2020

2020 CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit To Be Held Virtually

– Third annual business summit to inspire empowerment will be held online Tuesday, September 1, with complimentary admission –

– Panelists include CP Ambassadors Brooke Henderson and Lorie Kane; Olympians Marnie McBean and Perdita Felicien; as well as executive and educator, Candy Ho and CP executive Pam Arpin –

OAKVILLE, Ont. (Golf Canada) — Golf Canada in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) has announced the third annual CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit will take place virtually on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, with complimentary access.

The intent of the CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit is to bring together like-minded female business leaders for an opportunity to network, as well as inspire empowerment and philanthropy among women. This year’s Summit will feature four sessions, running from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT, and will be hosted by TSN anchor Lindsay Hamilton.

The CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit will also help raise funds for the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the primary charity partner of the 2021 CPKC Women’s Open, with online donations supporting the health and wellness of children at the BC Children’s Hospital.

The opening-session of the Summit will discuss leadership in sport and will be led by Canadian rower, Marnie McBean, a three-time Olympic gold medalist and Chef de Mission of the 2020 Canadian Olympic Team at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

The second session will be themed around leadership during uncertain times and will feature Candy Ho, CEO of The Cape on Bowen Community Development and a board member of Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC and Yukon along with Pam Arpin, Assistant Vice President, Customer and Corporate Services with Canadian Pacific who was named 2019 League of Railway Woman of the Year.

Perdita Felicien, a retired Canadian hurdler and world champion turned TV broadcaster and personality, will head up the third session touching on overcoming challenges and adversity.

The final session will touch on the growth and state of women’s golf and will feature emcee Lindsay Hamilton interviewing LPGA golfers and CP ambassadors Lorie Kane and Brooke Henderson.

Kane is a 4-time LPGA Tour winner who received the Order of Canada in 2006. She is an honoured member of the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame (2016) and was recently named as an inductee into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame (2020-2021).

Henderson, a 9-time LPGA Tour champion and winner of the 2018 CPKC Women’s Open, became the second youngest player in LPGA history to win a major championship at the 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. She also represented Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio where she finished T7.

“I am very excited to participate in the CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit to share, hear and learn from some amazing female leaders,” said Pam Arpin, Assistant Vice-President Customer and Corporate Services, Canadian Pacific. “This is also a great opportunity to raise funds for a commendable cause and help to leave a lasting legacy for the hospital, children and families who need it.”

For Golf Canada, hosting the CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit aligns with the organization’s commitment to developing a more inclusive culture in Canadian golf.

“The CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit is an important event to provide a forum to discuss meaningful topics that can offer change within sport and the workplace,” said Mary Beth McKenna, a member of Golf Canada’s championship management team. “Our speakers are true leaders, both in their respective industries and as women’s empowerment advocates. While we can’t gather in person this year due to circumstances around the pandemic, we are excited to bring speakers together virtually who will provide participants with an inspiring experience and wide array of perspectives.”

The CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit typically takes place in conjunction with CPKC Women’s Open tournament week. In late June, Golf Canada, CP and the LPGA jointly announced the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open would be postponed until 2021 due to continued travel and border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 CPKC Women’s Open will be held August 23-29, at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. Information about the 2021 CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit will be announced in the coming months.

More information about the CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit, is available online at www.cpkcwomensopen.com/wls. 

2020 2021

2020 CPKC Women’s Open Postponed To 2021

VANCOUVER – Due to continued travel and border restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LPGA Tour, together with Golf Canada and title-sponsor Canadian Pacific (CP), have announced that the CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver has been postponed until 2021.

Golf Canada and CP have continued to monitor guidelines set by federal, provincial and municipal authorities intended to prevent the community spread of the virus. Physical factors including restrictions on international travel and mandatory quarantine along with limitations on group gatherings in the province of British Columbia ultimately forced the event’s postponement at Shaughnessy until 2021.

“The CPKC Women’s Open is a signature event for Golf in Canada and on the LPGA Tour and we share in the disappointment of our fans, players, volunteers and partners,” said Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum. “The health of everyone who comes together for the event is our top priority and together with our partners at CP and the LPGA Tour, we can now look ahead to hosting an exceptional CPKC Women’s Open next year in the world-class city of Vancouver. I also applaud the swift and supportive response from our friends at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club as well as the Province of British Columbia and Sport Hosting Vancouver who continue to be tremendous hosts and partners in welcoming the LPGA Tour back in 2021.”

