Gore Mutual Supports YMCA Of Owen Sound Camp

YMCA Camp Presqui'le Campers thank Gore Mutual Foundation for a donation.

The YMCA of Owen Sound will use a $10,000 donation from Gore Mutual Foundation for the YMCA-Rotary Camp Presqui’le.

The money will pay to add canoes and kayaks to the existing fleet. This donation is made in celebration of Gore Mutual Insurance Company’s 175th anniversary

“The significance of this donation goes well beyond boats,” says Andy Barnard, the director of Camp Presqu’ile. “This generous gift from Gore Mutual Foundation will allow YMCA-Rotary Camp Presqu’ile to build our waterfront program, an integral part of the camp experience. Over 375 children who attend this camp annually will benefit from enhanced boating programs.”

The donation is part of Gore Mutual Foundation’s larger donation to 17 YMCA overnight camps in British Columbia and Ontario.

“We are honoured to be working with the YMCA to provide a much needed supply of boats,” says Charlie Cipolla, chair of the Gore Mutual Foundation and chair of the Gore Mutual Board of Directors. “We recognize the important skill development that goes along with boating and water safety and are pleased to be able to support that for young campers.”

In all, $175,000 will go towards the purchase or repair of 175 boats.