The Pitt Meadows Lions are raffling off a five-minute shopping spree.
Tickets are on sale and the service club will be setting up on Canada Day at Spirit Square to sell raffle tickets.
Only 1,000 tickets are being sold at $5 apiece, and the grand prize winner will receive $100 worth of meat and all the winner can pile up into his or her cart within five minutes at the Pitt Meadows location of IGA Marketplace.
Second prize is a $100 gift certificate to Marketplace IGA courtesy of the store, and the third prize is a $50 gift certificate courtesy of the Pitt Meadows Lions.
The last time the Pitt Meadows Lions held a five-minute shopping spree raffle was 30 years ago at Overwaitea in Maple Ridge when Charlie Perry was the store's manager, said Pitt Meadows Lions Club member Tom Hardy.
The Lions club used to get more money in gaming grants which they then distributed to various groups. But as gaming grants are getting smaller, the group has started fundraising again, something that he is enjoying doing.
"It's rejuvenating the club - getting our face out in the public," he said, instead, he added, of just sending out cheques.
And when they distribute money they have fundraised, it doesn't have strings attached to it.
"With our own money, we can give it away to anyone we want," Hardy said.
Tickets for the raffle will be on sale on Canada Day. In addition, the Lions will be setting up hotdog sales by donation throughout the summer at IGA Marketplace in Meadowvale Shopping Centre where they also will be selling the raffle tickets.
Tickets are on sale until Aug. 17 and the draw will take place on Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.
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