Party guest gets lucky with YANA Christmas cracker

$1,500 pair of diamond earrings for Ted Sauvé

Ted Sauve shows off the diamond earrings he won inside a YANA Christmas cracker.

Ted Sauve was sporting a great big smile when he stopped by the YANA office to pick up the grand prize from YANA’s annual cracker sale. He received the winning cracker at the Hollis Wealth client appreciation Christmas party.

“It was a big surprise,” laughs Suave. “When you open one of these things you just expect a little toy.”

As well as a toy, he found a special tag.

“It said ‘Congratulations! You have won a $1,500 pair of diamond earrings from YANA’.”

Of course this wonderful gift would not be possible without the generous support of our community. Every year Mark Dalziel donates the grand prize, a stunning piece of jewelry, and Tim Haley donates the appraisal.

“Mark has a long history of supporting YANA,” says Lesley Hunter, YANA board director and volunteer who co-ordinates this event. “People call Mark the ‘Gold Guy’, he definitely has a heart of gold.”

YANA is so grateful for everyone who makes this holiday fundraiser a success; the volunteers who handcraft these fun crackers, the local businesses who sell them, and the people who make them a part of their Christmas celebrations. With the help of the Comox Valley community YANA is able to offer direct funding and accommodation to local families who must travel for the medical care of a child or a pregnant mother.

What did he do when he found out he won? “I called my wife right away and told her I knew what she was getting for Christmas,” says Sauve.

We hope she liked her gift!

 

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