Gofundme Campaign

Your Alumni Association, since it’s formation over 30 years ago, has been actively supporting HSR. Much of the support has been in the form of “sweat equity” as volunteers have helped maintain the camp trails, and a camp historical archive display and have been building the soon-to-be completed network of historical kiosks. Volunteers have also been used in the past to assist with camp maintenance and program support functions. More recently, volunteers attended the camp over several weekends in the summer and fall OF 2022 to provide a “presence” within the camp and to complete some clean-up, repair and maintenance activities in preparation for a 2023 re-opening.

The association members have also provided some financial support to some Alumni projects like the restoration of Kennabi Lodge 25 years ago, for material costs related to the current Historical Kiosk Project and to the annual Alumni Bursary.

Some support for big capital projects at HSR had in the past come through service club donations like Kiwanis and Jaycees. A major source of capital funds has been through the Haliburton Breakfast Club initiative. In the past, funds from this campaign have been used to purchase watercraft, canoes, and capital improvements and most recently, life jackets and docks. The Last Haliburton Club Breakfast occurred just before COVID 19 put a damper on this kind of activity.

As the Haliburton Operations Committee engages in planning for camp re-opening, they are also challenged to look at ways to raise funds for the capital requirements of camp. To this end, the committee has created a “GOFUNDME” campaign as, at a minimum, a bridge to re-establishing an ongoing fundraising initiative like the Haliburton Club Breakfast.

Have a look at this campaign. Join it if you are interested. Share it with friends and colleagues who may also have an interest in the camp through scouting or other linkages.

Donations through this campaign transit through GOFUNDME to Scouts Canada. Donors will get a charitable receipt for Canadian Income Tax purposes through



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(416-452-6274 – Sandy’s cell if you are lost)

Please note that attendance at the AGM can be on-line or in person.
Details of the on-line link will be shared early in the week prior to the AGM.

If you are a member and do not have a proxy ballot please contact Warner Clarke. Completed proxies must be emailed to: Sandy@alexanderlimo.ca by August 6th, 2022

Member News

John Kissick (77-80) has definitely come a long way from his Nature Arts program at HSR. Since 2003 John has been the Director and Professor of Art at the University of Guelph, School of Fine Art and Music after stints teaching/administering at the Ontario College of Art and Design, Art Faculty in Toronto and the Penn State University, School of Visual Arts.

John Kissick is a smooth public speaker, but he seems a little nervous. This is, after all, a survey of ten years of his work, and he is clearly overwhelmed by the show of support. It is a moment that artists dream of: a public acknowledgement of their contribution to art’s perpetually itinerant dialogue. While actors fantasize about Oscars, artists fantasize about survey retrospectives.”

Read the complete article from the Winter 2010-11 Issue of Canadian Art.

Member News

Tara (Neal) McNally (90) and family have gone to China and she writes, “We are settled in Shanghai now. We are located in Pudong, Shanghai. We arrived on May 16th and will be here for approximately 2 years. Declan will be starting at a bilingual school in August (YCIS – Yew Chung International School of Shanghai).”

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Mary Edna Rosevear, the mother-in-law of Peter Zurawel (67-71) in November of 2009.

Keith Watt’s (66-70) Morning Bay Vineyard (www.morningbay.ca) is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary all this summer on Pender Island, BC. July 3 is the big 5th Anniversary Birthday Bash with barrel and tank tasting, music, Pender Island lamb and other delights. Then Saturday, September 4 is the Fifth Annual Winestock Music Festival. Details on their website.