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Carrot Fest winners get active

Four people won prizes from the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury's Active Transportation/Recreation Committee draw at Carrot Fest

Visitors to this year’s Carrot Fest could stop by the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury’s booth to pick up information and Carrot Fest T-shirts, and to enter the Active Transportation/Recreation Committee’s free draw.

Prizes reflected the committee’s mandate to encourage residents to engage in physical activity.

“What says active transportation and recreation any better than prizes of two bikes and two one-month memberships to the (BWG) Leisure Centre?” said chair of the committee, Coun. Gary Baynes.

One bike was donated by Bradford’s Canadian Tire, and the other was purchased by the committee with the promise that the bicycles could be exchanged, if not the appropriate size.

There was plenty of interest in the draw, with more than 300 ballots entered, Baynes noted. The prizes have now been awarded to four very happy festival-goers.

Jon Davies, a Bradford resident, was the first ballot drawn for a bicycle. Davies, who had been thinking about getting a bike, was delighted with his prize – upsized and upgraded to suit.

The second ballot drawn was that of Keswick resident Marilyn Syrovy – so eager to get a bike to use on the trails near her home that she arrived to pick up her prize before the committee could arrange to deliver it.

Jackie Gibbons of Innisfil was the third ballot pulled, winning a one-month membership to the leisure centre. A graduate of Bradford District High School, she often visits family in Bradford, and said she plans to put the membership to good use.

Final ballot drawn was that of nine-year-old Trinity, a Bradford resident who said she had a terrific time this summer at the leisure centre’s summer camp and thought the membership was a great prize.

“Four very happy prize winners,” said Baynes. “Let’s do it again next year!”

- Submitted by BWG Coun. Gary Baynes. Edited by BradfordToday staff.