“Before he died in May of 2010, my husband Butch was an avid Georgian Bay sailor. He particularly loved the North Channel and was saddened one year to discover new cottage development encroaching on the once unspoiled shore of his favorite anchorage. He always felt strongly that special places like these should be protected.” – Lu LaFrance
Stories like Butch’s are not uncommon in Huronia. As citizens of this naturally beautiful area, we sometimes take Georgian Bay’s splendour for granted – until it is threatened, or more sadly, destroyed. Lu LaFrance knew how important preserving Georgian Bay was to her husband. So upon his death, she could think of no better tribute than making a sizable financial contribution to the Butch LaFrance Georgian Bay Land Trust Endowment Fund part of the Georgian Bay Land Trust Huronia Stewardship Endowment Fund.
“I made this donation as a fitting memorial to Butch, as a means to honour him and his wish that the shores of Georgian Bay be preserved in their natural beauty and wonder, forever.” – Lu LaFrance
Established by Huronia Community Foundation and in partnership with GBLT, this fund is being used to support the stewardship work of the Georgian Bay Land Trust, an organization committed to preserving and protecting 1200 acres of Georgian Bay’s south-eastern shore.