As title sponsor of the CPKC Women’s Open, CP is committed to raising charitable dollars in the event’s host community through the CP Has Heart campaign in support of children’s heart health. BC Children’s Hospital Foundation had previously been named primary charity partner for the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open and will continue on in the same capacity in 2021.

“We are disappointed we are unable to run the event in Vancouver this year as planned. There is no doubt that the 2021 CPKC Women’s Open will be a remarkable event both on the course and in terms of leaving a positive impact on the community,” said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to welcoming the world’s best golfers to Vancouver next year.”

The 2021 CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club will mark the sixth time the province of British Columbia has hosted Canada’s Women’s Open Championship, with the last time being 2015 at The Vancouver Golf Club, where Lydia Ko won her third CPKC Women’s Open title.

“The CPKC Women’s Open is truly a world-class event and a favorite stop for all of us at the LPGA Tour,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “I understand this was a tough decision for everyone involved, but given the restrictions faced, there was simply nothing else that could be done that would have enabled us to run the event in 2020. It is disappointing to miss Canada’s national championship and I know I speak for all LPGA Tour players and staff when I say we look forward to being back in Vancouver next year.”

The 2020 event was originally set for August 31-September 6. The Board of Directors and membership at Shaughnessy quickly decided to shift their focus to welcoming the stars of the LPGA Tour back next August 23-29, 2021.

“Shaughnessy understands the need to postpone this year’s event in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic – we will continue to work with our fantastic group of volunteers and partners in preparation of hosting the best players in the world in 2021,” said Brian Mossop, General Manager and C.O.O. at Shaughnessy.

The rescheduled return of the LPGA Tour will be proudly supported by both the Province of British Columbia as well as Sport Hosting Vancouver. With a global audience reach of over 500 million households across 170 international markets, both bodies are getting behind one of Canada’s signature sports entertainment properties as part of their tourism platform for 2021.

“While we share the disappointment that this year’s CPKC Women’s Open in Vancouver is postponed, we know this is the right thing to do to keep players, fans and communities safe,” said Lisa Beare, B.C.’s Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “We look forward to welcoming the LPGA Tour next year and invite all involved to explore more of Super, Natural British Columbia after the tournament.”

“Sport Hosting Vancouver is proud to support Golf Canada through our partners at Tourism Vancouver, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association,” said Michelle Collens, Senior Manager, Sport Hosting Vancouver. “We look forward to continuing to work with all partners over the next year to ensure the 2021 CPKC Women’s Open is a highlight on the calendar, including initiatives to foster sport development and support the economic and social objectives of our destination.”

The third annual CPKC Women’s Leadership Summit, which was scheduled to take place on September 1 as part of CPKC Women’s Open tournament week, will be replaced in 2020 by a digital experience focused on audience empowerment and inspiring guest speakers. Full details including a schedule and guest speakers will be released in the coming weeks. The Summit, which is a celebration of business leaders, influencers and community champions, will continue to be part of the CPKC Women’s Open in 2021 and beyond.

Golf Canada, CP and the LPGA Tour would like to thank golf fans across the nation in addition to the many corporate partners, ticket and hospitality purchasers, as well as the countless volunteers for their continued support through this unprecedented time.

Corporate hospitality buyers will be contacted by their Golf Canada sales representative over the coming days to plan forward for 2021. Individual ticket purchases made via Ticketmaster will have the opportunity to be refunded within the next 30 days or be carried over to the 2021 event. Volunteers will be contacted by Golf Canada staff and will be able to choose between deferring their volunteer registration to 2021 or receiving a refund.

2020

UPDATE ON THE 2020 CP WOMEN’S OPEN (MAY 28, 2020)

AURORA, CANADA - AUGUST 22: Tee Marker on the 15th tee during the first round of the CP Women's Open at Magna Golf Club on August 22, 2019 in Aurora, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The LPGA Tour has announced that in a continued effort to minimize risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has suspended all events through July 18 and has revised the balance of the 2020 LPGA Tour schedule, which is expected to begin July 31-August 2 at the LPGA Drive On Championship.

The 2020 CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver remains on the revised LPGA Tour schedule, set for August 31 – September 6. Together, with our partners at CP and the LPGA Tour, Golf Canada will continue to monitor the recommendations and guidelines of government and health experts to assess any related impact to the event.

