Dine/Auc. Cruise Oct. 18

*In 3 hours; $2,221.38 was raised through both auctions, activities plus donations! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
*We have already been asked if we will host this event next year and so we have decided to definitely host another one!*
*Great weather, great cruise staff(one of them won an item too!), great food and great people!

‘it was an awesome night and the food was great!’

‘What a great cruise.. Thank you so much Gwen!’

Please come and join us for a FANTABULOUS night of great food, music, silent/live auction on the water to help animals in need of our BHRR program.Date: Saturday October 18th, 2008
Time: 6 PM – 9 PM
Cost: $75.00 per person – child, teen, adult or senior
Payment: Reserve YOUR ticket(s) today via PayPal – account name: gwen@birchhaven.org OR
Cash Payment to Sean or Gwen Boers OR
Checks(NSF Checks to be charged a $25.00 NSF fee) written out to ‘Kanata Animal Hospital’ with BHRR in the memo section to be mailed to:

C/O Gwendilin Boers
2425 Totem Ranch Road West
RR#1 Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0

***This a private charter booked exclusively for BHRR participants. TICKETS TO BE PAID IN FULL BY NIGHT OF EVENT!!!!
*We have been given a reserve of extra tickets, so if anyone is interested, please let Gwen know!!!!*

**Goodies include items from – Louise Peterson, Ducks Unlimited, Stash in Style, Rescue Me Tugz, The Panache Pooch, Miskre Great Danes, BlackTop Professional Auto Care, Monica C. Webster, http://elizabethandjane.ca/?page_id=2etc.

Donations to date include – Handmade tug ropes, Dane stocking, wine cooler fridge, car detailing gift certificates, art, throw pillows, baby baskets x4 – yellow basket value $90.00; green basket value $90.00; orange basket value $100.00 and blue basket value $110.00, dog treats, dog bowl/stand, homemade ready to make dog treat mason jars, coasters, pewter picture frames, jewelry, pewter key chains, Mexican child’s pillow, Handmade mugs, Moda mugs x2, handmade Afghan throw(slip knitting), Greeting card/organizer dog lover set worth $25.00; Greeting card/organizer cat lover set worth $25.00, Murano Glass bracelet worth $60, costume jewellery (necklace and bracelet worth $100), Scooby Doo bag tag/change purse worth $15.00, Lifestage Crate appr. size 18 x 24 x 18(Corgi size or smaller), double doors with crate divider worth $75.00, couple of large boxes of doggie treats, 2 x mesh small doggie carriers/crates, dog leashes, dog collars, appetizer platter, dog stuffies, Dog tug ropes, Dog toys, Country Adventure for 2 which includes a day of Horseback Riding/Steak or Chicken/Steak Fajita Dinner chez Boers worth $150.00, 4 hour training/behavoural consulting session with certified PMT/Behavouralist Gwendilin Boers worth $250.00+, 2 x 50″ x 60″ special dog blankets(one many breeds, one Golden Retrievers), 2 x handmade wine crates worth $30.00 each, 2 bottles homemade white wine worth $60.00; 2 bottles homemade red wine worth $60.00, handmade quilt wall hanging worth $350.00, handmade Dog flannel winter dog coat with Velcro(size to fit appr. 145 pounds, 36″) worth $40.00+, small dog bed worth $40.00, Tote worth $60.00+, Monica C. Webster $50.00 Custom Art Certificate, 1 hour outdoor photosession worth $350.00 by Liz Kerrison of the Ottawa Dog Blog and http://elizabethandjane.ca/?page_id=2(winner to pick location, and can pick session of family, dog, horses etc. Winner would receive the photos on a CD/DVD and the option to pay extra to receive a custom coffee table book made from the photos taken at the session. ), 2KG box of dog treats, Kirkland Sherpa Fleece Blanket, worth $30.00 each, Pink Baby Basket(rattle booties, 4 pairs of pink tone socks, a pair of fushia pink flats, a pink corduroy beret, a beige with pink roses sunhat, tights, a dark pink knit cap and a white headband ), worth $75.00, 4 Japanese Tea Cups, worth $20.00, Chinese cloisonne? vase, strand of real pearls, three handmade purses(more details to be posted soon, worth $45.00 each, handmade shawl(more details to be posted soon), worth and several pairs of handmade mittens(more details to be posted soon), a special A. Tuttle framed photographic picture; worth $45.00, Wooden handcarved oriental chessboard with inlaid tiles and soapstone men/pieces, worth; Soft leather drawstring purse/bag, worth ; ITEMS CONTINUE TO BE POSTED!!!!!

