Winners Announced In Spirit of North Harley Raffle
Prince George, B.C. – The winners in the Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation’s Harley raffle have been announced.
The annual raffle, which is conducted in conjunction with the Prince George Firefighters, provides funding for foundation projects at University Hospital of Northern BC. The money this year goes to pay the final installment on an Optos OCT SLO System, which performs very intricate and varied surgeries related to the eye. The system sells for $200,000 but Spirit of the North CEO Judy Neiser noted that with the poor performance of the Canadian dollar recently the equipment actually comes in at about $230,000.
There were 3500 tickets for sale this year at $20 apiece, and every one of those tickets sold, raising $70,000 for the healthcare project. Neiser says with this $70,000 the full cost is covered and the specialized equipment has now been ordered. Through the efforts of the two groups the 19 annual Harley raffles have raised over $780,000.
So now to the winners of this year’s three available prizes:
First Prize: 2016 Harley Davidson Dyna Wide Glide
WINNER: Chantal Morton of Prince George (Ticket # 3458)
Second Prize: $500 Harley Davidson Gift Certificate
WINNER: Ken Coombs of Quesnel (ticket # 1299)
Third Prize: $250 Harley Davidson Gift Certificate
WINNER: Talwinder Sidhu of Terrace (Ticket # 3486)
Meantime the Prince George Firefighters Burn Fund 50/50 raffle continues, with a few hundred tickets remaining to be sold before the draw is made this Thursday, March 17th.
Tickets are being sold by the firefighters at Costco and they will also be on hand tomorrow at Canadian Tire.
The proceeds of the Burn Fund raffle go to support the Prince George Firefighters’ pledge at the new Burn Fund Centre, which is a home away from home for burn and trauma patients and their families while receiving care in Vancouver. The three-storey facility is expected to be completed by this November.
The pledge of the Prince George Firefighters is to raise $100,000 over three years for the centre and the opportunity to put their name on one of the eight accommodation suites which will be located there.
The Prince George Firefighters conduct several events throughout the year to raise funds for very worthwhile causes.