Golf Canada will provide updates including any onsite precautionary protocols or safety measures being implemented. The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and everyone who supports the CPKC Women’s Open – and our community as a whole – will always come first.

In an effort to minimize the risk of COVID-19 and reduce athlete travel, the LPGA Tour is suspending all pre-tournament qualifying for the remainder of 2020, including the CPKC Women’s Open Qualifier which was scheduled for Monday, August 31st at Point Grey Golf & Country Club. 

2020

CP DONATES $1 MILLION TO FOUR NORTH AMERICAN CHARITIES PROVIDING CRITICAL SUPPLIES AND RELIEF IN THE COVID-19 BATTLE

AURORA, CANADA - AUGUST 24: Title sponsor CP Canadian Pacific train on the course during the third round of the CP Women's Open at Magna Golf Club on August 24, 2019 in Aurora, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Canadian Pacific is donating $1 million to four North American charities working on the front lines to help people impacted by COVID-19. In Canada, CP will donate C$350,000 to The Frontline Fund and C$250,000 to Food Banks Canada. In the U.S., CP will donate US$250,000 to Feeding America and up to US$150,000 in matching funds to the American Red Cross.

“Our CP family is honored to help frontline workers and volunteers as they courageously work day and night to keep up with unprecedented need,” said Keith Creel, CP President and Chief Executive Officer. “By providing food to North Americans who are in need and critical supplies and support to frontline service providers, these charities are making a difference. We hope our donations will assist these organizations in reaching those who are most vulnerable and keeping more people safe. Our thoughts, prayers and sincere gratitude are with each and every person who is out there working in the service of others.”

CP has been inspired by support shown to its own frontline workers as they continue to perform critical work across North America throughout the crisis. The company is committed to doing its part to help people struggling with the economic impacts of COVID-19 in the more than 1,100 communities it serves and beyond.

“The way communities in North America and around the world have come together is remarkable,” Creel said. “Through our community investment program CP Has Heart, we remain committed to giving back to communities across our network and are incredibly proud to be supporting the extraordinary response to COVID-19.”

This announcement comes the day before Giving Tuesday’s special #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity on May 5 in support of the many charities participating in the emergency response across North America and around the world.

2020

STATEMENT ON UPCOMING LPGA TOUR SCHEDULE (APRIL 29, 2020)

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 29, 2020) – Given the continued impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic and in collaboration with its partners, the LPGA Tour today is announcing updates to the remainder of its 2020 schedule in preparation for a safe and responsible return to competition.

The LPGA recently informed its athletes that it is currently targeting a restart of the 2020 LPGA Tour season in mid-July.

“One thing that has become clear is that there will be no ‘opening bell’ regarding a return to safe play in this new normal of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “To be honest, being ‘first’ has never been the goal when it comes to returning to play in this new normal. We have built a schedule that we think is as safe as possible given what we know about travel bans, testing availability, and delivering events that our sponsors and our athletes will be excited to attend.

“While July seems like a long way away, we are certainly aware that restarting our season in Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey will require a continued improvement in the situation in each of those states.”

The Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G in Rogers, Ark., originally scheduled for June 19-21, will now take place Aug. 28-30. The Marathon Classic presented by Dana in Sylvania, Ohio, originally scheduled for July 9-12, will now be held July 23-26.

The PGA of America also announced Wednesday that the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa., originally scheduled for June 25-28, will move to Oct. 8-11. For more information, please visit pga.com.

Additional changes have also been made to deliver a full LPGA Tour season for 2020.

The Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give in Grand Rapids, Mich., previously postponed from its June date, has been rescheduled for Oct. 1-4. The Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging in Belleair, Fla., which had been rescheduled to November, will shift one week later to Nov. 19-22, and the Volunteers of America Classic in The Colony, Texas will move to Dec. 3-6.

Finally, the CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla., originally scheduled for Nov. 19-22, will move to Dec. 17-20 and will be the final event of the 2020 LPGA Tour season.

Due to the limited dates available for official full-field events on the LPGA calendar, the UL International Crown will not take place in 2020. Additionally, the Volvik Founders Cup, the LOTTE Championship, the HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open and the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship, which had previously been postponed, will return to the schedule for the 2021 season.

The LPGA also announced increases to the purses of numerous 2020 tournaments, bringing the total available purse remaining for the year to more than $56 million, with players competing for an average of nearly $2.7 million per event.

