Local obstetrician remembered at golf tourney

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Beginnings Counselling and Adoption Services will honour the memory of a man who was in the same “business” by hosting the Dr. Larry Loopstra Tribute Golf Tournament at Century Pines Golf Course in Flamborough on Sept. 10.

Friends, former colleagues and patients are invited to join Dr. Loopstra’s family by participating in the event.

Dr. Loopstra was born in the Netherlands in 1941 and immigrated to Canada in the 1950s. He died on June 22, 2007, after a 35-year career that saw him deliver over 5,000 babies. Dr. Loopstra was also a board member of Beginnings during the early years of the agency.

“His practice was located just a few floors above our office,” said Kerry Vandergrift, executive director of Beginnings. “He was always willing to offer assistance to clients when asked.”

This commitment to people, combined with his love of golf, provides the motivation for the tournament.

The event will begin with a shot-gun start at 8 a. m. and will conclude with a barbecue lunch. Prizes are available for the longest drive, low gross and net scores. $100 registration includes green fees, cart and BBQ lunch. All proceeds benefit Beginning’s family building network.

Beginnings offers free and confidential pregnancy counselling and support services to women with unplanned pregnancies, birth fathers and their extended families.

A non-profit registered charity, Beginnings is also a full-service licensed open adoption agency. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament are available at www.beginnings.ca

Local obstetrician remembered at golf tourney

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Beginnings Counselling and Adoption Services will honour the memory of a man who was in the same “business” by hosting the Dr. Larry Loopstra Tribute Golf Tournament at Century Pines Golf Course in Flamborough on Sept. 10.

Friends, former colleagues and patients are invited to join Dr. Loopstra’s family by participating in the event.

Dr. Loopstra was born in the Netherlands in 1941 and immigrated to Canada in the 1950s. He died on June 22, 2007, after a 35-year career that saw him deliver over 5,000 babies. Dr. Loopstra was also a board member of Beginnings during the early years of the agency.

“His practice was located just a few floors above our office,” said Kerry Vandergrift, executive director of Beginnings. “He was always willing to offer assistance to clients when asked.”

This commitment to people, combined with his love of golf, provides the motivation for the tournament.

The event will begin with a shot-gun start at 8 a. m. and will conclude with a barbecue lunch. Prizes are available for the longest drive, low gross and net scores. $100 registration includes green fees, cart and BBQ lunch. All proceeds benefit Beginning’s family building network.

Beginnings offers free and confidential pregnancy counselling and support services to women with unplanned pregnancies, birth fathers and their extended families.

A non-profit registered charity, Beginnings is also a full-service licensed open adoption agency. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament are available at www.beginnings.ca

Local obstetrician remembered at golf tourney

News Sep 04, 2009 Ancaster News

Beginnings Counselling and Adoption Services will honour the memory of a man who was in the same “business” by hosting the Dr. Larry Loopstra Tribute Golf Tournament at Century Pines Golf Course in Flamborough on Sept. 10.

Friends, former colleagues and patients are invited to join Dr. Loopstra’s family by participating in the event.

Dr. Loopstra was born in the Netherlands in 1941 and immigrated to Canada in the 1950s. He died on June 22, 2007, after a 35-year career that saw him deliver over 5,000 babies. Dr. Loopstra was also a board member of Beginnings during the early years of the agency.

“His practice was located just a few floors above our office,” said Kerry Vandergrift, executive director of Beginnings. “He was always willing to offer assistance to clients when asked.”

This commitment to people, combined with his love of golf, provides the motivation for the tournament.

The event will begin with a shot-gun start at 8 a. m. and will conclude with a barbecue lunch. Prizes are available for the longest drive, low gross and net scores. $100 registration includes green fees, cart and BBQ lunch. All proceeds benefit Beginning’s family building network.

Beginnings offers free and confidential pregnancy counselling and support services to women with unplanned pregnancies, birth fathers and their extended families.

A non-profit registered charity, Beginnings is also a full-service licensed open adoption agency. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament are available at www.beginnings.ca