The Beaver Club, founded in 1785 by Montreal-based members of the North West Company, was an annual gathering of seasoned fur traders. Today, it recognizes the significance of the fur trade and is an opportunity to gather in support of the museum. Since its inception, the Beaver Club Gala has raised more than $860,000 to support the museum’s educational programming, which is inspired by its world-class collection
Education at The Canadian Canoe Museum
The museum’s programs for children and youth are all about active engagement and hands-on discovery. Our world-class collection allows us to offer unique experiential field trips that explore the arts, science, language, social studies, history and native studies curricula, all through the lens of the canoe. Students make, bake, build, sing, carve, paint, experiment, measure and map. They examine primary sources, handle artefacts, and paddle canoes in programs that support all learning styles. In 2018, 5,957 students visited in person and more than 3,000 from eight countries visited via virtual field trip. Field trips are guided by educators offering curriculum-connected programming in both French and English.
MEET OUR HOSTS: Gary & Joanie McGuffin
“For over 30 years, we have been a voice for the landscapes we know and love, particularly Canada’s North, northern Ontario and the Lake Superior watershed. Human beings are a part of this landscape as they have been for thousands of years. We often depict human participants in our images, and our journey stories aim to inspire people to want to go on their own self-propelled adventures whether for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks. Humans are both problem and solution, and in our efforts to be part of the latter, we helped found the international land trust, the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy. The broad mission of the Conservancy enables the organization to build a foundation for the future long-term health of the lake, its ecosystems and its people.” For more information visit www.themcguffins.ca.
For more information including a listing of live auction items, please visit canoemuseum.ca/beaver-club-gala