“Many of our remaining events will feature higher purses in 2020 thanks in part to some of our sponsors, who could not reschedule their events, offering some of their prize funds to increase other purses,” said Whan. “In what has been a very challenging year for everyone, we are so thankful to our partners for their creativity, collaboration and dedication to helping our athletes get the most out of the playing opportunities they will have in this unprecedented season.”

Summary of LPGA Tour events affected in the latest schedule update:

If necessary, further schedule adjustments will be shared when appropriate.

Below is a revised look at the LPGA Tour’s 2020 schedule, as of April 29:

July 15-18 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

Midland C.C., Midland, Michigan

 

$2.3M

July 23-26 Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana

Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio

 

$2M

July 31 – Aug. 2 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer

Seaview, A Dolce Hotel, Galloway, New Jersey

 

$2M

Aug. 6-9 The Evian Championship

Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France

 

$4.1M

Aug. 13-16 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland

 

$1.5M

Aug. 20-23 AIG Women’s British Open

Royal Troon G.C., Troon, Scotland

 

$4.5M

Aug. 28-30 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas

 

$2M

Sept. 3-6 CPKC Women’s Open

Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

 

$2.35M

Sept. 10-13 ANA Inspiration

Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California

 

$3.1M

Sept. 17-20 Cambia Portland Classic

Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon

 

$1.75M

Sept. 24-27 Kia Classic

Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California

 

$2M

Oct. 1-4 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan

 

$2.3M

Oct. 8-11 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

 

$4.3M

Oct. 15-18 Buick LPGA Shanghai

Qizhong Garden G.C., Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

 

$2.1M

Oct. 22-25 BMW Ladies Championship

LPGA International Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea

 

$2M

Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA

Miramar G. and C.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

 

$2.2M

Nov. 6-8 TOTO Japan Classic

Taiheyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan

 

$1.5M

Nov. 12-15 OFF  
Nov. 19-22 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging

Pelican G.C., Belleair, Florida

 

$2M

Nov. 26-29 OFF (Thanksgiving)  
Dec. 3-6 Volunteers of America Classic

Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas

 

$1.75M

Dec. 10-13 U.S. Women’s Open

Champions G.C., Houston, Texas

 

$5.5M

Dec. 17-20 CME Group Tour Championship

Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida

 

$5M

2020

UPDATE ON THE 2020 CP WOMEN’S OPEN (APRIL, 2020)

The LPGA Tour has announced that in an effort to minimize risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has suspended all events through June 14 and has revised the balance of its 2020 schedule, tentatively set to begin June 19-21 at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G.

The 2020 CPKC Women’s Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. remains on the revised LPGA Tour schedule, set for August 31 – September 6. Together with our partners at CP and the LPGA Tour, Golf Canada will continue to monitor the recommendations and guidelines of government and health experts to assess any related impact to the event.

Golf Canada will provide regular status updates including any onsite precautionary protocols or safety measures being implemented. The health and safety of our athletes, volunteers and everyone who supports the CPKC Women’s Open – and our community as a whole – will always come first.

2020

UPDATE ON THE 2020 CP WOMEN’S OPEN (MARCH, 2020)

REGINA, CANADA - AUGUST 25: CP Womens Open flag on the 16th green during the third round of the CP Womens Open at the Wascana Country Club on August 25, 2018 in Regina, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The LPGA Tour has announced that in an effort to minimize risks associated with the global outbreak of COVID-19, all LPGA Tour events up to and including the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship (April 30-May 3) have been postponed.

With this news, we wanted to provide an update regarding the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open, scheduled for August 31 – September 6 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.

First and foremost, the health and safety of everyone associated with the CPKC Women’s Open and our community will continue to be our top priority as we navigate the ongoing health crisis.

This is a very fluid situation that requires constant review, communication and transparency. We are working closely with key partners, such as the LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR, Canadian Olympic Committee and other national/international sport and entertainment properties to make informed and responsible decisions.

As we prepare for the 2020 playing of the CPKC Women’s Open, Golf Canada will continue to monitor information provided by the World Health Organization, Health Canada, B.C. Public Health and other expert governmental/regional health experts to follow developments and receive guidance.

Golf Canada will provide status updates including any additional protocols put in place to ensure the health and safety of all in attendance. We encourage our fans to stay informed on the developments of COVID-19 through official health sources and will provide further updates as new information becomes available.

