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Collingwood Colts chip in to help the County get closer to it's Give A Lift Fundraising goals


Midhurst/February 10, 2020 – The Collingwood Colts Junior A hockey club is showing its support of the County's Long-term Care (LTC) and Seniors Services Bus Fundraising Campaign by hosting “Give a Lift" Hockey Night on February 21, 2020 during its game against the Toronto Patriots.

$5 from every ticket sold will be donated to the purchase of a new resident bus for Sunset Manor in Collingwood. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets to the game or supporting the Give a Lift campaign are encouraged to visit and enter the promo code GIVEALIFT when prompted. Additional fundraising efforts will occur during the game.

The Give a Lift campaign was launched in 2019. In total, the County of Simcoe aims to raise $450,000 to purchase four accessible buses to serve County-owned LTC facilities in Beeton, Penetanguishene, Collingwood and Orillia. Donations will go towards replacing buses that were originally purchased in 2006, which provide approximately 20 outings per month at each facility and help LTC residents with mobility or other health-related barriers maintain connections with their communities.

Donations to each of the four County-operated facilities can be made in-person at a LTC home or online at  

“A big thanks to the Collingwood Colts for hosting Give a Lift Hockey Night and supporting the campaign," said Warden George Cornell. “These buses are truly vital to the continued socialization of our residents who rely on them to take part in activities, programs and services in their communities.

Join us for the game, support the Colts and help us chip away at our fundraising goals."

About County of Simcoe LTC and Seniors Services
The County of Simcoe provides a broad range of LTC and seniors services to residents living throughout the region, supporting more than 1,000 seniors. These include four long-term care homes accredited with “Exemplary Standing" by Accreditation Canada, retirement living, assisted living, adult-day programming, and an entire suite of home support services. LTC and Seniors Services supports a wide spectrum of needs, helps residents to age in place, and assists in a seamless transition as individuals move across the continuum of care.

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
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Branch
705-726-9300 ext. 1036
705-790-5979 (mobile)