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Warden’s Ski Day Gives a Lift to Newly Launched Long-Term Care Bus Fundraising Campaign


Midhurst/March 6, 2019 – County of Simcoe Warden George Cornell hosted the Warden's Ski Day on March 5, 2019 to raise important funds for the County's Long-Term Care and Seniors' Services programs.

The fundraising event was presented by Frank Cowan Company, and participants enjoyed a beautiful day on the slopes at Mount St. Louis Moonstone, helping raise more than $8,000 to support the newly launched Give a Lift Long-Term Care Bus Fundraising Campaign.

“It was a great day on the slopes and a special thank you to all our sponsors and skiers for helping us bring back the Warden's Ski Day and for supporting our new Give a Lift Long-Term Care Bus Fundraising Campaign," said Warden George Cornell. “Our long-term care buses are vital to our programming and the quality of life of our residents, and we look forward to working with our partners towards raising the funds required to replace these vehicles."

Each of the County's four Long-Term Care homes have an accessible bus that keeps residents and clients connected to their communities, supports programming and allows residents to participate in events, activities and outings. The buses serve more than 3,800 riders annually, attending more than 32 outings combined each month. The County is currently in need of four replacement buses to ensure residents living in long-term care remain connected and engaged in their communities.

Thank you to our many generous sponsors for the supporting the Warden's Ski Day, including Frank Cowan Company, R.J. Burnside & Associates, Scargall Owen-King LLP, and C.C. Tatham and Associates Ltd. for their ongoing support of the County's programs and services.

To learn more or donate to the Give a Lift campaign visit

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at

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Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)

Jennifer Straw
Communications Co-ordinator
County of Simcoe, Services Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1036
705-790-5979 (mobile)