2020

BC CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION NAMED OFFICIAL CHARITY PARTNER FOR 2020 CP WOMEN’S OPEN

Vancouver, January 31, 2020 – Canadian Pacific (CP) and Golf Canada announced today that BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has been chosen as the primary charity partner for the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open. Fundraising initiatives will occur leading up to the tournament and a month-long public match campaign starts February 1, in recognition of Congenital Heart Defects Awareness Month.

“The CPKC Women’s Open is an amazing opportunity to draw attention to the important work being done by doctors to mend the hearts of the future,” said Keith Creel, President and CEO of CP. “Partnering with BC Children’s Hospital Foundation again is a natural fit and progression from our first partnership in 2015. I look forward to seeing the lasting legacy this brings to the hospital, children and families who need it.”

Funds raised through the CPKC Women’s Open partnership will be used to purchase a new fleet of the latest generation cardiac ultrasound machines, recruit an additional interventional cardiologist to the hospital’s catheterization program and train the next generation of medical superstars by supporting two cardiology fellows.

“We are delighted to be chosen as the charity partner for the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open and are honoured to be the first charity to partner with CP for a second time,” said Teri Nicholas, President and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “Funds raised through this partnership will continue to take children’s health care in our province to the next level, giving new hope to kids and families when they need it most.”

“CP’s generosity will not only support the daily work of the clinical care team, it will enable us to substantially expand our research capacity,” said Dr. Shubhayan Sanatani, head of cardiology at BC Children’s Hospital. “This infusion of high-quality personnel into our scientific programs will create additional opportunities to pursue new solutions for children’s heart health. We are very grateful to have a partner like CP by our side as we work to solve tomorrow’s problems today.”

The month-long public match campaign beginning tomorrow until the end of February will match online donations to BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. In addition to matching all one-time donations, CP will also match the total of the first year of contributions for all new monthly gifts. With the match in place, the Foundation is hoping to acquire 100 new monthly donors by the end of the month. Visit bcchf.ca/heart for more information.

In addition, CP is also proud to announce our CPKC Women’s Open community charity partner in Kamloops. CP will contribute $250,000 to fund raising efforts at Royal Inland Hospital in support of cardiac care.

“We are so proud to witness first-hand the incredible work CP does through CP Has Heart and the meaningful impact made in the lives of countless Canadians,” said Laurence Applebaum, CEO of Golf Canada. “Excitement for the CPKC Women’s Open continues to grow in the Vancouver area and I’m very much looking forward to a tournament week highlighted by world-class golf and charitable giving in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.”

The 2020 CPKC Women’s Open will feature the stars of the LPGA Tour at Vancouver’s Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club from August 31 – September 6.

About Canadian Pacific
Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP.

About CP Has Heart
At CP, we know that a railroad may serve as the arteries of a nation, but at its heart is community. That’s why, through CP Has Heart, we’ve already helped raise more than $20.5 million to help improve the heart health of men, women and children across North America. And along the way, we’re showing heart whenever we can. Find out more on www.cpr.ca or @CPHasHeart.

About Golf Canada
Golf Canada is the National Sports Federation and governing body for golf in Canada representing 271,000 golfers and 1,400 member clubs across the country. A proud member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Golf Canada’s mission is to increase Canadian participation and excellence in golf. By investing in the growth of the sport and introducing more participants of all ages to the game, our vision is to be a world leader in golf. For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit www.golfcanada.ca.

About the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open
The stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the CPKC Women’s Open from August 31- September 6, 2020 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. Through its CP Has Heart program, title sponsor CP will once again make a substantial donation to the host community of Canada’s National Open Golf Championship by supporting local pediatric care. The 2020 CPKC Women’s Open is proudly sponsored by CP, Audi, RBC, Steam Whistle, Levelwear, Hilton, Coca-Cola and the Government of Canada. For information on volunteer opportunities, tickets or corporate hospitality, visit www.cpkcwomensopen.com or call 1-800-263-0009.

About BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
BC Children’s Hospital is the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to the care of children. As one of the few pediatric medical centres in North America with a world-class acute care centre, research institute, mental health facility and soon, rehabilitation centre, all on a single campus, BC Children’s provides specialized care, innovative therapies and expertise for BC’s kids, including the sickest and most seriously injured. At BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, we have a vision that every child is healthy and able to fulfill their hopes and dreams. The generosity of donors fuels our ability to help conquer childhood diseases, prevent illness and injury, and prioritize the unique needs of kids in every aspect of their care. Please follow us at @bcchf or visit bcchf.ca for more information.

