Canoe Raffle FUNdraiser

Take A Chance For Education

The Northstar Northwind 16 StarLite is a versatile, lightweight canoe that is perfect for any outing.
Friends of the Fox River is offering a Northstar Northwind 16′ StarLite canoe valued at $3300 as a fundraiser to support watershed education experiences.

Introducing the Northstar Northwind 16 StarLite—a canoe that redefines versatility and performance. Whether you’re planning a leisurely day trip or an adventurous week-long expedition, the Northwind 16 is your perfect companion.

Designed for those who love the water, this canoe is ideal for fishing enthusiasts who need to navigate through light rapids. Its exceptional maneuverability allows you to easily handle tight spots, while its streamlined design ensures a straight course.

Paddling with a partner? No problem. The Northwind 16 is spacious enough for two yet offers the flexibility for solo paddling. Its recent design update enhances solo paddling efficiency, allowing you to switch positions and paddle from the bow seat with ease.

Despite its compact 16-foot size, the Northwind 16 boasts impressive carrying capacity, making it ideal for couples. Its stable yet maneuverable nature makes it suitable for a wide range of paddling experiences.

Help support watershed education experiences for children, and have a chance to own a canoe that boasts great performance qualities and has collection value.

Raffle tickets are $10 each.

Drawing will be held on June 24, 2024 at 8:00 PM. 

Building a Watershed Community of Caretakers

students in stream

Friends of the Fox River (FOTFR) fulfills the most important part of our mission: education, through our unique experiential streams education experiences. For the last several years, our outreach educators have been hosting up to 5,000 students in boots to participate in field studies in a stream near their school. They learn to make physical, chemical and biological measurements to determine water quality and health of that tributary to the Fox River. They learn about the life of that stream and come to understand how every stream and river supports a web of life. Now the demand for this hands-on, science learning about the student’s local environment is growing and we need your help to meet it.

The winner of our 2023 raffle is Jim Tibensky, longtime Friend of the Fox River.

Here’s the Deal

The raffle prize canoe is the only prize in the raffle. 
A maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold. The winning raffle ticket and two alternative winning tickets will be chosen at Rosie O’Hare’s in East Dundee on June 24 at 8:00 pm. Join us for this celebration on the river.

Take a chance to win this canoe and help us teach our children well.

Official Raffle Rules

By purchasing a raffle ticket, you are agreeing to the official rules of this raffle. 
Please click here to read the official Raffle Rules.