Take Off Eh! Raises $325, 000 for Jake Thomas and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Dave Thomas and The Second City are pleased to announce that TAKE OFF, EH!, which took place Tuesday, July 17 on The Second City Toronto’s Mainstage, raised over $325,000 to benefit ‘Jake Thomas’s Road to Recovery’ and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

TAKE OFF, EH! was a star-studded intimate evening with performances by Canadian legends including: Bob and Doug McKenzie’s “Great White North” reunion with Dave Thomas and Rick Moranis riffing on craft beer, political correctness, and inventing rap on their first album; Martin Short hosting with classic characters like Ed Grimley and a signature one-on-one interview with Jiminy Glick and Rick Mercer one upping each other; auctioneering and blues from Dan Aykroyd; Catherine O’Hara & Eugene Levy reprising their Bobby Bittman and Lola Heatherton characters in a memorable duet with a medley from the Canadian songbook; The Kids in the Hall’s Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald and Scott Thompson; Women Fully Clothed’s Robin Duke and Katherine Greenwood; and Special Guest Musical Performances from Paul Shaffer, Ian Thomas, Murray McLauchlan and surprise musical guest Geddy Lee who led a rousing rendition of Take Off.

Donations can still be made to ‘Jake Thomas’s Road to Recovery’ and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario now at gofundme.com/jakethomasmuskoka and sciontario.org/donate.

On January 7, 2017, Jake Thomas, nephew of SCTV’s Dave Thomas, sustained a complete spinal cord injury while snowmobiling, which has left this active community member from Muskoka Region paralyzed from the waist down.