The Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce the winner of this year’s Canada Day Cash Lottery early-bird prize is Dede McCool of Fort Frances.
The draw was made at Flint House on Thursday (May 18) to kick off the long weekend.
McCool won an all-inclusive fishing trip to the Manitou Weather Station Fishing Lodge, which includes two days and three nights of fishing, guide services, meals, and accommodations (valued at more than $2,200).
This year, the Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary and, in turn, it is offering a bigger prize lot than ever!
All cash prizes still are up for grabs, and will be drawn during Canada Day festivities at 3 p.m. at Point Park.
The grand prize is $10,000.
Other prizes include a draw for $2,000, two draws for $1,000, five draws for $500, five draws for $250, and five additional draws of $100 each.
Every ticket is eligible for all 19 remaining draws.
Only 2,500 are being sold and this year they are going quickly!
“We have less than 600 tickets left,” said Foundation director Samantha Manty.
“I have never seen tickets sell quite so fast!”
Manty encouraged anyone hoping to get tickets to stop in and get them before they’re all gone.
Tickets, which cost $20 each, three for $50, or seven for $100, are available at the Fort Frances Times, From the Grind Up, Green’s Brand Source, McTaggarts, and Taggs, as well as Tompkins Hardware in Emo.
They also are available at La Verendrye Hospital, Rainycrest, and the health centres in Emo and Rainy River, or by calling 274-4803.
Last year with the support of the community, the Foundation was able to purchase to purchase five high-low beds, 15 mattresses, and a portable suction machine for Rainycrest.
This year, the goal is to raise enough funds for a new and innovative ultrasound examination bed for La Verendrye General Hospital here.