Friends of Cortes Island would like to thank everyone who took part in our Fundraising Raffle; we raised a total of $3,120, which was awesome.

The raffle draw was on Monday outside of the FOCI office and all the lucky winners have been contacted.

Money raised will go towards supporting our important stewardship and education programs, and is very much appreciated!

Huge thanks to all of our generous donors who provided us with our great prizes. On island this was:
Cortes Kayaks, Ron Wolda, Twincomm, Jocelan Coty, Gorge Harbour Marina Resort, Brilliant by the Bay B&B, Cortes Natural Food Coop, Amy Robertson, Ester Strijbos, Beth Napper, Hollyhock, Matt Cucciana, Leslie Mack-Mumford, Walker the Plumber, Gathering Place Trading, Whaletown Garden Centre, Andrew Baskin, Good Libations, Tammy Charbonneau and Joy Shipway.

And off-island:
Glen Alwin Farm, Quality Designs, Campbell River Garden Centre, Cove Pharmacy, Save on Foods, Joe Fresh and Superstore.

We really appreciate your kindness and support!

Thanks also to our awesome ticket sellers including the FOCI board, Cortes Natural Food Coop, Gorge Marina Store, Donna Manson, Chris Dragseth, Autumn Barrett Morgan and Andrea Fisher – you did a great job!

Many thanks also to Gerri Davis for sourcing all of our off-island prizes.

Wow! The Friends of Cortes Island Raffle has so many awesome prizes. Check them out below.  Tickets are $5 each, 3 tickets for $10, and 7 tickets for $20. They are available from the Gorge Marina Store, the Cortes Natural Food Coop, the FOCI office and the Friday market.

The draw is on Monday, August 3.  You can win more that one prize, so buying more tickets increases your chance to win!  Thank you for your support!

Here are the prizes:

Cortes Kayaks: Bioluminescence paddle for one

Ron Wolda:  $200 of milled lumber of your choice

Twincomm: 1-month free standard plan or equivalent credit $82.88

Jocelan Coty: 1 bodywork treatment

Floathouse Restaurant: $50 Gift certificate

Brilliant by the Bay: 2-nights stay

Cortes Natural Food Coop: $50 Gift certificate

Amy Robertson: Cedar woven basket

Ester Strijbos: Pottery

Beth Napper: Handwoven linen scarf

Hollyhock: Two take-out dinners

Matt Cucciana:  2-hr and drop off for small excavator or bobcat worth $225

Joe Fresh: $50 gift certificate

Leslie Mack-Mumford:  Gift collection – 10,000 Whales bag, lip balm, salves and cards

Walker the Plumber:  $75 plumbing or gas fitting

Save on Foods:  $100 Gift certificate

Superstore:  $25 Gift certificate

Woofy’s:  $100 Gift card

Gathering Place Trading: Organic food gift basket

Whaletown Garden Centre: Gift basket

Andrew Baskin:  $55 Bike Tune-Up

Local Produce Combo:  Good Libations champagne, Joy’s foodie treat, and herbal teas

FOCI:  Card collection

Glen Alwin Farm:  $30 Gift Certificate

Quality Designs:  $50 Gift Certificate

Quality Designs:  Small sign collection

Campbell River Garden Centre:  $50 Gift Certificate

Cove Pharmacy:  SD memory card and picture frame  (worth $50)

Overwaitea:    $100 Gift Certificate

Huge thanks to all our generous donors for their wonderful prizes – very much appreciated!