THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM
                                                                   BEAVER CLUB GALA

                                                             Saturday, October 17, 2009
                                                             Peterborough Curling Club
                                                                      6:00 pm

                      A unique promotional opportunity for your business.
                      All proceeds benefit the Canadian Canoe Museum!
                        See attached information sheet describing the event and benefits for donors.
It is very important that you state the retail value of the item(s) you donate, so we can indicate that information on the bid sheets.

Contact Name: _______________________________________________________________________

Company: __________________________________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________________________________

City, Province, Postal Code: ____________________________________________________________

Phone/ Fax/E-mail: ___________________________________________________________________

Description of item(s):

___________________________________________________________ Value: _________________

___________________________________________________________ Value: _________________

___________________________________________________________ Value: _________________

Pick-up or delivery by Friday, October 9th. Please check one of the following:

We will deliver to Canadian Canoe Museum ________ Please pick up donated item(s) _______

Questions? E-mail or phone: Val McRae:, (705) 749-2313
                            Katie Stewart:, (705) 741-5703

Return form to:                      Attention: Beaver Club Gala Silent Auction
                                     Drop-off or post:   Canadian Canoe Museum
                                                         910 Monaghan Road
                                                         Peterborough, Ontario K9J 5K4
                                     Fax:                705-748-0616
                                     Hours: Monday to Saturday 10:00 am – 5 pm.
                                     E-mail:    or
                                             THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM

                                           BEAVER CLUB GALA FUNDRAISER

                                             Saturday, October 17, 2009
                                                       6:00 pm
                                  Peterborough Curling Club, 2195 Lansdowne St, W.
                                               Peterborough, Ontario.

History Behind the Beaver Club   The original Beaver Club was founded in 1785 by Montreal-based members of the North
Gala:                            West Company who had spent at least one winter in the Pays d’en haut (the North
                                 Country). In the early days, the Club provided a venue (or an excuse) for old fur traders to
                                 gather and reminisce over fine food and drink. As the tradition evolved, the Beaver Club
                                 mixed the rough and the smooth, kings and politicians, elite Montreal business types and
                                 soldiers of the realm with guests from all walks of life with adventuresome stories to tell.
                                 Punctuating courses would be stories, recitations and toasts, culminating with Le Grand
                                 voyage, a boisterous reenactment of a journey by canoe down wild white water, over
                                 back-breaking portages and into the heart of fur country, all imagined by Club members
                                 sitting side-by-side on parlour chairs paddling with whatever “paddles” they could find.
                                 In the 1960s and 1970s, the Nor’Wester and Loyalist Museum in Williamstown, Ontario
                                 hosted a Beaver Club Dinner. It is in the spirit of that tradition that the Canadian Canoe
                                 Museum, which houses the world’s largest collection of canoes, kayaks and self-
                                 propelled watercraft, is continuing this annual fundraising event.

Event Information:               Evening begins at 6:00 p.m. / Dress: Black Tie (circa 1800) or Buckskin (fur trade garb).
                                 For more information about the Gala and how to purchase tickets:
                                 Tickets are $200 per person or $1,600/table of eight.

Types of donations:              To the extent possible, we’d like to offer products and services that have some connection
                                 to the theme of the event, i.e. canoeing, the fur trade, local history or cuisine. However,
                                 our goal is to raise money for the Canadian Canoe Museum, and all donations (products
                                 and services) will be gratefully received.

Benefits for silent auction      Each donation will be attractively displayed with a bid sheet indicating minimum bid
donors:                          allowed. There will be additional space to display copies of a brochure describing your
                                 business and/or your business card.

                                 A tax receipt will be issued to your business for 100% of retail value of the item(s) you

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