2020

2020 CP WOMEN’S OPEN TICKETS NOW ON SALE

AURORA, CANADA - AUGUST 25: Jin Young Ko of Korea poses with the CP Women's Open Championship Trophy following the final round at Magna Golf Club on August 25, 2019 in Aurora, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Stars of the LPGA Tour return to Vancouver August 31–September 6, 2020 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club  

VANCOUVER (Golf Canada) – Golf Canada, in partnership with title sponsor Canadian Pacific (CP), are pleased to announce that tickets are now available for the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open, taking place August 31 to September 6 at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. 

One of Canada’s premier annual sporting events, the CPKC Women’s Open features miles of front row seating for golf fans to experience Canada’s lone stop on the LPGA Tour. Cheer on Canadian sensation and CP Ambassador Brooke Henderson as she leads the stars of the LPGA Tour back to Vancouver alongside defending champion and world No. 1 Jin Young Ko, past champions Ariya Jutanugarn, Sung Hyun Park and So Yeon Ryu and rising stars Lexi Thompson, Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda, Danielle Kang and Minjee Lee.  

The 2020 CPKC Women’s Open will mark the sixth time that the province of British Columbia has hosted Canada’s Women’s Open Golf Championship, with the last time being 2015 at The Vancouver Golf Club, where Lydia Ko won her third CPKC Women’s Open title.  

CLICK HERE to get your tickets for the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open 

General admission tickets, starting at just $20 for early week admission, provide access to the grounds to get an up-close look at the stars of the LPGA Tour. 

Tournament rounds for Thursday, Friday and Saturday are just $50; a Sunday final-round ticket is $60; and a weeklong, fully transferable badge is $130. A $60 Anyday Grounds ticket is also available for those looking for ticket flexibility.

A specially-priced youth ticket (13-17 years old) is also available while juniors aged 12-and-under gain FREE grounds admission all week long.

In addition to general admission tickets and corporate hospitality products, the CPKC Women’s Open also offers a premium ticket product – The Heritage Lounge. 

The Heritage Lounge delivers an elevated fan experience within the Clubhouse of the prestigious Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. This premium destination is the perfect home base to sit, relax and map out your experience following the stars of the LPGA Tour! It offers upgraded food and beverage for purchase, ample televisions with a live feed of the broadcast and private washrooms.  Heritage Lounge tickets cost $100 for single day access or $250 for a fully transferable tournament (Thursday – Sunday) pass.  

Volunteer opportunities to be a part of the 2020 CPKC Women’s Open are also available with a full listing of committee positions here. 

For an elevated experience, the CPKC Women’s Open offers many great hospitality packages to fit any budget. All corporate hospitality comes with private seating on one of Shaughnessy’s closing holes and all-inclusive food & beverage. A full list of offerings can be found here. 

The CPKC Women’s Open is so much more than a sporting event. Enjoy world-class golf and a premium hospitality experience at a signature Canadian sporting event that will leave a meaningful charitable legacy through CP Has Heart in support of children’s heart health.   

Get your tickets today at www.cpkcwomensopen.com/tickets. 

* Prices do not include applicable taxes or Ticketmaster fees. 

2020

LPGA TOUR ANNOUNCES 2020 SCHEDULE WITH RECORD-BREAKING PURSE LEVELS AND TELEVISION COVERAGE

NAPLES, Fla. – In 2020, for the first time in the history of the LPGA Tour, the world’s best female athletes will compete for a combined prize fund of $75.1 million, which includes the fourth playing of the UL International Crown, and air on more than 500 hours of television, both true signs of the continued growth for the game’s global tour.

The 2020 LPGA Tour schedule will feature 33 official events across 11 countries and regions, with the most hours of television production in LPGA history, and at least seven tournaments that will air on network television. Additionally, the UL International Crown, a unique biennial team event, will feature a $1.6 million unofficial purse and showcase the best female golfers from the top eight countries across the globe. 2020 will also see the world’s top players head to Japan for the Summer Olympics, bringing the game into even more households around the world.

