The winners of the Kamloops Art Gallery’s Luxury Vacation Lottery have been announced.
This year’s grand prize was an eight-day European river cruise for two worth $17,000 — and its winner was Ruth Henderson.
Seven other names were drawn for lesser prizes, worth between $665 and $1,500.
The winner of the second prize was Marjorie Robinson, who won an Atlas Steak and Fish package that includes a chef’s table dinner for eight.
Third prize went to Sean Turner, who took home an Oliver Wine Country package featuring a three-night stay, a wine tour and tasting and golf for two.
Catherine Russell took home the fourth prize Quaaout Lodge package, featuring a two-night stay and $200 in hotel credit to be used at the restaurant, spa or golf.
Fifth prize was a Sun Peaks package featuring two one-day ski passes and a two-night stay at the Sun Peaks Grand Hotel. That prize went to Esther Miller.
Margaret Harvey picked up the sixth prize, winning a Hockey Night in Vancouver package. She will enjoy a two-night stay at the Rosedale on Robson, two Canucks game tickets and admission to the Museum of Anthropology and Vancouver Art Gallery.
Carol Goddyn won’t have to go far to enjoy seventh prize. She gets a one-night stay at the Marriott Kamloops, a gift certificate to Cordo Resto and Bar, two Western Canada Theatre flex passes and a Kamloops Symphony flex pass.
Carolanne Madden picked up the eighth and final prize, an Earls Restaurant and Bar Patio Package for 20 people.
All prizes also included a Kamloops Art Gallery family membership.
Kamloops Art Gallery fundraising events co-ordinator Judy Basso said the Luxury Vacation Lottery tickets sold out a month and a half early this year, which she called an “unprecedented pace.”