Lucky winners announced by Golden Lions

The Golden Lions Club has concluded another successful CNIB charity raffle with the support of local residents and businesses.

Golden Lions Club raffle organizer

The Golden Lions Club has concluded another successful CNIB charity raffle with the support of local residents and businesses.

Raffle organizer, Gary Bjarnason, explained that the raffle is held in conjunction with the CNIB Sight First Golf Tournament which is held during the summer.

This year around 70 per cent of the tickets were sold which raised about $700.

All of the money raised will go to service the blind and legally blind in Golden through the CNIB.

“It costs between $7,000 and $8,000 a year to service those people with vision issues in the Golden area,” Bjarnason said.

He also wanted to give thanks to the support he has received this year.

“The business people in town are good corporate citizens,” he said.

“They were donating. They were not worried about the prize. I can’t say enough about the people. Golden is a nice place to live because everybody supports everybody. Everyone steps up to  the plate and helps. Whether it is buying a raffle ticket…the prizes are secondary they are really making a donation.”

The winners of the raffle were 1st prize- Dianne Brown; 2nd-Norm Macdonald; 3-Dereck Ross; 4th-Thompson and 5th-Inge Clapperton.