Second City hosted “Take off, Eh” a star-studded one-night trip back to the golden age of Canadian comedy on July 18 and it was heavy on Muskoka cottagers and was a benefit for a Muskoka area resident. Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis resurrected Great Canadian North Hosers “Bob and Doug McKenzie” and Martin Short hosted the event as his hilarious Jiminy Glick character. The night was a fundraiser for Spinal Cord Injury Ontario and Dave Thomas’ nephew, Bracebridge resident Jake Thomas, son of musician Ian Thomas.
Jake Thomas was in a snowmobile accident last January that severed his spinal cord and is now paralyzed from the waist down.
SCTV alumni Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara of Schitt’s Creek did a skit together. Dan Aykroyd joined in the festivities, as did several members of the Kids in the Hall: Scott Thompson, Kevin McDonald and Dave Foley and musical guests also included Paul Schaffer.
The $325,000 raised Tuesday night will go to towards the Jake Thomas’s Road To Recovery GoFundMe campaign and the Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, to help others who have sustained spinal cord injuries. You can still make a donation, even if you missed this fundraiser at http://www.sciontario.org/