Oakville Mayor welcomes the 2016 RBC Canadian Open

Thu, 21 Jul 2016

The historic Glen Abbey Golf Club is once again being put on display, as Round One of the 2016 RBC Canadian Open begins this Thursday.

“Oakville has effectively served as the home of the Canadian Open since the 1970s, when golf legend Jack Nicklaus designed what is still Canada’s only stadium golf course,” said Oakville Mayor Rob Burton. “I am pleased to see that legacy continue, and to see Oakville’s livability showcased to a global audience again.”

The economic benefit of hosting the Canadian Open at $18 million for the Oakville area, based on numbers captured using the Sports Tourism Economic Assessment Model. Those same numbers, provided by Golf Canada, show more than 200 full-time jobs created in Oakville to support the Open.

The continued success of the tournament is also made possible by over 1400 volunteers from Oakville and the surrounding area.

“It is wonderful to see so many residents volunteer their time and energy to help make this event a success,” said Burton. “Oakville’s community spirit and volunteerism will be on display alongside our proud natural and cultural heritage.”