Paddle for Fairvern
HUNTSVILLE DISTRICT NURSING HOME INC.
An epic 15km paddle through Lake Vernon, Fairy Lake and into Peninsula Lake. Or, a leisurely 5.5km paddle through Lave Vernon and downtown Huntsville ending at the town dock by the Summitt Centre. Followed by an afternoon BBQ and prizes!
In addition to the original 15km route NEW THIS YEAR, a 5.5km route!!
THE CHALLENGE IS YOURS!
Fairvern has provided 24-hour residential, nursing, personal and palliative care to Huntsville, Muskoka, and East Parry Sound for over 36 years but due to the age of the building and new requirements for long term care in The Province of Ontario, Fairvern must rebuild. The land has been donated, support from both Town and District councils has been approved, and the Ontario Government recently announced approval of an additional 20 beds to bring the redevelopment to a minimum 96 bed nursing home. However, the Ministry only provides a portion of the funding needed to redevelop the home. The remainder of the capital must be raised through local community initiatives. This includes money needed for capital equipment and the furnishings.
The Paddle for Fairvern event has been a very successful way for us to raise much needed funds. With paddler pledges, donations and corporate sponsors, our generous community has raised over $200,000 in 6 years! Last year we raised just over $45000 due to our sponsors, donors, and participants.
2019 marks the 7th annual paddle which will be held on Saturday August 10th, and once again we are looking for participants, corporate sponsors and volunteers to help rebuild Huntsville’s not-for-profit Long Term Care home. Your support is needed to ensure the new home will meet the complex needs of, as well as provide a safe and comfortable environment for our community’s elderly and vulnerable residents.