12th Annual fundraising event raises more than $176,000 for Hospice Georgian Triangle.
The community oiled their bike chains and pulled on their hiking shoes on sunny Sunday May 29th in support of Hospice Georgian Triangle. After two years, the Hike & Bike was held in person beginning at the Collingwood Curling Club and raised a record-breaking $176,000.
Participants had the option of hiking or biking 6km or biking 20km through the Collingwood trail system and the shores of Georgian Bay. There were more than 350 participants and 110 volunteers.
“This year’s Hike & Bike was an incredible example of the generosity of our community,” said Dr. Michael Shape, Hospice Georgian Triangle Board Chair and event committee Chair. “We are very grateful to the many supporters of hospice palliative care.”
The top fundraising team was Margot’s Motavators led by Margot Brandreth. Her team of family and friends had more than 100 members, raised $39,657 and received a prize from Squire John’s. The top individual fundraiser was Ian Hawkins who took home a new bike from Kamikaze.
At the finish line was music and entertainment provided by 95.1 The PeakFM and a kid’s fun zone provided by Built by Barron. All participants received a t-shirt sponsored by Darren Neil & Sons, a race pack and lunch.
Special thanks to platinum sponsor Blue Mountain and gold sponsors Comfort Keepers, Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc., Royal LePage Locations North and Walker Aggregate. Silver sponsors include Collingwood Toyota, Collingwood Nissan, Fawcett Funeral Homes, Todd Christensen of RBC Dominion Securities Wealth Management and Carruthers & Davidson Funeral Homes Limited.
For a full list of all the generous sponsors please visit the website
Hospice Georgian Triangle serves the towns of Clearview, Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, and Wasaga Beach.
Next year’s event will be held on Sunday May 28, 2023.
For more information please contact:
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation
705-444-2555 extension 7521