MUSKOKA, ON – A Muskoka hospice  and Muskoka Victim Services has received nearly $60,000 from the Township of Muskoka Lakes.

The money comes as a result of a Canada Day Muskoka Lakes hosted event at Clevelands House in Minett, instead of doing its usual golf tournament.

At last Wednesday’s council meeting a cheque for $59,204 was presented to Andy’s House Hospice Muskoka and Muskoka Victim Services for its work in supporting flood victims this spring.

The event featured family-friendly activities such as children’s programming, fire truck tours, a BBQ, live music, discounted water sport activities, VIP area, auction items, ski show performance and a fireworks display.

For Mayor Phil Harding it was a great way to give back to the community.

“I am very pleased with the success of the Muskoka Lakes Canada Day Event,” said Harding. “I would like to thank all the sponsors, partners and volunteers who helped make this event possible. Supporting these two organizations provides a great opportunity to make a difference in the lives of many people and our community.”

Bob Potts and Mary Grady, Chairperson of Andy’s House Hospice Muskoka, and Eva Zachary, Executive Director of Muskoka Victim Services were on hand for the presentation.

“On behalf of Muskoka Victim Services, thank you to the Township of Muskoka Lakes for the kind donation to support victims of the 2019 flood,” said Eva Zachary. “We would also like to extend a special thank you to Mayor Harding and his staff for their efforts and focus to help the citizens of Muskoka Lakes.”