NEW Fund Raising – Atkinson Traveller Canoe

I would like to report that Orville and I had a very positive meeting with Todd Smith in early August. We are confident that the decommissioning of White Pines will proceed in October.

Your Board is currently planning a number of Fund Raising activities. Due to the generosity of Hastings & Prince Edward Land Trust VP, Dick Bird we are offering a new, hand built Atkinson Traveller canoe by sealed bids (minimum $2500). The bidding is now open and will end at a special event we are planning (date to be confirmed).

Please see below a picture of the Atkinson Traveller example. Please google “Northwoods Canoe Company” for more information about this type of canoe, more pictures etc. You will note this Company charges $4600 us (Approx $6000C) for such a hand crafted canoe and there is a 2 year wait list. Dick’s canoe will be on display at the Milford Fair, Saturday September 14. Bids will be accepted at the event or can be sent to APPEC, Box 173 , Milford On K0K 2P0.Please put the sealed bid, with your bid amount, name, email and phone number in a small envelope inside the larger mailing envelope. All bids will be opened on the closing date. If there is a tie for the winning bid, each person will be given 1 opportunity to increase their bid.

We are extremely grateful to Dick for all the hours spent crafting such a fine canoe. This is a fantastic chance to own a superb canoe. Additional Fund raising activities will be announced in coming weeks as we all strive to pay our obligations to Eric.

Gord Gibbins

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