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Grey Cup 2018

Raffle tickets have been printed and are for sale on the following:

One Prize Package consisting of:

                  Two  Gold Seat Tickets
( West side Section G, Row 55, Seats 7 & 8 on the 55 yard center line )

Just $5 per ticket!

Draw Date: 
The Draw Date is Thursday November 8, 2018
at 8:00pm in Smitty's Restaurant Leduc AB



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EDMONTON ESKIMOS FOOTBALL 2016  SEASON TICKETS RAFFLE
Raffle tickets have been printed and are for sale on the following:

One Prize Package consisting of:

                  Two Edmonton Eskimos Gold 2016 Season Tickets. Value $1034.14 ( incl. GST )
( West side Section G, Row 55, Seats 7 & 8 on the 55 yard center line )
PLUS:  Gift & Concessions Cards (to use at the games). Value: $350.00
Total Prize Package Value: $1384.14
Draw Date: 
The Draw Date is Thursday June 2, 2016
at 8:00pm in Smitty's Restaurant Leduc AB
Tickets: $5.00 Each. (Cash Only Please) Tickets Printed: 975

Must be 18 yrs of age to purchase. Licence: #421830
The sales cut-off time is Saturday May 30, 2016 at midnight, in order to collect and sort the tickets.


Please PRINT purchaser's information; in a legible manner.

THANK YOU for selling or purchasing tickets.

 ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT REGIONAL YOUTH AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS

The winner will be advised by phone or mail, and the name will be posted on our website

Contact any Leduc Black Gold Optimist Club member for tickets

or Raffle Chairperson (Brian) @ 780-487-6241
www.leducblackgoldoptimists.com


PLEASE NOTE:


If the Eskimos make the playoffs, any home playoff game is NOT included with the season tickets.That information cannot be shown on the ticket face ( by rule ) because it is only a possibility.


Game Day Ticket Holders can ride FREE on ETS busses and LRT light rail for two hours before and two hours after games by showing the tickets to the drivers. There are also some Park and Ride locations in the city where your vehicle can be parked and a shuttle bus will take you to Commonwealth Stadium.


Showing the season ticket holder card at the Stadium will provide a 10% discount on merchandise items purchased at The Eskimos Store or Game On Sports. The discount does not apply to food or beverages.


Leduc Black Gold Optimist Club members are NOT allowed to purchase tickets in their names ( for ethical and transparency reasons ). The winning ticket picker and witnesses will be independent, non-member and non-ticket holder individuals.


The Leduc club (started in 1995) is associated with the Dinner Optimist Club of Edmonton (started in 1925).

Leduc members help out in some Edmonton club fundraisers and programs and their members help out in some of ours.

That way, both the Leduc and Edmonton area communities are served by our joint efforts......as they also are by the other Optimist Clubs in the region.


Ticket purchasers must be, at least, 18 years of age and adult purchasers cannot put the tickets in the name of anyone under the age of eighteen years. This includes the children of ticket purchasers.


The sales cutoff time is Saturday May 30, 2016 at midnight, in order to collect and sort the tickets.



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Donation Received from the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc for a Joint Fundraising Effort in 2014
At a meeting of the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc on July 2, 2015 our Club was presented with a generous donation cheque for our Club's assistance (along with other groups) in selling 50/50 tickets at Castrol Raceway during the 2014 season at the Motor racing facility. That money is then used to support our donations, Programs & Activities.

We THANK the Rotary Club and Castrol Raceway with appreciation for being involved in their annual, efficiently conducted fundraising program which benefits area Youth and Communities.
Rotary Club President Sherry Fraser hands the cheque to Optimist President-Elect Trevor Adair

The Winning Ticket was Drawn in our Club's 2015 Raffle Fundraiser
At a special; advanced date meeting on Thursday June 04, 2015 (with AGLC approval) the winning ticket was randomly selected from a drum for the Raffle Prize Package of two Edmonton Eskimos Gold Season Tickets PLUS $350.00 in Eskimos Gift Cards and Concessions Cards - to spend at the home games in Commonwealth Stadium. The first home game is Thursday July 9th.
The independent Ticket Picker was Lisa, the Manager of Smitty's Restaurant, who is not a Club member and had no tickets in the Draw. She is shown below with the randomly selected stub.


The lucky ticket was #0900 owned by Ron Barnhart of Beaumont.

Congratulations to the winner and THANKS to all who purchased tickets and also to those who helped to sell them. The net revenue is used to fund our Optimist Club's Youth and Community Programs & Activities.
Leduc Club President Brian (left) presents the Prize Package to the happy winner on June 13th.
IMPORTANT NOTICE on the 2015 RAFFLE FUNDRAISER DRAW
Due to circumstances beyond our control we are sorry to advise the following tickets are lost:

343—350

426---450

866—885

946—949

955

and will not form part of the draw, and anyone holding such a ticket should contact the licensed charity (Black Gold Optimist Club 780-487-6241 or 780-387-5109) so that either another ticket can be issued or a refund provided.  If after the date, then a refund will be provided.

