Riverside Foundation for Health Care is excited to announce that this year's Annual Canada Day Cash Lottery raised a net profit of approximately $25,000!
These profits will go towards the purchase of a mammography monitor which will allow residents of the Rainy River District to continue to receive breast health care close to home.
The draws, made by Citizen of the Year Cynthia Donald, took place on Canada Day during the Fun in the Sun Activities at the Point Park.
The grand prize winner of $10,000 was Belen McMillan of Devlin. Having just moved to the District from Kenora last year, this was McMillan's first time purchasing Canada Day Cash Lottery tickets and she looks forward to continuing to support the Foundation in the future.
McMillan and her husband plan to use the winnings to either renovate their kitchen or invest it into their garlic farm.
The winner of two thousand dollars was Michelle Elias of Fort Frances.
Lori Caron also from Fort Frances took home $1,000, while Lori McKay, Daniel Rogoza, John Bradley and Gemma Lamenato all walked away with five hundred dollars each.
Riverside Foundation would like to congratulate the winners, and thank everyone who purchased a ticket this year.
Thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals who helped sell tickets, especially volunteers, Tony and Louise Bliss, who sold 22 books! Thank you also to all of the volunteers who help make this raffle a success in any way.
Finally, a very special thank you goes out to Manitou Weather Station Fishing Lodge for their generous donation of the early bird prize.
The next big fundraiser for Riverside Foundation will be the annual fall dinner.
A “Black & White Gala” will take place Oct. 25, 2019 at Copper River Inn.
For more information about the upcoming gala, or about other ways to give to Riverside Foundation for Health Care please contact Foundation director Allison Cox at 807-274-4803.