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Timmins and District Hospital Spring Lottery features precious metal and gem board

Spring Gala and Lottery to raise funds for hospital-wide IV pump renewal
Lottery Launch (April 8, 2016)

Timmins, ON – With the arrival of Spring comes preparations for the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation’s 18th Annual Spring Gala and Lottery to be held Saturday, April 30th, 2016. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward the purchase of new IV pumps for all departments within our local hospital.

The Foundation is thrilled to be able to announce a most promising $50,000 prize board for the lottery once again this year with a variety of photo-ops to showcase the coveted prizes and the generous donors who make this event possible.

The first photo-op, held today at Mikey’s General Sales & Repair featured the following three prizes:

$10,000 cash prize
Legend 14-foot wide body aluminum boat with Mercury outboard motor and trailer valued at $8,475 donated by Mikey’s General Sales & Repair
Stainless steel appliances valued at $2,825 donated by Timmins Financial Inc.

In attendance were Jason Gervais and David Gervais, co-owners of Timmins Financial; Mike Mason, Owner of Mikey’s General Sales & Repair; and Janna Burke, executive director, TADH Foundation.

Mikey’s has been donating top prizes to the Foundation’s lottery since its inception in 2008 to the tune of $104,983. The list of prizes donated over the last nine years includes four Beachcomber hot tubs, a Kawasaki 4x4, three Honda TRX ATV’s and a Bombardier Spyder motorcycle as well as this year’s Legend boat and Mercury motor.

“I donate to the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation because I trust in the work that they do,” stated Mike Mason, Owner, Mikey’s General Sales & Repair. “I like to see my donations stay in Timmins and help the people of Timmins,” added Mason.

The fundraising goal for the Foundation’s 18th Annual Spring Gala & Lottery is $250,000 - including the $90,000 to be raised from the lottery. This year’s organizing committee put a different spin on the $50,000 prize board by featuring precious metals and gems. Variations on the “Precious Metals & Gems” theme include diamond, emerald, pearl, gold, silver, copper, aluminum, titanium, stainless steel, ‘rock’, and cold hard cash.

Only 200 of the coveted gold lottery tickets will be sold at $500 each. Tickets are available until Saturday, April 30th, 2016 and can be purchased through the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation office or from any of the following Spring Gala & Lottery committee members: Jason Gervais, Jessica Gervais, Line Levasseur, Sue McArthur and Mary Ellen Pauli. 

“On behalf of the Foundation and the healthcare team at Timmins and District Hospital, I wish to express my appreciation to all the local businesses for their generous donations towards the lottery,” stated Janna Burke, Executive Director, TADH Foundation. “Most importantly, we are grateful for their commitment to patient care in our community through their consistent support of the Foundation,” added Burke.

2016 Precious Metals & Gems Spring Lottery Prize Board (value includes tax)

#1

SILVER bars (20 x 1oz bars)

$554.00

#2

Cultured PEARL Necklace from Dubé Designs

$622.00

#3

His and Her TITANIUM Watches from Cousineau Fine Jewellery

$893.00

#4

EMERALD Pendant Encrusted with Diamonds from Flondra Jewellers

$1,639.00

#5

1 oz GOLD Coin
from Detour Gold Corporation

$1,723.00

#6

COPPER Pots and Pans from Canadian Tire

$2,259.00

#7

STAINLESS STEEL Appliances from Timmins Financial

$2,825.00

#8

Porter ROCK Concert Getaway for Two (includes flights and a Ticketmaster gift certificate) from Porter Airlines Inc.

$5,500.00

#9

Legend 14-foot wide body ALUMINUM Boat 9.9 Mercury Outboard Motor and Trailer from Mikey's General Sales & Repair

$8,475.00

#10

CASH

$10,000.00

#11

Forevermark DIAMOND 1.07 Carat Ideal Square Cut from De Beers Canada Victor Mine

$15,510.00

 

TOTAL

$50,000.00

From the James Bay coast to Engleheart, from Hearst to Kirkland Lake, Timmins and District Hospital is the beating heart of a vast, beautiful and vibrant region. We hold the well-being of over 115,000 people in our hands...and they, in turn, hold our fate in theirs.

As the largest hospital in Northeast Ontario, TADH is poised on the brink of a new era in healthcare for this region. To meet the growing and changing needs of the families we serve, the facilities and equipment of our hospital must be renewed. Not years from now, but now. Outdated, cramped, with an aging building and obsolete equipment, TADH is long past due for a revitalization that will enable us to take our District’s healthcare into the 21st century. 

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