Kennedy Orchards held their annual fundraiser on Thanksgiving weekend in support of the Clearview Foodbank. All of the money collected from U-Pick apples for the entire weekend was donated to the Clearview Food Bank! This year a whopping $6,361 was raised!

In its 31st year, the G&M Golf Classic is always a highly anticipated tournament, so it was without surprise that this year was another sold-out event. Thank you to hosts, Mad River Golf Club, and everyone who participated, donated prizes and volunteered their time. Sincere thanks also go to all sponsors, including returning title sponsor, Tatham Engineering. The 2021 G&M Golf Classic raised $70,000! All funds generated this year will support the purchase of new patient beds at the Collingwood Hospital. Dan Hurley, President of Tatham Engineering and teammates, displays a cheque representing the amount raised on September 29th at the 31st Annual G&M Golf Classic.

The Kiwanis Club of South Georgian Bay made a $500.00 donation to Hospice Georgian Triangle to support their Digital Storytelling Program. This program is part of their Children and Youth Wellbeing Programming. Kiwanis President Bill Nicholson and Secretary Martha Maguire presented the cheque to Keri-Lyn Durrant, Community Support Worker, Children and Youth and Sandra Sullivan, Foundation Director. Keri-Lyn was supported by the super grief counsellor and children’s friend “Phoebe.” Kiwanis was so pleased to be able to support this cause.

Terra Brook Homes are not just building quality, intelligently designed, ENERGY STAR homes; they have a genuine interest in the community their new homeowners are embracing. Corey & Jason DiCarlo, owners of Terra Brook Homes recently presented a cheque to Jack Marley, Collingwood Hospital Foundation Chair. This donation of $10,500 is made in honour of their new Crestview Estate Homes and will support the purchase of new patient beds, providing comfort and safety for patients in the Collingwood Hospital. Home Is Where Your Hospital Is.

Huronia Alarm & Fire Security Inc. made a $7,000 donation-in-kind to Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay. This donation-in-kind included the installation of security products (including multiple surveillance cameras around the Collingwood ReStore building, a monitored security system, access control and ongoing monitoring services) to help reduce the incidents of illegal dumping of unwanted items outside the gates of their ReStore in Collingwood. These items are unsaleable and can pose a health and safety risk to HFH staff and volunteers. Illegal dumping also costs HFHSGB financially as funds that should be going toward building homes for people in the community then needs to be redirected to put these items in a dumpster. The cameras will help identify the individuals responsible for the illegal dumping and pass that information on to the town’s bylaw department to follow-up.