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Invest in Kids Celebrity Golf Classic

On June 13th over 200 golfers and celebrities spent a day at Clublink’s Glencairn Golf Club in Milton raising over $190,000 for Invest in Kids. No one seemed to notice the rain as they played golf with hockey greats such as Johnny Bower, Rick Vaive and Bobby Hull. Also among the over 40 celebrities were Canadian women’s hockey champions Geraldine Heaney and Sami-Jo Small, rower Marnie McBean and Olympic cyclist Curt Harnett who all came out to support Canada’s children.

Thank you to all our sponsors and golfers who made this year’s tournament a success. We look forward to seeing you next year.

2005 Celebrity Golf Classic Participants
Click on the links below to view the foursome photos.

Access Systems
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
Benefits Canada (Group A)
Benefits Canada (Group B)
Capital Guardian (Group A)
Capital Guardian (Group B)
Capital Guardian (Group C)
Capital Guardian (Group D)
Capital International Asset Management
Chris Coburn
Chip Pitfield (Group A)
Chip Pitfield (Group B)
CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services
Craig Moore
Devlin eBusiness
Franklin Templeton Investments Corp.
Fuse Marketing
Nadine Gilchrist
Heathbridge Capital Management Inc.
Hewitt & Associates
Irshaad Ahmad
KBSH Spirit Foundation
KP Graphics
Lincluden Management Ltd.
Lynne Sullivan
Manpower Services Canada Ltd.
McMillan Binch / Individata
Rob Mikalachki
Rogers Business Solutions
Rogers Publishing / Dewalt
Russell Investments
Scotia Securities Inc.
Scott Paper Ltd.
Sleeman Breweries Ltd.
State Street Trust Company
"The Doctor's"
Unilever Canada (Group A)
Unilever Canada (Group B)
Bill Villineauve

2005 Celebrity Golf Classic Sponsors

Hole Sponsors
ADP Investor Communications
Agile New Media
Allstate Canada
Fairwater Capital
Franklin Templeton
Heathbridge Capital Management
KBSH - Spirit Foundation
Northern Trust Global Advisors
Rogers Business Solutions
Rogers Publishing
Scotia Mutual Funds
York Investment Strategies
Unilever Canada

Hole In One Sponsors
Hole in One Canada
Sundance Spas
Subaru Canada
Full Contact Fishing

Special Thanks
Aurion Capital
Morgan Stanley

Battle of the Brains®

On Thursday, April 21st, RBC Capital Markets beat out more than 50 teams to win the coveted championship cup in Battle of the Brains® 2005. Thanks to the generous support of all these teams, nearly $600,000 was raised in the 12th edition of this signature, black tie gala in support of Invest in Kids and its initiatives to help Canadian parents give their children the best possible start.

Coming in a close second was National Bank Financial while RBC Capital Markets also won the Wild Card Round and a BlackBerry® for each of its 10 team members. Sector winners include: Capital One Services, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, Ernst & Young, HP Canada and National Post.

For the game, teams of lawyers, traders, bankers, techies, accountants, marketing executives and other friends and supporters of Invest in Kids took the competitive spirit usually reserved for their business day into the evening to test their knowledge of Weird Science, Cartoon Classics, TV Tunes and more. The night's high point centered on the controversial question as to the number of fingers Mickey Mouse has on one hand. In a highly spirited and amusing exchange, the teams then debated whether or not he had three fingers and a thumb or four fingers.

Evan Solomon, host of CBC's Hot Type and co-host of CBC News: Sunday, was quizmaster and six well-known CBC personalities were each on the auction block to join the highest bidding teams. Joining us that evening were Dianne Buckner, Peter Keleghan, Eric Peterson, Carole MacNeil and Nancy Wilson.

Invest in Kids would like to thank the following companies for their generous support at this year's Battle of the Brains®.

Battle of the Brains® Sponsors

2005 Competitors
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AGF Management Ltd.
Barrick Gold Corporation
Beqaj International Inc.
BMO Nesbitt Burns (table 1)
BMO Nesbitt Burns (table 2)
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Capital Guardian
Capital One. (table 1)
Capital One. (table 2)
CBC (table 1)
CBC (table 2)
CIBC World Markets
CCN Matthews
Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP
Deutsche Bank
Ernst & Young
E*Trade Canada
Fidelity Investments Canada
Franklin Templeton Investments
Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP
Friends of Invest in Kids
Heathbridge Capital Management Inc.
Henry White Kinnear Foundation
HP Canada (table 1)
HP Canada (table 2)
Invest in Kids
K. Michael Edwards
McKinsey & Company
McLean Budden
Motorola Canada
National Bank Financial (table 1)
National Bank Financial (table 2)
National Post
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
PCL Constructors Group
RBC Capital Markets
Robin Plumb & Barbara Kendrick
Research in Motion
Rogers Wireless
Rothmans, Benson & Hedges Inc.
Scotia Capital (table 1)
Scotia Capital (table 2)
Stikeman Elliott LLP
T.D. Securities (table 1)
T.D. Securities (table 2)
Tory's LLP
Unilever Canada Ltd. (table 1)
Unilever Canada Ltd. (table 2)
Unilever Canada Ltd. (table 3)

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