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Wine  raffle Feb 14 2014

We has a hard time moving the baskets last year, so this time we decided coolers would be a great way to display the wine and would be more sturdy to move them when selling tickets.  We went with $10.00 a ticket

1ST Prize - large red cooler valued at $550.00+......big red cooler with matching microfiber cloths, 11 bottles of wine ( all organic or bio-dynamic ) 4 wine glasses, wine stoppers, cork screw, wine bottle jacket, 2 bees wax candles, Himalayan bath salt, chocolate, $150.00 gift certificate for Community Natural foods and a $20.00 gift certificate for Springbank Cheese

2nd Prize - med blue cooler valued at $300.00......medium size blue cooler with matching microfiber cloths, 7 bottles of wine (all organic or bio-dynamic) 2 wine glasses, wine stoppers, cork screw, wine napkins,  2 bees wax candles, Himalayan bath salt, chocolate, $100.00 gift certificate for Mrs Greens and a $20.00 gift certificate for Springbank Cheese

3rd Prize small green cooler valued at $150.00 ........small size green cooler with matching microfiber cloths,4 bottles of wine, (all organic or bio-dynamic) 2 wine glasses, wine stoppers, cork screw, 2 bees wax candles, Himalayan bath salt, chocolate, $50.00 gift certificate for Planet Organic.         

End result going back into our account $2706.54

Thank you to all who worked hard to get the donation, gather donations, make up the baskets and  sell tickets for this raffle, without you this would not have been a success. A really HUGE THANK YOU  to Calgary Farmers Market and Kingsland Market for allowing us to come in to sell our tickets.  We sold a total of 342 tickets.    All prizes have been picked up                                                     

Kevin D. 1st prize, Sarah C. 2nd Prize and Joe I. 3rd prize

see photos                              

A HUGE THANK YOU to all who donated to this Raffle

Total Donations $523.00

                Ron Clifford - Largest cooler - $50.00

                Community Natural Foods - $150.00 (3 x $50.00 gift certificates)

                Mrs Greens $100.00 gift card

                Planet Organic $100.00 (4x $25.00 gift certificates)

                Spring Bank Cheese $40.00 ( 2 x $20.00 gift certificates)

                Willow Park Wine gave us a $43.00 reduction on the wines

                Callie’s cousin who has a Drug Store donated

 wine bottle jacket, heavy duty wine bottle opener and chocolate– estimated value $50.00

 Wine basket raffle Dec 2012

the first wine basket raffle went so well we decided to try it again only give us more time to sell tickets and offer bigger baskets of wine.

Draw date Dec 23 2012 at 5pm

1st prize Wine Basket value $400.00+

18 bottles of wine

$50.00 gift card from Safeway

two $20.00 gift certificates from Spring Bank Cheese

2 wine glasses

2nd prize Wine Basket Value $250.00+

9 bottles of wine 

$50.00 gift card for Co-Op

$20.00 gift certificate for Spring Bank Cheese

2 wine glasses

3rd prize Wine Basket Value $150.00+

5 bottles of wine

$50.00 gift card from SuperStore

2 wine glasses

The raffle license was obtained and tickets were printed by Nov 7th.  The Kingsland Market allowed us to come in for the weekend of Nov 11-13 to start the ticket sales off.  We didn't have the baskets at the market that weekend (they had not been made up as yet) so our ticket sales were not as good as we had anticipated.  We also got into the Longview Christmas craft sale Dec 15th with the understanding we'd have the baskets there to show.  And then back to the Kingsland market for the last weekend of the raffle Dec 21, 22 and 23, making the draw at the end of the day on Dec 23 at Kingsland Market.  Photos to the right top row 1st 2nd and 3rd prize baskets, at the Longview Christmas Craft Sale, at Kingsland Market, the Draw basket of tickets with Crystal mixing the tickets up, 3rd prize winner, 2nd prize winner and 1st prize winner all delivered by Dec 24th in time for the Holiday Celebrations.

