Updated: Oct 20
Kincardine Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Huron Shores Hospice and Tiverton & District Lions, Kincardine, ON – October 12, 2022
The Kincardine Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, Huron Shores Hospice and Tiverton & District Lions are joining forces to offer a bigger and more exciting Catch the Ace raffle to the residents of the Municipality of Kincardine and the surrounding area.
The new Catch the Ace progressive raffle will start immediately following the current Catch the Ace lottery at the Legion, which is supporting the Kincardine Pipe Band. The new lottery will offer hybrid ticket sales with both online and in-person ticket purchase opportunities, giving more flexibility to our ticket purchasers. Joining the two lotteries will help build the progressive jackpot faster and provide a much larger jackpot, while the community reaps the benefits. The proceeds will be divided equally between the three organizations. The Legion and Lions will support projects and organizations in our community. Huron Shores Hospice will support their two-bed residential hospice in Tiverton, along with their community programs, all delivered free to our community.
Jim McDonald, President of the Kincardine Legion said, “This is a great opportunity to come together as a community and support three organizations. The pot will grow faster with all three organization’s supporters purchasing tickets. We are following in the footsteps of our Legion members in Goderich by joining forces to create something bigger and better than our current Catch the Ace draw and raising more money to be put to good use in our community. It has worked really well in Goderich with progressive jackpots as high as $80,000.”
“Joining forces will help spread out the workload for the operation of Catch the Ace and bring more excitement to our community, all while supporting great causes. It will be more fun for everyone to watch as the progressive jackpot grows more quickly and will encourage others to buy as well, making it a win for everyone involved. Your support for this Catch the Ace Lottery will help the Lions maintain and expand their humanitarian service for many years to come,” said Hank VanMoorsel, Tiverton Lions.
Cheryl Cottrill, Founding Director, Huron Shores Hospice said, “We are excited to work with the Kincardine Legion and Tiverton Lions to bring this new format for Catch the Ace to our community. It will be so much fun to watch the progressive jackpot grow, with more players supporting the draws and knowing more money is being raised to support our community.”
Once the current Legion draw is finished, we will announce the start date of this new and exciting Catch the Ace progressive raffle and how to purchase your tickets. Until that time, we invite you to continue your support for the Kincardine Legion draw, helping to grow the jackpot and increase the odds of the Ace being found. Huron Shores Hospice will hold an electronic 50-50 draw to keep our many Catch the Ace players engaged in some good fun, with more details to follow.
The MacDonald branch 183 of the Canadian Royal Legion in Kincardine’s mission is to serve Veterans, including serving military and RCMP members and their families, to provide remembrance, and to serve their community and their country. With 1,350 Branches from coast to coast to coast, our members provide local services and supports to build a stronger Canada. Whether helping local Veterans, supporting seniors, providing youth sports programs, raising funds, volunteering to help those in need, or simply offering a place to gather for fun and celebration, Legionnaires provide essential services in their communities.
The Tiverton & District Lions Club was chartered in 1973 and, in the next year, will be celebrating 50 years of community and worldwide service! During that time members were instrumental in building their own meeting hall, fundraising the Tiverton Arena, establishing playgrounds, running the Whitney Crawford Community Centre and maintaining the “ Walk of Memories” a walk dedicated to those who have passed away. Nationally, they are “Knights of the Blind” and support the Guide Dogs program. Pediatric Cancer, Diabetes and providing aid during natural disasters are just a few of the programs Lions support internationally.
Huron Shores Hospice provides quality end-of-life care, at no cost, to residents of Saugeen Shores, Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss and surrounding areas. Our vision is to create a world where end-of-life receives the same beauty, care and respect as the beginning, by creating moments that matter. In addition to end-of-life care, Huron Shores Hospice also provides free programs for Grief Recovery, End of Life Doula services, Death Cafes and End-of-Life Planning workshops. Huron Shores Hospice is a charitable not-for-profit, volunteer-driven, community-funded organization, located within Tiverton Park Manor in Tiverton, Ontario.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Jim McDonald, President, Kincardine Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 519-396-2372 or email
Hank Van Moorsel, Past President, Tiverton & District Lions Club, 519-386-5954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Cottrill, Co-Chair, Huron Shores Hospice, 519-386-0697 or email email@example.com.