“As we close 2019 and move to 2020, I could not be more excited about what the future will bring for the LPGA Tour and the sponsors that support us,” said LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan. “$75.1 million in total purse. That number is a testament to the support we are receiving from sponsors and industry partners around the globe. As I enter my second decade as commissioner, we find ourselves in a new phase of the LPGA Tour. We’ve grown, but now we must flourish. We talk a lot about the next generation, but we will lift THIS generation. I know a lot of our fans understand the difference we are making for women’s golf in America, but they might be surprised to know about the impact our Tour is having all around the globe.”

The largest purse increase for the 2020 season comes at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. The purse for the season’s third major championship will grow to $4.3 million, up $450,000 from 2019. Additionally, the purse at the ANA Inspiration, traditionally the first major of each professional golf season, will increase to $3.1 million, up $100,000 from 2019 and the sixth consecutive year with a purse increase since ANA assumed title sponsorship in 2015.

Other purses increasing in 2020 are the CPKC Women’s Open ($2.35 million, up $100,000), the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give ($2.3 million, up $300,000), the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational ($2.3 million, up $300,000), the Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana ($1.85 million, up $100,000) and the Volunteers of America Classic ($1.4 million, up $100,000).

As previously announced, the 2020 LPGA Tour season will include two new events in Florida, making it four tournaments for the Sunshine State. The Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio will be held Jan. 23-26 at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, one week after the season-opening Diamond Resort Tournament of Champions presented by Insurance Office of America in Lake Buena Vista. Four months later, the Tour will return to the Sunshine State for the Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging, to be held May 14-17 at Pelican Golf Club in Belleair. Finally, for the seventh consecutive year, the LPGA Tour will end its season in Naples at the CME Group Tour Championship, a competition that awards the winner with $1.5 million, the largest single prize in women’s golf history.

2020 will also see the return of the Blue Bay LPGA, which was not conducted in 2019 to transition the competition into a spring time slot. The tournament in the People’s Republic of China will now be held March 5-8 as part of the LPGA Tour’s Spring Asia Swing, following stops in Thailand and Singapore.

The major season will kick off in Rancho Mirage, Calif., with the ANA Inspiration celebrating its 49th year on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club. The U.S. Women’s Open, conducted by the USGA, will visit Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, while the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be held at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square, Pa. The final two majors send the LPGA Tour overseas, with the Evian Championship returning to Evian Resort Golf Club in Evian-les-Bain, France, and the AIG Women’s British Open heading to Royal Troon Golf Club in Troon, Scotland.

In early August, between the Evian Championship and the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open, the LPGA Tour will go on hiatus to accommodate the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. The women’s golf competition will be held Aug. 5-8 at Kasumigaseki Country Club, located 40 miles outside Tokyo. Qualifying for the 60-player field ends following the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, with the top 15 players in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings automatically qualifying for the Games (no more than four players per country). The remaining spots will be awarded to the highest-ranked players from countries that do not already have two qualified players. Weekly Olympic golf rankings are posted every Monday on the International Golf Federation website.

The 2020 UL International Crown will be held Aug. 27-30 at Centurion Club, located outside of London, England. Spain won the inaugural competition in 2014, with the United States winning in 2016 and the Republic of Korea winning in 2018.

The 2020 LPGA Tour season will again feature three season-long races. In its second year, the Aon Risk Reward Challenge will award $1 million to the players on the LPGA and PGA Tours who best navigate risk across the season’s most strategically challenging holes. Carlota Ciganda captured the inaugural title on the LPGA Tour, while Brooks Koepka won on the PGA Tour. For the third consecutive year, the LEADERS Top-10s competition will award $100,000 to the player with the most top-10 finishes, with Ariya Jutanugarn (2018) and Jin Young Ko (2019) earning the first two awards. Finally, the Race to the CME Globe will see the top 60 players following the season’s penultimate event heading to the CME Group Tour Championship with the opportunity to win the $1.5 million winner’s check.

While the overall TV schedule is still being finalized, the 2020 LPGA Tour will see 500 global hours of broadcast coverage, including at least seven events aired on network TV. The Tour will be televised in more than 175 countries and in more than 500 million households.

The Symetra Tour, which is celebrating its 40th season, is still finalizing a schedule that will include at least 20 events for players on the LPGA Tour’s Official Qualifying Tour. Earlier this year, the Symetra Tour announced that the Circling Raven Championship, the first new event of the 2020 campaign, will be held at Circling Raven Golf Club at Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort and Hotel in Worley, Idaho. Since Symetra’s inaugural sponsorship year in 2012, the Symetra Tour has grown from 16 tournaments and $1.7 million in prize money to a record $4 million awarded over the course of 23 tournaments in 2019.

