Recovery Shot scores a hole-in-one at sold-out tournament

Renascent golf tournament raises over $200K to help people living with addiction.

Under perfect skies golfers took to the green for Renascent’s 29th annual Recovery Shot golf tournament, raising $207,000. This year’s sold-out event drew 140 golfers to Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, in support of Renascent’s life-saving addiction recovery programs.

“It’s great to see a growing number of people support Recovery Shot and Renascent’s Mission. We’re incredibly pleased to sell out the course this year and are thrilled guests had a memorable day,” says Guy Bonnell, Tournament Chair. “Each person’s participation, and every sponsorship Renascent Foundation receives is powerful; they bring about a life-saving transformation for the clients Renascent serves.”

The day included delicious food, silent and live auctions, a 50/50 draw, prizes, games, and moving alumni stories. Renascent alumni and SportsNet host, Justin Bourne, also returned to emcee the dinner portion of the event. Bourne shared about his own recovery, focusing on the tremendous support he received from his network of family and friends when he was struggling with addiction.

Renascent Foundation Board Member, Manu Sud delivered the day’s closing remarks. Sud shared a touching gratitude note from a Renascent client, and closed the night with a standing ovation for the Renascent alumni who were in attendance.

Through Recovery Shot, Renascent Foundation raises funds that help remove the barriers many people face in accessing addiction treatment. The generous support the tournament receives through donations from private individuals and corporations help people recover from drug and alcohol addiction, rebuild their lives, and reconnect with their community.

This year, Recovery Shot saw many long-time sponsors return to support Renascent’s Mission. In addition to title sponsor, Unifor Canada returning; partner sponsor, Ford Motor Company; GPS sponsor, Green Shield Canada; Lunch sponsor, Toronto Electrical Industry Benefit Administration Services Limited; golf ball sponsor, Stancorp, and registration sponsor, OASIS Addiction Recovery Society, were among the returning 2023 sponsors.

“It was heartwarming to see the tremendous support we received at this year’s Recovery Shot Golf Tournament,” said Laura Bhoi, CEO, Renascent. “Our teams are deeply committed to our Mission and work tirelessly toward making life-saving care a reality. Renascent has always played a critical system role in providing high quality addition treatment to those in need, and through the generous support of our individual and corporate donors we can continue to provide care to those who seek our help.”

To date, the tournament has raised over $3 million to support addiction recovery. With 2024 marking the 30th anniversary of Recovery Shot, the golf tournament’s planning committee has begun working toward making next year’s event unforgettable.


Renascent Foundation thanks all of its Recovery Shot sponsors, guests, volunteers, and supporters for this year’s tournament success. This year’s sponsors are: Unifor Canada, Ford Motor Company, GFL, Green Shield Canada, Toronto Electrical Industry Benefit Administration Services Limited, OASIS Addiction Recovery Society, Alpha House, Applause, CAA, Dan & Linda, Flores Family, Iron Workers Local 721, Lear Corporation, Magna, Street Graffiti Solutions, Toronto Police Association, Unifor Canada – Local 200, Unifor Canada – Local 222, and Unifor Ontario Regional Council. Recovery Shot also received support from Air Canada Foundation, Come Back Snacks, David Roberts, Made Good, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation, Paul Mulvihill Charitable Foundation Pepsico, Sunville Printco Inc., and Total Signs.

Special thanks to the 2023 Recovery Shot Planning Committee for their tireless efforts to make this year’s tournament a success. Thank you to Guy Bonnell, Committee Chair and members, John Aman, Matthew Mulvihill, Athan Stanoulis, Nick Stanoulis, Ann Ross, Michael Younder, Nick Banfield, Patricia Machaj, Geoffrey White, and Tim Russ.

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The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.