 Draw date is today (June 04, 2015) at 8pm pending Gaming Approval from AGLC.
Football and Soccer Parking Fundraiser Money for year 2014 Has Been Received
During 2014, the Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc assisted the Dinner Optimist Club of Edmonton with parking lot duties at a number of football and soccer games at Commonwealth Stadium and Clarke Stadium as a fundraiser for both groups.

A cheque for $2200.00 was recently presented, in January 2015, to the Leduc Club from the Edmonton Dinner Club and we extend Appreciation for the donation which helps to fund our various Programs & Activities.
Many Thanks also to those Leduc Optimist members who worked those games to produce the money.
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EDMONTON ESKIMOS FOOTBALL 2015  SEASON TICKETS RAFFLE
Raffle tickets have been printed and are for sale on the following:

One Prize Package consisting of:

                  Two Edmonton Eskimos Gold 2015 Season Tickets. Value $982.00 ( incl. GST )
( West side Section G, Row 55, Seats 7 & 8 on the 55 yard center line )
PLUS:  Gift & Concessions Cards (to use at the games). Value: $350.00
Total Prize Package Value: $1332.00
Draw Date: 
The Draw Date is Thursday June 4, 2015
at 8:00pm in Smitty's Restaurant Leduc AB
Tickets: $5.00 Each. (Cash Only Please) Tickets Printed: 975
Must be 18 yrs of age to purchase. Licence: #396013


The sales cut-off time is Saturday May 30, 2015 at midnight, in order to collect and sort the tickets.


Please PRINT purchaser's information; in a legible manner.

THANK YOU for selling or purchasing tickets.
 ALL NET PROCEEDS WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT REGIONAL YOUTH AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND PROGRAMS

The winner will be advised by phone or mail, and the name will be posted on our website

Contact any Leduc Black Gold Optimist Club member for tickets

or Raffle Chairperson (Brian) @ 780-487-6241
www.leducblackgoldoptimists.com


PLEASE NOTE:


If the Eskimos make the playoffs, any home playoff game is also included with the season tickets.That information cannot be shown on the ticket face ( by rule ) because it is only a possibility.


Game Day Ticket Holders can ride FREE on ETS busses and LRT light rail for two hours before and two hours after games by showing the tickets to the drivers. There are also some Park and Ride locations in the city where your vehicle can be parked and a shuttle bus will take you to Commonwealth Stadium.


Showing the season ticket holder card at the Stadium will provide a 10% discount on merchandise items purchased at The Eskimos Store or Game On Sports. The discount does not apply to food or beverages.


Leduc Black Gold Optimist Club members are NOT allowed to purchase tickets in their names ( for ethical and transparency reasons ). The winning ticket picker and witnesses will be independent, non-member and non-ticket holder individuals.


The Leduc club (started in 1995) is associated with the Dinner Optimist Club of Edmonton (started in 1925).

Leduc members help out in some Edmonton club fundraisers and programs and their members help out in some of ours.

That way, both the Leduc and Edmonton area communities are served by our joint efforts......as they also are by the other Optimist Clubs in the region.


Ticket purchasers must be, at least, 18 years of age and adult purchasers cannot put the tickets in the name of anyone under the age of eighteen years. This includes the children of ticket purchasers.


The sales cutoff time is Saturday May 30, 2015 at midnight, in order to collect and sort the tickets.


 ENJOY ESKIMOS FOOTBALL ( 13 times Grey Cup Champions since 1949 )

ENJOY THE CANADIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

ENJOY THE GAMES AND ATMOSPHERE OF COMMONWEALTH STADIUM


EDMONTON ESKIMOS 2015 SCHEDULE
WeekGameDateAway-Home-Time
BSat Jun 13  SaskatchewanEdmonton   08:00 pm   (in Fort McMurray)
01Sat Jun 27  EdmontonToronto   03:00 pm
03Thu Jul 09  OttawaEdmonton   07:00 pm
04Fri Jul 17  EdmontonOttawa   05:00 pm
05Sat Jul 25  WinnipegEdmonton   05:00 pm
06Fri Jul 31  SaskatchewanEdmonton   07:00 pm
07Thu Aug 06  EdmontonBC   08:00 pm
08Thu Aug 13  EdmontonMontreal   05:30 pm
09Fri Aug 21  HamiltonEdmonton   07:00 pm
10Fri Aug 28  TorontoEdmonton   07:00 pm
11Mon Sep 07  EdmontonCalgary   02:30 pm
12Sat Sep 12  CalgaryEdmonton   07:30 pm
13Sat Sep 19  EdmontonHamilton   02:00 pm
14Sat Sep 26 BCEdmonton   02:00 pm
15Sat Oct 03  EdmontonWinnipeg   02:00 pm
16Sat Oct 10  EdmontonCalgary   05:00 pm
17Sat Oct 17  BCEdmonton   05:00 pm
18Sat Oct 24  EdmontonSaskatchewan   05:00 pm
19Sun Nov 01  MontrealEdmonton   02:00 pm

