Ski for Pets: A Heartfelt Celebration of Compassion for Pets and People

We are delighted to share the outstanding success of our recent “Ski for Pets” event, held on February 1, 2024 at Craigleith Ski Club. This remarkable day brought together a passionate group of pet enthusiasts who hit the slopes to support the day-to-day operations of the Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) raising essential funds for the well-being of the pets in our care. 

Gratitude to our Sponsors

Events like these are made possible by the outstanding leadership of our sponsors. A special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Sutherland Insurance, and our esteemed partners: Royal Canin, Aspen & Ivy Interiors, Baker Tilly CollingwoodLeggatt Blue Mountain Honda, L. Patten & Sons Ltd., Rise Vision, and the Isberg Charitable Trust. Your unwavering support forms the foundation of our success, and we are deeply thankful for your belief in GTHS. 

Ski for Pets Volunteer Team

A big shout-out to our outstanding volunteers at Ski for Pets! Your dedication and hard work were the secret ingredients to the success of our event. From coordination to creating a seamless experience, you made it happen. Cheers to you, Joanne Brown, Cathy Elton, Brianna Fisher, Nikki Sopel, Amanda Clarke, and Erika Pothe. The GTHS appreciates your invaluable contributions.  

Special Guests

Ski for Pets called on two special guests to welcome and recognize the event champions sponsors and volunteers. Thank you to Mayor Yvonne Hamlin for your kind welcome, and to Barbara Foster, GTHS Board Vice Chair for your impactful closing remarks. 


In-Kind Donors and Prize Contributors

A special thank you to our in-kind donors, including Captured by Kirsten, Renfro Brands, Skiis and Bikes, and The Collingwood Brewery. Your generosity adds a unique touch to our events.  

We also extend our gratitude to our prize donors: Squire John’s, The Posh Shoppe, The Body Bar Apothecary and Wellness Shop, and Global Pet Foods. Thank you to our live auction donor Karnevore Mountain. Your contributions added excitement to Ski for Pets, and we appreciate your support.  

Music for the Cause

Another thank you to the talented pet loving Jenny Howes Duo. You wow us with your wonderful music and were the perfect wrap to an epic day 

Looking Forward

Ski for Pets was a tremendous success, thanks to the collective efforts of our sponsors, champions, donors, and volunteers. Your belief in the GTHS has made a lasting impact, and we are excited about the future events that will bring us together. 

The Ski for Pets committee of Lisa Stucke, Nikky Sopel, Brianna Fisher, and Andy Da Silva extends their sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the success of Ski for Pets. Your compassion and commitment have created a positive ripple effect in the lives of thousands of pets in need and the people that love them in south Georgian Bay. We look forward to seeing you at our future GTHS events. Click herefor events you will not want to miss.


Photos by Dave West Photography



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