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    Our Raffle

Our basket raffle is a fantastic way to win something that money can’t buy! Purchase a roll of tickets and drop as many as you’d like into the basket you wish to win. Watch this space for a list of baskets to win in 2020, and in the meantime, here are some examples of baskets from our 2019 event.

ItemDescriptionValueDonated by
Summer Family Fun in DurhamGet set for a summer of fun in the Durham Region! Enjoy a family day pass to Jungle Cat World before getting up close and personal with scaly friends thanks to 8 passes to Reptilia. Then try out bowling, the play centre, the arcade, and rides at Neb’s Oshawa, with 4 ride tickets and 4 game tokens.
$225Jungle Cat World, Repitilia Whitby, Nebs Fun World
Kids! Be a DancerGet ready to shine! This prize pack includes Duffle Bag, Stuffed Animal, Water Bottle, Mug, Sunglasses, Socks, and 1 private lesson & 2 group lessons from the dance experts at Joy of Dance at Danforth and Broadview in Toronto. Then dream big little dancer, with show-worn pointe shoes and poster signed by a National Ballet star.Priceless!Joy of Dance, National Ballet
Be a Chef!Hungry? You won’t be with all of this lovely loot! Featuring two huge baskets of culinary goodies from Epicure, your kitchen will be fully stocked. Plus, pop open the snack basket from Farm Boy for delicious snacks and a $50 gift certificate to use in store.$250Farm Boy, Epicure
Jerry Seinfeld TicketsGet ready to laugh with Jerry Seinfeld on Friday May 31st 2019 as he brings his stand-up comedy show to the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa. These great seats are in Section 113, Row 8, Seat 9 and 10.
$250Meghan Wright, Tribute Communities Centre
Basket from Treasure Island ToysEvery child will love this basket stuffed full of Sago Mini Pillow items!
$70Treasure Island Toys
Huge LOL BasketGet (officially) crowned “Best Parent / Grandparent / Aunt” by bringing back this amazing basket stuffed full of LOL toys!
$550!!!!Courtney Petch
One Week of Summer Camp with Appleby CollegeEnjoy one complimentary week of summer camp in 2019 with Appleby College. Subject to availability, but camps have included Arts & Media, Sports & Adventure, Early Discover, Science & Success and Leadership Camps for ages 4-17!
www.appleby.on.ca/camps for more info!
$410Appleby College
Escapes and AxesGrab your smartest friend and head to Escape Manor for an escape room experience for two in downtown Toronto. Then grab your most trustworthy friends and compete for most accurate axe during a BATL event for six, including coaching and a round robin elimination game. $274Escape Manor, BATL
Summer Family Fun in TorontoGet set for a summer of fun in Toronto: Swim by anytime! Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has provided 4 Express Anytime tickets (with some surprise take home goodies- a book, lanyard, an octopus stuffy, and water bottle). Then wander the ROM with two one-day individual passes. Become a pirate with four 2019 tickets to Pirate Life; dress in costume, get face paint tattoos, and pirate names! Finally, get up close and personal with scaly friends thanks to 8 passes to Reptilia Vaughan.
$508Ripley’s Aquarium, Pirate Life, The ROM, Reptilia Vaughan
Summer Family Fun in NiagaraGet set for a summer of fun in Niagara: enjoy two passes to Marineland, plus two family passes to Safari Niagara where children of all ages can be inspired to become future conservationists.$190Marineland, Safari Niagara
Join the Circus!Fulfill your dream of joining a circus with this amazing prize package, featuring 6 tickets for “Trying Trapeze” classes at Ultra Trapeze, Toronto’s leading aerial arts school (recommended for ages 5+). Then bounce your cares away with a Skyzone Birthday Party package $450Ultra Trapeze, Skyzone Whitby
Family Portrait with Erin MichalskiAn original, artistic photo session awaits you! Let Erin guide you and your family to create an experience as memorable as the photos themselves. This package includes a portrait session where we would create an awesome and out of the ordinary family portrait,
and a 12″x16″ canvas of the finished image.
$600Erin Michalski
Irish Fairy Door Starter KitEver wondered how you can attract fairies to your house and garden? Well, fairy doors and accessories of course!
$100Alan HIbben
Date Night Out in TorontoGet away from it all with a date night on the town! Head downtown and enjoy dinner at Bannock with an $115 gift certificate.Then, stay the night in a newly renovated room at Novotel Toronto, with breakfast for two included. Sleep in the next day, you deserve it!
$468Oliver & Bonacini Group
Day of Golf and DinnerHead out to the links with a foursome and a cart at Taboo Golf Course in Muskoka. Then grab a drink or dinner at Jack Astors, Canyon Creek, Dukes, Reds, Loose Moose or Scaddabush with a $50 gift card.$855Taboo Golf Course, SIR Corp.
Girls Weekend AwayGet ready for an epic girls weekend. First, get prepped with 2 passes to the therapeutic waters of Body Blitz spa, including the hot and cold pools, steam room and sauna. Then head out for some retail therapy with $100 to spend at Winners, Marshalls or Homesense. Grab dinner at Fresh Restaurants with a $100 gift card before settling in for the night with an in-room movie at King West Hotel Toronto!
