Jim Klosterman from Tamarack, Minnesota, is the lucky winner of the 2021 WCHM canoe raffle. His winning ticket, which he purchased while visiting the Wisconsin Canoe Heritage Museum this summer, was drawn by WCHM President Rich Taylor during the post-dinner program at the second annual Canoe & Brew event held on Sunday September 26th at Pinebrook Farm. The event marks the last regular season open day for the museum, and the Canoe & Brew event celebrates the conclusion of another successful year for the museum as well as the annual canoe raffle drawing.
Jim came by the museum the next week with his wife Terry to make his choice of the two canoes in the raffle. The first was a 15 foot cedar canvas tandem canoe built in the WCHM shop in 2017 on a MacKenzie-Yost MyPal form. Jim chose the second canoe, a 16 foot cedar canvas built in 2021 on a mold of a Rushton Indian Girl.
The annual canoe raffle is a major fundraiser for the museum, and provides about 15% of its operating revenues. Approximately 400 tickets had been sold in 2021 (out of only 600 printed), bringing in about $8,000 in revenues. For more information or to obtain tickets for the annual WCHM canoe raffle, contact WCHM Executive Director Jed Malischke at 715-635-2479 or email@example.com.