Nova Scotia

Gretzky bids farewell to Chester golf tourney

The 10th and final Walter Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic was held in Chester Friday.
Walter Gretzky attended the final CNIB Golf Tournament in Chester Friday. ((CBC))
The 10th and final Walter Gretzky CNIB Golf Classic was held in Chester Friday.

The world's most famous hockey dad signed autographs and posed for photos on the sixth hole.

About 17 teams took part in the annual event at the Chester Golf Club.

Walter Gretzky said the tournament has raised more than $3 million to help Nova Scotians who are blind or partially sighted.

"It's wonderful. The people here in the east are all so friendly, you could joke with them and a have a lot of fun," he said.

"Of course, back home, people are a little bit more cautious. It's not like over here where you're all brothers and sisters."

The Gretzky family has been helping the CNIB raise money since 1980.

Walter Gretzky said it was sad to be at the tournament for the last time, but said he's hoping that may change down the road.

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