The fifth Pink Dinghy Poker Run was held July 8, 2023 at the beautiful Port of Honey Harbour. Special thanks to the Township of Georgian Bay for providing such a wonderful venue!
Ninety-five people registered for poker hands, and accompanied by friends and family they visited five different locations to collect their cards, and have a little fun along the way!
The theme was Pink Disco Dinghies - and our participants did not disappoint! The costumes and decorations were spectacular! Thank you for going all out once again this year. You are awesome!
The card stop locations also got into the groove - with each offering a fun game or giveaway.
Thank you to the volunteers who manned the stops - Remax Baywatch, Brandy's Yachting Centre, the McLaren Family, A&A Marine Construction/Energy Powersports and the Voice of Boating Jeff Sinclair and crew
They say it takes a village - and an event like this is no exception.
Please visit our sponsor page to see all the local businesses who contributed prizes - and support them back!
We can't thank the following people enough:
~ Carey, Corrie and Cayla
The real winner is the Kelly Shires Breast Cancer Foundation - but we did give away some prizes.
Blackwater Boats generously donated a pink dinghy - a 300 XLT side console with a 20 Tohatsu motor for one of our lucky participants or donors.
The draw was made live on Pure Country 106 by Jason & Carey and special guest Jeff Sinclair (Canada's Official Voice of Boating TM) .
The winner of the Pink Dinghy package is....
Stephanie Hunter of Orillia (right, in the pink wig)
Steph was one of the participants in this year's event. She attended with her friend Heather. Not only did she have a blast, but she is very excited to return next year with her new pink dinghy package from Blackwater Boats.
10th place - Handmade cutting board by Crystal Latanville and a Midland Olive Oil Co. ultimate tastes package - won by Marilyn Fisher
9th place - Two rounds of golf at Oak Bay Golf Club and two seasons passes to Barrie Paintball - won by Brent Fisher
8th place - Samsung Smart Watch from The Source and a South Bay Cove gift basket - won by Caroline Hartley
7th place - Mustang Inflatable PFD courtesy of Bayport Marina and an 1858 Caesar Bar gift box - won by Lorna Contois
6th place - Two Sea-Doo life vests and two towels from Factory Recreation in Midland, and a gift bag from McLaren Equipment - won by James Barrows
5th place - A Sonos Speaker and pair of headphones from The Source - won by Kathryn Wride
4th place - Muskoka Chairs of your choice, courtesy of The Chair Man, two nautical pillows handmade by Wanda Spring, a gift bag from Simply Home Furnishings and a subscription to Canadian Yachting Magazine - won by Rob Goulding
3rd place - Sunpower 200 Solar Package from Marine Innovations Systems, and a Ports Book and magazine subscription from Canadian Yachting - won by Wendy McBurnie
2nd place - Clarion stereo and speakers, installed, by Central Marine, and a Ports Book and magazine subscription from Canadian Yachting - won by Mel Grey
1st place - $1,500 Boat Buffing/Cleaning Package from All Round Cleaning Services, $100 gift certificate from Washing Well Service, $100 gift card for Great Lakes Water Systems, and a Ports Book and magazine subscription from Canadian Yachting - Won by Sharon, from the Sagan Six
JOKERS x 5 - Each wins a solar cell phone charger courtesy of SunTech Solar
Worst Poker Hand - Creemore Springs Gift Bag - "She's got the tears, Creemore Springs supplies the beers" - won by Jen Fish
Mishap Award - $150 learn to dive certificate courtesy of Simcoe Diving "in case" - Heather Breckles (rolled her Sea-Doo)
Best Costume, Group - One hour boat tour for 10 on the Iris Lee courtesy of Diverse Rentals, and a free day of paintball for 10 courtesy of Delta Force Paintball - Team Vermeulen/Durrwachter/Hartley
Best Costume, Men - Gift Basket from Belcourt's and two tickets to a Barrie Colts home game - Rob Goulding
Best Costume, Women - Gift Basket from Belcourt's and a cutting board hand made by Crystal Latanville - Dee Dimmelow
Best Costume, 12 and under - Minds Alive water game - Not awarded this year
Best Costume, over 12 - Solar Cell Phone Charger from Suntech Solar - Not awarded this year
Best Decorated Dinghy - Gift Baskets with t-shirts and wine glasses from BP Creative -
Best Dinghy Disco Dance, Kids - XBox from Choice Cabinet Canada
Best Dinghy Disco Dance, Adults - Inflatable Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) from Island Products Inflatable Islands - Steve Emes
1A. WOW Inflatable towable dragon boat
1B. Energy Powersports Gift bag
2. Two five-day/seven-night season alpine lift passes from Horseshoe Resort
3. Ultimate Family Adventure Package - spending time with family, priceless
* Barrie Baycats tickets
* Family Membership to Huronia Museum in Midland
* Family Four pack passes to Round's Ranch near Elmvale
* $100 gift card for Black Boxes Food Truck in Orillia
4. Handheld VHF Radio and moisture-wicking t-shirts from Beacon Bay Marina
5. Ultimate Couples Package - spending time together, priceless
* $50 gift card for Pier 21 Restaurant in Penetanguishene
* Tickets for a Drayton Entertainment production
* Two adult day passes to Scenic Caves Adventure Park in Collingwood
* His and her all-weather jackets courtesy of Brandy's Cove Yachting Centre
6. The Ultimate Health and Beauty Package - How much is your health worth?
* Thirty One travel bag
* Motion Medicine and a gift certificate for massage or assessment from Bounce Back Physiotherapy
* Hair Care set from One Stop Beauty Shop in Midland
* $25 gift card and two passes to Fit Camp, courtesy of Pulse Nutrition in Penetanguishene