The Clearwater Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Christmas Luncheon Dec. 5 at Gateway Grill where the group held its draw for the winner of the 50/50 raffle of $5,000. Pictured, Auxiliary members Marilyn Collison and Esther Therres stand with RCMP member Michelle Hall who drew the lucky winner. Photo submitted

Hospital auxiliary draws raffle winner

Auxiliary invites Michelle Hall of the RCMP to make the draw


The Clearwater Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Christmas Luncheon Dec. 5 at Gateway Grill. A fantastic lunch was served and greatly enjoyed by all the ladies. Thanks Kalen.

But what everyone was really waiting for was the draw for the winner of the 50/50 raffle of $5,000.

The Auxiliary invited Michelle Hall of the RCMP to make the draw. The winning ticket is held by Gwen Gibson of Coquitlam. Yes, she is from out of town but has a very local connection. Her mother-in-law is Auxiliary member Esther Therres, who sold her the winning ticket.

READ MORE: Last year’s raffle winner

In a phone call to Gwen to tell her of her windfall, she figured that Esther was playing a lousy joke on her. But she was overjoyed once she was convinced it was the truth and that she had actually won $5,000.

The Auxiliary would like to thank everyone for supporting our raffle ticket sales. It was great! Even if you didn’t win the draw, the support you gave us helps us to support Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital-so everyone is a winner! Thank you.

Our next fundraiser is our Garden Party on May 5, 2020. So mark your calendar so you don’t miss out on a great lunch, live auction, silent auction and much more. Hope to see you there.

Don’t forget you can always stop by the Gift Corner at the hospital for your last-minute gift ideas.

Merry Christmas and thanks again, everyone.

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