Friends On The Muskoka Lakes Donate $100,000 To South Muskoka Hospital Foundation


A group of Muskoka cottagers known as the “Friends on the Muskoka Lakes” have once again shown their support for their cottage hospital with a $100,000 donation to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation.

For the second time, the group of over 20 families presented a gift-matching opportunity to encourage both seasonal and permanent residents to support the South Muskoka hospital over the 2022 year. The Friends on the Muskoka Lakes matched all donations up to

While the group wishes to remain anonymous, they explain, “although Muskoka may not be our full-time home, it is our home; we view South Muskoka Memorial Hospital as our hospital and feel a responsibility to support it.”

“It’s inspiring to see both our seasonal and permanent residents come together to support the hospital,” says Foundation Executive Director Leah Walker “we rely on community support, and the generosity of the Friends on the Muskoka Lakes is so impactful on what we can do here.”

Hospitals rely on community donors to purchase new or replacement equipment, and the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation has a current list of $2 million in needs.

If you would like to support the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, please visit or call 705-645-4404 ext. 3193.


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