The time for winning is here again with the start of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lotta Lotto Calendar campaign.
Regular supporters will notice the calendar looks a bit different this year. It features pictures of Little Brothers and Little Sisters, taken by Bob MacEachern. The calendar is still full of a year’s worth of prizes and is packed with merchandise, cash prizes and two trips to the sunny South!
The winning has already started with draws for early bird prizes. This year, anyone who purchased their calendar before December 9 had their ballot entered for all of the early bird prizes including a refurbished laptop from LM Computers, a night at Casino New Brunswick and a trip to the Dominican Republic. The winning continues on January 10 when the local agency will draw for their Big Seven Tag prize and a trip to Cuba.
For only $5 extra, calendar purchasers can take part in a Tag draw. This year’s lucky Tag winner will receive not one, but a Big Seven prize package. The Tag prize will once again include a $2,500 furniture package supported by Chediac Brandsource Home Furnishing in New Glasgow, as well as Crushers Hockey passes, a year of winning with Big Bucks, pizza for a year from Cafe Italia in New Glasgow, Netflix for a year and entertainment and pampering packages.
“Wow, that’s a lotta winning for $5,” says Margie Grant-Walsh, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County executive director.
For Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, the Lotta Lotto Calendar campaign is one of the most important fundraisers of the year. Mentoring co-ordinator Amy Lockhart says, “We rely on our fundraising efforts to be able to provide quality mentoring programs. Purchasing a Lotta Lotto calendar allows you to make a difference for our organization, but you also have the chance to win some great prizes! What a great Christmas gift for even the hardest on your list to buy for.”
One of the organization’s greatest supporters in the Lotta Lotto campaign is Scotiabank. For every calendar purchased at any of their four branches, Scotiabank will match the proceeds.
Lockhart says, “All of the funds raised through our calendar campaign stay in Pictou County to support and serve the children and families in our own community.”
Calendars can also be purchased at the Highland Square Mall, Chediac Brandsource Home Furnishings, Big Al’s or the Big Brothers Big Sisters office.
Mary Frances Galvin, left, and Amy Lockhart of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County, show the agency’s 2017 calendars which are currently available. (Submitted photo)