GTHS Sunset Cruise Creates Waves Beyond Expectations

GTHS Sunset Cruise creates waves beyond expectations

The GTHS Sunset Cruise was an amazing evening spent out on the water to help homeless and abandon animals. 50 community members boarded Collingwood Charters for a tour of Georgians Bay’s coastline and escarpment. The Cruise featured a live auction, raffles, delicious and locally prepared cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to support the GTHS. I have always loved animals and I am so happy that the GTHS introduced Greg and I to our furry friend Elly. She now has a forever home on our farm and loves to cruise with us on the Bay.” Says Lauren Matthews, Captain of Collingwood Charters.

The Sunset Cruise took place Thursday August 18th, and resulted in over $10,000 of funds raised to help homeless animals in need.

“In short, everything was perfect. The Georgian Bay coastline was spectacular, the sunset was stunning and we were even granted a gorgeous red moon. We are so thankful to all guests and community sponsors. We feel very grateful.” states Sonya Reichel, executive director for the GTHS.

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society is looking forward to upcoming community events. The next being the annual Friends for Life Walkathon September 24th taking place in the Blue Mountain Village with vendors, prizes and lots of dogs galore. To learn more visit or visit the shelter daily at 549 Tenth Line in Collingwood.

Guest comments

“Thank you both so very much for all your work in bringing together this amazing fundraiser for the GTHS. The Sunset Cruise was a wonderful venue for our cause and my guests and I had a fabulous evening. It was the perfect combination of a relaxed evening with friends while raising money for our dogs and cats. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

– Pam O.

“Perfect evening indeed – thanks for the opportunity to attend.”

– John K.

Thanks for including us in your fund raiser yesterday. It was fun.
And the views were amazing. We live in a beautiful part of the world. ”

– Paul and Gwen

“It was a magical evening…….just great.
Thanks for inviting us”

-David and Bonnie


Thank you to our Sunset Cruise Sponsors!

Title Sponsor
Collingwood Charters

Gold Sponsor
Mike Jackson GM Collingwood

Silver Sponsor

Steve and Marla Simon, Royal Lepage North Lifestyles

Bronze Sponsor
Investors Group Collingwood
Doug Gillis, Remax
Fawcett Funeral Home
Sherry Rioux – Clairwood Realty
Blue Mountain Honda

Inkind Sponsors

Barb Foster

Collingwood Olive Oil
Coca Cola
Georgian Hills Winery
Lora Bay Golf & Country Club
Blue Mountains Golf & Country Club
The Peak FM
Roadrunner Catering
Brunello on Fourth
Collingwood Bread Company
Dag’s & Willow
Collingwood Sweet Shoppe
Santini’s Ristorante
Ontario Fisheries Products
Pizza Pie
Images in Sign
The Body Bar
Corby Spirit and Wine Limited
Creative Wood Turning – by Brian Graham
Bruce and Anne Eammons
Chef Patrick

Sue Boadway

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!