2020 will see a date change for the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank. After three years in October, the tournament will move to July 30-Aug. 1, but will remain at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick (Ind.) Resort. Additionally, the LPGA’s Q-Series presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, the two-week qualifying tournament that replaced Stage III of Q School, will be held Oct. 19-31 in Pinehurst, N.C., while the LPGA T&CP National Championship will be held Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 at Reynolds Lake Oconee Golf Course in Greensboro, Ga.

2020 LPGA Tour Schedule (bold = major; italics = new event; * = unofficial money; ** = to be confirmed)

Date Title/Location Purse
Jan. 16-19 Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions presented by Insurance Office of America

Four Seasons G. and Sports Club Orlando, Lake Buena Vista, Florida

$1.2M
Jan. 23-26 Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio

Boca Rio G.C., Boca Raton, Florida

$2M
Feb. 6-9 ISPS Handa Vic Open

13th Beach G.L., Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia

$1.1M
Feb. 13-16 ISPS Handa Women’s Australian Open

Royal Adelaide G.C., Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

$1.3M
Feb. 20-23 Honda LPGA Thailand

Siam C.C. Pattaya (Old Course), Chonburi, Thailand

$1.6M
Feb. 27 – March 1 HSBC Women’s World Championship

Sentosa G.C., Singapore

$1.5M
March 5-8 Blue Bay LPGA

Jian Lake Blue Bay G.C., Hainan Island, People’s Republic of China

$2.1M
March 19-22 Founders Cup

Wildfire G.C., Phoenix, Arizona

$1.5M
March 26-29 Kia Classic

Aviara G.C., Carlsbad, California

$1.8M
April 2-5 ANA Inspiration

Mission Hills C.C., Rancho Mirage, California

$3.1M
April 15-18 LOTTE Championship

Ko Olina G.C., Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii

$2M
April 23-26 HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open

Wilshire G.C., Los Angeles, California

$1.5M
April 30 – May 3 LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship

Lake Merced G.C., San Francisco, California

$1.8M
May 14-17 Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging

Pelican G.C., Belleair, Florida

$1.75M
May 21-24 Pure Silk Championship

Kingsmill Resort, Williamsburg, Virginia

$1.3M
May 29-31 ShopRite LPGA Classic presented by Acer

Sea View, A Dolce Hotel (Bay Course), Galloway, New Jersey

$1.75M
June 4-7 U.S. Women’s Open conducted by the USGA

Champions G.C., Houston, Texas

$5.5M**
June 11-14 Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give

Blythefield C.C., Grand Rapids, Michigan

$2.3M
June 19-21 Walmart NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G

Pinnacle C.C., Rogers, Arkansas

$2.0M
June 25-28 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Aronimink G.C., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

$4.3M
July 9-12 Marathon LPGA Classic presented by Dana

Highland Meadows G.C., Sylvania, Ohio

$1.85M
July 15-18 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational

Midland C.C., Midland, Michigan

$2.3M
July 23-26 The Evian Championship

Evian Resort G.C., Evian-les-Bains, France

$4.1M
Aug. 13-16 Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

The Renaissance Club, North Berwick, Scotland

$1.5M
Aug. 20-23 AIG Women’s British Open

Royal Troon G.C., Troon, Scotland

$4.5M**
Aug. 27-30 UL International Crown

Centurion Club, St Albans, England

$1.6M*
Sept. 3-6 CPKC Women’s Open

Shaughnessy G. and C.C., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

$2.35M
Sept. 10-13 Cambia Portland Classic

Columbia Edgewater C.C., Portland, Oregon

$1.3M
Oct. 1-4 Volunteers of America Classic

Old American G.C., The Colony, Texas

$1.4M
Oct. 15-18 Buick LPGA Shanghai

Qizhong Garden G.C., Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

$2.1M
Oct. 22-25 BMW Ladies Championship

LPGA International Busan, Busan, Republic of Korea

$2M
Oct. 29 – Nov. 1 Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA

Miramar G. and C.C., New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

$2.2M
Nov. 6-8 TOTO Japan Classic

Taiheyo Club (Minori Course), Ibaraki, Japan

$1.5M
Nov. 19-22 CME Group Tour Championship

Tiburon G.C., Naples, Florida

$5M