Finding Them Homes’ 2 nd annual Northern Paws for a Cause gala was a successful night of eating, dancing, and competitive bidding!

On February 10th , over 100 dog lovers dolled themselves up for the event at Lions Gate Hall, featuring décor provided by Sharon Sims-Cerswell. The final totals are still being tallied, but we don’t need those to assure you the event was a resounding success that wouldn’t have been possible without the help and participation of so many. Here are just a few people who helped bring this gala to fruition:

– AJ Cerswell-Richards and Sugar City for providing the delectable cupcakes
– Alison Herridge Glussich for providing all kinds of swag  as well as contributing to the raffle prize
– VCA  Barrie Vet Hospital for donating to our raffle
– Riitta Alaleppilampi (Pet Valu District Manager from GTA to Kapuskasing) for delivering such a
moving and inspiring speech
– Cora Johnson of Pet Valu Angus for putting together such coveted swag bags
– Sam Penelope Desroches and Kyle Butcher for lending their photography expertise for the
– MTAV rentals for the unbelievable photo booth and DJ services
– Casal Catering for the magnificent meal
– Haley Houle for producing such a moving video (and bringing the entire audience to tears)
– James Krant for contributing cookies to the swag bags
– The members of our fundraising team who created such beautiful lighthouse centerpieces for
– All of the local businesses and supporters who provided door prizes and auction items
– Jenni Young, who knows how to bust a move on the dance floor and be the life of the party

Of course, we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge all of our amazing supporters who attended
this event and helped make it what it was. It is because of all of your support, no matter how “small”, that we are able to continue helping Northern dogs.
And finally, huge appreciation to Sarah Coppard and Shellie Houle for the planning and execution of such a successful event! The time commitment of such an undertaking is substantial, but you did it with smiles on your faces! FTH is so lucky to count you among their fiercest supporters.

To everyone who was unable to make it (and even those who were), don’t worry! We’ve always got tons of fun new fundraising events on the go! Just check out the “Events” tab on our webpage (!
Want to get involved? Just to the left of the Events tab you’ll see “Contribute”. Click that to find out how you can join our amazing rescue family!

******Late breaking news just before we went to press – the treasurer advised that the 2018 gala raised $4,823 – all proceeds go toward helping more dogs find their forever homes! ******