About The Tournament

Staal Foundation Open - A Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada Event

Since the announcement adding the Staal Foundation Open to Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada’s tournament schedule the support from the local business community has been overwhelming.

The Staal Foundation Open represents a truly unique opportunity to give back to your city, raise your brand profile and affiliate your business with one of the preeminent brands in professional sports.

The roar starts here! Join the many businesses and organizations that have already pledged their support for this world class-sporting event and demonstrate your love for community, charity and the very best in Canadian golf. 


The Staal Foundation Open presented by Tbaytel will promote The City of Thunder Bay and region both nationally and internationally with the commitment to foster community growth through the economic impact of tourism. We will grow junior golf, promote the sport as a fun, healthy lifestyle and align with local charities to support their causes while providing a rewarding experience for all involved.


What you need to know

attendance exceeding 60,000 over 5 years
Economic impact in excess of $5 million dollars per year
100% of proceeds from the event stay in Thunder Bay



The Staal Brothers

Eric, Jordan, Marc and Jared Staal; four brothers committed to family and hockey. The Staal family is excited to be working together on the Staal Family Foundation, a charitable trust fund with a strong focus on family, community and charity.

Staal Family Foundation

About the Foundation

Inspired to support children and families battling cancer, The Staal Family Foundation is excited to be bringing support to people across North America.

Our Mission Statement: A family foundation motivated by the desire to give back to communities where we live and work, by providing support and opportunities for children and families fighting cancer.

Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada is Canada's professional golf tour

Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada goes coast-to-coast each summer, bringing world-class professional golf across the country, showcasing tomorrow’s stars of the game.  With a mix of classic, established tournaments and exciting new ones, the Mackenzie Tour has 12 events in its second season from Vancouver, British Columbia to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia before culminating at the Freedom 55 Financial Championship in London, Ontario.

PGA TOUR stars such as Nick Taylor, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Hadwin,  Graham Delaet, Mike Weir, Steve Stricker and more all made their start on the Mackenzie Tour, accounting for 130 victories. The Mackenzie Tour is structured to identify the best players each year, with the top five players on the Order of Merit earning Web.com Tour status. By providing a tournament experience that replicates the PGA TOUR, featuring galleries, leaderboards, caddies and more, Mackenzie Tour players have prepared for success at the game's highest level.