Inaugural Sponsors Event
Long Point Waterfowl has decided to host an exclusive sponsors event this fall at the Burning Kiln Winery in St. Williams, ON. The event will be hosted on Friday, October 3rd and will feature assorted food and h’ourderve stations paired with Burning Kiln’s award winning wines. The Burning Kiln Winery overlooks the vast marshes of Long Point. The building is an architecturally re-purposed tobacco pack barn and they have received several awards, including “Winemaker of the Year”. Their multi-award-winning wines carry on a Norfolk County tradition of agricultural excellence. To learn more about the Burning Kiln Winery please click here.
For more information on this event please see the attached flyer.
A featured item at our very first Sponsor’s Dinner will be hand carved decoys from Patrick J. Gregory.
Decoy carver Pat Gregory is the great grandson of famed Illinois River Carver, George “Homerun” Barto of Tiskilwa, Illinois. Barto began carving decoys as a boy in the late 1890s and was influenced by legendary Illinois decoy carvers Robert Elliston, Bert Graves and Charlie Perdew. Barto‘s decoys are highly prized by collectors. Pat inherited his tools, patterns, and, his love for waterfowling. Gregory began hunting in 1972. He started carving decoys in 1984. Pat learned to carve decoys from Illinois River Carver, Art Behemetuik of Lockport who assisted Barto in his shop. Pat carves well over 100 decoys annually, and thanks his wife Nancy for inspiring him. Each decoy is carved from either cork, white pine or white cedar and, fitted with glass eyes. For stability, a wooden keel added. He carves most every species of duck and geese indigenous to North America. In 2009, he was featured for his decoy carving on ESPN Outdoors on the 2009 Duck Trek. Pat has been selected twice as a Master Carver by the Ward Foundation Museum of Collectible Decoys. Pat was part of starting and has served on the Illinois Prairie Delta Waterfowl Committee. He thanks the Lord for the gift of carving. To contact him, email him at email@example.com
Here is a list of many of the auction and raffle items that will be at this years Sponsor’s Event: Beretta A400 Shotgun, Wood Duck coat rack, Labrador Retriever bust, 2 Framed LE Prints, Long Point Eco Adventures package, Camouflage Jacket, Decoys, Binoculars, Buck Gardner Long Point Waterfowl engraved duck call, Long Point Waterfowl jackets, Long Point layout boat hunt, Wild Game dinner, and an African photo safari.
Lake St. Clair Inaugural Dinner
We are very happy to announce the establishment of the Lake St. Clair Chapter of Long Point Waterfowl. This new volunteer group is comprised of ardent waterfowlers and LPW supporters from both Ontario and Michigan. Members of the Lake St. Clair Chapter are currently planning for their Inaugural Fundraiser Dinner, to be held in Chatham on October 25, 2014 at the Bradley Convention Centre.
Doors and cash bar open at 5:30 PM, dinner will be served at 7:00 PM! Tickets for the dinner are $60/person and give you access to the many raffles and auctions to be held throughout the night. For more information about the dinner, and to purchase tickets, please contact: Theresa Childs: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: 519-784-1433 or Greg Dunn: email@example.com Ph: 519-586-3531 Ext. 147
To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn, which is adjacent to the Bradley Centre, please call 1-800-265-5257 and refer to booking code EG1.
Some big ticket items to be auctioned off at the dinner include:
6 days and 6 nights in a Costa Rican Villa from Sporting Adventures
Villa Aventuras is a true Central American gem. Located atop a mountain overlooking Playa Herradura, this 10-acre compound has everything you will need to get away and relax. A beautiful 4 bedroom 4 bath house sits nestled in its own private garden of Eden. A 3 level private pool with a sunbathing island centers the estate as well as a outdoor seating area with a private Jacuzzi. Three suites are located inside the main house with 2 on the bottom floor and the third on the top floor. Each room has its own private outdoor sitting area and private bathroom. The Guest House opens into the pool area and houses a king size bed and spacious seating area as well as a king size loft and private outdoor seating area overlooking the pool and main house. Each of the houses are made entirely of native lumber that must be harvested fallen, meaning it cannot be cut down for timber. The previous owner saved for many
years before finally building Casa Aventuras.
The houses are made up of teak and Almond wood. High ceilings and open beams in both houses, allow the visitor to see the hand crafting of each house. The grounds are double gated and surrounded by perennial garden that is maintained daily by Louis, the Villa Aventura’s groundskeeper. Such pristine gardens also attract numerous tropical birds and monkeys. McCaw’s and Toucans frequent the property annually on their migration.
Guided Layout Boat Hunt
Come experience one of Long Points most cherished pass times this fall. Spend a week in a beautiful three bedroom cottage and take a trip onto Long Point Bay for a guided layout boat hunt. This is a trip for two people donated by Long Point Waterfowl and Scott and Val Petrie.
South African Photo Safari
Travel to South Africa on a 6 days/6 nights photo safari for two. This trip includes luxury accommodations and 3 delicious meals per day. Donated by Zulu Nyala Game Lodge.
Travel to Argentina to enjoy 3 full days of dove hunting and 5 star accommodations with gourmet meals for two. This hunt was donated by Sporting Adventures International.
Other items include: Villa in Belize, Wildlife Habitat Canada Stamp Print, Waterfowl Hunt, Afternoon Hunt for 2 people, Rondeau Bay Hunt, Rondeau Canvasback Layout Hunt, Pit Blind Hunt, Walpole Island Hunt, and Wild Game Dinner for 20 People.