This is not just any beaver, this is an official Bell Canada Frank or Gordon, unfortunately I’m unable to tell which. (yes, I lifted the tail, it didn’t help)
This Frank’n’Gordon was found in the Rideau Centre in a small Bell Mobility kiosk dressed in a surgical mask and OR gear fundraising for the Montreal Children’s Hospital with a number of his colleagues. For just $7 you could take him home. Medical outfit included.
Since my partner’s totem is a beaver, he’s been chomping at the bit
branch to get a Frank’n’Gordon since they started their stint as Bell
spokes-beavers promoting the Olympics. And I don’t think he was alone.
I had more than one conversation about the need for stuffed versions
with other beaver fans. But nothing seemed to materialize, until this
one small kiosk in Ottawa had these fund-raising beavers.
I was a little surprised that the very day I was about to post about the availability of these collectibles Ken Schafer over at One Degree, another Frank’n’Gordon watcher, announced that Bell’s frankandgordon.ca has become extinct. Check his post: Frank & Gordon Are Dead. Long Live Gordon & Frank.
It’s hard to believe that just as Bell is starting to bring the
beaver to the people, they would eliminate the beaver’s habitat.
Perhaps it’s just that now he’s a doctor, Frank’n’Gordon can afford his own pad. I wonder what will happen to julesetbertrand.ca