On Saturday June 22, 2019, the Georgian Triangle Humane Society was pleased to host our 17th Annual Furball Gala: Denim & Diamonds. With over 220 passionate community members in attendance, Craigleith Ski Club provided a beautiful backdrop for an evening filled with top-notch cuisine, good times, and a shared love of animals.
Highlights of the evening included a beautiful selection of live/silent auction items – and new to the Gala this year – an online silent auction facilitating bidding and payments so guests could spend more time socializing and enjoying the festivities. The Wall of Wine raffle was a hit as was the delicious food by B&B Caterers. The very talented Arden And The Tourists provided entertainment and had the crowd up and dancing as soon as they strummed their first chord!
Because of our generous supporters, we were able to raise a whopping $109,000!!! In 2018, we helped over 1300 animals – all proceeds raised from the evening will support the animals that turn to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society Animal Centre in need – from keeping families and their pets together by way of our Pet Retention program to providing emergency medical care to animals in the new Georgian Triangle Humane Society Animal Hospital. “We continue to be blown away by the immense community support our organization receives – we are beyond grateful that the people of the Georgian Triangle and beyond have opened up their hearts to the vulnerable animals in our care ” says Anna Agresta, Fundraising Coordinator.
A huge thank you to all of the individuals who helped make this event a reality! Thanks to our event volunteers, the Furball Committee who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to pull everything together, and to our Furball Committee Chair, Barbara Foster, for her creativity, flair and dedication to the cause.
Barbara Foster (Event Chair) | Anna Agresta |Craig Ashton | Teri Band | Maggie Lowe | Melinda Phillips | Willa Napier | Evlyn Windross-Stants | Sonya Reichel | Lisa Zide
OslerBrook Golf & Country Club
Ontario SPCA | Royal Canin
Brick House Home Inspection Services | Lifestyles North | Mullin’s Pet Market | Sutherland Insurance | TD Wealth | Willy Van Dolder
Peak FM | EMCEE – John Sandham | Dave West Photography
SIGNATURE COCKTAILS & CHAMPAGNE
Corby Spirit & Wine
Online Signs Direct
Boston Pizza | Britannia Printers Inc. | Collingwood Flowers | Crave The Chocolatier | Dorothy & Peter Mason – Décor | John Grassi – Volunteer T-Shirts
** DONORS **
Adam Selehi (Atlas Constructors) | At Home Interiors | Baker Tilley | Barb Picot | Bill & Donna McEwan | Blue Mountain Honda | Caldwell Consulting Inc. | Collingwood Flowers/Craigleith B&B Manor | Collingwood Veterinary Services | Dovetail Interiors | Fawcett Funeral Homes | Georgian Bay Law | Georgian Shores Dental | Investors Group | Mark Gobuty | Richard & Vinnie Young | Rioux Baker Real Estate Team Royal LePage Trinity, Jane Moysey & Lorraine McDonald | Sarah’s Fine Foods | Sotheby’s International | Stonetree Clinic Inc. | Strands Salon & Spa | WhiteGold Financial – Jacob Abecassis
WALL OF WINE
Barbara Foster | Barill Engineering | Baulke Stahr McNab | Brad Henderson – Sotheby’s | Brock Napier | Collingwood Flowers & Home Décor | Comly Eye Care | Holly Suzon Stone – Sotheby’s | HomeWard Bound Management | Jen Scholte – Century 21 Millennium Inc. | Julia Apblett – Sotheby’s | Kevin Gilchrest – Sotheby’s | Matthew Lidbetter – Sotheby’s | Morton Home Inspection | Noble Insurance | Roberto D. Librandi – Edward Jones | Sarah’s Fine Foods |TD Waterhouse – Sean Thomas | Teri Band | W.D. Redick & Associates – The Cooperators
Bellbrae Animal Hospital | Brock Napier | Burger Bob | Chef Jamie Hussey | Jeremy Hall | OslerBrook Golf & Country Club | Paul Hendricks | Real Sports Bar & Grill, NHLPA | Royal Canin
GIFTS IN KIND
1858 Caesar Bar | Alpine Ski Club | Appeal / Pat Garner / Maggie Lowe | Archie & Cashew Patterson | Ashanti Coffee | Barbara Foster | Bellbrae Animal Hospital | Blink Eyewear | Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club | Blue Mountain Resorts | Blue Mountain Tea Company | Bouj | Brick House Home Inspection Services | Brights Gallery | Brock Napier | Bruce Wine Bar | Burger Bob | Butt Coats | Candra Schank | Casino Rama | Chatters |
Chatterson’s Home Furniture | Chef Patrick | Cherchez laFemme | Clerkson’s Home Store | Collingwood Olive Oil Co. | Collingwood Squash and Fitness Centre | Collingwood Whiskey | Cottage Friends | Craigleith Ski Club | Creemore Auto Detailing | Crestview Investment Corporation | Crow Bar and Variety | David Garner | D.C. Taylor Jewellers | DK Publishing Canada | Duntroon Highlands Golf | Elaine Dickinson | Foodland – Thornbury | Georgian Bay Hotel Spa | Georgian Bay Integrative Medicine | Georgian Bay Law | Georgian Bay Spirit Co. | Georgian Design Centre | Georgian Peaks Ski Club | Get Cake Crazzy | Greentree Gardens & Emporium | Gustav’s | Haus of Lash | Hilary Slater Studio | Home Depot Collingwood | Home Hardware Meaford | Home Hardware Thornbury | HomeWard Bound Management | IWA Spa | Jeremy Hall and Chef Jamie Hussey | John Parkhurst | Kalola Life In Balance Spa | Kathryn Cruise | Kennedy Orchards | Kettlewells | Kevin Cassidy | Kodie Orr Design | L’Oreal Canada | Ladies Designer Fashions | Lego Canada | Leon’s Furniture Collingwood/Owen Sound | Leuk | Lilly Pad Spa |
Linda Ware | Living Water Resort & Spa | Loblaw Great Food Collingwood | Lora Bay | MacDonald’s Furniture | Magnone’s | Master Mechanic | McKee Tire Craft | Montana’s | Mullins Pet Market | Nantucket & Co | Niche | Occasions Food Hall | Ontario Fisheries Products Limited | OslerBrook Golf Club | Ontario SPCA | Paul Hendricks | Peak FM | Prime Seven Nine | Real Sports Bar & Grill | Rebecca Gordon | Rock Shop | Rocky Shores Health & Wellness Hub | Royal Canin | Scandinave Spa | Scenic Caves | Shan At Home | Shea Organics | Shelagh Fox Gallery | Sleeman Breweries Ltd. | Soapstones | Squire John’s | St. Louis Bar & Grill | Sterling and Stones | Stonewater Studio | Sue Dewar | Sunset Grill | T&Y Jewellers | Tack Shoppe | The Best You | The Body Bar By Kalola Botanicals | The Brick | The Corner Café & Grill | The Falls Inn | The Nest | Tholos Restaurant | Thornbury Pharmacy | Tigs | Twist | Two The Core | Uline Salon | Westin Trillium House
Please enjoy these photos from the event
Including photography by Dave West for mycollingwood.ca and Georgian Life Magazine