    
  donations for wine raffle
       Thank You for helping us make this a success

       Marguerite Smith $50.00 
       Dr Darin Ward - $400.00
       Calgary - Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and Stacey - 4 bottles of Organic wine
       WJ and Sons Wineries - 3 bottles French wine, basket and 2 wine glasses
       Lynn Ryan - 1 bottle wine
       Jennifer Garrett - 2 bottles of wine
       Spring Bank Cheese - 3 $20.00 gift certificates
       Calgary Co-Op 130th Ave SE $50.00 gift card
       Calgary Safeway 130th AVE SE - $50.00 gift card
       Calgary SuperStore 130th Ave SE - $50.00 gift card
       Willow Park Wines $55.00 discount on the rest of the wine purchased for baskets
and the volunteers who
spent hours of their time and paper/ink printing the tickets
many phone calls and email getting donations
footwork picking things up
putting the baskets together
calling and delivering the baskets
without your help this would not have been possible

We ended up selling 623 of the 800 tickets, or $3,115.00
minus our costs of the rest of the wine and baskets - (632.63 - 450.00 donated) $183.63
a total going into our bank account of $2931.37
no to bad for 6 weeks of selling tickets,
a really BIG thanks going out to everyone who made the effort to sell tickets to friends and family
to those who got there friends and family to sell tickets
to Longview Community for allowing us to come out to their Christmas Craft sale to sell tickets
to Kingsland Market for allowing us to sell tickets for 3 days in November and 3 days in December
and to those who took the time to come out to the market to sell tickets
         

Relax Raffle April 2012

We've got the license for another raffle to get money back into our account so we can continue supporting Ronald McDonald House.  These meals have been running around $300- $500 each, and that's not including the donations.

         Relax Raffle draw date April 1,2012

1st prize:  Relax Dinner for 2 prepared in your home - 2 holistic Nutritionists will come into your home, bring all the ingredients they need to prepare a Nutritious Dinner for 2 while you put your feet up and relax

+ 2 bottles of wine (provided by Lynn Ryan)

+ leave behind a Planet Organic cookbook (provided by Planet Organic)

Total value $325.00

2nd prize:  Relax Gift Basket  (provided by Planet Organic valued at $100.00)

+ $100.00 gift card at Baton Rouge (provided by Baton Rouge)

Total value $200.00

3rd prize:  Relax Gift Basket (Provided by Planet Organic valued at $50.00)

+ movie passes for 2 (provided by Lorraine Clifford)

Total value $75.00


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Nov 2011 - Our next mission was how to raise the funds needed?  A wine raffle was suggested.  We called Alberta Gaming and Alcohol Commission to get approved as a non-profit organization so we could put on some fundraising events. 


Wine Raffle Winners Dec 30 2011
First prize:  wine basket with 2 wine glasses and 10 bottles of wine,
Second prize: wine basket with 2 wine glasses and  6 bottles of wine, and
Third prize:  wine basket with 2 wine glasses and 2 bottles of wine. 
Raffle license # 328441.  
We decided on a draw date of Dec 30 so the winners would have the wine in their hands to bring in the new year.   

On Dec 18 we met and handed out raffle tickets and on Dec 23 we were selling them at the Kingsland Market.  We sold all but 17 tickets, so we decided we did not have to come back to the Market on Dec 24.  All tickets and money were collected and the draw was made on Dec 30.  All prizes have been claimed.  Total money raised just under $1000.......We will have to go bigger next time.


 Relax Raffle date has come and gone, we had Michelle at Ronald McDonald House to pull the winning tickets.  The Prizes have all been picked up - pictures above of the Calgary Farmers Market selling tickets and 2nd and 3rd prize winners- First prize winner decided to take the $150.00 cash instead of having us come in and prepare dinner at their home.

Thank you

Planet Organic for donating to all 3 prizes, we appreciate your support

Lynn Ryan for the organic wine

Baton Rouge for 5- $20.00 gift certificates ($100.00 in total)

Lorraine Clifford movie passes for 2

Above -at the Kingsland Market selling Wine Raffle tickets, Santa even came by to help

  1st 2nd and 3rd Wine Raffle winners