It’s been quite a year, to say the least.

Throughout it our wonderful Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation staff keeps on pivoting, changing and adapting to face the challenges of fundraising in the midst of a global pandemic.

The latest success, the Care For Our Home From Yours campaign raised $125,875 in the month of September.

First online 50/50 raises over $24,000

Supported by hundreds of donors, businesses and sponsors $24,250 was raised with our first-ever online 50/50 draw. The online auction was a great success with fierce bidding on trips, restaurant prizes, golf, skiing and more than 50 other items.

This amazing fundraising month keeps us on track to reach our goal of raising $1.4 million this year. A goal made more critical by the exciting news that in 2020 Hospice Georgian Triangle is opening an additional facility on Hurontario Street in Collingwood, Ontario. The new facility will allow for the expansion of community support services, while allowing us more space to operate in a safe and healthy environment.

Thanks go to our Foundation staff of Kelley Cookson, Lisa Linhares and Laurie Gee, and our Director Janet Fairbridge.

Thank you to the events committee

Also, it is important to recognize the terrific efforts of our volunteer event committee consisting of Andrew Grant, John Kutcy, Joan O’Connell, Rob Holroyd, Abigail Hitchens, Ellen Oelbaum, Jake Johnston and Krista Bradley.

Finally, a big thank you to our sponsors and supporters — Blue Mountain Resort, Tatham Engineering, Wayne and Maureen Pitman, Victor and Yvette Saccucci, Stone Project Management, The Bitove Foundation, Fawcett Funeral Homes, Parkbridge, Assante Wealth Management, Canadian Mist, Chartwell Retirement Residence, Collingwood Nissan, Collingwood Toyota, Ellen Oelbaum Stylist, Jane Moysey and Lorraine McDonald of Royal Lepage Locations North, Balmoral Village Community, Hanna Ford, Runge Engineering, Sue McKenzie Hough, Todd Christensen of RBC Dominion Securities, Georgian Emergency Medicine Associates, John and Darlene Kutcy, Gwen & Paul Williams, Sharyn Kutcy, our media partners Classical 102.9 FM, 97.7 Max FM, The Peak 95.1 FM, Collingwood Today and the Creemore Echo, our live broadcast crew Joe Maagdenberg of Five-Star Audio Visual, Eric Rudd of Big Screen FX, Jason Whyte of JYT Media, John Eaton, Ellen Oelbaum Stylist, Abigail Hitchens of Petals in Thyme, Paul Thrasher and Lorie Ring, and the many local business who generously donated the outstanding auction items.

Stay safe and mark your calendar for the 2021 Care Gala on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Paul Williams
Hospice Georgian Triangle Foundation President
Care Gala Committee Chair
October, 2020