3rd Annual Charlie Riggs Memorial Golf Tournament a Success!

ST. JOHN’S – The weather looked bleak to start the round, but in the end cooperated in what was another successful Annual Charlie Riggs Memorial Golf Tournament – and another win for the Pinchin LeBlanc team.

“For the second year in a row, I would like to present the Charlie Riggs Memorial Golf Trophy to Pinchin LeBlanc,” announced Kieran Hanley, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for NEIA. With a score of 68, the team from Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental edged out the runners up by just 1 stroke on the Clovelly Golf Club’s Osprey course.


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NEIA’s annual tournament is held in memory of Charlie Riggs. For six years Charlie served as the Executive Director of NEIA and made significant contributions to the environmental industry in the Province. All proceeds from the tournament are donated to the Charlie Riggs and Cathy MacDonald Riggs Memorial Award established by AMEC Environment and Infrastructure.

“NEIA now welcomes donations to the award at almost all of its events,” said Hanley. “In addition, in just a few weeks time visitors to our website will be able to donate online.”

Established in memory of Charlie Riggs (Bachelor of Engineering- Mechanical, 1988) and Cathy Macdonald Riggs (Bachelor of Science – Psychology, 1984) by AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, the award is awarded annually on a rotating basis between the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Psychology, with preference to those involved in an environmental organization.

Members of Charlie’s family were on hand to participate in the tournament and address the audience at the event’s closing barbecue.

The event was coordinated by NEIA and kindly sponsored by AMEC Environment and Infrastructure (gold); Pennecon (gold); BAE Newplan Group – SNC Lavalin (gold); Quality Matters (bronze); Tiller Engineering; Crosbie Industrial Services; Pinchin LeBlanc Environmental; and PowerSmart Solutions.

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