Sunday, 13 February 2011


All this time we have been running the blog, we haven't done anything to talk up the Boats4Folks Booth, which is located inside the Beaumont Mill building as part of the Antiques & Collectibles market!
Our erstwhile volunteer, Veronica Lester, has been spearheading this part of the Kids N Classics Universe.

Here is some more info regarding the booth:

Kids & Classics Boatshop Museum - Fundraising Booth
Calling all volunteers, community supporters, and nautical entrepreneurs!  The Kids & Classics Boatshop would like to announce its goal for aligning our Beaumont Mill Antique & Collectibles booth to fundraising with a theme…boats…boats…and more boats.
 We believe that dedicating the booth’s content to a single focus of “boat related articles” we will successfully draw increased attention to our kids-at-risk program, generate donations to purchase the needed materials to carry out our work, and become the stop and shop place for nautical enthusiasts!
We are announcing opportunity for all Mill vendors and local community entrepreneurs to “sale” their “nautical” items through our booth!  All you need are saleable items that meet with our theme and a willingness to support our local community kids at risk by donating 30% of your sale.  100% of all donations go directly back into the kids program.  
Having said this, we continue to accept and encourage ALL donated articles and will use them in our new monthly and ongoing silent auctions.  Our glass display case will be converted into a silent auction display case !!
We welcome everyone to get on board!!  Please contact Roni Lester @ 647-302-7824 or Malcolm Black @ 905-873-0141 for more information. 

Saturday, 12 February 2011

The Varnished Truth w/e Feb 19 11

OOps I seem to have gapped a few weeks! However it doesn't mean nothing has been happening!

Jim and George have been putting in time every week to get the skiff kits ready and they are nearly there. Stems and rip the longitudinals and they are ready.

Chris buggered his back but we were glad to see him back today, right into the Lightning of course. All the old screw holes have been plugged, filled, trimmed and faired. Some more fairing is required before the new deck goes on. Meanwhile George has pretty much finalized the new seating structure and it is ready to come out for sanding, stain and varnish.

John and Grant have the big Shepherd's bottom finished and it is back on the trailer. Great adventure today getting it over to John's and up the icy driveway!

This week it is stems and sticks to get the skiff kits finished, stripping, sanding and staining the Lightning parts and begin some lovely varnishing!

The St. John's River Cruisers will be working on the cuddy components, all the safety gear that has to be on board etc.

Know anybody that could use a skiff for their pond? Now's the time to speak up! they can still pick the colour!