2018 John Sperdakes Memorial Golf Tournament

The John Sperdakes Memorial Tournament was started in 2001 by a special group of individuals, team members and baseball players. Yes, that’s right, baseball players, all of whom shared a vision to be the best team on, and more importantly, off the field. In January of 2001 the team suddenly lost long time coach and friend John Sperdakes. In memory of John the tournament began as an intermediate “A” baseball tournament with the host team winning 3 of the 4 years…actually let’s just say the Chiefs won it every year.

In 2005 the event moved to the golf course where it has continued to thrive and has even begun to raise funds for select charities. The event began raising funds in 2010 and within a short time frame and with large support from the community and golfers, managed to raise $4000 in its first year of fundraising. In 2011 the tournament developed an annual bursary in memory of those Alumni that have since passed. The bursary is given to an underprivileged child to put towards costs of community sports.

The JSMT has been designed to accommodate a more intimate field of players with nearly 40 participants in this annually sold out event. The event includes a full array of activities including an Opening Reception, Welcome Breakfast and the Day of Golf, followed by an Awards Banquet Dinner and after hours party.

This tournament could not happen without the support of our participants, volunteers and sponsors and we thank you all for your contribution.

The organizing committee wishes to thank everyone for their support in helping us reach our goal of raising funds for select charities over the years. Whether you are a sponser, supporter, volunteer or golfer, this day would not be a success without you.


The Troy Barnet Award was instituted to remember all of the individuals we have lost over the past years who have been synonymous with the Sackville Chiefs and the JSMT Golf Invitational. Troy was a kind, loyal, hard working and generous person who never once complained during his fight with cancer. Being the humble individual he was, this Award is to not only honor Troy, but to remember ALL of those we have lost during our time together on the ball field and golf course, Troy, Glen Hansen and Louis Chiasson, just to name a few. We will be donating $1,000 to a local Sackville charity.


In support of a local community charity in the amount of $1,000.




Feed Nova Scotia


Our mission is to feed Nova Scotians in need and reduce that need. To achieve this, we distribute almost 2 million kilograms of donated food to our member network of 145 food banks and meal programs across the province. Our role also extends beyond food. We support our members as they build capacity to serve their communities, and we help raise awareness of the challenges hunger and poverty create each day for thousands of Nova Scotians.

Feed Nova Scotia History

We first opened our doors in 1984 as the Metro Food Bank Society, with the mandate to provide emergency food relief within Metro Halifax. The volunteer staff served 12 member food banks and meal programs. In 2002, at the request of our member agencies, Metro Food Bank Society became the umbrella organization for food banks across the province. In 2005, we rebranded as Feed Nova Scotia.

After over 30 years in operation, and now supporting 145 member agencies, we recognize the need is growing and we can’t feed our way out of it. While we continue to address food insecurity by supplying emergency food support, we’re also working to find long-term solutions to hunger and poverty in Nova Scotia.

Registered Charity

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We Care

When you donate, it has an amazing impact on the lives of our friends, family and neighbors across the province who rely on the Feed Nova Scotia.

We Enable

We exist to raise money in the community and in turn fund initiatives in the community.

We are Accountable

We are stewards of the money we raise and are responsible to our donors and volunteers to ensure transparency, integrity, efficiency and public trust.





  • SINCE 2010

2018 TOTAL

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  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Hayden McAvoy


  • Tri-County Baseball
  • Lion’s Club


  • Rylee Sears Schollarship
  • Avalon Sexual Assult Center


  • Sackville United Scoccer Club
  • Nourish Nova Scotia










“It’s About the Positives”


Est. 1921 New Minas, Nova Scotia

Located in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley, Ken-Wo Golf Club was formed in 1921. Ken-Wo is a member-owned course welcoming guests to its championship location. Being one of the oldest clubs in Nova Scotia, Ken-Wo boasts a challenging 18-hole layout over 6,300 yards. In recent years, the club has hosted the Canadian Junior Championship and the Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship, recognizing its reputation as a challenging course. More close to home, Ken-Wo hosts the annual Apple Blossom Tournament, a significant golfing event in the early season that draws many top provincial amateurs. Ken-Wo has a course rating of 70.1 and a slope of 130. The Club also provides a fully stocked Pro Shop, three practice putting and chipping greens, a driving range, as well as power cart and club rentals.



Ken-Wo boasts a challenging 18-hole layout over 6,300 yards.
Take a virtual tour of the course in the heart of the beautiful Annapolis Valley.

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2018 Teams and Tee Times

Good luck and have fun!


