Gord Joyes of the Wounded Warriors Weekend Foundation presents the boat package donated by Lund to Jessica Hebb, who lives at Tobin Lake and bought her ticket at the Choiceland Co-op Convenience store.Feature Image – Submitted by Verda Hoppe
Submitted by Verda Hoppe – The Wounded Warriors Weekend Foundation raffle winners have been drawn!
- First prize of the Lund boat package went to Jessica Hebb of Tobin Lake
- The second prize of a fire pit went to Christopher Wadien of Kindersley.
- The third prize Gift Certificate was won by Chad Abbott of Dodsland. Both prizes were from White Fox Plasma Works.
- The 50/50 winner was Bobbi Chad Mitchell of Nipawin.
All proceeds from the lottery are used to support veterans, RCMP, firefighters, police and other first responders suffering the effects of mental issues like Post Traumatic Stress. Such support includes the Wounded Warriors Weekends, service dog training,etc.
Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and to the various places across the province who allowed Gord to sell tickets on their premises. Also to Debbie in Lloydminster for her work in selling tickets.
ABOUT WOUNDED WARRIORS WEEKEND
From the Wounded Warriors Foundation website
We are a band of brothers and sisters who have joined together with one common goal: to show and express our heartfelt appreciation to our veterans, reservists, active duty military, and first responders who are challenged by physical and/or mental wounds sustained by active participation in recent or past military conflicts and duties.
Wounded Warriors Weekend is an annual event that hosts heroes who sacrificed so much for us. These men and women have sacrificed their own physical and mental well-being in order that we may live in freedom, peace, safety, and security; from the Victoria Cross and Medal of Honour Recipients who wrote the book on courage; to the brave injured men and women who come home with their lives irreparably changed but without bitterness; and to the troops on active duty who put their lives on the line for the freedom it affords all of us.
Wounded Warriors Weekend is a time for patriots, our partners, sponsors, honoured guests and friends to salute our Wounded Warriors, to thank them, to let them know they are not alone, that their courage and conviction make us profoundly grateful.
Founded in 2012 by a retired air force veteran, Wounded Warriors Weekend has evolved to include not only Veterans and Active Duty Military Personnel but also Police Officers, Trauma nurses, Correctional Officers, Firefighters, RCMP, EMTs ,First Responders and their families.
We bring participants from Canada as well as the USA, the UK and Australia to experience a trusting, anxiety free, stress free weekend. We bring in resources and professionals that get to know each and every person with us that weekend.
Each of our participants goes home with new memories, a renewed sense of hope, and new friends, brothers and sisters.”
Follow the Wounded Warriors Weekend Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/woundedwarriorsweekend/