Qualicum Bay Lions Club raises funds for Easter Seals camps with 50/50 raffle

Photo courtesy of Easter Seals BC/Yukon
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The Qualicum Bay Lions Club is selling 50/50 raffle tickets online to send kids and adults with disabilities to Easter Seals camps this summer, both online and in person.

“We’re very excited to join this virtual fundraiser and help raise funds for one of our club projects — the kids of Camp Shawnigan,” said Steve Beaman, Qualicum Bay Lions Club president.

Easter Seals is offering different camp options this year for people with disabilities from ages 6–49: a weekend family camp at Camp Shawnigan, city adventure day camps in Victoria, Vancouver & Kelowna, an outdoor adventure day camp at Camp Winfield and seven weeks of online virtual camps.

“Camp Shawnigan provides a lot of fun and skills to campers with disabilities in our community,” said Beaman. “And they also provide a critical opportunity to address isolation and socialization, especially following this year’s pandemic when so many programs and supportive services shut down.”

Funding will ensure campers receive onsite supports, receive healthy meals and snacks and have access, equipment and supplies for a full camp program, whether it’s in person or virtually at home, according to Easter Seals.

Raffle tickets are on sale for three for $10, 15 for $20, 35 for $40 and 100 for $100 and will be available for purchase until midnight May 31, 2021 at www.eastersealsbcy.rafflenexus.com/qualicumbaylions.

To purchase a ticket, you must be 19 years or older and a resident of B.C. The winning ticket will be drawn at noon on June 1 live on the Easter Seals Facebook page.

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