9:00AM: Light breakfast, ke-wo golf club house
10:00AM – 11:30AM: JSMT tournament tee times – ken-wo golf course
6:30PM: Awards Banquet

  • 10:00AM
  • Andrew Bartlett / Craig Rigby / TJ Armstrong / Adam Masland
  • 10:09AM
  • Billy Harris / Scott Sturgeon / Peter Murphy / Frank Murphy
  • 10:18AM
  • Paul Nurse / Steve Nurse / Barry Nurse / Caden Nurse
  • 10:27AM
  • Jimmy MacDonald / Adam Schellenberg / Randy Hillier / Rodney Hillier
  • 10:36AM
  • Wayne MacDonald / Rick Hamilton / Ron Boutilier / Murray Boutilier
  • 10:45AM
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Yorke O'Flaherty / Ron O'Flaherty / Dan O'Flaherty
  • 10:54AM
  • Chris Sperdakes / Cory Cox / Craig MacDonald / Gregor McPherson
  • 11:03AM
  • Andrew Bondy / Pat Churney / Ron Armstrong / Mark Cairns
  • 11:12AM
  • Matt Fleming / Mike Thorne / Trevor Doyle / Todd Sparkes
  • 11:21AM
  • Mike Duffy / Mike Burns / Nick Pearl / Rodney Spike
  • 11:30AM
  • Peter MacDonald / Ryan O'Flaherty / Matt Gaudet / Jeff O'Flaherty
  • 11:39AM
  • Rene George / Scotty Forrest / Elwin George / Kipper Standen



  • 2018
  • Nick Pearl / Rodney Spike / Mike Burns / Mike Duffy
  • 2017
  • Rene George / Elwin George / Scott Forrest / Kipper Standen / Billy Wilson
  • 2016
  • Jeff Lockhart / Murray Boutilier / Harold Mills / Luke Smith
  • 2015
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Adam Masland / Jeff Lockhart / Randy Hillier
  • 2014
  • Dan O'Flaherty / Robert Blackwood / Jarrod Romyn / Jason Joseph Doyle
  • 2013
  • Mark Cairns / Matthew Mills / Billy Wilson / Chris Sperdakes
  • 2012
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Scott Sturgeon / Trevor Doyle / Kipper Standen
  • 2011
  • Matt Fleming / Mark Cairns / Ryan Butler / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2010
  • Matt Fleming / Frank Murphy / Peter Murphy / Scott Sturgeon
  • 2009
  • Paul Nurse / Rodney Spike / Pat Churney / Mike Burns / Mark Cairns
  • 2008
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Troy Barnet / Peter Murphy / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2007
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Peter Murphy / Pat Churney / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2006
  • Sean O'Flaherty / Peter Murphy / Pat Churney / Andrew Bartlett
  • 2005
  • Wayne MacDonald / Peter MacDonald / Ron Boutilier / Dennis Fougere



The tournament organisers would like to thank the following proud past participants in the John Sperdakes Memorial golf tournament.

Ron Armstrong
TJ Armstrong
Andrew Barlett
Troy Barnet
Barry Barnet
Troy Benoit
Rob Blackwood
Andrew Bondy
Murray Boutilier
Ron Boutilier
Mike Burns
Wayne Burns
Ryan Butler
Mark Cairns
Pat Churney
Cory Cox
Kris DeWolfe
JJ Doyle


Dan Duffy
Mike Duffy
Matt Fleming
Steve Foot
Dennis Fougere
Matt Gaudet
Elwin George
Rene George
Matthew Ghiz
Bill Harris
Rick Hamilton
Rob Hansen
Carl Hausman
Ryan Hawkins
Randy Hillier
Jack Hingston
Todd James
Brian Kelly

Jeff Lockhart
Gary Kelly
Peter MacDonald
Wayne MacDonald
Jimmy MacDonald
Shaun MacDonald
Stewart Martin
Adam Masland
Jeff McMullin
Andrew Mills
Harold Mills
Matthew Mills
Peter Murphy
Frank Murphy
Barry Nurse
Paul Nurse
Steven Nurse

Ryan O’Flaherty
Dan O’Flaherty
Jeff O’Flaherty
Ron O’Flaherty
Sean O’Flaherty
Mike O’Flaherty
Yorke O’Flaherty
Bruce Partridge
Nick Pearl
Mike Reid
Craig Rigby
Jarrod Romyn
Matt Rossong
Todd Sparkes
Chris Sperdakes
Rodney Spike
Kipper Standen

Mike Thorne
Scott Sturgeon
Mike Walker
Travis Whitehead
Craig Whynot
Billy Wilson
Brian Wishart
Gregor McPherson
Craig MacDonald
Mark Benoit
Mike Stickland
Danny MacDonald
Adam Kneale
Adam Schellenberg
Scott Forrest
Caden Nurse
Rodney Hillier

“If you play one year, we invite you back the next year. It’s about a group of people who all know each other.”


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Chris Sperdakes

6174 Quinpool Road
Halifax, NS, B3L 1A3
Work: 902.446.3202
Cell: 902.830.2512

Andrew Bartlett

1648 Riverside Drive
Lr. Sackville, NS, B4C 2Y8
Work: 902.422.7383
Cell: 902.430.0426