Canucks fans raise over $900K for BC flood relief efforts

Nov 22 2021, 9:58 pm

Some wins come off the ice.

The Canucks for Kids Fund, the charitable arm of the Vancouver Canucks, has raised $917,634 through 50/50 raffles for flood relief efforts in Abbotsford, the Fraser Valley, and throughout British Columbia to support families impacted by recent extreme weather and flooding in the province.

The remainder of the funds needed to reach the $1 million mark was donated by the Canucks for Kids Fund.

Jackpots totalled over $1.8 million from the past three 50/50 raffles at Vancouver home games, with winners’ prizes adding up to half that amount. The other half of the 50/50 jackpots go to charity. 

Wednesday’s draw brought in $154,238 and Sunday’s raffle netted $319,988 for flood relief efforts.

Friday’s draw, the highest, brought in $443,408.

 

“We are very proud of the collective efforts and contributions of all fans who purchased tickets during the past three games, as we surpassed our $500,000 jackpot goal on each of the last two occasions,” Paolo Aquilini, President of the Canucks for Kids Fund, said in a release. “Thanks to the extraordinary support from the community, we are delighted to be able to donate the remainder of the proceeds required to raise a total of $1 million towards flood relief for our neighbours who need it the most.”

The Sumas Prairie in Abbotsford, BC, remains underwater and several major highways connecting Metro Vancouver to BC’s Interior are still closed.

The Canucks For Kids Fund has granted more than $76 million to BC charities supporting kids and families since inception 35 years ago.

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