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Mike Weir to join RBC and RCGA for RBC Canadian Open media conference on Monday, March 9 at Royal Bank Plaza

Exciting new RBC Canadian Open tournament enhancement to be announced; Canadian media invited to join live in person at Royal Bank Plaza or via national media teleconference
March 5, 2009

Toronto, Ont. (RCGA) — RBC and the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) will be holding a media conference with Mike Weir to announce a new tournament enhancement to the RBC Canadian Open. The media conference will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, March 9th at Royal Bank Plaza in Toronto.


  • Jim Little, Chief Brand and Communications Officer, RBC
  • Scott Simmons, Executive Director and CEO, RCGA
  • Mike Weir, PGA Tour


  • Major announcement regarding the RBC Canadian Open


  • Royal Bank Plaza
  • 40th floor, 200 Bay St. (South Tower)
  • Toronto, Ont.


  • Monday, March 9, 2009
  • 11:00 a.m. EDT

Media unable to join the press conference in person at Royal Bank Plaza can participate in the announcement live via national media teleconference by dialing toll free
or 416-695-9757. Please request the RBC Canadian Open media teleconference.

An exciting new era has arrived for Canada's national championship. Part of the FedEx Cup, stars of the PGA TOUR will compete for $5.1 million (US) at the RBC Canadian Open, July 20-26 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario. Established in 1904, the tournament is the third-oldest national open golf championship worldwide next to the British Open and the U.S. Open. The RBC Canadian Open is proudly sponsored by RBC, Bell, Pengrowth and BMW Group Canada. For updated corporate hospitality, tickets, volunteer and sponsorship information please visit www.rbccanadianopen.ca or call 1-800-571-OPEN.

In partnership with the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA), RBC is the title sponsor of the RBC Canadian Open, the third oldest national golf championship worldwide, next only to the British Open and the U.S. Open. With a history of great players and premier fields, the RBC Canadian Open provides golf fans with the opportunity to experience the excitement of a world class event on Canadian soil. RBC also sponsors all levels of amateur sport, from grassroots programs in local communities to national sport organizations and elite-level athletes.

The Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA) is the governing body of golf in Canada, representing 377,000 members at 1,600 clubs across the country. Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sports Organization (NSO) for golf in this country, the RCGA's mission is to grow participation in and passion for the sport while upholding the integrity and traditions of the game. The RCGA conducts programs and services to help shape the future of golf in Canada. High performance athlete development, CN Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program, turfgrass and environmental research, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum, Rules of Golf and amateur status, handicapping and course rating are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. In addition, the RCGA conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships showcase the best in Canadian golf.

For further information on what the RCGA is doing to support golf in your community please visit www.rcga.org.

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Dan Pino
Director, Media and Public Relations
Royal Canadian Golf Association
t: 905-849-9700 ext. 406
c: 416-434-5525 (cell)
e: dpino@rcga.org

Jackie Braden
Manager, Media Relations
t: 416-974-2124
c: 416-318-7950 (cell)
e: jackie.braden@rbc.com


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