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                                            HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

                                            We were overwhelmed by the incredible generosity from local businesses,
                                            individuals and organizations through the holiday season, with more than 240
                                            donations received totaling $76,700 to support the most critical needs at GBGH. The
                                            heartwarming story of Forrest Willett, a local resident who received life-saving care
                                            at GBGH, can be found on the Foundation’s website (


   On November 30, $32,800 was raised to purchase 2 Blood Gas Analyzers for the Lab,
   to ensure fast, reliable blood testing continues for patients at Georgian Bay General
   Hospital. Special thanks to Nick & Marina Boudouris (owners of OPA Catering,
   the World Famous Dock Lunch and Pier 21 Restaurant) who offered a generous $10,000
   match gift!

                                            THE CAPTAIN’S INVITATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

                                            On Friday, July 16, 2021, a small group of 44 golfers gathered at the Midland Golf &
                                            Country Club for the second annual Captain’s Invitational Golf Tournament, raising
                                            more than $609,000 in support of Georgian Bay General Hospital (GBGH). Presented
                                            by Toronto-based Urbacon, and hosted by Glenn Howard, this incredible fundraising
                                            achievement is nearly double what the first tournament raised in 2020.


   On Saturday, August 21, 2021, the Foundation hosted its second Power of Giving Virtual
   Gala, presented by Faris Team Real Estate Brokerage. Thanks to generous business
   sponsorship, the online auction, sales of the Georgian Bay Bag, and some incredible
   donations, the record-breaking total was more than $624,000!

                                            MCHAPPY DAY

                                            On September 22, 2021, McDonald’s restaurants in Elmvale and Midland partnered
                                            with the GBGH Foundation for McHappy Day . The one-day event raised $20,000 –
                                            $10,000 of which will be donated to the GBGH Foundation’s Impact Fund, addressing
                                            the highest priority capital needs at GBGH. The other half of funds raised support
                                            Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto.


   The Southeast Georgian Bay Chamber of Commerce (SEGBAY), in partnership
   with Bell Media’s Pure Country 106 and Bounce 104.1, hosted its 8th Annual Golf
   Tournament on September 14, 2021. The tournament raised a total of $31,500 – with
   $21,000 being dedicated to the GBGH Foundation’s Kickstart Your Heart Campaign,
   which is raising funds to help purchase defibrillators and crash carts for Georgian
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