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Garage / Yard Sale on Saturday June 21, 2014 provides additional funds for our Club Programs & Activities
Items generously donated by Leduc Optimist Club members, family, friends and others were put on sale at the Millet Community Garage Sale on Saturday June 21st at the Millet home of Donna and Bob Scott. An appreciated total of $761.45 was raised for our General Account to help fund our various programs and activities related to youth and community needs.
Many THANKS to all the donors and to the Club members for assistance with the displaying and selling. It was a group effort that made it successful.

There will also be a deposit of $6.50 made to our General Account - the result of cashing in the one bag of recyclables gathered on the June 7th Optimist Clubs cleanup of a portion of Highway 2, south of Leduc.
Note: We don't thank those who discarded the items into the environment - just Optimist members who picked them up to tidy the area.

The Leduc High School Tigers Football Team Receives a Donation and Thanks from the Leduc Optimist Club
On the afternoon of Friday June 6, 2014, a presentation of $1000.00 was made to the Leduc Tigers Senior High School Football Team during a spring practice session.
Thanks were expressed to the team for assisting our Optimist Club in selling some fundraising raffle tickets.
It was also pointed out that not only did they help their team, but some of the additional net funds realized from their ticket sales formed part of a $500.00 donation made the day before to help build a new playground at a Black Gold Regional elementary school.
Congratulations to the players and Coach Olischefski for the sales success and community spirit.
The Winning Ticket was pulled in our Raffle Draw on June 5, 2014
At our meeting on the evening of Thursday June 5, 2014  - the winning ticket was pulled from a rotated lottery drum by a guest (Giselle) who is not an Optimist member or a ticket holder.

The winning ticket was #0360 owned by Rebecca Dow of Edmonton who bought the ticket in Leduc. Congratulations to the winner - notified by phone immediately after the draw.

We deeply appreciate all those who purchased tickets and the sellers who made it another complete sellout supporting our youth and community programs and activities.

A smiling Rebecca receives the Prize Package on Saturday June 7, 2014

The Fundraiser Raffle Tickets are Sold Out - The Draw Date has been advanced to June 5, 2014 from June 12th
All raffle tickets (Licence 370184) are sold out on the one Prize Package of two Eskimos 2014 Gold Season Tickets plus $350.00 in Gift & Concessions Cards (to spend at the games) with a Total Prize Package Value of $1278.00. The Draw Date is being advanced to Thursday June 5, 2014 from June 12, 2014 as stated on the tickets.

The tickets are printed in December, before the league schedule comes out in February, and the first Eskimos home game this year is slated for Friday June 13, 2014.
This advancement gives our Club a needed week to get the Prize Package to the winner. The draw date on future raffles will be scheduled for the first week of June so this won't happen again.
Thank you.

Funds Received from the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc for our help with the 2013 Rotary 50/50 at Castrol Raceway
During the last week of April, a generous donation cheque was received by mail from the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc related to our Optimist Club's helping to sell 50/50 tickets at Castrol Raceway during the 2013 season. A Letter of Appreciation was emailed to the Rotary Club President.

We are always pleased to partner with that fine group in the efficiently run fundraiser for all parties involved. The money is appreciated to enable us to donate and run our programs and activities. Some of our Optimist efforts are complementary with those of Rotary and others are unique to each organization. Area youth and the community are the beneficiaries from both.




A significant donation cheque was received during January 2014 from the Dinner Optimist Club of Edmonton for our assistance with parking lot duties during year 2013 Edmonton Eskimos home games at Commonwealth Stadium. This is a much appreciated contribution to help us fund our Programs & Activities. Thanks to all the Leduc Optimist Club members who worked games.
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Winner Picked in 2013 Raffle Fundraiser Draw

The winning ticket #0932 was drawn, at random, from a lottery drum in the Black Gold Optimist Club 2013 Raffle Fundraiser Draw at our meeting on Thursday evening June 13th, 2013.
The happy winner was Lisa P. who received two 2013 Edmonton Eskimos Gold Season Tickets
PLUS $350.00 in Eskimos Gift & Concessions Cards (to spend at the games).
Congratulations to the winner and Thanks for her support as well as all other purchasers.
Lisa gets the personally delivered tickets and cards from Optimists Ray & Connie (photoing)
The winning ticket is randomly picked
Leduc Composite High School Tigers Football Team players stand ready to assist in the Draw


