May 2020 Season Update
Dear Friends of Bear Boating,
The Board of Bear Boating has made the difficult - yet responsible - decision to cancel the 2020 Boating and Fishing season. The risk of coronavirus for our volunteers and for the vulnerable populations we serve is just too great. The Cap’ns and Mates will miss being with you and your residents on the water this summer! We hope we will see you on a boat ride in 2021!
Bear Boating remains dedicated to serving the seniors, active duty military, veterans and disabled in our community, especially during these difficult times. We are "fishing" for ways that we can help our target populations, utilizing our greatest asset - our volunteers - as well as available funds.
The Board has some pretty exciting plans, but we recognize that you may have some really great ideas! Please email [email protected] with any suggestions you have. You can also use the Contact Us form on the Bear Boating website. This will be the primary focus at our next Board meeting which is on Thursday, June 4th. Underway and in the planning stages are a Blood Drive co-sponsored by Bear Boating and Lunds and Byerlys; using technology to create virtual tours of the lake and virtual fishing; visiting facilities (while social distancing) and bringing boat and fish shaped cookies, to name a few. But we want to hear from you!
On behalf of the Board, we hope you stay safe and well. We would like to acknowledge those who have been affected by this terrible pandemic in one or more ways. We recognize that many of us have suffered great loss and are enduring hardships; for that we are truly sorry and praying for your well-being and protection. We're all in this together.
The Board of Bear Boating
Bear Boating of White Bear Lake
PO Box 10531
White Bear Lake, MN 55110