Lee’s Luncheon: A Legacy Honoured


On Tuesday May 8th, 2018 the Georgian Triangle Humane Society hosted our inaugural Lee’s Luncheon event. Lee Pettersen was a dedicated community member, philanthropist, and animal lover. With the sun shining bright, a light breeze, and a view of the Georgian Bay, the Lakeside Seafood and Grill was the perfect venue and backdrop for this event. It could not have been a more beautiful day to honour Lee’s legacy and her passion for helping animals in need.

It was a lovely afternoon as 70 like-minded individuals gathered for lunch, to shop the vendor marketplace, win raffle baskets put together with generous donations from local businesses, and bid on unique live auction pieces. The live auction item of the afternoon was an exquisite cheese board with gold flecks from Stonewater Studios with Lee’s signature words “Attitude. Gratitude. Hope” stamped on the back.

The afternoon concluded with Lee’s daughter, Kate Pettersen, sharing some poignant stories about her mother’s love of all creatures and memories of her adventures rescuing animals of all shapes and sizes, from Jack Russell Terriers to chickens!

To date Lee’s Luncheon has raised over $13,500 to help neglected and abandoned animals!!!

“It is dedicated individuals like Lee who are the backbone and inspiration behind all the work that the Georgian Triangle Humane Society is able to do. Lee is the reason this Luncheon is such a privilege to Chair,” Barb Foster, Event Chair for Lee’s Luncheon. The work that we do, the lives that we save, is only possible because of individuals and businesses who choose to make a difference. Thank you SO much to all of the attendees, donors, and sponsors who made Lee’s Luncheon a reality!

As well, a heartfelt thank you goes out to Barb Foster, Lee’s Luncheon Event Chair, for her commitment to making this event truly memorable. Barb put a lot of time and energy into every little detail of this event and it would not have been the same without her. Thank you Barb, for all that you do.





Title Sponsors

Lakesdie Seafood & Grill | Living Water Resort & Spa | Mullin’s Pet Market | Investor’s Group | Ontario SPCA


Vendor Sponsors

The Body Bar by Kalola Botanicals | Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery | Nic Gallo Art | Collingwood Olive Oil Co. | Stonewater Design


Beverage Sponsors 

Georgian Hills Vineyards | Jackson-Triggs


Sponsors In Kind and Supporters 

Ardiel Cider House | Apple Self Storage | Ashanti Coffee Collingwood | Black Angus Fine Meats and Game | Brunello at 27 on Fourth | Chef Patrick’s Gourmet Foods | Clerkson’s Home Store | Collingwood Bread Company Inc. | Collingwood Flowers & Home Decor | Collingwood Olive Oil Co. | Collingwood Whiskey | Cranberry Gold Resort | Crave the Chocolatier | Dags & Willows | David Job & Joan Walters | Fawcett Funeral Homes | Georgian Bay Spirit Co. | Georgian Hills Vineyards | Greentree Gardens & Emporium | Ian & June Hume | Images in Sign | iwa Spa | Jackson Triggs | Living Water Resort & Spa | Loblaws Collingwood | Lora Bay Golf and Country Club | M&M Food Market Collingwood | Mary McCaig | Metro Collingwood | Mullin’s Pet Market | Victoria Shipp | Sobeys Collingwood | Steakhouse Social Eatery | Stonewater Studio | Thornbury Bakery | Van Allan Design Centre

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!