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Guess who’s $1,000 richer in Bradford West Gwillimbury?

First early-bird draw for Bradford Lions Club held on Canada Day

Local resident Paul Sadlon is $1,000 richer after winning a Canada Day draw in support of the Bradford Lions Club.

“He’s a great supporter of the Lions club. He’s been a member since he was 21,” said Bradford West Gwillimbury Deputy Mayor James Leduc, a fellow Lions club member. “We appreciate the support you give us all, with the car draw. All the funds stay in the community.”

The club’s biggest annual fundraiser is its Mammoth Draw, offering more than $119,400 in prizes.

With a grand prize of a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, second prize of a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro, and 28 cash prizes ranging from $500 to $2,000, the tickets remain a ‘deal’ at only $100 each — specially since just 1,700 tickets are printed.

Each ticket admits two people to an evening of live entertainment, social gaming, and a beef buffet dinner at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre on Sept. 8.

The draw includes three early-bird prizes of $1,000 each, including the first one on Canada Day.

Funds raised have supported the BWG Leisure Centre’s Aquatics Centre, ball diamonds at Joe Magani Park, Southlake Regional Health Centre Foundation, as well as minor sports, high-school awards and bursaries, youth public-speaking competitions, the Helping Hand Food Bank, Santa Claus Parade, Big Brothers Big Sisters of York, Guides and Scouts, and many other causes.

The Lions recently made a new commitment, promising a contribution of $225,000 to help develop the new Henderson Memorial Community Park.

The funds will support the field house at the 39-hectare park on Line 9 at Sideroad 10.

For more information or to purchase a Mammoth Draw ticket, speak to any Bradford Lions Club member, visit the car draw display at Canadian Tire, or call 905-775-9170.

They are also available at retail outlets across Bradford.

The next early-bird draw will take place at Carrot Fest on Aug. 18 at 5 p.m.


Miriam King

About the Author: Miriam King

Miriam King is a journalist and photographer with Bradford Today, covering news and events in Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.
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