Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise today to congratulate two incredibly hard-working charitable organizations in my riding of Yorkton-Melville.
The Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan and the Esterhazy and District Charity Golf Classic have raised millions of dollars for local health care and have both recently held very successful events. ln July, the Health Foundation of East Central Saskatchewan raised almost $39,000 in one weekend at the second annual Rhythm 'n Ribs event. That fundraiser and others like the gala, radiothon and Farming for Health event helped purchase medical equipment for area hospitals and health care facilities.
Earlier this month, the Esterhazy and District Charity Golf Classic was held in my home town of Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. This was the 18th year for the golf tournament, which has been raising funds for a new hospital. This year's event brought in $205,000, bringing the 18-year total raised by this tournament in my community to more than $3.5 million.
Congratulations to all involved with these two great charities.