Canucks tickets up for grabs at telethon

The Vancouver Canucks are winners in the eyes of the Comox Valley Child Development Association.

SUPER CANUCK FANS Lucas Rye

The Vancouver Canucks are winners in the eyes of the Comox Valley Child Development Association.

The Canucks have donated two VIP tickets for the association’s hockey raffle package. Tickets are for the Canucks’ Dec. 23 home game against the Calgary Flames.

The raffle winner will also collect overnight accommodation at the Rosedale on Robson Hotel in downtown Vancouver and BC Ferries vouchers to make this trip a hockey fan’s dream come true.

Only 200 tickets will be sold for the Canuck hockey package. Purchase tickets in person at the Child Development Association at 237 Third St. in Courtenay or by phone at 250-338-4288. The winning ticket will be drawn at the CVCDA’s annual telethon, live on Shaw TV, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The Child Development Association has a second way for you to win big and support the telethon.

Imagine a huge basket stuffed with over $2,500 worth of local treats — gift certificates for restaurants, spas, salons, bookstores, and speciality shops — passes for skiing, golf and kayaking — handmade truffles, beauty products, travel accessories — handcrafted cards, First Nations silk scarf and necklace, local pottery, handmade quilt — children’s books, toys and games — and much more.

No you are not dreaming, it’s the Child Development Association’s annual deluxe raffle basket. Local businesses and artisans have generously donated gift certificates and merchandise to stuff this year’s basket with a fabulous assortment of quality winnings to support the annual Children’s Telethon.

Keep all the great prizes for yourself or share your good fortune with family and friends — gift giving couldn’t be easier.

Raffle basket tickets are available at the Child Development Association or by phone at 250-338-4288.

In addition, the basket and ticket sales will be making the rounds at various locations around the Comox Valley over the next few weeks.

Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, with the lucky winning ticket to be drawn at the telethon, live on Shaw TV, on Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

The third way to win is by bidding on one of the fabulous art pieces donated by local artists.

Longtime telethon supporter Brian Scott has donated one of signature colourful art cans. First Nations artists Randy Frank and Charlie Johnson are each donating carvings — Randy will finish his creation onsite at the telethon. And Roy Randell has donated one of his original paintings.

All of these pieces will be auctioned off in a silent auction at the telethon.

For more about the artists, their art and the art auction, go to the CVCDA website at www.cvcda.ca.

And the fourth way to win?

The real winners in this venture are local children with special needs and their families.

Like the telethon, all monies raised by the raffle basket, the hockey raffle, and the art auction stay in the community to support programs and services for local children with special needs and their families.

Therapy equipment, specialized toys, support resources for parents including books, videos, and hands on training — these are just some of the areas that the Child Development Association puts these earnings to work.

For more information about the raffles, the art auction, the telethon or the Child Development Association, call 250-338-4288 or check out the website at www.cvcda.ca.

— Comox Valley Child Development Association

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