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Sanborn Canoe Raffle
The Cook County Chamber of Commerce Foundation is holding a raffle for a $4,000 Sanborn custom canoe. Tickets are $10 apiece.
Drawing will be held at the Visit Cook County/Cook County Chamber Fall Gala, the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Grand Portage Lodge and Casino. You need not be present to win.
The "Continue to Paypal" button below actually allows you to use Paypal or pay by credit card. If you pay for raffle tickets, they will be dispatched to your address the following day.
Where it says "Number of registrations" please specify the number of raffle tickets you wish to purchase. Ignore the "Names of Registrants" box.
This is an absolutely gorgeous canoe. The Sanborn website says this about it: "Constructed with a carbon-fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass layup, cherry ribs, caned seats and trimmed out in ash and cherry hardwood, the hull has a gel-coat finish in the classic Sanborn Canoe design that started it all: In the summer of 2009, as our first project, we built a cedar strip canoe and to give it a one-of-a-kind style we painted the hull. So as we launch our first line of Sanborn Canoes it is only fitting that we go back to that design."
Our raffle canoe features an exclusive Betsy Bowen design meant to evoke the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Betsy Bowen is an accomplished woodcut artist who has a gallery and studios at 301 First Avenue West. Her works also are available at woodcut.com
Sanborn Canoes is a small company in Winona, Minnesota. You can learn more about the company here: https://sanborncanoe.com/products/about-us
Proceeds go to fund the Great Place Project, which provides small grants to people and organizations that wish to create a special place in Cook County. Fun projects funded by Great Place Project include paint-by-number murals depicting Cook County that the public paints during the Grand Marais Arts Festival; the murals then are hung on the outside wall of a Grand Marais shop. Another project was an outdoor ping pong table on the library lawn, available for anyone to use.