We are getting so close!

The fundraising committee is looking forward to an exciting summer of this community supporting the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre. Whether you golf, cycle, love music or want to see history made breaking ground at A Home for Hope – we have something for you! 

Thanks to this community, we are very proud to announce that, together, we have raised $1.3M of the $1.6M goal to build A Home for Hope in Penetanguishene. The generosity of our supporters continues to amaze us. And special thanks to all of the businesses that are donating product or service in kind to the project – there are many of you! With that said, we will need the support of everyone who cares about the Centre to help us reach our goal over the next few months. 

To date, we have sold over 200 from the 1000 Hearts Campaign! Each heart sold represents a grandparent, parent, sibling, child, friend and family member who we have lost to cancer. Local artist Paul Whittam has been busy designing a transcendent installation representing the circle of life from the stars to our earth. Our volunteers (thanks Bernie) have folded 1000 origami hearts, in a variety of colours to represent all types of cancer, and they are now ready for the names of your loved ones to be written upon. Who does your heart remember? Be sure they are represented in the 1000 Heart installation in the new home. 

As we work hard on the capital campaign, we also want to thank all those who are supporting our annual fundraising initiatives that keep our doors open and programs running throughout the year. If you are receiving this newsletter, you are a part of the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre family and we thank you for that.

 We look forward to seeing many of you over the summer months as we work together to support local families facing cancer in North Simcoe.

All the very best, 

July Program Calendar 

July Program Highlights

Hours of Operation Change
Please note that there will be no evening programming on Wednesdays for the months of July and August. Stay tuned for our fall evening programming. 

Ice Cream Social - July 9th
'I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.' Join us on Tuesday July 9th after Yoga for an ice cream social in the court yard!

Summer BBQ & Games - July 23rd 
Join us for lunch and games to  celebrate the summer. We will be hosting a BBQ and playing some fun outdoor games. The fun runs from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm and there will be watermelon! 

New Addition to the GBCSC Team!

We are happy to share that Margaret Trafford has started as the Administrative Support Clerk with the Centre on a part-time basis. Margaret can be found at front reception on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday greeting members, supporting staff, processing donations and as always being there to support our members. We are so grateful to have Margaret on the team. 
Upcoming events at the Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre

Smudging Ceremony 

Join us as we BREAK GROUND for a Home for Hope on Tuesday July 16th @ 2pm. 

Cycle Camelot

Saturday August 24th ride with us on our 8th annual Cycle Camelot ride in the Heart of Georgian Bay. Cycle Camelot is a one day cycling event in support of the Centre. Pick from 1 of 4 routes around Georgian Bay. Sign up today and cycle for  local cancer support!

Karma Concert

On Saturday August 24th, following Cycle Camelot, The Garage is hosting an evening of musical talent, great beer and awesome people all in support of Cycle Camelot and the Centre! The night features some of your favourite local musicians helping the crowd dance the night away.

Saturday, August 24th | 7pm-Midnight | The Garage – 11 Laurier Street, Penetanguishene
Click HERE to get your tickets now.

A Home for Hope Golf Tournament

A group of amazing volunteers is leading a golf tournament in support of A Home for Hope. For many years, the Centre held an annual golf tournament that helped raised awareness and funds for the Centre in its early years. It would be wonderful to see all past golfers out on the course!

Friday, July 26th | Midland Golf and Country Club | 2pm Shot Gun Start
info@gbcancersupportcentre.ca to register your team of 4 today. Include all players names. Payment will be due upon arrival to the tournament. 

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15 Jeffery Street, Penetanguishene ON L9M 1K5

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