Sugar Rush! Cupcakes CAN Change Lives: National Cupcake Day 2020

Thank You to Our Amazing Community! You’re Our Butter Half!

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society (GTHS) participated in National Cupcake Day (NCD) again this year and it was SWEET beyond our expectations! We are still tallying funds raised from this year’s campaign so make sure to keep your eyes out for the final results! Individuals and businesses are STILL holding cupcake parties and fundraisers in support of NCD through into March – we love the commitment! The Georgian Triangle community sure knows how to party 🙂 A special thank you to our Title Sponsor, Royal LePage Trinity Realty for making all our cupcake dreams come true!

On Saturday February 22, the GTHS held our first ever Youth Cupcake Challenge. We had 16 youth competing and everyone had so much fun! Every single design theme was so creative! We had London Fog, Strawberry Funfetti, Butty Butt, Cinnamon Maple, and S’more themed cupcakes just to a name a few. A big GTHS congratulations to Lexi Hewton who took home 1st place! Lexi, and her mom Cheryl, traveled all the way from Tobermory area to compete and blew the judges away with her attention to detail and skill. We are so impressed and can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year!

Darcy MacLeod from Brick House Home Inspections, one of our NCD Cupcake Sponsors and YCC Judge, with Lexi Hewton, YCC Winner!

On Sunday February 23rd, we held our Annual GTHS Cupcake Day Party here at the GTHS Animal Centre in Collingwood. We were serenaded with sunshine and oh so many cupcakes! We sold over 700 cupcakes to our pawesome community. Thank you to everyone who baked, ate cupcakes, cuddled our kitties, and came out to support this special day. We are also OVER THE MOON happy to be celebrating not one, not two, but SIX adoptions that took place at our Cupcake Day Party! Happy pups Leaf, Polar, and Truly found their forever homes, as well as lucky kitties, Onyx, Kahuna, and Nala.

Celebrity Spokeskitty Eddie the Wasaga Beach Bowtie Cat and his dad Dave!

Cupcakes can change lives and this National Cupcake Day, the Georgian Triangle community showed how it is done! Over 50 local businesses and individuals held cupcake day parties or fundraisers. The funds raised from NCD are critical to helping animals in need. Thank you SO SO much to everyone who participated, contributed, volunteered, and supported this campaign….this is only possible because of generous people like YOU!


Thank You To Our Sweet Sponsors!
We are so grateful for your support!




National Cupcake Day Committee
Andrea Foy | Janet Tipold |Karen Milloy | Lisa Bugler | Melodee Matthews | Michelle Kingsbury | Pam Odam | Teri Band | Abigail Krogman

Amy’s Espresso Bar & Cakery  | Babs & Castles Catering | Bev Thomas | Carolyn Williamson | Cheryl Wild | Elsa Steifeling |Karen Milloy |Kellie Casey |Loblaws | Leslie Hodgson| Metro | Pam Odam | Sobeys | Tara Gignac | Wendy Mitchell | Youth Cupcake Challenge Participants

Youth Cupcake Challenge Judges
Karen Marsh | Brad Marsh |Daniela Schulze | 
Darcy MacLeod, Brick House Home Inspections

Youth Cupcake Challenge Organizing Team
Jennifer Watt | Karen Marsh | Karen Deel | Jeannine Faubert | Pam Odam | Abigail Krogman

Youth Cupcake Challenge Winner – Lexi Hewton!

Youth Cupcake Challenge Participants
Lexi Hewton | Lily Spiers | Tristan Spiers | Olivia Brown | Sienna Winch | Rachel Maitland  | Ella Veltheim | Ella Johnston | Sage Fabian Wagner | Carmen Pascuzzo | Ruthanne Wambua |Ayda Stones |
Annabelle VanVoorst

National Cupcake Day Organizers + Event Volunteers
Pam Beckerly | Shawn McLean | Gabby Thompson | Karen Fawcett | Megan MacDonald | Valerie Green | Darcy MacLeod | Royal LePage Trinity Realty Representatives | Ann Clayton-Gorton

In-Kind Donation Supporters
Starbucks – First St, Collingwood | Crave the Chocolatier | Cutting Edge | Canadian Tire Collingwood | Monika Merz | U-Pick Parties

Active Arts | Altered Native | Appeal Boutique | Audrey Hopkins | Bad Vegan | Baker Tilley | Balmoral Place Retirement Community | Bay Haven Care Community | Beach Builders Home Hardware | Beachside Massage Therapy | Bellbrae Animal Hospital | Blue Mountain Vacuum Centre | Blue Mountain Veterinary Services | The Kergans | Cheryl Cormier | Browns Moving and Storage | Caithkin Childrens Services | Canadian Pet Connection | Canadian Tire Wasaga Beach | Collingwood Dental Centre | Collingwood Sweet Shoppe | Crozier  & Associates | Cuddle Cravers Dog Bath |Diane Melnick | Foodland Wasaga Beach | Gabriella Walden-Thompson | Glenda Green | Good Energy Studio | Grandma’s Beach Treats | Grapevine Cottage | Home Hardware Collingwood | Hot Mess Swimwear | IDA Meaford | IWA Spa | Jenevieve Dennis | Jennifer Livingstone | Jessica Berg | Karen Fawcett | Karen Newman | Laura Filicetti | Lexi Hewton | Linda West | MegWalks Canine Services | Shayne River Casey Shaw | Mountain Vista Animal Hospital | Mullin’s Pet Market | Noble Insurance | Pam Odam | Paula’s Pantry | Pet Valu Collingwood | Pet Valu Wasaga Beach | Pro Guard Property Management | Raglan Village Adult & Retirement Community | RBC, Dominion Securities | RBC, Wasaga Beach | Le Scandinave Spa | Sidelaunch Brewing Co. | Sonya Reichel | Steelers Restaurant & Pub | Sugar Dust Bakery | TD Canada Trust Collingwood | Teri Band | The Cheese Gallery | Town of Wasaga Beach | Treasure Tails 

GTHS Cupcake Day Party Photos Courtesy of Dave West Photography and

GTHS Cupcake Day Party Photos Courtesy of Georgian Life Media Inc., sponsored by Royal LePage Trinity Realty

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!