16th Annual Furball Gala: A Night Among the Stars Was A Night to Remember


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.

Furball Committee

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 



Ontario SPCA


EMCEE – Catherine Thompson, 97.7 The Beach | Classical 102.9 | Dave West Photography

Georgian Life Media Inc | Mountain Goat Film Company 

Honourable Mention

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



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


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!!








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