Saturday, June 4, 2022

Ottertail Paddle up for grabs in Raffle Contest

I've donated one of my older paddles to a worthy cause. The Maple Walnut laminated Ottertail Jay paddle is being used as the First Place prize in 2022 Raffle Contest. Proceeds will go to the Northern Lakes (Canada) Chapter of the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. One of their programs that got cancelled during the COVID years was a planned program to restore old wooden canoes with urban high school students to complete their volunteer hours. The kids would learn some practical wood-working skills while making derelict old canoes water-worthy again. Hopefully the program will restart again in the fall. To cover the cost of materials as well as expenses for items such as exhibition space, advertising and mandatory insurance, the Chapter is holding its first ever raffle fundraiser contest with three prizes up for grabs. 

First Prize
 58 inch ottertail canoe paddle
This full-sized artisan canoe paddle is made of Maple and Walnut and features a unique guide style grip. The blade is decorated with a hand-burned image of a Blue Jay perched amongst some tree branches. Paddle is fully sealed with marine grade spar varnish and is ready of immediate in-water use or for display. 

Second Prize 
Framed 18" by 24" Peterborough Canoes historic reprint
 Grace your walls with this large colour poster (18" x 24") mounted in an attractive wood-finish frame. This historic reprint outlines some of the various hull designs and construction methods of the world famous Peterborough Canoe Company, active from 1892 to 1961. 

Third Prize
Paddle making book and DVD set
This set of resources has all the info you need to learn how to carve a variety of one-piece and laminated paddle designs. Includes a brand new, unused copy of Making Canoe Paddles in Wood by Graham Warren and a DVD copy of Paddlemaking with Graham Warren. The DVD (runtime 90 minutes)  includes ten full-sized, digital blade plans (*.pdf format). 

Raffle Details and Tickets
Draw Date: Friday, September 30th

Tickets for the Northern Lakes Chapter raffle are reasonably priced at $10 a piece or 3 for $20. Only 250 tickets in total have been issued. Tickets will be available for sale in person at each of the various upcoming events in their event calendar. 

Virtual Tickets can also be purchased by Interac email-transfer (sent to Chapter Head, Alex Guthro) or by sending through this PayPal Link. Funds are in Canadian Dollars. Virtual Ticket purchasers will need to provide their Name, eMail and contact phone number. This information will be manually written onto each of your numbered tickets. A scan of your completed ticket(s) will be emailed to you serving as your receipt. 

The draw will take at the tail end of the paddling season on Friday, September 30th with winners announced through this website and email. You do not have to be present to win. However, winners will be responsible for pickup of the prizes from locations in Southern / Central Ontario. Please note that prizes cannot be shipped.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the info

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