8th Annual Biosphere Raffle
They’re back!! And, this year they’re GOLDEN TICKETS! $10.00 a ticket with all proceeds going to local environmental stewardship projects on the Bruce Peninsula.
The prizes this year include 2 Toronto Maple Leaf's tickets in the Air Canada Club, a limited edition print by local artist Margarethe Vanderpas called Autumn - Fraser Bay #2, a lighthouse bookcase built by local woodworker Ron Stewart, stargazing for 6 at Quetican, a 1 day (or two half day) Eco Adventure tour and a 60 minute aroma massage therapy by local RT Glenda Barbra.
Only 600 tickets sold, draw being held on November 15th 2018 at 8pm.
Please help support the local conservation efforts of the Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association by purchasing a raffle ticket which can be found at local businesses (The IDA, Scott's Hardware, the Dandy Lion and Garden in Thyme in Lion's Head, as well as the FDI in Ferndale and Wilson Hardware north of Ferndale and the Bruce Beckons and Solways Farm Market north of Wiarton). Tickets will also be for sale at the Forrest Fair at Lindsay Tract on Oct 13
Here again for 2018!
1 egg for $7.50 - 3 eggs for $20.00 -
Once again in 2018 we are offering milk or dark chocolate eggs to raise funds for the ongoing work of the Association. These fabulous Biosphere Chocolate Eggs are lovingly crafted each year in the early spring by our enthusiastic team for you and your family to enjoy. As you can imagine we only make a limited quantity to ensure freshness, quality and taste, so order early! Your purchase of Biosphere Eggs or donation will help our volunteers work with partner organizations on a variety of projects.
Dark chocolate eggs are available with Mount Gay Barbados Rum added to the yolks.
Eggs may be ordered and picked up at certain local merchants before Easter. Please call Elizabeth at 519 377-5166 for details.
Supporting the Biosphere: 2016 Raffle
Biosphere Raffles have been called "Amazing!"
Prizes for our annual Biosphere Raffle have included HOCKEY!! Won by A. Millikin: two premium RED tickets to Maple Leaf Stadium and an overnight stay at the Marriot Courtesy of Scotia Private Client Group ! A 10 foot yellow Impulse Kayak won by C. Henderson, Golf for two generously donated by Cobble Beach Golf Resort won by L. Bain,
An Evening of Star Gazing for six at a private observatory – courtesy of Paula and Doug Cunningham won by M. Boychuk. For raffle details, click here!
Odds of winning in 2012 were better than the previous year with more great prizes and less tickets printed. Thanks to the generousity of our community once again, we had very popular items.
First prize, won by Scott Atchison was a week's stay in one of the fabulous waterfront cottages available through www.rentcottage.com valued at $1000.00. Check out cottage 713 on their website for pictures of this cozy little place right on the water's edge along Rush Cove Road. Blue water and rocky shoreline await up to four people for a week in either June or July, 2013.
Next up was a yellow Ocean Frenzy Kayak won by T Souter. It was provided through Suntrail Source For Adventure in Hepworth. It is a 9' sit on compact kayak that retails for $459.00. The Frenzy has the stability and fun of the Yak Board with the addition of a strong keel line for good tracking in a compact craft. It’s the kayak that people keep for a lifetime. Forgiving in the surf, riding waves or paddling calm waters. Look for it at the Lion's Head Farmers Market Saturday mornings whenever possible to get there.
A group from the Lions Club won 18 holes for two at Cornerstone Golf Course in Tobermory. Scotia Private Client Group contributed two lady's and two men's golf jackets, four pairs of golf gloves and golf balls making the golf package worth $425.00
C. Bastedo Boileau won the Spa package including a pedicure, massage and personalized oil or cream valued at $250.00.
Finally, last year's most popular prize was won by J Powell of Oakville. He and five others will enjoy an evening of Star Gazing for Six with Paula and Doug Cunningham in their private observatory. Both Cunninghams are mentoring the new Bayside Astronomy Program at the POD at the Lion's Head harbour.
Some of the funds raised will be set aside for binoculars, telescopes and related equipment to be used for day viewing and star gazing from the Peninsula Observatory Deck. The remainder of the money generated by the raffle will be used to produce educational material about the Biosphere and all its ongoing projects: dark skies, spotted lizard and forest monitoring,and the new Six Streams Rehabilitation Project.
Art Auction in support of Conservation and Stewardship
Many artists on the Bruce Peninsula support environmental conservation and stewardship. We hope you will soon be able to enjoy local art while supporting the Biosphere Association's environmental efforts. This section of the Biosphere website is under development. When it is ready, you will be able to purchase locally-produced artwork here. We are planning to begin by offering local quilting that is beautiful enough to hang as an artistic centrepiece in your favourite room. Your payment will go to support Biosphere programs and the artist will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your payment.