Dewar family annual maple syrup auction benefits cancer foundation

The Dewar family of Providence Bay, at their maple syrup shack, are preparing for the annual auction of the first litre. The Dewar family is holding its eighth annual maple syrup auction, which began on Monday and will continue until Friday, April 8 until 6 pm. Proceeds raised through the winning bid on the maple syrup, as well as donations from the auction, will go to the Northern Cancer Foundation.

PROVIDENCE BAY—It is an annual Manitoulin Island tradition, one that not only provides the winning bidder some of Manitoulin’s finest maple syrup, but it also helps to raise funds for the Northern Cancer Foundation.

The Dewar family’s eighth annual maple syrup auction, held on Facebook, runs from Monday April 4 starting at 1 pm and continuing until this Friday, April 8 at 6 pm.

“As most syrup producers might tell you, the 2022 year has started off pretty slow but with some patience and calling in a few favours from mother nature, the Dewar family has had steam rolling and has produced the first, the best, the most delicious, absolutely incredible litre of Manitoulin’s finest maple syrup.”

“And we would like you (bidders) to have it!” stated Travis Dewar. “It’s super easy to make it yours! Just bid, then bid again and bid some more! When others outbid you, bid even higher!”

Proceeds raised through bids on the maple syrup, as well as donations from the auction, will be donated as usual to the Northern Cancer Foundation. All donors receive a tax receipt for their charitable donations.

“To date, the Dewar Family Syrup Shack has raised $9,621 in bids and donations for the Northern Cancer Foundation,” said Mr. Dewar. “What a huge number!”

Mr. Dewar explained, “the highest bidder not only gets the first precious litre of deliciousness, they get the satisfaction of knowing that they have helped those affected by cancer here in Northern Ontario.”

As usual, the Dewar family will have milestone prizes, which are smaller, but still very sweet, for bidders who push the auction over these pre-determined milestones, explained Mr. Dewar.

Bids must be placed on the original auction post, which will be found on the Dewar Family Maple Syrup Facebook page. “Let’s make this a record setting year! Last year, our auction went to new heights with the winning bid of $1,100.”

“If anyone has any questions about the auction or would like to make a donation, please feel free to contact us through our Facebook page, (Dewar Family Maple Syrup Shack) or via phone at 705-929-3137,” added Mr. Dewar.

You can also check out the Dewar Family Maple Syrup Shack in the Northern Cancer Foundation commercial: