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A Donation to the Beaver Club Gala

008Duchess (2)It’s a special occasion when I’m able to link canoeing and making art, two things about which I’m passionate. Such is the case with The Beaver Club Gala: this Saturday’s event benefiting the Canadian Canoe Museum. Recreating the original fur traders’ supper club in Montreal, the Beaver Club Gala is an authentic dining experience with fine food and period music, held amongst the canoes in the Museum’s galleries. Proceeds benefit the education and public programs of The Canadian Canoe Museum.

Have you had time to explore the Canadian Canoe Museum? Their artifacts range from the great dugouts of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest to the singular bark canoes of the Beothuk of Newfoundland; from the skin-on-frame kayaks of northern peoples from Baffin Island in the east to the Mackenzie River Delta in the northwest to the all-wood and canvas-covered craft manufactured by companies with names like Herald, Peterborough, Chestnut, Lakefield and Canadian.

I’m proud to offer a piece from my Birds in Summer series, Duchess for silent auction at the event.  I wanted to choose a piece with some connection to the event, so this one, with an image of a young woman in a canoe, really spoke to me.

If you’re attending, have a delightful evening, and know how much your support means to the Kawartha community – including outdoorspeople like me :)

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