15th Annual Furball Gala – A Magical Event

It was an evening of magic and mystique at the 15th Annual Furball Gala on June 24th at the Westin Trillium House. With 200 masked guests in attendance, the evening was filled with laughter, energy and generosity.

Highlights included an aerial bartender on silks, a Wall of Wine raffle, a speech from Kate MacDonald, CEO of the Ontario SPCA, and exceptional entertainment from the Tom Barlow band.

The gala was generously supported by the community and local businesses raising over $60,000 by the end of the night.  All funds will help to support the hundreds of animals that turn to the GTHS for help each year. “We cannot thank our community of animal lovers enough for all that they have done to support this event. We feel extremely grateful.” says Marissa Dolotallas, Development and Administrative Supervisor.

Jam Packed Dance Floor


On behalf of the Furball 2017 Committee, thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Furball Committee

Event Chair – Paula Lambert  |  Marissa Dolotallas, Lindsay Robinson, Deb Keep, Alison Glussich, Derek Gray, Joanne Harricks, Shawn McLean, Lisa Zide, Sharon Johnston, Carol Harrington, and Sonya Reichel



Title Sponsors

Collingwood Home Hardware & Building Center
Steve & Marla Simon and the Lifestyles North Realty Team
Oslerbrook Golf & Country Club
Royal Canin

House Sponsors

Chris Scerri Presents  |  Five-Star Audio Visual  |  Oliver and Bonacini Cafe Grill  |  Westin Trillium House

Media Sponsors

Spaulding School of Production  |  The New Classical 102.9 FM  |  Dave West Photography

Honourable Mentions

Blue Mountain Honda  |  Crave the Chocolatier  |  Dogs We Love  |  FairyDust Bakery  |  U Pick Parties


~ Donors ~


Crewson Insurance Brokers  |  Dogs We Love  |  Fairydust Bakery  |  Happy Paws Dog Walking/Sitting  |  Hawthorne Renovations

Wall of Wine

Pam Alderdice – Carlson Wagonlit Travel  |  Alta Vista  |  Dana Calder – Royal LePage Trinity  |  Crewson Insurance Brokers  |  Shannon Deckers – Remax Grey Bruce Realty  |  Lisa Dekeyser – Edward Jones  |  Dogs We Love  |  Wendy Emmett – The Chris Keleher Team  |  Fairydust Bakery  |  Captain Doug Glussich – Air Canada  |  Hawthorne Renovations  |  Melissa Heffernan – Royal LePage Trinity  |  Invisible Fence  |  Deb Keep  |  Roberto D. Librandi – Edward Jones  |  Melissa Meesters – Carlson Wagonlit Travel  |  Cheryl J Morrison – Royal Lepage  |  Lynne Patterson  |  Darryl Quirk – Sutherland Insurance  |  Robertson’s Car Care Centres  |  Deb Saunders-Chatwin – Royal Lepage  |  The Crate Escape

Live Auction

Air Canada  |  Captain Doug Glussich – Air Canada  |  Chef Jeff Anderson  |  Robert Ketchin  |  Copper Blues Bar & Grill  |  Don Gallinger  |  Dave Garner  |  George Speteri

Silent Auction

Brad Alderson  |  Alpine Ski Club  |  Batteaux Creek Golf Club  |  Bayview Escarpment Fine Furniture  |  Bellbrae Animal Hospital  |  Biion Footwear  |  Blink Eyewear  |  Blue Mountain Golf & Country Club  |  Blue Mountain Music  |  Blue Mountain Resorts  |  Blu Wave SUP  |  Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery  |  Deb Boyd  |  Brabary  |  Brights Gallery  |  Buddha Rider  |  Doug Butler  |  Janet Carlisle  |  Canadian Mist  |  Canadian Tire Collingwood  |  Louise & Tom Carter  |  Cheers Wine Store  |  Collingwood Charters  |  Collingwood Home Hardware  |  Collins Barrow  |  Craigleith Ski Club  |  Duntroon Highlands Golf Club  |  Elephant Thoughts  |  Lisa Fox – Cholewinsky Chiropractic and Wellness Centre  |  Georgian Frame Gallery  |  Georgian Hills Vineyards  |  Georgian Peaks Ski Club  |  Glow Hair Studio & Gallery  |  Ann Gorton  |  Lisa Hannaford  |  Hanna Motors Sales Co.  |  Happy Paws Dog Walking/Sitting  |  Henry of Pelham  |  IWA Spa  |  Cecile Johnston  |  Kalola Spa  |  Le Scandinav Spa  |  Joanne Leyden  |  Magnone’s  |  Marion’s Hair Studio and Spa  |  Massage Solutions  |  Bev McMaster  |  Monterra Golf  |  Mountain Fitness  |  Nottawasaga Mechanical  |  Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill  |  Maggi Olson  |  Ontario SPCA  |  OslerBrook Golf Club & Country Club  |  John Parkhurst  |  Pets We Love  |  Rituals Day Spa  |  Rodan & Fields  |  Rustic Sawmill Creations  |  Scenic Caves Nature Adventures  |  See Sawyer Run  |  Shan at Home  |  Halina Shearman  |  Side Launch Brewing Company  |  Squire John’s  |  Sunnidale Boarding Kennels  |  Sunset Grill  |  Telus  |  The Body Bar by Kolola Botanicals  |  The Cheese Gallery  |  The Crate Escape  |  The Diamond Studio  |  The Grapevine Cottage  |  The Serendipity Company  |  Theatre Collingwood  |  Tholos  |  Twist  |  Keith Williamson  |  Wine Lady


Below is a small glimpse of the magic and mystique of Furball 2017!

And here’s a link to some photos taken at the Georgian Life Photobooth





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