do these things at all.” Debbie Wasserman
The Annapolis Royal Golf Club has only 18 women
members. But since 2006 those women have
spearheaded an event that will have raised over
$100,000 by the end of this year’s event on Aug. 25.
The Play Fore Hope fundraiser is a team scramble
event that sees anywhere up to 44 teams of four
women take to the course in their effort to eradicate
Jacqui Shepherd, co-owner of the course, has been
playing in the event since the beginning. For the last
three years, Shepherd has headed the event’s
organizing committee. In addition to the Annapolis
Royal members who have worked and
played in every event, “We have
returning players who are very
supportive,” said Shepherd. “Some
from the French shore have been here
every year, rain or shine.” In 2009
players faced torrential rain and high
winds to complete the tournament —
but they did so with smiles and high
It is important to note that the Ladies
of Annapolis Royal Golf Club are not
alone in their endeavours. Club co-
owner Harry Shepherd is also the
restaurant’s chef, working for days in
advance to make sure everything is perfect for the
ladies when they reach the Royal Eatery
Annapolis Royal Golf Club has an exceptionally small
and intimate membership. Everyone chips in. So it is
the gentlemen members who mow the fairways and
greens. On tournament day they act as valets,
supervise the putting and hole in one games, drive the
beverage cart, and cook and hand out hot dogs to
Play Fore Hope is one of 10 similar tournaments held
in Nova Scotia each year. “This tournament is the third
largest Nova Scotia golf event in support of CBCF,”
states Gillian Zink, senior development officer of the
Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Zink has attended the Annapolis Royal event every
year. “I’m from rural Nova Scotia myself and I know
the power of a community, no matter the size, when
they commit to a cause. Anything and everything is
possible with community support.”
Attending “allows attendees to put a face to the
foundation and allows me to personally thank
everyone for their support. You can’t accept people’s
hard earned money and not be there to say thank you
— I can’t operate like that, it’s not the way that I was
brought up,” said Zink.
In 2015 Annapolis Royal will receive the Platinum Tee
Award. It is presented to golf events that have
contributed over $100,000 or more to CBCF. “In the
history of the golf program, there have only been two
golf events that have received this award so it’s pretty
special to reach this goal,” said Zink.
Harry & Jacqui Shepherd received the Award for Best Customer
Service this year
They are recognised for the special service they provided during any given day.
Harry & Jacqui have been in the hospitality service industry Jointly, for over 90 years, Realizing that when you do a
job that you love its not a job any more. “Focusing on peoples needs is what we do". on a daily basis, both for a
dining , food experience and for Tournaments and Party, event catering.
Going the extra mile to see ALL our customers receive honest, home cooked food at any time of day.
Congratulations from The Annapolis Royal And Digby Business Association!
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