2 smiling men wearing aprons in a commercial kitchen. 1 man is holding a large tray of apple crisp.

It was an evening filled with perogies, people, and purpose.


Rotary Club of North Muskoka members hosted Perogy-Fest 2022 at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville on September 24. The room was filled with people enjoying a dinner of handmade perogies, volunteers ensuring the event ran smoothly, live music from the DeuxDads, and eventgoers busting a move on the dance floor.


I think the evening was a success. Lots of happy faces all around,” says Rotarian Stacey Van Schyndel, co-chair, PerogyFest 2022. “I felt a great sense of community, which I’ve been missing the last few years.”


The event raised more than $4,000 in support of Mind-Aid Muskoka, a free mental health navigation and support service for children and youth in Muskoka, and Ukraine humanitarian relief.


I want to thank our local sponsors — without them the event would not have been possible. I also want to thank our volunteers — our members, our family members, our friends, and the team from ProActive Rehab — who came out and volunteered their time and energy,” says Stacey. “ And thank you to everyone who bought a ticket or made a donation. It was great to see so much community support.”


She added the event seemed to mean as much to the community as it did to our club members.


To be able to bring everyone together again, eating great homemade food, while supporting great causes is what Rotary is all about!” she said.


Club members excitedly presented Mind-Aid Muskoka and Canada-Ukraine Foundation each with a cheque for $2,000 in fall 2022.


The Rotary Club of North Muskoka is a nonprofit service club of like-minded community members who come together to make a difference in their community. Learn more at rotaryclubofnorthmuskoka.com.


two smiling woman seated at a table. they are selling event tickets.


A large room filled with people seated at tables for dinner.


a smiling woman stands at a counter to sell beer. a Rotary wheel for donations sits on the counter.


people dance on a dance floor while musicians perform on a low stage behind them.