In front of an excited crowd, Marcel Moose of MNP drew the winning ticket for the Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) 5th Annual Ultimate fifty/50 raffle on Friday evening at the Kingfisher Resort and Spa. The winning ticket holder, Scott McLennan, a retired RCMP officer, jubilantly expressed his disbelief and excitement saying, “You made my year!”

Paula Horky, CVHS President noted, “The money from this raffle raised for hospice will help fund the emotional and spiritual care of people who are living with dying, grieving and caregiving at home, in care facilities, in Hospice at The Views and in hospital which is offered free of charge by a small staff and dozens of well-trained volunteers. This whole person care helps makes every moment matter for our families, neighbours and friends, and is available only because of the generosity of this community who fund more than 70% of the costs every year.”

Horky continued, “We are also excited that our community hospice will have more capacity with two additional suites added to the four being moved from Hospice at The Views as well as the CVHS outpatient offices at Ocean Front Village now being built on Cliffe Avenue and scheduled to open in 2021.”

“We were so gratified to have such a wonderful community response as the raffle sold out early for the third straight year. We offer a huge thank you to raffle Diamond Sponsor, Golden Life Management. Platinum sponsors Daryl Robbins, Notary/Accountant, DeLuca Veale Investments, Jane Denham/Remax, Mackenzie Gartside & Associates and Waypoint Insurance” said Tracey McGinnis, owner of Blinds and Bubble Boutique and a Platinum Sponsor. “I used the $10 tickets as customer appreciation gifts and they were warmly appreciated. CVHS also deeply appreciates Gold sponsors—Kingfisher Resort & Spa, 40 Knots Vineyard & Estate Winery, Coastal Transportation & Storage Ltd., Comox Valley Funeral Home, Comox Valley Hydraulic & Industrial Supply Ltd., Ennis & Associates, Geek Tweaks, Hot Chocolates and Robert A Couture. Media sponsors The Comox Valley Record, The Eagle 97.3 and Staples-Courtenay as well as the many Friends of Hospice sponsorships.”

Terri Odeneal

Executive Director, Comox Valley Hospice Society