The 11th annual Beaver Club Gala has raised $110,000 to support educational programming for children and youth at The Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough.
More than 190 guests purchased tickets for the gala, held on Saturday (October 13) at the museum’s location at 910 Monaghan Road in Peterborough.
The event, which was also supported by 30 corporate sponsors and many volunteers, featured guest host Adam van Koeverden, the Canadian sprint kayaker and Olympic gold medalist.
“We would like to thank all of the event sponsors and supporters, and of course, our committee colleagues,” says Joanne Brown, co-chair of the Beaver Club Gala Planning Committee.
“We know that these funds will go a long way toward providing educational experiences for children and youth both locally and nationally, and we are pleased to play a role.”
The Beaver Club Gala is held each year on the Saturday following the Thanksgiving weekend, with tickets going on sale in early summer. The gala is named for The Beaver Club, an annual gathering of seasoned fur traders founded in 1785 by Montreal-based members of the North West Company.
Since its inception, the Beaver Club Gala has raised more than $860,000 to support the museum’s educational programming for children and youth. Last year, the museum’s education department reached more than 5,749 children and youth on site and another 3,383 via virtual field trip.
For more information on The Canadian Canoe Museum, visit canoemuseum.ca.