For the last few years, I have participated as a Founder, of the Parry Sound Area Founders Circle. 

The Parry Sound Area Founders Circle are community leaders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders who have invested funds as prizes to be awarded to individuals or groups with innovative ideas that will help improve the local economy throughout the District of Parry Sound.  In addition to being involved in the review and selection of the Awards, the Founders aim to provide significant assistance to all finalists with video production, marketing, mentorship, and introduction to investors.

Applications were submitted by August 31st, 2022, Founders selected five finalists:


Dent Bay Bakery Co – an artisan bakery providing organic whole grain, hand crafted, and naturally leavened sourdough and pastry bakes.

dent bay bakery

Wave Fibre Mill - engages a local workforce and area artisans, and looks for local, pure, unadulterated, bio-degradable materials to create garments.

wave fibre mill


Lyndsey Stevenato Children’s Therapy Services  delivers occupational therapy services to children from birth to 18 years.

lyndsey stevenaot child services


Muskoka Charcuterie creates with culinary expertise,  delicious charcuterie boards.

muskoka chacuteria board


Sound Youth Counselling - offers mental health services for youth ages 10+ years old.

brittany sound youth counselling Colleen south youth counselling


The winners of the $10,000 and $5,000 awards, will be announced at Impact Gala on Thursday, November 10th, 2022, at the JW Marriott, The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa.


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Peter Istvan