Wasn’t it just the Summer Solstice? It doesn’t seem possible that it is the middle of July and the Gunflint Trail Annual Canoe Races are this week. It’s a fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department put on by the property owners from the Gunflint Trail. Every year these volunteers gather prizes, sell raffle tickets, bake treats, make sloppy joes and more for the big crowd that gathers for the event.
If you’re in the area then come have some fun, support the GTVFD and cheer for the Voyageur Crew. The details below are from the Cook County Visitor Bureau Website.
2015 Gunflint Trail Canoe Races – Northwoods Family Fun!
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Gunflint Lodge waterfront, this fun afternoon is a fundraiser for the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department.
Includes raffle for over 100 items and a special grand raffle prize of a
All proceeds go to the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department
The event times are as follows:
4:00 pm-7:30 pm Silent Auction
4:00 pm Kids Fun events begin
4:30 pm Food service begins
6:00 pm Canoe Races begin with the long distance race followed by many age and gender races with gunnel pumping as the finale.
Race registration is at the waterfront.
6:00 pm General Raffle begins with items donated by our generous local merchants!
The Canoe Races are sponsored by the Gunflint-Seagull-Saganaga Property Owners Associations.
Proceeds from this top summer Trail event go to the Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department which provides fire, emergency and rescue services to keep residents and visitors safe. The deparment is completing a long term program that has upgraded facilities at all three stations along the Trail and welcomes funds to maintain these buildings and equipment.
For more information contact:
Julie Henricksson, the Gunflint Trail Canoe Races Committee at 218-388-2246.