Markham

City of Markham opens Gordon Stollery Park

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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MARKHAM, ON - May 2, 2019 – Join the City of Markham on Saturday, May 4 to honour one of Canada's most successful businessmen, the former president and proprietor of Angus Glen Golf Club and developer of the highly sought-after community of Angus Glen, Gordon Stollery.

“Gordon Stollery is a trailblazer and civic leader, he has left a lasting legacy in sport management and residential development in our City,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “He was benevolent, compassionate with a zest for life unlike any other. I cannot think of a better way to honour and remember his outstanding contributions then by unveiling the Gordon Stollery Park right here in Angus Glen, the community he brought to life.”

Mr. Stollery graduated from Princeton University with a civil engineering degree, followed by a Master's of Science, Geology from the University of Toronto. His keen interest in geology led to the formation of several energy companies in the Alberta oil fields. As a strong civic leader, Mr. Stollery endowed a chair in basin analysis and petroleum geology at the University of Toronto.

His father Arthur Stollery purchased farmland near Kennedy Road and Major Mackenzie Drive in Markham where he began building Angus Glen Golf Course in 1992. When Arthur passed away in 1994, Gordon took over the project as CEO and co-owner with his sister. Angus Glen Golf Club has since grown in prestige to become one of Canada's most successful public golf facilities, hosting two Canadian Opens in 2002 and 2007, in addition to hundreds of tournaments.

In 1996, Mr. Stollery took the vision of his father one step further by building a community around the Angus Glen Golf Club. During the development of the residential area, Angus Glen acquired Kylemore Homes.

Mr. Stollery was an active and respected member of numerous professional organizations, including the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada. His contributions to the business community were recognized with several awards acknowledging his activities in energy production, entrepreneurship and management.

The Gordon Stollery Park is located on the north side of Angus Glen Community Centre & Library, and contains a playground, splash pad, skateboard park, basketball court and a soccer field. Join us to celebrate Gordon's exceptional impact on Markham's sporting and residential development with free family activities and enjoy light refreshments.


When:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where:
Gordon Stollery Park (behind Angus Glen Community Centre & Library)
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham

Who:
Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Members of Council
Members of the Stollery family
Angus Glen Golf Club representatives
Kylemore Homes representatives


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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Erynn Sally, Media Relations Coordinator at esally@markham.ca or 416.737.2684.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards. 


MARKHAM, ON - May 2, 2019 – Join the City of Markham on Saturday, May 4 to honour one of Canada's most successful businessmen, the former president and proprietor of Angus Glen Golf Club and developer of the highly sought-after community of Angus Glen, Gordon Stollery.

“Gordon Stollery is a trailblazer and civic leader, he has left a lasting legacy in sport management and residential development in our City,” says Mayor Frank Scarpitti. “He was benevolent, compassionate with a zest for life unlike any other. I cannot think of a better way to honour and remember his outstanding contributions then by unveiling the Gordon Stollery Park right here in Angus Glen, the community he brought to life.”

Mr. Stollery graduated from Princeton University with a civil engineering degree, followed by a Master's of Science, Geology from the University of Toronto. His keen interest in geology led to the formation of several energy companies in the Alberta oil fields. As a strong civic leader, Mr. Stollery endowed a chair in basin analysis and petroleum geology at the University of Toronto.

His father Arthur Stollery purchased farmland near Kennedy Road and Major Mackenzie Drive in Markham where he began building Angus Glen Golf Course in 1992. When Arthur passed away in 1994, Gordon took over the project as CEO and co-owner with his sister. Angus Glen Golf Club has since grown in prestige to become one of Canada's most successful public golf facilities, hosting two Canadian Opens in 2002 and 2007, in addition to hundreds of tournaments.

In 1996, Mr. Stollery took the vision of his father one step further by building a community around the Angus Glen Golf Club. During the development of the residential area, Angus Glen acquired Kylemore Homes.

Mr. Stollery was an active and respected member of numerous professional organizations, including the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and the Independent Petroleum Association of Canada. His contributions to the business community were recognized with several awards acknowledging his activities in energy production, entrepreneurship and management.

The Gordon Stollery Park is located on the north side of Angus Glen Community Centre & Library, and contains a playground, splash pad, skateboard park, basketball court and a soccer field. Join us to celebrate Gordon's exceptional impact on Markham's sporting and residential development with free family activities and enjoy light refreshments.


When:
Saturday, May 4, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Where:
Gordon Stollery Park (behind Angus Glen Community Centre & Library)
3990 Major Mackenzie Drive East, Markham

Who:
Mayor Frank Scarpitti
Members of Council
Members of the Stollery family
Angus Glen Golf Club representatives
Kylemore Homes representatives


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Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti's Office: Lama Nicolas, Senior Communications Advisor at lnicolas@markham.ca or 416.671.2890.

For all other media inquiries / interview requests for the City of Markham:
Erynn Sally, Media Relations Coordinator at esally@markham.ca or 416.737.2684.

About Markham: Markham, an award-winning municipality with over 355,000 residents and the largest of nine communities in York Region, is home to over 400 corporate head offices and more than 1,500 high tech and life science companies. Markham is a leader in attracting foreign direct investment with more than 210 foreign companies located in the City. Founded in the 1790s, today Markham is Canada’s most diverse community and enjoys a rich heritage, outstanding community planning and services, and a vibrant local economy. Markham has received the Excellence Canada Gold Award for Organizational Quality & Healthy Workplace, and multiple heritage and environmental awards.