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JOIN THE BIDDING TODAY on the 12 new items in ROUND FIVE by going to:
www.32auctions.com/woodmensmuseum
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The fifth round of the Online Fundraising Auction to help generate much needed operating funds for the Central NB Woodmen's Museum is a go! From today (July 12 at 4PM) until Saturday (July 18 at 9PM), you can visit the auction site and place your bid of any of the 12 new auctions items that have just gone up for grabs.
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If you have already registered with us once, you can hop right on and start bidding with no delay on this new auction. Additional things to note include:

1) To place a bid, simply build a profile and then look for our Fundraising Auction page, linked below. Click on an item of your choosing and where prompted, type in the amount you are willing to put down on an item.

2) Bidding and participation is open to everyone within the Maritime Provinces.

3) Bidding will be extended for an additional 30 minutes total (on Saturday when the auction is about to end) IF bidding is still taking place on an item. The extension will be a 3 minute window and will repeat if bidding continues up to 10 times.
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Learn something new about the Central New Brunswick Woodmen's Museum in our brief virtual tour!
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There is much more to see in person, so plan your vacation or #staycation to Boiestown today. We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am - 4pm.
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We hope to see you soon!

#NBalways #tourism #newbrunswick #openairmuseum #boiestown #lumberjack #workinginthewoods #history #travel #vacation #miramichiriver
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3 days ago

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my grandfathers exhibits are in there, his name was melvin james munn

*Fun Fact Friday*
The 1967 Voyageur Canoe Pageant 
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The year was 1967, Canadas one hundredth birthday. It was the year to see the country; Canadians crossed it in all directions, in a variety of ways [the most ambitious of all those exploits being by] CANOE... Nobody else has ever attempted such a feat - before or after, in Canada or America. The [Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant] race stands alone as one of the countrys biggest sporting achievements. Yet, like so many Canadian accomplishments, it has remained a quiet one.
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The selling of the idea of a Centennial Canoe Pageant to all the provinces and communities along the route was [a daunting task]... Each province would be asked to provide a $15,000 entry fee as well as to outfit their team with canoes, paddles, costumes, tents and other equipment.
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Interestingly enough, of the many deals that had to be put in place to make this pageant happen, a deal with Great Western Garments (GWG) to supply each paddler with three pairs of jeans...proved to be a good deal, not only for GWG who got a lot of free advertising, but for the paddlers because the jeans didnt wear out as fast as other pants.
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The incentive to complete the trip from Rock Mountain House to Montreal (5283km), was that every paddler who did so would receive $1000 and those that came in first place would each get an additional $2500, second place an additional $2000 and third place an additional $1500. Sprint race money would also be won along the way and in the end, racers were compensated $8/day to help with loss of wages at home.
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New Brunswicks Chief Voyageur was found in Jean-Claude Richard who was a prominent figure in the canoeing circles of the province... [The New Brunswick canoe] is named after Samueal de Champlain, a French geographer, draftsman, explorer, and founder of Quebec City... [and] is on display [here] at the Central New Brunswick Woodmens Museum.
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Mervin Green [of Boiestown] was the Assistant Captain of the New Brunswick Team... He was thirty-three years old in 1967... Green usually sterned the New Brunswick canoe and never missed a racing day. Green also served as team cook preparing many of the meals enroute. His talents also included serving as team doctor patching up blisters, cuts and bruises.
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#funfactfriday #woodmensmuseum #boiestown #newbrunswick #tourism #NBalways #history #centennial #voyageur #canoe 

[Guilloux, Doreen. Paddling Portaging & Pageantry. Alberta: Rocky Mountain House, 2007]

*Fun Fact Friday*
The 1967 Voyageur Canoe Pageant
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"The year was 1967, Canada's one hundredth birthday. It was the year to see the country; Canadians crossed it in all directions, in a variety of ways [the most ambitious of all those exploits being by] CANOE... Nobody else has ever attempted such a feat - before or after, in Canada or America. The [Centennial Voyageur Canoe Pageant] race stands alone as one of the country's biggest sporting achievements. Yet, like so many Canadian accomplishments, it has remained a quiet one."
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"The selling of the idea of a Centennial Canoe Pageant to all the provinces and communities along the route was [a daunting task]... Each province would be asked to provide a $15,000 entry fee as well as to outfit their team with canoes, paddles, costumes, tents and other equipment."
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Interestingly enough, of the many deals that had to be put in place to make this pageant happen, "a deal with Great Western Garments (GWG) to supply each paddler with three pairs of jeans...proved to be a good deal, not only for GWG who got a lot of free advertising, but for the paddlers because the jeans didn't wear out as fast as other pants."
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The incentive to complete the trip from Rock Mountain House to Montreal (5283km), was that every paddler who did so would receive $1000 and those that came in first place would each get an additional $2500, second place an additional $2000 and third place an additional $1500. Sprint race money would also be won along the way and in the end, racers were compensated $8/day to help with loss of wages at home.
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"New Brunswick's Chief Voyageur was found in Jean-Claude Richard who was a prominent figure in the canoeing circles of the province... [The New Brunswick canoe] is named after Samueal de Champlain, a French geographer, draftsman, explorer, and founder of Quebec City... [and] is on display [here] at the Central New Brunswick Woodmen's Museum."
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"Mervin Green [of Boiestown] was the Assistant Captain of the New Brunswick Team... He was thirty-three years old in 1967... Green usually sterned the New Brunswick canoe and never missed a racing day. Green also served as team cook preparing many of the meals enroute. His talents also included serving as team doctor patching up blisters, cuts and bruises."
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#funfactfriday #woodmensmuseum #boiestown #newbrunswick #tourism #NBalways #history #centennial #voyageur #canoe

[Guilloux, Doreen. Paddling Portaging & Pageantry. Alberta: Rocky Mountain House, 2007]
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New Soul Flower Herbals products have arrived at the Woodmens Museum Gift Shop fresh from the forest! All of these products are locally harvested, plant-based creations made in Fredericton, NB.
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Stop by and check them out! Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am-4pm.

New Soul Flower Herbals products have arrived at the Woodmen's Museum Gift Shop "fresh from the forest"! All of these products are locally harvested, plant-based creations made in Fredericton, NB.
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Stop by and check them out! Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am-4pm.These new products from Soul Flower Herbal just arrived today! Stop by the Woodmen's Museum (Wed-Sun, 11am-4pm) and experience the amazing smells in person, or order online by commenting on the photo that has the product you wish to purchase in it!

"Soul Flower Herbals is a Wabanaki family owned body care and wellness products company offering a diverse array of locally harvested plant based creations. Our goal is to use our resources in a conservative and conscientious manner to preserve our cultural knowledge while sharing the wisdom and beauty of the plants around us.

We personally produce all of our skin care products in small batches using only the highest quality raw materials combined with extracts from our local forests and fields."
[www.soulflowerherbals.com/about]
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