Discover how Shamrock Bay Resort champions Orillia’s community and join Great Blue Resorts in supporting local initiatives.
Great Blue Resorts is not just about providing amazing vacation experiences in the picturesque landscapes of Ontario. The company also takes pride in proactively advocating for local communities, groups, and charities. Their commitment to extending support to local organizations, nonprofits and charitable causes throughout Ontario is truly commendable.
From supporting Scouts Canada to lending a helping hand to Sick Kids and contributing to The ROC Youth Services, Great Blue Resorts is dedicated to making a positive impact on the communities in which they operate.
The Shamrock Bay Resort Initiative for Helping Hands Orillia
One recent example of this unwavering dedication comes from Shamrock Bay Resort in Muskoka, a part of the Great Blue Resorts family. Located in Severn Township, Shamrock Bay Resort recently demonstrated its commitment to giving back by making a substantial donation of $2,175.45 to Orillia’s Helping Hands, to a local non-profit organization with a mission to offer community support services for seniors and adults with physical disabilities in the Orillia community.
Shamrock Bay Resort support was recognized and featured in the local newspaper, Orillia Matters. Read the full article here.
The Shamrock Bay Rockettes: A Testament to Community Spirit
A group of about 30 ladies, known as the Shamrock Bay Rockettes, took the initiative to raise much of the donation with their heartfelt efforts. They organized various events, including bake sales and bingo games, to benefit Helping Hands. The Rockettes’ success in raising funds highlights the power of community spirit and cooperation at Shamrock Bay Resort, embodying the generous Great Blue Resorts spirit of generosity beautifully.
Marisa Rogucki, a member of the Shamrock Bay Rockettes, expressed their motivation and gratitude, saying, “We wanted to create a community atmosphere for the women and do events by women, for women. So, we did our bake sale, our chilli lunch, and our line dancing class, and people came out and donated. Many donated more than we asked for or told us to keep the change. They wanted to help Helping Hands.”
But the generosity didn’t stop there. Shamrock Bay Resort management and community members also contributed to the cause. Donations poured in from a donation jar and weekly bingo events, further increasing the total donation amount.
Beyond Monetary Support: Food Donations to Orillia’s Food Bank
In addition to the monetary contribution, the wonderful resort cottage owners of Shamrock Bay Resort also donated a whopping 256 lbs of non-perishable food items to the Sharing Place Food Bank of Orillia on October 23, 2023. Their donation. “We could not be more proud of our community than we are today,” said Ted Foster, General Manager of Shamrock Bay Resort. “This generous donation of food to those in need in our community will certainly go a long way.”
Great Blue Resorts, including Shamrock Bay Resort, continues to set an inspiring example of corporate social responsibility and community engagement. Their dedication to giving back serves as a testament to the positive impact that businesses can have when they prioritize their local communities and charitable causes. As we witness these acts of kindness and support, we can’t help but feel optimistic about the future of our communities and the positive change that is possible when we come together.
Learn More About Great Blue Resorts’ Dedication to Communities
If you’re interested in the charities we support, please visit our corporate page. There, you can learn more about who we are, what we do and our dedication to our communities, our staff, our owners and guests, along with the natural surroundings we are lucky to call home during the resort season.