Winners of Optimists’ Youth raffle announced

By Rebecca Connop Price

Congratulations to the winners of the Optimists’ International Youth Curling Raffle.

The raffle, which has been an annual fundraiser since the 2007-08 season, raised $32,960 for youth curling in BC.

Thank you to Al Kersey for heading up this fundraiser in support of youth curling and to the all of BC’s clubs who supported the raffle.

A total of $15,000 in prizes were awarded with the draw taking place on April 1 at the Spring Fling Mixed Bonspiel at the Richmond Curling Centre.

The grand prize of $5,000 was awarded to Henry Engelsjord from Prince George, BC.

Ten $500 prizes were also given out. The winners were:

1. Team Wong (Andrew), Maple Ridge, BC
2. Delfina Antunes, Oliver, BC
3. Carol Kusch, Grand Forks, BC
4. Earl and Kathy Hansford, Surrey, BC
5. Diane Harzan, Victoria, BC
6. Tammy Hughes, Richmond, BC
7. Tom Machmer, Mission, BC
8. Linda Palm, Surrey, BC
9. Matthew Elliott, Surrey, BC
10. Patrick MacEachern, Vancouver, BC

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