$536Body Blitz Spa, Fresh Restaurants, TJX, King West Hotel
Overnight in OttawaEnjoy a one night stay at Alt Hotel Ottawa, conveniently located in the business district of downtown Ottawa.$200Group Germain
Toronto Rock and TSN PackEnjoy two lower bowl tickets to a game for the Toronto Rock 2019/2020 season! And keep warm with everything in this TSN duffle; jacket, hat, and mug.
$150Toronto Rock, TSN
Artistic Birthday PartyFor birthday bashes with an artistic flair, this birthday party at Avenue Road Art School for up to 10 children are led by professional artists and qualified art instructors. Choose from a variety of fun, theme-based art projects like Picasso Portraits, Animals in their Habitats, Magic Wand and 3D Landscapes.$220Avenue Road Art School
Scholastic Book PackWinter of Peril: The Newfound Diary of Sophie Loverridge, The Marvels by Brian Selznick *Signed copy*, The Babysitters Club Book Set 1-6, Five Minute Peppa Pig Stories, ZooBreak by Gordon Korman, I Love You Gift Set
Design and Dance Summer CampGive a week of summer camp fun with DesignHer Co.! This prize pack includes one week of Dance & Design Summer Camp 2019, plus a Twozie loot bag, just for fun!
$525DesignHer Co.
Adults! Be a DancerMake your Flashdance dreams a reality with a one month pass to the Pink Studio, and a 15 class card from the Underground Dance Group. Both fitness studios are designed to empower and support people in an inclusive and fun environment. With classes from beginner to intermediate level, you will learn from high quality choreographers in a luxurious studio environment.
$480Underground Dance Group, The Pink Studio
Capture That MomentEnjoy $25 towards the custom creations from Durham Custom Wood, including family signs and monogrammed pillows. Wee Piggies Creations has also given you $100 towards mementos like 3D casts of hands and feet, personalized family signs, jewellery and photo crystals.
$125Durham Custom Wood, WP Creations
Be a Farmer!Life is Better on the farm! Spend an afternoon/evening with Loa-De-Mede Farms and learn the in and outs of hardworking Canadian Farmers. Spend the day feeding and caring for the calves, participating in milking chores and aiding with daily horse care and – hopefully depending on the time of year – you may even get to cuddle some newborn foals!
Priceless!Loa-De-Mede Farms
Be a Paramedic!Join the Region of Durham Paramedic Services as they show you a day in the life of a paramedic! This day, tailored to the age of the participant, will show you their equipment, give you a tour of the ambulance, view the paramedic station, and meet their other amazing paramedics.Priceless!Region of Durham
Corey Hart Tickets and BOOM Prize PackGet ready to rock! This item features a pair of tickets to the Corey Hart Never Surrender Tour show at the Budweiser Stage, Friday June 14th 2019. These great seats are in Section 405, Row F, Seat 3 and 4. Then keep the party going with a BOOM prize pack, featuring classic rock CDs and vinyl,
and a pair of BOOM t-shirts.
Priceless!BOOM 97.3
Be a Vet!Bring a stuffed animal with you! The winning prince or princess (accompanied by parents) will be join veterinary staff at their clinic in the Durham region and learn what is involved in animal care. First you will be prepped for “surgery” by donning a cap, mask, and gown, review x-rays, then perform “treatment” on the stuffed animal toy. You will also be introduced to patient monitors, anesthetic machines, and other surgical equipment.Priceless!Tera Gleason
Be a Hockey Player!Spend some time skating with former Chicago Blackhawk and two-time Stanley Cup winner, Kris Versteeg! Kris will take you on skating drills and put you through your paces at a Durham Region Ice Rink.
Priceless!Kris Versteeg and Family
Be a Radio Host!Sit in with The KX Morning Ride with Ellis & Archer on KX96! Join Canadian Country Music’s 2018 Radio Personalities of the Year, Ellis & Archer, from 7-9am on the weekday of your choice (between May 1st and June 30th). This is a true behind the microphone experience as you will be a part of GTA’s #1 Country Morning Show on radio!Priceless!KX96FM
Reiki Healing SessionReiki is a Japanese technique used for healing and stress reduction while promoting relaxation and surrender. This one hour healing session with The Urban Healer begins with a guided meditation, pranayama/breathing exercises and smudging with sacred smoke. Next the Reiki session follows with the addition of essential oils, crystals and sound therapy. The session concludes with a cup of warm herbal tea and opportunity to debrief what was released.

For entertainment purposes only.

$120Timea Urban
Maui Jim Ku’uipo Polarized Sunglasses
Ku’uipo is a sweetheart of a style; sister with a traditional cat eye shape. The size and function of this frame will carry you through a variety of activities in comfort, thanks to its lightweight acetate and ST glass lenses that are 32% lighter than standard glass lenses.

Frame: Blush Pink
Lens: Maui Rose® – For everyday variable conditions, from full sun to overcast. The highest contrast available – excellent for fast moving sports. Provides a subtle rose tint.

$400Squint Eyewear