The Elkford Rod and Gun Club (ERGC) is putting on a raffle with some big prizes to win, including helicopter rides.
The ‘Smokin’ Summer Raffle’ ticket sales began on Sunday (May 1), with the draw date set for May 14, according to ERGC vice president Dylan Forsyth. There are 10 prizes to be won, with 750 tickets being sold for $20 each.
Last year they turned their usually-in-person fundraiser into a raffle due to the pandemic, and all 500 tickets were sold. They had such a good response, Forsyth said, that they decided to do it again this year.
“(We) decided to up (the prizes) a little bit and then put a few more tickets out there.”
Tickets go fast, he said, adding that they had good prizes for extra interest.
The prize list includes an M18 Milwaukee Cordless Chainsaw, two helicopter rides (with Ascent Helicopters), a couple of whitewater rafting gift certificates (from Canyon Raft Company), a 1200 Louisiana Smoker – Black Label, an inflatable kayak, an inflatable paddle board, a YETI package and a camp chef cook package.
In short, things that people would want to win.
He also said they want to promote people going out and discovering what exists in their own backyard, such as whitewater rafting.
“We’re trying to promote people just getting out and being more active.”
On May 4, Forsyth said over 500 tickets may have already been sold.
The specifics of where the money will go are not yet worked out, but it is likely to be divided up between organizational costs and conservation-related causes that the ERGC has been involved with.
To inquire about ticket purchases, contact email@example.com, or get in touch with Forsyth directly at 250-433-7517.