Almost exactly two years after Gary was struck by a mysterious illness that left him paralyzed, he has finally returned home to Port Carling!
Those of you who have been following this blog know that this has been a long and difficult journey, one that will continue now that Gary is back in Muskoka. Returning home required a lot of preparation: renovations to make the house accessible, the installation of a backup generator to power Gary's ventilator, extensive training for family members, and the hiring and training of a great medical support team. It goes without saying that the support of the Muskoka community was instrumental in making all of this possible.
Throughout the past two years Gary has remained closely involved with the running of Muskoka Chautauqua, and now that he's back at HQ he's right in the thick of things. With the help of an eye-operated computer he is able to work alongside Gayle and Chautauqua staff in the office. Given that we're just about to hit Chautauqua's busiest season, everyone is overjoyed to have Gary back home!
Chautauqua's signature culinary fundraiser event, Flavours of Muskoka Chautauqua, is happening this Sunday, June 28th at J.W. Marriott the Rosseau Resort & Spa in Minett. It features delicious selections from top local chefs and restaurants, as well as Ontario wineries, breweries and distilleries. Tickets are $75, and funds raised go to support Chautauqua's Kaleidoscope Arts in Education programs.
Gary will be attending Flavours on Sunday, so if you haven't seen him yet make sure to stop in and say hi. Tickets can be purchased online at https://www.muskokachautauqua.com/unlimited-sidebars/flavours-of-muskoka/, or by calling the office at 705-765-1048.