On Saturday June 23, 2018, the Georgian Triangle Humane Society was pleased to host our 16th Annual Furball Gala: A Night Among the Stars. With over 180 passionate community members in attendance, the Alpine Ski Club provided a stunning venue for an evening filled with good food, fun, and a shared love of animals.
Highlights of the evening included an outstanding display of live/silent auction items. an inspiring speech by Sonya Reichel that had everyone wiping away tears, a unique Wall of Wine Raffle, delicious food by Men with Knives, and entertainment by band SWITCHBEAT who kept guests dancing until the early morning.
The Furball Gala was generously supported by donors, community members, and local businesses raising over $70,000!!! All proceeds raised will go to support the over one thousand animals that turn to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society in need each year – from feeding and taking care of kittens until they find their forever homes to providing emergency medical care to the animals who so desperately require our help. “We feel so incredibly thankful to our community for their outpouring of love and generosity. The Gala was an amazing event and we could not have done it without everyone’s passion and commitment to the work that we do, ” says Abigail Krogman, Fundraising Coordinator.
A huge thank you to all of the individuals who helped make this event a reality! Thank to our event volunteers, the Furball Committee who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to pull everything together, and to our Furball Committee Chair, Marissa Dolotallas, for your unwavering light and positivity.
Event Chair – Marissa Dolotallas | Joanne Harricks Deb Keep | Abigail Krogman|
Shawn McLean | Sonya Reichel | Lindsay Robinson | Daniela Schultz | Lisa Zide
Lifestyles North | OslerBrook Golf & Country Club | Royal Canin | Sutherland Insurance
Men With Knives
APPETIZER + ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR
EMCEE – Catherine Thompson, 97.7 The Beach | Classical 102.9 | Dave West Photography
Georgian Life Media Inc | Mountain Goat Film Company
Sideroad Farm (Floral Centerpieces)
** DONORS **
Brick House Home Inspections | Collins Barrow | Georgian Shores Dental
Jennifer Caldwell Consulting Inc. | Nancy Griffin, Investors Group | Patti Arlington, CIBC | Paws Print Pet Care
WALL OF WINE
Al Wilson, Tri-Tel Communications | Andrew Comply, Comly Eye Care Optometry | Attitudes on Pine
Cheryl Morrison, Roya Le Page Trinity | Chris Scerri, Chris Scerri Presents | Erin Fordham, Alta Vista Planning Partners Inc.
Gianfranco Martinelli, InTwon Plumbing & Contracting | Greg Morton, Morton Home Inspection
Jamie Barill, Barill Engineering Limited | Jillyan Manchester | Joseph & Karen | Julianne Cornfield, Clairwood Real Estate
Laurie Westlake, Royal LePage Trinity | Lil Rourke, LM Rourke CPA Professional Corporation
Linda Schmandra, Edward Jones | Linda Tweedie & Donald Thomas | Lisa Zide, Sarah’s Fine Foods
Marissa Dolotallas, Pura Prana Flow | Marissa Dolotallas, See Sawyer Run | Michael Stahr, Baulke Stahr McNabb
Mike MacDonald, Coast to Coast Plumbing | Robert & Tracey Gerschwiler Builders Inc. | Roberto D. Librandi, Edward Jones
Robertson’s Care Care Centre | Sandra May | Sean Thomas, TD Canada | Shawn McLean, Travelworld | Mary Gurr
Burger Bob | Chef Jeff Anderson | John Parkhurst | Luxury Passenger Transportation
Robert Ketchin | Squared Consultants Inc. | Tyler Yarema
GIFT IN KIND & MONETARY DONATIONS
Adam the Painter | Alpine Ski Club | Apple Self Storage | Beverly Frosch Psychic Medium | Bion Footwear
Blink Eyewear | Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club | Blue Mountain Resorts | Bluebell Lane Garden Centre | Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery
Boston Pizza | Brabary | Brights Gallery | Bruce Wine Bar | Brunello at 27 on Fourth | Buddha Rider
Canadian Tire Collingwood | Casino Rama | Chatterson’s Home Furniture | Collingwood Home Hardware | Corbett’s Ski and Snowboard
Coriander | Craigleith Ski Club | Doug Butler | Duntroon Highlands Golf | Elephant Thoughts
Flight Centre Independent | Georgian Bay Hotel Spa | Georgian Design Centre | Georgian Hills Vineyards
Georgian Peaks Ski Club | Grantek Systems Integration | Halina Shearman Designs | Henry of Pelham
IWA Spa | Jacob Abecassis | Jill Duncan | John McGill | Kalola Spa | Karlin Roat | Kathi Gray | Kim Kozolanka | Lily Pad Spa
Lindsay Robinson | Living Water Resort & Spa | Magnon’s | McKee Tire Craft | Mike Jackson GM | Nancy Griffin
Pamperme | Pets We Love | Rustic Sawmill Design | Ruth Gudaitis | Scenic Caves | Shan Home & Gift
Skot Beaumont Master Stylist | Squire John’s | Sunset Grill | Tesoros | The Beer Bus | The Curly Willow
The Peak FM | The Wine Lady | Theatre Collingwood | Tholos | Thornbury Cider | Trattoria Azzura | Travelworld
Tree Green Team |Twist Martini Bar and Lounge | Via Rail | Westin Trillium House
Please enjoy these photos from the event
including photography by Dave West for My Collingwood!!