Dream Vacation - A Raffle for the Rotary Gardens at Cowichan Hospice House

The Rotary Clubs of the Cowichan valley are holding a Rotary Dream Vacation Raffle in support of Cowichan Hospice Society Programs. There are 20,000 tickets available and they are selling well. First Prize is a European River Cruise for two, including flights out of Vancouver Airport. Second Prize is a Mexican Holiday for two, including flights out of Vancouver Airport. Third Prize is two tickets to anywhere WestJet flies. An Early Bird Draw will be held on February 15, 2020 for a $3999.00 diamond ring and the Grand Prize Draw will be April 15, 2020. 
Tickets are available at all 49th Grocery Stores in Ladysmith, Chemainus, Cedar and Duncan as well as Rotarians at all 5 Cowichan Valley Clubs.
 
 
 
In late 2018 the Rotary Clubs of Duncan, Duncan Daybreak, Ladysmith, Chemainus and South Cowichan teamed up to raise the money to build the Cowichan Hospice House Gardens. Led by AG Gay Wise and president Gerry Giles of the Rotary Club  of South Cowichan, they are now more than a third of the way towards the $325,000.00 in cash and in kind. The Clubs are working hard to have the funds in place when the construction on the main buildings are complete. Giles said, “As a long-time resident of the Cowichan Valley, I am delighted to see a Hospice House for the Cowichan Valley move forward and I am thrilled to see the five Rotary Clubs in the Cowichan Valley partner in building the Rotary Gardens at Cowichan Hospice House.” 
 
Funds have been raised through revolving Garage Sales, Beer and Burger Nights, Music Events, a huge Barn Dance and events hosted by the Valley’s Kitchen Sisters. Several other events are planned including an “Artists for Hospice” show and gala opening in February at the Ladysmith Art Gallery.
 
Presently the Clubs are holding a Rotary Dream Vacation Raffle in support of Cowichan Hospice Society Programs. There are 20,000 tickets available and they are selling well. First Prize is a European River Cruise for two. Second Prize is a Mexican Holiday for two. Third Prize is two tickets to anywhere WestJet flies. An Early Bird Draw will be held on February 15, 2020 for a $3999.00 diamond ring and the Grand Prize Draw will be April 15, 2020. First and Second prizes include flights from Vancouver Airport.
 
“Rotary’s Dream Vacation Raffle is a fantastic opportunity not only to win some fabulous prizes but also to support the Cowichan Hospice Society in the wonderful work they do,” said Giles. “Tickets are only $10 each and to get yours please contact info@southcowichanrotary.org or any Rotarian from the five Cowichan Valley Rotary Clubs.”
 
The Gardens were designed by LEEDS Award winning LADR Landscape Architects and the landscaping will be overseen by Living Stones Landscaping. The Sod turning event was held on July 18 and construction is well under way on the site at 250 Cairnsmore Street in Duncan. The sod turning event was preceded by prayers, singing and dancing by local Cowichan First Nations and speeches by elders. Construction is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2020.