The Canadian Tour announced eight dates for the 2012 season on Tuesday.

The Canadian part of the schedule will kick off with the 30th playing of the Times Colonist Island Savings Open. That will be followed by the ATB Financial Classic and the Syncrude Boreal Open.

Those three events will all be contested in June. As the calendar turns to July, there are three more events, including the Canadian Open.

The Canadian Tour Championship will be contested at Scarboro Golf and Country Club in Toronto, which is celebrating its centennial in 2012.

"Traditionally we have released the full schedule in December, which has not given all of our events time to finalize their plans for the coming year. This year we have decided to delay the full release of the schedule until it is fully confirmed," stated Rick Janes, Canadian Tour Commissioner and CEO.

"Our recent agreement with the PGA Tour has also provided us with some new horsepower and we are confident that we can get those events in question over the hump when the full schedule is released in a month from now."