Celebrating Success: Curl for Pets Supports Compassionate Pet Care in South Georgian Bay

We did it! The first-ever Curl for Pets Fundraising Bonspiel was an incredible success, thanks to the dedication and support of our amazing participants, sponsors, donors, and volunteers. We are thrilled to announce that, in our inaugural year, we raised just shy of $12,000.00 (and counting) to support programs and services that provide compassionate care to the pets in need in our community and the people that love them. WOW! You were serious about curling for our pets!  

At the heart of this event was the spirit of giving and the love for our furry friends. We are deeply grateful to everyone who joined us on the ice, curled their hearts out, and helped us raise funds to make a difference in the lives of animals. 

Curlers came prepared in their festive paw-ty attire. Congrats to the Bunny Bunch for winning Best Dressed. Bubbles came for a short visit, stole everyone’s hearts, and brought the GTHS mission to life.

Events like Curl for Pets are not possible without many people coming together and believing in curling for a cause. We would like to extend a special thank you to our generous raffle donors: 

  • Blink Eye Wear 
  • Coriander
  • Karnevore Mountain Raw Pet Food
  • Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club
  • Home Depot
  • Local artist Megan Teeft 
  • The Collingwood Brewery 
  • Georgian Spirits & BFF Canned Vodka  
  • Canadian Tire 
  • Sports Institute  
  • Collingwood Curling Club 
  • Loblaw Collingwood 
  • May Yam, GTHS Champion 
  • Tim Horton’s Sunnidale Corners  
  • Brenda Stockman Custom Jewellery  

Your contributions helped make our raffle a huge success and added excitement to our event. 


We also want to express our gratitude to our incredible sponsors. Thank you for leading the pack and believing in what’s possible when pet enthusiasts join forces. 


Your support and partnership were instrumental in making this event possible. 

A heartfelt thank you goes out to our dedicated Fundraising Committee and Curl for Pets Committee, and Collingwood Curling Club devoted volunteers whose hard work and commitment ensured the success of this event: 

  • Fundraising Committee: Nikky Sopel, Brianna Fisher, Melody Cho, Joanne Brown and Cathy Elton. You all are the backbone of GTHS signature events and tirelessly show up and give over and over again. All for the pets.  
  • Collingwood Curling Club Volunteers: We Are forever grateful for your support and “can-do” attitudes 
  • Where would we be without the Curl for Pets Committee: May Yam, Don and Brenda Stockman, Karen Pratt, Andy DaSilva. Your enthusiasm and passion for pets was contagious. Thank you is definitely not enough.  

And finally, thank you to all Curl for Pets attendees. Your participation not only made for a fun-filled day of curling but also directly contributed to saving pets in need. Your support truly makes a difference, and we are so grateful for your generosity and compassion. 

Together, we curled, we raised funds, and we made a positive impact on the lives of pets in need in our community. Thank you for being a part of this special event and for helping us make a difference.  

Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!