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November 15, 2000   For immediate release:

The Nortel Executive Golf Auction lunch an enjoyable success.
The first of many to come.

Over 50 executives, bidders, guests and sponsors of the Executive Golf Auction joined for a benefit lunch with an opportunity to take a few swings using the new golf simulators at the Canadian Golf and Country Club. The following firms provided many prizes, with something nice for everyone. The lunch was an enjoyable chance to get together, the buzz is you would have enjoyed being there.

We took a moment to offer recognition to all of our sponsors, who took time this summer to support this community cause.

Our thanks to everyone for helping Compassion in Action. One of the issues briefly discussed was the impact on key employees when they begin to suffer from either Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or Fibromyalgia. While some employers have insurance on key employees, even that can be hard to activate when the symptoms of these conditions are so hard to measure scientifically - pain and tiredness are not easy to independently verify. A high tech problem, given the high pace of the industry.

Several new ways to help Compassion in Action and the newly relaunched Executives on Auction were advanced, with an exciting new idea for the Auction finding corporate partners willing to help. Stay tuned, as it will be of interest to everyone in the high tech business. It will give you a new reason to continue visiting this site.

Our thanks too to our new regional partners, Marc Merulla from Montreal and, Alan Kearns for Toronto, for joining us at the lunch.
Our thanks to the Canadian Golf and Country Club for providing a welcoming lunch environment and a hearty lunch.

Many thanks to these generous and community-minded firms for showing their support.

Brymark Promotions brought fleece vests with the Executive Golf Auction logo for everyone involved, even those unable to attend the lunch.

The National Museum of Aviation offered two prizes.
A flight in a vintage aircraft (value $75.00)
A team building program, Onwards and Upwards (value: $500.00). The details of this team building prize are as follows: a half day for 12 persons including at least 3 different components/exercises. The package includes flights in a 7 passenger De Havilland Canada Beaver. The package excludes any food and beverage requirements.

The TalentLab, the holder of the Toronto Executive Auction, brought attractive mugs and hats.

FirstRecruits offered a Human Resources seminar, on a choice of several themes.

Amalfi Spa generously donated massages, a facial, manicure, mudwrap, and cut and styles.

Chuck Brown's gave an Oddessy putter, with cover. Very nice.

Il Piccolino Restaurant (449 Preston Street) brought hot Italian appetizers. We'll do it again.

The Third Avenue Spa invited someone to come for a full massage and relaxation package.

Pro Golf provided two gift certificates, using smart chip technology.

CMP Design brought a Zola's gift certificate for dinner - it was appreciated.

Visa Canada gave fine shirts, pens, and a nice fall jacket.

La Roma Restaurant (430 Preston St.) kindly donated a dinner gift certificate.

Fine's Flowers offered a generous gift certificate.

Meditheo Restaurant, (77 Clarence St.) kindly shared a gift certificate for dinner.

Cliff's Car Care contributed an interior car shampoo.

Control Microsystems volunteered an umbrella (to be used by a prominent high tech exec), hat and shirt.

Your Personal Chef fed us all carrot cake. Tasty.

Thyme and Again, Creative Catering and Take Home Foods Inc., shared truffles for everyone.

Frisbee Tire gave two tire care gift certificates.

Nortel Networks' contrbution was a fine shirt.

Pure Gelato kindly offered samples of their many gelato flavours. Unfortunately we were unable to take them up on their offer. Thanks Randy!

The Executive Golf Auction's last act was this benefit lunch for Compassion in Action. It was a close in a short chapter of the Auction's history, as the newly launched Executives on Auction brings new venues and new regions in which executives will meet. An exciting new feature worth coming back for, is also now on the way - stay tuned early in the New Year.

Our thanks to the National Arts Centre and the Ottawa Senators Foundation for providing venues for the first winter season of Executives on Auction.
Our thanks to our regional partners in Montreal and Toronto for joining us in the development of this exciting new charity site.

John Ernst, Executives on Auction