Erin Chahil of WestJet (left) was on hand when Alvin Gossen of VISAS (right) presented Bruce Johnson with his prize of two return tickets for two to anywhere WestJet flies.

Luck of the Irish for Herb Bradley Challenge raffle winner

Bruce Johnson of Duncan wins two return tickets for two and is going to Dublin

Retired Duncan resident Bruce Johnson is the lucky first prize winner in The Herb Bradley Challenge raffle, giving him two flights to anywhere WestJet flies.

Johnson bought a raffle ticket on a whim, telling his family, “I never win anything.” Luck has changed for Johnson, and as a great supporter of WestJet, he looks forward to enjoying their services with a return flight all the way to Ireland.  When asked how Johnson would be recognizable to Vancouver Island Society for Adaptive Snowpsorts (VISAS) board member Alvin Gossen for their meeting at the WestJet counter, Johnson replied, “I will be the one with the biggest smile.”

The Herb Bradley Challenge is a fun race named in honour of the adaptive snowsports society’s legendary founder, Herb Bradley.  Proceeds from the race and raffle are used to provide fun opportunities on the slopes for folks who might otherwise miss out.

Money raised is used to purchase specialized snowsports equipment and lessons for individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, two other prize winners will have the opportunity to take a trip. Louise Cason was the second prize winner with a $600 voucher from Harbour Air.  Third place prize winner Barb Osaka was awarded a $100 BC Ferries voucher.

“VISAS is extremely grateful for the generous donations they received, and to all those patrons who bought tickets in the draw,” a spokesperson said.


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