Carey Moran and Corrie Wimmer are a couple of Georgian Bay boaters who - along with the help of their husbands (Chris and Chris) and a couple of fun loving friends - decided to hold a poker run FUNdraiser to help support breast cancer patients - and The Pink Dinghy Poker Run was born.
The first Pink Dinghy Poker Run was held at Wana Keta on Beausoleil Island in July 2016. We had such a fun time and a positive response, that we decided to make it an annual event.
Boaters and cottagers board their dinghies (jet boats, small tenders or PWCs work well too) for an afternoon trip around the Honey Harbour area of Georgian Bay - gathering cards from five different stops. Prizes are awarded for the top poker hands, costumes - and we always have a few fun surprises up our sleeves!
The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Snow Run is an annual all women snowmobile run held in February at Hidden Valley Resort in the Huntsville area. It is run by volunteers and raises money for the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation.
The Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation provides financial support directly to patients who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families. Funds are provided to help with costs that are not covered through provincial or private health insurance benefits, including but not limited to treatment and travel, childcare, prosthetics and wigs.