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Supporting Biosphere Work: 2016 Raffle

Many in the community and farther afield support the conservation work of the Biosphere Association. There were five spectacular prizes in 2016. The lucky winners were:
 
First Prize: 2 Leafs Tickets for Montreal vs Toronto on February 25th – David Powell of Oakville, Ontario. David is a big Leafs fan and was pleased to support the Biosphere.
 
Second Prize: 10ft Perception Impulse Kayak – Doug Embleton of Embleton Auctions in Lions Head Ont. Doug was excited to win the kayak as he and his family had been looking for kayaks this summer.
 
Third Prize: Limited Edition Print of Halfway Log Dump by local artist Margarethe Vanderpas – Holly Klassen of St. Edmunds. Holly is a fan of Margarethe’s work and has been visiting her exhibitions at local studio tours for many years. The painting will look lovely over the fireplace in her cottage. See Mike Warkentin present the painting to Holly by clicking here.
 
Fourth Prize: Evening of Stargazing for six at Quetican Observatory won by Jennifer Jones of Wiarton.
 
Fifth Prize: Dinner for Two at Tobermory Brewing Co. won by Bob Dieleman of Woodstock Ont, who bought a ticket after running the marathon in Tobermory this summer. 
 
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone for your support!
 

Biosphere Raffles have been called "Amazing!"

Prizes for our annual Biosphere Raffle have included HOCKEY!! Won by A. Millikin: two premium RED tickets to Maple Leaf Stadium and an overnight stay at the Marriot Courtesy of Scotia Private Client Group ! A 10 foot yellow Impulse Kayak won by C. Henderson, Golf for two generously donated by Cobble Beach Golf Resort won by L. Bain,
                                                                        
 Magic of Dark 
Sky        Cobble Beach Golf                                                                                      
An Evening of Star Gazing for six at a private observatory – courtesy of Paula and Doug Cunningham won by M. Boychuk. For raffle details, click here! 

Odds of winning in 2012 were better than the previous year with more great prizes and less tickets printed. Thanks to the generousity of our community once again, we had very popular items.

View from Cottage 713First prize, won by Scott Atchison was a week's stay in one of the fabulous waterfront cottages available through www.rentcottage.com valued at $1000.00. Check out cottage 713 on their website for pictures of this cozy little place right on the water's edge along Rush Cove Road. Blue water and rocky shoreline await up to four people for a week in either June or July, 2013.

Ocean Frenzy KayakNext up was a yellow Ocean Frenzy Kayak won by T Souter. It was provided through Suntrail Source For Adventure in Hepworth. It is a 9' sit on compact kayak that retails for $459.00. The Frenzy has the stability and fun of the Yak Board with the addition of a strong keel line for good tracking in a compact craft. It’s the kayak that people keep for a lifetime. Forgiving in the surf, riding waves or paddling calm waters. Look for it at the Lion's Head Farmers Market Saturday mornings whenever possible to get there.

Cornerstone Golf FairwayA group from the Lions Club won 18 holes for two at Cornerstone Golf Course in Tobermory. Scotia Private Client Group  contributed two lady's and two men's golf jackets, four pairs of golf gloves and golf balls making the golf package worth $425.00

C. Bastedo Boileau won the Spa package including a pedicure, massage and personalized oil or cream valued at $250.00.

Finally, last year's most popular prize was won by J Powell of Oakville. He and five others will enjoy an evening of Star Gazing for Six with Paula and Doug Cunningham in their private observatory.  Both Cunninghams are mentoring the new Bayside Astronomy Program at the POD at the Lion's Head harbour.

Some of the funds raised will be set aside for binoculars, telescopes and related equipment to be used for day viewing and star gazing from the Peninsula Observatory Deck. The remainder of the money generated by the raffle will be used to produce educational material about the Biosphere and all its ongoing projects: dark skies, spotted lizard and forest monitoring,and the new Six Streams Rehabilitation Project.

 Biosphere Eggs

Here again for 2017!

                 

 
"Fancy Wrap" style on left above is available for $1 extra
1 egg for $6.50  -   2 eggs for $12.00  -  3 or more eggs $5.00 each

Once again in 2017 we are offering chocolate eggs to raise funds for the ongoing work of the Association.  These fabulous Biosphere Chocolate Eggs are lovingly crafted each year in the early spring by our enthusiastic team for you and your family to enjoy. As you can imagine we only make a limited quantity to ensure freshness, quality and taste, so order early! Your purchase of Biosphere Eggs or donation will help our volunteers work with partner organizations on a variety of projects.

Eggs are available with or without Mount Gay Barbados Rum added to the yolks.

Eggs may be ordered and picked up at certain local merchants before Easter. Please call Elizabeth at 519 377-5166 for details.

 

Art Auction in support of Conservation and Stewardship

Many artists on the Bruce Peninsula support environmental conservation and stewardship. You will soon be able to enjoy local art while supporting the Biosphere Association's environmental efforts. This section of the Biosphere website is under development. When it is ready, you will be able to purchase a locally-produced artwork here. We are planning to begin by offering local quilting that is beautiful enough to hang as an artistic centrepiece in your favourite room. Your payment will go to support Biosphere programs and the artist will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your payment.