Summer Water Sports of Muskoka will be performing two shows on Wednesday Aug. 9 on Head Lake as part of the Rotary Carnival in Haliburton. The shows are free to watch and are scheduled for 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. /Photo by Summer Water Sports

Rooting for Ryan

Students rallied to show their support by wearing blue and Highland Storm clothing for local teen Ryan Prentice who was admitted to St. Michael's Hospital after he suffered a spontaneous brain hemorrhage from an undetected arterial venous malformation on Friday April 7. This show of support for the Haliburton Highlands Secondary School student by his peers and other students in the Highlands was appreciated by Ryan's family.

As of Sunday Ryan’s aunt Andrea Prentice said he is making progress each day while in the intensive care unit at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is breathing well on his own and is eating his favourite foods. She adds they’re waiting for the bleed to fully heal which will be followed by a lengthy rehabilitation.

“Ryan and his family are extremely thankful for all the concern and support the community has shown” she said. His cousin Alannah Reinwald set up a gofundme account to help with “extensive costs associated with critical illness and rehabilitation.”

Go to and search “Rooting for Ryan.” DARREN LUM Staff