Gunflint Trail Fire Dept.



Seagull Community/Fire Hall 3
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday June 9, 2024

                           Annual Gunflint Trail Fire Department Shrimp Boil

Please join us for the annual Gunflint Trail Fire Department Shrimp Boil
Enjoy reuniting with your Gunflint Trail neighbors and supporting those who volunteer to keep us all safe on the Trail!

100% of your generous donations will go directly to the fire department. Patti Beyer (a former Gunflint Lake resident) and GTVFD members John and Rose Schloot are donating all food costs. Patti is getting a big batch of Gulf shrimp shipped up here on ice, so this will be a good one!

Soft drinks, tableware, and some other goodies included! We would appreciate a donation to the GTVFD of $20 per adult and $10 for children under twelve.

We hope to see you—our sincere thanks to John and Rose Schloot
and Patti Beyer for their generous support.   

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races on July 17, 2024
At Gunflint Lodge Harbor, Gunflint Lake

Each year neighbors and friends on the Gunflint Trail plan and execute all aspects of the beloved Gunflint Trail Canoe Races to raise money for a worthy cause.
This year’s Canoe Races will take place Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at the Gunflint Lodge Harbor on the south shore of Gunflint Lake, beginning at 4:30 pm. All funds raised will support the Gunflint Trail Fire Department.
Among the highlights are 18 Canoe Races for all ages and abilities, the celebrated Trail Cup for resort and outfitter teams, raffles for a solo canoe and a hand-made quilt, family-friendly food and beverages by the Gunflint Lodge staff, face-painting for the kids and much more fun.
The official 2024 Gunflint Trail Canoe Races T-shirt, Sweatshirt and Tumbler fundraiser online May 19-June 22 at
                                  ORDER NOW - Ends June 22
Raffle tickets and a limited number of shirts will be available at the canoe races.     
                                         2024 Mid Trail Fundraisers 

Quilt and Solo Canoe Raffle

($10 each) for the quilt raffle and solo canoe raffle. The quilt will be on display, and tickets will be sold on weekends at Poplar Haus, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, starting June 28th through Sunday, July 14th, from noon to 6PM. Tickets are also available from Deb Meyer, or Jody Preus, jodykpody@gmail.comThis year the solo canoe AND the quilt raffle winners will be drawn at the Canoe Races on July 17, 2024.

The Gunflint Stitchers produced a 2024 raffle quilt to benefit the GTVFD called “Lee’s Cabin” (in memory of Lee Zopff).
                   Queen size (88” x 98”) and machine quilted by Carol Morgen.

Gunflint Trail Postcards
Get your hands on the high-quality Gunflint Trail postcards featuring 10 stunning photos by local photographers. These postcards, a true testament to the beauty of our community, will be sold in 10-packs for just $10. They will be available for purchase along with the quilt and kayak raffle tickets over the weekends at Poplar Haus Friday, Saturday and Sunday, starting June 28th through Sunday, July 14th  (as well as at the Races).

GTVFD Baseball Caps
Show your support for our GTVFD with the exclusive “We Support Our GTVFD” baseball caps featuring the GTFD logo on the front. These caps, a symbol of our community's unity, will be sold along with the quilt and solo canoe raffle tickets at Poplar Haus on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, starting June 28th through Sunday, July 14th.

Online Auction
The online auction will be held again this year, starting July 18 and running through July 28. Patsy Coleman is organizing and gathering auction items now, so if you have higher-priced quality items or experiences that you would like to donate, please contact Patsy at


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© Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department 2024