Winners of the annual Kamloops Art Gallery Luxury Vacation Lottery have been announced.
The grand prize-winning ticket in the fundraiser for the gallery was that of Kamloops resident Kristen McDougall, who will enjoy an eight-day European river cruise for two with Avalon Waterways, including airfare provided by Expedia Cruise Ship Centers.
Six other names were drawn at the art gallery, with those people winning subsidiary prizes.
Sean Turner won the second prize, an Atlas Steak + Fish package and chef’s table dinner for eight, a customized four-course meal with wine pairings.
Paul Ouimet won the third prize, a Vancouver Package that includes two nights at the St. Regis Hotel, including breakfast for two, a $150 gift certificate to Gotham’s Steakhouse & Bar, a one-year family membership to the UBC Museum of Anthropology and two passes to the Vancouver Art Gallery.
Giovanna Drayton won the fourth prize, two nights’ accommodations at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel and Conference Centre, with breakfast for two, and a golf or ski pass.
Alya Salyn won the fifth prize, a Victoria Package that includes two nights at the Hotel Grand Pacific, with breakfast for two, a $100 gift certificate to Il Terrazzo, a Royal BC Museum family pass, book and perpetual calendar and two passes to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery.
Vi Hilton won the sixth prize, a Kamloops Package that includes two nights at the Sandman Signature Suites, a Kamloops Symphony Orchestra flex pass for six tickets, a Western Canada Theatre flex-five pass, a Kamloops Art Gallery family membership and a $100 gift certificate to the Commodore Grand Café and Lounge.
Fred Feistman won the seventh prize, the Earl’s Patio Party Package for 20 Friends.
Tickets sold out ahead of the Dec. 24 deadline and people are already on the waiting list to receive one of the 400 tickets for the 2019 fundraiser.
Sponsors of the lottery included Avalon Waterways, Expedia Cruise Ship Center, Atlas Steak + Fish, The St. Regis Hotel, Gotham Steakhouse and Bar, Hotel Grand Pacific, Il Terrazzo Ristorante, Royal BC Museum, Kamloops Symphony, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Western Canada Theatre, The Commodore Grand Café and Lounge, Sandman Signature Suites, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver Art Gallery and Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
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