Once again, Naden Boats, a Northern Ontario boat building company is supporting the campaign to find a cure for breast cancer by building and donating a boat – a pink boat of course – that will be raffled off in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure – North Bay.
The complete package, valued at over $7,000, will consist of a 14’ Pink Naden Fisherman, a Tohatsu 15hp 4-stroke engine, a Yacht Club Trailer manufactured by Easy Hauler and donated by Baywood Enterprises in North Bay, as well as safety and mooring equipment donated by Mariner’s Marine.
“Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosis in Canadian women over the age of 20,” states Naden President Andre Lamothe, “and we are pleased to once again have the opportunity to support the wonderful work being done by the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.”
This year, The PINK Boat Tour prize package will have two additional prizes. Second prize is a donated by ‘Wish You Were Fishin’ & Lakeland Airways and consists of a two night stay on Mosquito Lake with transportation provided by Lakeland Airways. The four-guest package and
includes cabin, boats, motors and gas. The Toronto Boat Show has joined the tour by providing the third prize – 4 tickets to the Toronto
International Boat Show held at the Direct Energy Center January 10-18, 2015 plus 2 nights at the Westin Harbour Castle in downtown Toronto.
“I was delighted when other partners came forward to help us with the 2014 tour” stated Lamothe. “This is a wonderful way for our dealers and other sponsors to reach out to the community, and have a little bit of fun as well.”
Naden Boat dealers and CIBC Run for The Cure – North Bay will sell tickets at $5.00 each or 5 for $20. The draw will occur Sunday, October 6th at the conclusion of CIBC Run for the Cure in North Bay, ON.
The Pink Boat Tour will be launched Saturday, June 28th in Callander, ON when Naden Dealer Harper’s Marine will tow the boat in the local Canada Day parade. From there The Pink Boat Tour makes its way up to Noelville, ON.
“We have several events planned over the summer” stated Lamothe. “It’s all being co-ordinated through the CIBC Run for the Cure – North Bay volunteer committee. I imagine by the end of the summer, this little pink boat will have once again seen lots of Northern-Eastern Ontario and Muskoka.”
The 14’ Pink Naden Fisherman was hand-crafted in Temagami which is one of the most pristine boating areas of Ontario. All Naden Boats are built using a proprietary cleaning and coating process that is environmentally safe. Naden boats are powder coated via an electrostatic process. As an added bonus, this molecular bonding creates a durable finish that is even more scratch and fade resistant than alternatives.
“We like to characterize Naden boats – as eco-boats, because they are built using environmentally sound processes. And I’m delighted that Tohatsu donated one of their 4-stroke motors. They are known for their ultra low emission rate and are EPA and CARB approved. ” stated Lamothe.
Naden’s corporate motto reads: “All our boats are green, even the red ones!” Lamothe is delighted to think that he might have to revise his logo to read even the pink ones.
Tickets will be sold through the CIBC Run for the Cure – North Bay, stores in Callander, ON and selected Naden Boat dealers. Donations can be made directly from the Nadenboats.com/pink-boat-tour web page in the name of the Pink Boat Tour.
The CIBC Run for the Cure is Canada’s largest single day, volunteer-led fundraising event dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. Last year Canadians united to raise over $30 million for the event.
The Pink Boat Tour
• (28) Harper’s Marine & Dock Shop (Callander, ON) will be towing the boat in the Callander, ON July 1st parade. harpersmarina.com
• (1) Marine Tech Plus (Noelville, ON) showcases the Pink Fisherman along with their other Naden boats at the Alban Community Center. marinetechplus.com
• (5) Desmasdons Boatworks (Point au Baril, ON) – – 10th Annual Family Fun Day – BBQ and great events for the kids desmasdons.com
• 11-12 – Mountain Trout House (Dorset, ON) – 76th Anniversary and Customer Appreciation Weekend. mthmarina.com July 11th, The PINK boat will be on display at Robinson General Store.
• 18-19 – Wright’s Marina Britt and Byng Inlet Angler’s Association Smallmouth Live Release Bass Derby wrightsmarina.on.ca
• 2-4 – North Bay Summer-in-the-Park
• 9-10 – Customer Appreciation Day at Mariner’s Cove Marina (Mactier, ON) marinerscove.ca
• 15-17 – Mountain Trout House (Dorset, On) Annual BBQ Wing-Off