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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th

River Gold Community Group Celebrates 1st Anniversary!!

It’s been one year since the River Gold Community Group launched the River Gold 50/50 Lottery. We are celebrating a successful start to our partnership and would like to provide an update on our activities, and extend a special thank you to all those who have supported us!!

The River Gold Community Group is a partnership amongst the Grand Falls-Windsor Heritage Society, the Exploits Valley SPCA and the Corduroy Brook Enhancement Association. It was created as a fundraising venture to support each of these community groups.

Although started as a bi-weekly 50/50 lottery, it was changed to a weekly event in March. Since the lottery began we have had 18 RIVER GOLD JACKPOT WINNERS with a total of $37,827.85 given away!!

In addition to the River Gold 50/50 lottery we have also initiated other events and activities to support our efforts. These include a multi-prize ticket draw; puzzle and framed picture sales; and a hockey, golf and softball tournament.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who supported our efforts in our first year, especially all the retailers who have allowed us to run the River Gold 50/50 Lottery at their locations. Also a big thank you to RBC for hosting the draw every Thursday afternoon and to Ibex for allowing us space to conduct our weekly counts.

Pictured below are some of the group volunteers and representatives proudly displaying a cheque showing the total JACKPOTS awarded in our first year.

It has been a great start, but that could not have happened without the tremendous support from the community. We will continue to grow the River Gold Community Group to support these deserving groups who’s work benefits the community and region.

For further information contact:

Dave Canning, Fundraising Director, River Gold Community Group 290-5113, rivergold@nl.rogers.com

Participating Locations:

BRIDE’S SNACK BAR, GF DRUG STORE, KELLY’S KORNER

CENTENNIAL GROCETERIA, GLEN’S ULTRAMAR-BF, PONDVIEW VARIETY

CAR SPA, GF DRUG STORE, HILLTOP CONVENIENCE, QUICK STOP,

DOMINION SMOKE SHOP, IBEX FUELS, RICE’S CONVENIENCE,

DONNINI’S PIZZA, IDEAL CONVENIENCE, RIVERSIDE CONVENIENCE,

DYKE’S ESSO, JIM’S RED & WHITE and T & K CONVENIENCE