DRESS CODE: Business Casual

Your Ticket Includes:
*3 hour boat cruise aboard the SeaFox II
*Cash Bar
*Dinner – Salad, Roast Chicken, Vegetable Medley, Rice Pilaf, Squares, Coffee, Tea
*Silent Auction(over 50 items to be listed)
*Live Auction(over 50 items to be listed)
*Specially designed BHRR Chocolate Bars
*Draw Prizes to include – Starbuck gift cards $10.00, Best Buy Gift Card $35.00, Movie Pass, GreenHawk Gift Card $25.00, Handmade Mugs, SGH Gift Card $25.00, Monica C. Webster $25.00 Custom Art Gift Certificate, Candy Dishes(18 – 12 large & 6 small), Chapters Gift Cards 2 x $10.00

“Scoop For Loot” – Each $5.00 buys you a ‘scoop for loot’ in the RubberMaid Container filled with Cat Litter – Great Prizes to be had!
“Roll With The Drinks” – At the Bar; for those open to particpating; each roll of dice for a drink bought to be matched x’s $0.10 for BHRR **For example a roll of a 6 and 4 equals a total of 10 x $0.10 = $1.00 to go to Rescue
“Slush Puppies” – Every place setting shall have a ‘frozen puppy’ in an ice cube in a cup; first one that melts on it’s own gets a prize!

*If you would like to donate gift cards, certificates or items as prizes/auction items; please email Gwen – gwen@birchhaven.org

The MORE items we have to auction off; the more monies that can be raised to help animals in need!!!! Thank you in advance for your consideration!!!

NOTE: Payment is due at time of Auction in cash or check with driver’s license.(NSF Checks will be charged a $25.00 NSF fee)

Information about the Cruise Line that we shall be using:

Company: 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises

Address: Blockhouse Island, P.O. Box 1465
City: Brockville
Province: Ontario
Web Address:
Travelling on Highway 401

Take exit 696 (Brockville – Stewart Blvd. or Highway 29)
Turn South, toward downtown Brockville on Stewart Blvd.
Continue on Stewart across Pearl St, around Court House avenue and past the fountain.
Cross over King St. (Downtown) and head toward the river one block.
Turn left on Water St., go 1 blocks
Turn right into Armagh S. Price Park, also known as Blockhouse Island and make your way around the loop.
1000 Islands and Seaway Cruises is located in the main building.

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge & thank all the magnificent people who have assisted us to date with flyers, posters, donated items, media coverage etc. and/or shall be helping us out on the evening of October 18th, 2008. I do apologize most profusely if I have omitted anyone and please let me know so that I can made a correction. We could not be successful without such wonderful people providing support. THANK YOU!

  • Carmen
  • Loralei
  • Jan
  • Sean
  • Mary
  • Suzanne & Chuck
  • Simone
  • Michele
  • Louise
  • Kali
  • Amanda
  • Barry
  • Brenda
  • Ivy
  • Sandra
  • Monique
  • Karen
  • Tim
  • Sarah
  • Lois
  • Helene
  • Monica
  • Sandy & JR of 93.9 BOB FM
  • Liz and her Ottawa Dog Blog
  • 92.3 JACK FM
  • Liz
  • The Ottawa Citizen
  • The Ottawa Sun
  • April
  • Lawrie
  • EMC
  • Mary’s Mom 🙂
  • Cindy
  • Monique from Sweet Wrappings for her generous donation of the BHRR customized chocolate Bar wrappers for our Fundraiser
  • Lily
  • Mary’s Dad 🙂
  • Rob Lee of Lee Valley Tools for his personal donation of $50.00
  • Annie
  • Paula