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Flowers We’re Your MUFFLER Specialists WE DO IT RIGHT All About 131 PALLISER WAY YORKTON 782-4222 782-6050 YORKTON TIRE & AUTO CENTRE Auto Centre Owner/ Designer 6 - 146 Broadway St. E. - Yorkton — THE FIRST TIME 39 Smith St. W., Yorkton, Sask. Phone Stephanie Buckle PHONE 782-2431 THE NEWS REVIEW 18-1st Avenue North, Yorkton, SK S3N 1J4 Thursday, June 28, 2012 - Volume 15, Number 19 Lotto pays off for locals and health care By SHANNON DEVEAU N-R Writer There was good news for a number of local residents as well as a boost for local health care initiatives following The Health Foundation’s annual Cash Lottery campaign. On Tuesday a list of winners was released including the names of the grand prize winners. It was a phone call Willie and Olga Malek of Yorkton won’t soon forget. The husband and wife couple, who say they have no definite plan yet for the money aside from sharing a portion with family, won the $100,000 grand prize draw. Ross Fisher, Executive Director of The Health Foundation presented the cheque to the Malek’s as well as, a cheque for $22,862.50 to Stuart and Barb Greenstein of Rhein, who won the 50/50 lottery. It’s an exciting moment for the winners and a definite boost for The Health Foundation which raises about $50,000 annually through the annual campaign. “Profits from The Health Foundation’s $100,000 Cash Lottery are being used to assist the purchase of an additional ultrasound machine for the regional Health Centre in Yorkton,” says Fisher. “We need the additional machine so more tests can be done and we can reduce the wait times for exams. “This lottery is one of our key fundraising efforts and we are grateful to everyone who purchased a ticket and helps to make the lottery a success.” Continued on Page 3. RELAY FOR LIFE – Yorkton’s Relay for Life event – held over the weekend – was a big success for the Canadian Cancer Society again this year, with 22 teams and over 250 participants raising $106,000 for cancer research. The relay is all about helping more people survive and thrive after cancer, and to celebrate the fact that over 65 survivors took part in the victory lap which opened the event. Cancer survivors also spoke about their experiences, including Luke Boechler, seven-time survivor Dionne Warner, and seven year-old Paige Hanson (inset photo). Janet Sharpe with the Canadian Cancer Society thanks everyone for their support, and encourages residents to get ready for next year’s relay. $3.8 million for Saskatchewan community initiatives The Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) has announced that 279 Saskatchewan non-profit and volunteer organizations – including one in Yorkton – will collectively receive over $3.8 million in grants in support of their community projects. Included in that amount is $25,000 for the Yorkton and area Big Brothers Big Sisters Life Skills in School Mentoring Program. Through the Community Grant Program, the CIF approved 100 grants totaling $1,690,559 for programs that enhance the health and well being of Saskatchewan’s vulnerable children, youth and families. Grant approvals through the CIF’s Community Vitality Program total $1,972,124 among 177 recipients. This includes 137 grants for capital projects totaling $1,524,253 and 40 grants for community pride projects and events totaling $447,871. The Grants through this program provide support for small capital projects and for events that enhance community pride, celebrate diver- sity or mark an anniversary. The final deadline for this program is October 1, 2012. A complete list of grant recipients and more information about the CIF are available at: UP T0 13,500 $ $ ENDS JULY 3RD Phone 783-9461 HAAS IN DISCOUNTS^* FOR CASH PURCHASERS ON SELECT MODELS *See dealer for details.

Yorkton News Review - June 28, 2012

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