Raffle raises $18,000 for Special Olympics

Quesnel’s Special Olympics Raffle sold 1,830 tickets to raise $18,300 for the organization.

Funds will go towards operating expenses like uniforms, equipment, travel to competitions and hosting events in town.

This is the first year that all three winning tickets were sold by Special Olympic athletes.

Pictured from left to right are: Shawna Nysven; Honey Affleck, winner of the third prize of $200 in gift cards from Barkerville Historic Town and Park; Kathy Beauvillier, winner of the second prize of four tickets to an upcoming Prince George Cougars’ game, a one-night stay at the Treasure Cove Hotel and a $50 restaurant gift card; Matt Hender; Allan Sand, winner of the grand prize of four tickets to the March 23 Edmonton Oilers game, a three-night stay in Edmonton, a $400 gas gift card and a $200 West Edmonton Mall gift card; and Trevor Roszmann. Photo submitted

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