Let’s Help Gary Froude

Let’s Help Gary Froude

Let’s Help Gary Froude

SWS (Summer Water Sports) raises funds for “Bring Gary Home” – Monday, August 4 For the Daily Rehearsal on Monday August 4 only please:  At 7pm on Monday, August 4, Summer Water Sports “SWS” will donate the proceeds from their weekly Monday evening waterski show to support the “Bring Gary Home” fund.

Every Monday, SWS ‘passes the hat’ at Clevelands House and the marina next to the resort, to give audience members the opportunity to show their appreciation.

More than a year ago, Muskoka’s Citizen of the Year, Gary Froude, became ill with an unknown virus.  Since then Gary has been on life support due to paralysis throughout most of his body including his diaphragm.  He remains active in the community through communication with his wife Gayle Dempsey, and his sense of humour is intact.

A fundraiser concert was held by the local Rotary Club in January at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka, with Canadian celebrity musicians Ian Thomas and Marc Jordan.  The concert raised over $25,000.

Last week, Gary learned that the “Bring Gary Home” vision will soon be a reality.  Gary has been accepted into the West Park Home Ventilator training program.  He will soon have a new wheelchair that he can control on his own, and we expect to welcome him back home to our community before the end of this year.  Work is needed, to prepare Gayle and Gary’s home to accommodate a wheelchair. $25,000 is a great start but more funds will be required.

For donation info, please contact:

Leah Leslie, Director of Sales & Marketing| JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa  705.765.7028    Leah.Leslie@marriott.com