Donation Received From The ROTARY CLUB Of NISKU-LEDUC JAN. 10/13

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc received a significant donation cheque from the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc on January 10, 2013 at the Rotary breakfast meeting. Leduc Optimists, as well as some other groups / organizations assisted the Rotary Club, during 2012, in selling 50/50 tickets at Castrol Raceway. The funds raised help the Rotary Club, our Club and the other groups to carry out our programs and activities for youth and the community at large; including improvements to the children's play area at Castrol Raceway.
APPRECIATION is extended to Rotary for asking us to be a part of this successful endeavour.

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 DONATION PRESENTED TO LEDUC AREA MINOR FOOTBALL

At the June 14th, 2012 meeting of the Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc, a donation cheque in the amount of $750.00 was presented to the Leduc and District Minor Football Association (L&DMFA).Thanks was also expressed for the football group's assistance in selling the Leduc Optimist Club's raffle tickets.


Optimist member Denise, on the left, presents the cheque to Jennifer Neufeld of the L&DMFA

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FOOTBALL RAFFLE FUNDRAISER 2012 DRAW WINNER

During our meeting last evening - June 14th - at the Smitty's / Shades establishment in Leduc, the draw was conducted for our Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc Football Raffle Fundraiser. All 975 tickets printed were sold. All net proceeds go to our Youth and Community Activities and Programs.

The winning ticket was #0044 purchased by Mark Hughes of Edmonton.

He has been contacted by phone and the prize package of two Edmonton Eskimos Gold Season Tickets plus $325.00 in an Eskimos Gift and Concessions Card (to use at the games) will be personally delivered. The total package value is $1211.00. The first home game (pre-season) is on Thursday June 21st, starting at 7:00pm.


Impartial ticket picker Dan Cloutier has selected the winning raffle ticket from the lottery drum as Optimist Brian looks on.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mark and a big THANK YOU to all ticket purchasers and sellers.


The happy winner Mark, is on the left shown receiving the prize package from Optimist Ray.

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CASTROL RACEWAY 50/50 TICKET SALES FUNDRAISER

The Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc assisted in the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc 50/50 Ticket Sales Program at Castrol Raceway along with other groups in 2011. The half of total ticket sales, which does not go to the ticket draw winners, is proportionately divided by the Rotary Club among the service clubs and other groups that help in selling 50/50 tickets at the facility, for their youth and community programs and activities; including improvements to the children's play area at Castrol Raceway.

In May 2012, a donation cheque for $1500.00 was presented to Leduc Optimists from the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc for our efforts in fundraising. That money will be used for our programs and activities serving youth and the community at large.
Sincere THANKS to the Rotary Club for asking our club to be a part of that program.
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 YEAR  ( 2011 )  RAFFLE / DRAW  WINNER 

RAFFLE WINNER. CONGRATULATIONS Darren Chomyshen of Edmonton!
Darren (on left),  Optimist Ray (on right)

The draw in our raffle fundraiser for two Edmonton Eskimos 2011 Gold Season Tickets plus $300.00 in Concession Cards, to use at the games, was held on June 9th, 2011 in Leduc. The ticket selected, from a lottery drum by an impartial non-member and witnessed by two other, impartial, non-members, was #0549.

It was successful with 875 tickets sold and entered into the draw out of 900 printed.



A big THANK YOU to all who bought or sold tickets.

We also extend our APPRECIATION to those community minded businesses who allowed us to sell raffle tickets at their locations which gave us visibility and contact with many football fans and other supportive people.....another big THANK YOU!

This further enables our club to assist and develop Youth and Community activities and programs.


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50/50  DRAW  PROGRAM  at  CASTROL  RACEWAY

Over the course of the 2011 spring and summer, members of the Black Gold Optimist Club of Leduc participated in the selling of 50/50 draw tickets at Castrol Raceway events.
The Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc efficiently runs the program with the assistance of a number of different volunteer organizations, including ours. At the end of the season, net proceeds are proportionately divided by Rotary among the service clubs and organizations for their varied youth and community activities and programs, including improvement of the children's playground area at the Castrol Raceway facility.

THANKS to Rotary and Castrol Raceway for allowing us to be a partner in this fundraising endeavour.

We ENCOURAGE people to attend and support the exciting and fun racing programs at Castrol Raceway featuring a quarter mile drag strip; dirt oval track; motocross layout and a road course. The Raceway provides the economic benefits of employment and visitor fans spending in the whole area as well as an important source of funds ( via the 50/50 draw ) for the volunteer community service clubs and organizations.



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