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Canoe Raffle Drawing at Rosie’s

Win this Northstar Northwind 16′ StarLite Canoe!

June 24 @ 8:00 pm

Join Friends of the Fox River at Rosie O’Hare’s Public House on Monday, June 24th for the drawing of the winning ticket for this beautiful Northstar Northwind 16′ StarLite Canoe!

Valued at over $3000, the Northwind 16 offers a wide variety of paddling possibilities. This is the canoe for you: if you love day trips, but might load it up for a week; love fishing but might need to maneuver through light rapids; love to paddle with a partner but might want to go solo. The Northwind 16 turns on a dime, yet tracks as straight as a true north compass bearing.

Get Your Tickets Now!
Raffle tickets are $10 each. Get your tickets here
A maximum of 1,000 tickets will be sold.
Online raffle ticket sales will end on Monday, June 24 at 5 p.m.
Must be 18 or older to purchase tickets.

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.

StarLite: All Aramid. Our proprietary yellow and black makes a stunning moiré pattern. Full wet bag minimizes resin and creates the lightest weight canoe available. Foam core, ribs and internal reinforcements make a stiff, efficient hull. The choice of flat-water paddlers everywhere. Exterior resin coated for maximum weight savings. Color: Northstar proprietary Aramid weave.


Length: 16ft 6in

Length/Width Ratio: 6.2

Width: 32 gw / 36 mx / 32 wl

Sheer: 21 bw / 14 ms / 19 st

Rocker: 2.5 bw / 1.5 st

Weight: 39 SL /  41 BL / 63 IXP / 31 STLH

Optimal Load: 275-575 lbs

Displacement:2” WL : 190 lbs
3” WL : 330 lbs
4” WL : 440 lbs
5” WL : 600 lbs

Creating a Watershed 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 courses. For the last several years, our outreach educators have been putting up to 5,000 students in boots to stand 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.

Our Challenge

Our unique outdoor, in-stream, education program is limited by weather to two months in the fall and two months in the spring of each school year. This results in short term employment for our educators. It takes FOTFR considerable effort to find enough qualified environmental educators willing to accept short term employment, and return.

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Our Solution

Our goal is to continue developing our educational programming by providing more outreach educators, expanding our water quality science education program to work with schools throughout the school year, and developing environmental weekend and summer camps for children, families, and adults.

You Can Help!

We’re asking for your help to build a stable, well trained staff experienced in the unique water quality science education programs we’ve developed over the last thirty years. Enhancing our programming will significantly expand the number of students who will gain the important knowledge that we teach about the natural world, our ecosystem, and the Fox River’s watershed and waterways.