Race Beavers Now On Sale in Barrie for the Great Canadian Beaver Race

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The Kempenfelt Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Race Beavers are now on sale for the 1st Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race and Festival (http://www.barriebeaverfestival.com) taking place Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at Heritage Park in Barrie.

The Kempenfelt Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Race Beavers are now on sale for the 1st Annual Great Canadian Beaver Race and Festival (http://www.barriebeaverfestival.com) taking place Saturday, September 25th, 2010 at Heritage Park in Barrie.

The Beaver Race, one of the main attractions of the beaver festival, is like a rubber ducky race but with beavers. Ten thousand rubber beavers will be available to be purchased for racing at $10 a beaver. Proceeds from the race and festival will go to Hospice Simcoe (http://www.hospicesimoce.ca) and the Kempenfelt Rotary Club (http://www.clubrunner.ca/CPrg/Home/homeD.asp?cid=188).

Big prize money is available to race winners:

  •     First Place         $10,000
  •     Second Place     $2,000
  •     Third Place        $1,500
  •     Fourth Place     $1,000
  •     Fifth Place         $500

Tickets are available now online at http://www.ticketbreak.com/beaverrace, by calling 705-722-4849 or toll free at 1-866-943-8849. Tickets can also be purchased from any Kempenfelt Rotarian, from Hospice Simcoe personnel or by dropping by the Tourism Barrie (http://www.tourismbarrie.com) office at 205 Lakeshore Drive in Barrie. Visit http://www.barriebeaverfestival/buy-a-race-beaver for a current listing of places and groups where you can buy your race beaver.

Race time is 2:00pm on September 25th and the race is expected to draw a full roster of beavers.
“This is a new event for Barrie and we are excited by the positive reaction we have received from the community,” said Krista LaRiviere, Kempenfelt Rotarian and one of the visionaries and planners of the Beaver Festival. “Get your beavers early because they will sell out.”

The 1st Annual Great Canadian Beaver & Festival is sponsored by Molson Canadian, Rock 95, Kool FM, TicketBreak.com, The Barrie Advance and RogersTV.

About Kempenfelt Rotary
Kempenfelt Rotary is one of three Rotary Clubs in Barrie. Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) is the largest service club in the world consisting of 1.2 million businesses, professionals, and community leaders. There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

About Hospice Simcoe
Hospice Simcoe’s vision is to make a meaningful difference in the lives of clients and their loved ones through provision of exemplary compassionate care. The hospice is an integral partner in the healthcare continuum, comforting and empowering those living with life-threatening illness and bereavement.

For more information visit the festival website at http://www.barriebeaverfestival.com or email info (at) barriebeaverfestival (dot) com.

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