The golf tournament you know and love is back!
Only with one big change.
On May 19, 2021, we sadly lost Alex Chiu, the originator and force behind the annual golf tournaments. For over 20 years Alex raised funds for many different worthy causes. With his retirement from Markham Council in 2018, and now with his loss, ALS Double Play has taken over the tournament.
Expect all the same energy and great golf that Alex brought to the day, Alex would have it no other way.
COVID19 rules will be in place this year.
The good news is there will still be golf and there will still be fun!
There will still be food on the course and you'll still walk away from the day feeling great knowing you have made a difference in the ALS community.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, July 15, 2021!
Thursday, July 15, 2021
12:00 PM EDT - 6:00 PM EDT
Angus Glen Golf Course
Please note! COVID19 rules are in effect and as such our golf tournament will look a little bit different this year. Rest assured, you will still enjoy quality golf, fun and friendship while helping a great cause!
It is with great sadness that Alicia and Cherrie-Marie announce the passing of their beloved husband and father. Alejandro “Alex” Chiu said his last goodnight and fell asleep in his home with his wife and daughter by his side on May 19, 2021.
Alex was born in Candaba, Philippines on November 21, 1938 and raised in Manila by his Chinese immigrant parents. He left the Philippines for America to study computer science later finding work in Chicago where he met and married his love Alicia.
Together Alex and Alicia moved to Toronto, Canada where Alex worked for Volkswagen Canada. They raised their children Cherrie-Marie and Christopher in Markham where Alex would be elected ten consecutive times as Ward 8 Councillor.
With philanthropy in his heart, Alex used his skills to connect people, fund raise for worthy causes and give back. As busy as he was though, Alex always found time for family, cooking, gardening, swimming, golfing and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays.
Alex is survived by his wife Alicia, daughter Cherrie (Sean), his 3 sisters Teresita (Peter), Carmen and Miling, his brother Pedro (Hedy), 24 nieces and nephews, 13 grand nieces and nephews, and his beloved grand dog Griffey.
Alex has been reunited with his son Christopher, his parents, in-laws, and his brother Jose and Jose’s wife Juanita.
Proceeds from the Alex Chiu Memorial Golf Tournament will go toward the Christopher Chiu Fellowship for ALS research at the University of Toronto, Canada's largest and most internationally published ALS research lab.
As many of you know, Alex and Alicia lost their son to ALS in 2016 after a five year battle. Christopher was only 32 years old when he became sick with ALS and the family has no genetic relationship with the disease.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is the most common form of motor neuron disease. ALS is fatal; there is no cure and little treatment. Most people lose their battle with ALS within two to five years of diagnosis. 2020 and living through the pandemic has been hard for many of us, now imagine living immunocompromised with ALS, relying on others to help you live each day... Living with ALS in a pandemic sucks! Let's FIESTA together for ALS and give hope to the ALS community.