VIA RAIL RAFFLE
Helping Hands held a raffle on March 20, 2010 and raised $1,900, thanks to VIA Rail, who donated the Grand Prize - a return trip for two to Jasper, Alberta.
We had been discussing the idea of holding a raffle since early in 2008, and then we were notified by VIA Rail that they would donate a return trip for two to Jasper, Alberta, an approximate value of $1,100! We thank VIA Rail for their generosity.
We thank all of those who donated prizes and all of you who bought tickets for the raffle.
Larry Barringer of Winnipeg won the trip for two to Jasper, Alberta, courtesy of VIA Rail. Larry bought his ticket at the HSC display table.
Doris Mayer of Winnipeg won a handmade double quilt, donated by Laverne Cooper of Calgary, a gifted artist in pottery and quilting.
Catherine Hendricks of Winnipeg won a framed birch tree painting donated by Gina Knechtel. Gina is a Winnipeg artist who paints on wasp nest and has sold her art throughout Canada and the U.S.