19th Annual Gala Raises Over $26,000 For Muskoka Kids!
On Saturday November 2nd, 2019, the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka held its 19th annual gala at the JW Marriott The Rosseau in Minett. Over 200 people gathered to celebrate and support kids in Muskoka. With the support of nearly 60 sponsors and Friends of the Foundation, we were able to RAISE $26 050 to support our vision of creating an equitable Muskoka where all children have access to the opportunities and supports they need to be happy, healthy and feel a sense of belonging. We are so grateful to all our very generous guests and local businesses that made this happen. A big thanks goes to Karen and the staff at the JW Marriott for their exemplary service. This has become a well-loved date on the Muskoka calendar which is in large part due to the care and quality of hospitality provided at the Marriott.
Check out all sponsors and Friends under the ‘About Us’ link (go to ‘Friends and Supporters’).
Original Christmas Cards Made by Muskoka Kids for Sale!
Get your CFM Christmas Cards right here! Created by student artists in Muskoka at Watt Public School in Raymond, these beautiful cards come in packages of 12 (2 of each print) for $20 (tax included). Proceeds go to the ‘Growing Happy Healthy Kids’ Fund of the CFM. Click the link below - we’ll have them to you fast!
Looking for Great Christmas Shopping Ideas?
It’s not too late to get your hands on some great CFM swag for the stocking and under the tree!
Water bottles - $15 Baseball hat - $15
Long-sleeved t-shirts $30 Hoodies - $45
Proceeds from the sale of all CFM swag supports kids in need in Muskoka. Follow the link below to make your order!
Thank you to everyone for supporting the 19th Annual Gala
Exciting plans are already in the works for next year’s fundraisers - stay tuned for further details! Thanks again to everyone for your contributions and support. If you were unable to attend but would still like to support this great cause, that would be wonderful!! Please go to the ‘Donate’ button in the top right corner of our website and follow the links.
Muskoka Fall In-Water Boat Show @ SWS Boatworks on Lake Rosseau
September 21, 2019
Thanks to Val and Geordie Newlands of SWS Marina for their contribution to the CFM through a silent auction and the proceeds from the BBQ. What a great day and a great community partner!
Muskoka Thunder Motorcycle Riders donate $7300
September 11th, 2019
A great big THANK YOU to the Muskoka Thunder Motorcycle Riders for their donation of $7300 to the Foundation. We are truly honoured that this group believes in what we do and continues to support children in Muskoka through their weekly bike nights.
Rotary Club of Huntsville donates $250 towards George Corn Memorial Fund for Hockey
September 6, 2019
The Rotary Club of Huntsville kindly donated $250 towards the George Corn Memorial Fund for Hockey. This generous donation helped the foundation with equipping and registering 20 children from Muskoka in hockey for each of the next three years.
The Mike Fountain Muskoka Summer Hockey School Raises $5200 For The CFM
Mike Fountain's Muskoka Summer Hockey School runs annually during the first two weeks in August at the Graeme Murray Arena in Gravenhurst. During the two weeks, we host two silent auctions at the arena. We have donations from the NHL, NHLPA, the Toronto Maple Leafs, and local businesses.
Over the past 4 years, they have raised $18,279.00 for Jumpstart and the CFM. This year the school raised $5200 for the Children's Foundation of Muskoka. We at the foundation can't thank you enough for your continued support.
20 Children Playing Hockey Thanks to George Corn Memorial Fund for Hockey
August 31, 2019
Created in honour of George Corn, a former Bracebridge resident and Rotarian, the CFM in partnership with the Huntsville Minor Hockey Association, the South Muskoka Minor Hockey Association and the Muskoka Rock Minor Hockey Association
The foundation would like to thank Ian McEwen, Ron Doty and Kevin Smith (local owners of Canadian Tire Stores) for outfitting our new hockey players. We would also like to recognize and thank Jack Fleming, Alan Bromstein, and Brywn Perera, George's close friends and family, for their vision and ongoing support for this initiative.
Toni Lynn's Campers Fund Helps Send 95 Kids in Muskoka to Camp!
August 31, 2019
We are so pleased to announce that in our first year of this initiative, we have approved funding for 95 children to attend a camp in Muskoka. That means 95 kids will have the opportunity to hike, paddle, swim, make camp crafts, learn leadership skills, roast marshmallows, swat mosquito's and have the time of their lives!
Tony Rizzuto Annual Golf Tournament for Charity Raises $28 600
The Tony Rizzuto Charity Golf Tournament was held at the Muskoka Bay Golf Club in July. It was a beautiful day with an exceptional turn out. Proceeds from the day were again donated to the Children’s Foundation of Muskoka. Over the years, the Rizzuto family has raised over a 1/4 of a million dollars for the Foundation - this is an incredible support that we are so grateful for.
Muskoka Kids Tri - $850 Donation
July 20, 2019
The Muskoka Kids Triathlon is a swim-bike-run fun challenge that was held on July 20, 2019. It was very inspiring to see so many kids, young and old, participating in this event. We are very grateful to be the recipient of donations this year!
The 6th annual TLDSB Bikefest was held again at Buckwallow this past June. 35 lucky kids from across Muskoka attended and participated in workshops such as trail riding, bike safety and bike maintenance - with each child receiving a new mountain bike and helmet at the conclusion of the program! A big thanks to our great community partners in TLDSB, Canadian Tire Gravenhurst, Buckwallow Cycling Centre, the Spruce Hill Riding team, and the OPP for working with us to make this happen!
To help create an equitable Muskoka where all children have access to the opportunities and supports they need to be happy, healthy, and feel sense of belonging.
The Children's Foundation of Muskoka is an independent, non-profit organization formed in 1989 by volunteers in Muskoka. CFM raises funds in our local community, in partnership with individuals, businesses, and service organizations. We are also a community partner with Canadian Tire's Jump Start Program.
Through our community partnerships, we are able to help children and families in practical ways when no other help is available. We provide funds to meet the recreational, cultural, and emotional needs of the children we serve. Our grants provide children in Muskoka the opportunities to grow and develop.
As a Foundation, we believe:
- in the creation of a community where equality of opportunity is offered to all children;
- that we must be proactive in enabling the community to respond to the needs of children;
- in helping children and families in situations where other resources are not available;
- that all grant decisions that are made will be based exclusively on the needs of the children involved;
- that we must encourage the deployment of volunteers and 'Friends of the Foundation' to assist our efforts.