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Pete Crompton was one of those rare individuals who knew exactly
how to live life to the fullest. A phenomenal athlete, a humble friend
and terrific role model, Pete always made those around him feel
great, just by being in his presence.

Tragically, Pete died on July 13th, 2003 in Muskoka, Ontario.
This site was built in his memory, to allow his family and friends
to remember him.

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Friends of Pete

Happy New Year to all

With the ski season now in full swing, we wanted to reach out to the many supporters and friends of The Pete Crompton Foundation.

After a very successful 10 years, we have decided to turn the page on the next chapter of Pete’s legacy and will not be continuing with the Pete Would Go Ski Day. What began as a simple concept of establishing a day where friends of Pete could come together to celebrate his life, turned into a fundraiser raising awareness and much needed capital for many worthy charities. We have all grown a little older, softer and many of us have begun to raise families, but the mandate remained the same over the years - ripping a few turns with good friends, having a couple of drinks and remembering the bond that brought us all together.

Pete Crompton

The success of the day has been driven by the many volunteers and more importantly our friends who have shown up year after year with a jovial and generous spirit - we have been overwhelmed by the continued support received.

Never did we worry about the conditions - we had someone looking out for us and were consistently met with brilliant sunshine and crisp skiing conditions.

We are very proud of the over $800,000 raised and donated to very worthy charities over 10 years - a few proud legacies:

  • The Snow Goddesses!
  • Supporting SNOWSMART at SMARTRISK to help reduce injuries and save lives among young Canadians
  • Funding the pilot program for The Canadian Safe Boating Council resulting in a $500,000 government grant to fund increased education and awareness of boating safety in Ontario
  • Former Crazy Canuck’s Ken Read and Dave Irwin attending the day as we donated to the Dave Irwin Foundation for Brain Injury  
  • Bill 209 - Kenny was the driving force to institute a private member's bill that put driving a boat while impaired on the same footing as driving a car
  • Donating over $100,000 to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital to fund emergency room equipment
  • Helping fund the development of the Napanee Acquired Brain Injury and Rehab Home…and seeing Scott Findlay ski in front of his former team-mates for the first time in 33 years
Ken & the Snow Goddesses

The most important legacy though was continuing to forge relationships and friendships established through Pete. While the Pete Would Go Ski Day is coming to a close, the Pete Crompton Foundation will continue to support worthy charities that embody Pete's generous spirit, deepen our relationships and keep his infectious spirit alive.

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who made this possible for 10 years - we will reach out to communicate the Foundation’s key initiatives and ways that you can remain involved.

Pete Crompton Foundation
Stay tuned regarding an Alpine Ontario ski day scheduled for early March at Osler - we will be supporting their initiative of raising funds to support grass roots safety in alpine skiing.