A good news story – Al Truistics Beer Bread Bakery GV 39 (now in Gravenhurst)

A Story of Perseverance…

New beer bread bakery in Gravenhurst supports childhood cancer charity | MuskokaRegion.com

David Munro

Here are excerpts from this article. This is a true momentum story – with all the set backs, pivots, and trying again (not to mention a pandemic) as Dave’s kits are being sold by a number of breweries and he is about to start bread making classes (again!).

Picture and story courtesy of Sarah Law/Torstar (the Gravenhurst Banner).

“After taking different business courses and moving from Barrie to Gravenhurst [with his dog, Abby, who recently passed away] he’s opened Al Truistic’s Beer Bread Bakery on 100 Muskoka Rd. S. in Gravenhurst, where a portion of all proceeds from his social enterprise will go to Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer.”

Many of you who went through Grow Vantage, or the GV Mastermind know Dave and his story. As a social enterprise he has chosen an amazing charity to support.

“When David Munro’s 18-month-old daughter was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, his life changed forever.

“A childhood cancer diagnosis changes everything forever,” said Munro. “Not only have I heard the words, ‘your child has cancer,’ but eventually I heard the words, ‘what we want to do to your child could kill her.’ ”She received chemotherapy, radiation and was only the third person in the world, at the time, to receive a stem cell transplant, he said. She became hearing impaired as a result of her treatment.

Thankfully, his daughter, survived her battle. She is now 25 and is living happily in Toronto, but Munro is still an advocate for parents raising sick children.”

The morale? Don’t give up.

Here is Dave’s info (from the GV Directory….. remember to update your own listing!)


Patricia Dent

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