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.

 

Just Posted

Sam Weber set to play Bacchus Books April 29

Sam Weber is rolling back through Golden, and it is time to… Continue reading

Parents and caregivers in Golden can become an ‘askable adult’ for sexual health

When you were young, did you feel comfortable asking the big questions… Continue reading

Some of Golden’s top stories in a Mountain Minute

Your Mountain Minute for April 18

TSB makes two safety advisories in probe of fatal train derailment near Field

The train derailment killed three crew members on board

There are many ways to be a sustainable consumer in Golden

Many people are coming up with ways to connect businesses and consumers… Continue reading

VIDEO: Driver in bizarre hit-and-run at B.C. car dealership turns herself in

Police believe alcohol was a factor in incident causing estimated $15,000 in damages

Two in critical condition, several still in hospital after Langley deck collapse

Close relative Satwant Garcha makes daily trips to visit those injured at the wedding

Allegedly intoxicated man arrested after 3 paramedics attacked at Kamloops hospital

Paramedics had transported the man to Royal Inlands Hospital for medical treatment

Canadian privacy watchdogs find major shortcomings in Facebook probe

The probe followed reports that Facebook had let an outside organization use an app to access users’ personal info

B.C., Ottawa talk 50/50 split on abandoned bus-route service

B.C. has paid $2 million on a bus service for the northern part of the province

‘B.C. cannot wait for action’: Top doctor urges province to decriminalize illicit drugs

Dr. Bonnie Henry says current approach in ‘war on drugs’ has criminalized and stigmatized drug users

B.C. woman, 76, challenges alcohol-screening laws after failing to give breath sample

Norma McLeod was unable to provide a sample because of her medical conditions

New report on 2017 wildfires calls for better coordination with B.C. First Nations

Tsilhqot’in National Government documents 2017 disaster and lists 33 calls to action

B.C. youth coach banned amid sexual harassment, bullying scandal: Water Polo Canada

Justin Mitchell can’t take part in Water Polo Canada events or clubs

Most Read