Two Great Causes, One Great Lottery!
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation (MHCF) and Winnipeg Humane Society (WHS) are excited to announce their partnership on a joint lottery! This is a ground-breaking endeavour in the Winnipeg non-profit community: two organizations with unique missions partnering to gain support for compassionate care and companionship! Two great causes, one great lottery!
Introducing the 50/50 Lottery with a Bonus Prize Package and The Great Cash Calendar add-on!
The 50/50 Lottery starts with a guaranteed jackpot of $20,000 that will continue to grow with each ticket package purchased. The grand prize winner will walk away with 50 per cent of the jackpot PLUS the choice of a $123,000 valued Bonus Prize which includes a Mercedes-Benz GCL300 and a $50,000 Transcona Trailer Gift Certificate to select a new ATV, RV or snowmobile, OR take an additional $100,000 cash!
“We are so excited and honoured to join in this historic partnership with Winnipeg Humane Society! Our two great causes joining forces to launch One Great Lottery will ensure we raise awareness and much-needed funds to support both of our critical missions. This lottery will provide important support to MHC, as it provides specialized care to tens of thousands of Manitobans annually,” Kris Gladwell, President & CEO, Misericordia Health Centre Foundation.
“Launching this size of lottery is a dream come true for an organization like ours. Winnipeg Humane Society depends on donations and events to raise our almost $10M annual operating budget; with in-person events on the fritz, this lottery gives us the opportunity to help over 10,000 animals a year with its potential proceeds – we are so grateful for our partnership with Misericordia Health Centre Foundation,” Jessica Miller, CEO, Winnipeg Humane Society.
Raise Hands! Raise Paws! Raise Hope!
This exciting lottery runs May 4 – June 15, 2022.
Tickets for the 50/50 Lottery and The Great Cash Calendar can only be purchased online at onegreatlottery.ca
One Great Lottery is thrilled to have Winnipeg’s own Olympian Desiree Scott and Ace Burpee on board as lottery spokespeople! Manitobans will see their friendly familiar faces on various ad materials throughout the campaign.
One Great Lottery: all the details
One Great Lottery will have two Early Bird Draws with deadlines on May 18 and June 1 each offering cash giveaways every hour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Prize values increase on the hour!
If Manitobans want more chances to win, they can add on The Great Cash Calendar tickets to their 50/50 ticket order for the chance to win $1,000 every day in July & August PLUS BIGGER winnings on the 31st of the months where you could win a $12,000 LCL Spa Gift Certificate and select from a wide range of hot tubs, BBQs or new patio sets, OR take $10,000 cash!
Tickets for the 50/50 start at 10/$25 | 25/$50 | 50/$75 | 100/$100 (that’s only $1 a ticket!)
Tickets for *The Great Cash Calendar add-on start at 5/$15 | 10/$20 | 40/$40 (that’s only $1 a ticket!)
*The Great Cash Calendar tickets must be ordered in conjunction with 50/50 lottery tickets.
Ticket buyers must be 18 years of age or older and in the province of Manitoba to play. Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba (LGCA) license regulations prohibit the following persons and their immediate families residing in the same household from purchasing a ticket and being eligible to win: Raffle Administrators of Winnipeg Humane Society, Misericordia Health Centre, and Misericordia Health Centre Foundation, members of licensed gaming suppliers providing services to One Great Lottery, and members of the Board of Directors of the following: Winnipeg Humane Society, Misericordia Health Centre, and Misericordia Health Centre Foundation.
Two Great Causes: all the details
Winnipeg Humane Society is a registered charity and non-profit organization whose mission is to protect animals from suffering and to promote their welfare and dignity. Funded primarily by donations, events, and bequests, the WHS has pets for adoption and offers numerous programs and services that promote the humane treatment of animals, including farm animal advocacy efforts, pet first aid, and education programs for children, adults, and pets.
Misericordia Health Centre Foundation is proud to support Misericordia Health Centre (MHC) as it plays a vital role in meeting the evolving health-care needs of Manitobans. Today, Misericordia represents the future of care as a centre for multiple programs and medical disciplines. It is home to one of the country’s leading eye care centres, is an important campus of long-term care, and hosts Health Links – Info Santé. It also offers the provincial sleep disorder treatment centre and various diagnostic programs. MHC continues to be a model for compassionate care, just as it was when it was founded by the Misericordia Sisters in 1898.
“Listening to opera makes my heart wake up,” says Edith Almadi. “When I listen, I think of happiness.”
The Misericordia Place resident says she never tires of watching TV opera performances and would very much like to go to a live opera performance when it is safe to do so.
Edith remembers singing growing up in Budapest. She emigrated to Canada from Hungary when her son four years old. He started kindergarten the same time she began work as a nurse. Although her career was in health care, she never lost her love of music.
When the kind folks at Manitoba Underground Opera heard of Edith’s desire to hear a live song they immediately jumped in and offered to do special Zoom performances just for her!
Both Katherine Mayba and Sydney Clarke gave incredibly moving solo performances for Edith, who “conducted” her hands to their singing.
“So beautiful,” whispered Edith, gently wiping tears of joy from her eyes.
When pressed to name her favourite aria, Edith couldn’t decide.
“It doesn’t matter the song or the language, the music says the words here,” explained Edith, touching her heart.
At 86 years young, Eapen uses his arm bike every day in his Misericordia Place room for at least 20 minutes every day.
“I’m so grateful for the bike,” he says, “I used to walk across my floor to the north side, but with (COVID) restrictions in place I can only walk on the south side for now.”
If Eapen could visit anywhere in Manitoba, he dreams of heading to his favourite East Indian restaurant: Southern Spices on St. Mary’s Road in Winnipeg – with his wife of 53 years, Marykutty, who also happens to be an MP resident!
For now, thanks to our friends at Southern Spices Restaurant and the ever caring and creative Misericordia Place staff, a special lunch was the perfect way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day.
Southern Spices opened their kitchen early today just to make this dream come true for Eapen and Marykutty! And to make the lunch even more magical, a Resident Care Manager who is from the same region of India as our happy couple brought in special Indian dishes from her house to serve the food on. There was an Indian music playlist and Recreation Therapist Kevin played the part of waiter for the meal.
Can you think of a Winnipegger who hasn’t been to the Forks?
Misericordia Place resident Marie can: herself!
“I was a country girl and moved to the city to work at the Royal Bank. All these years and I’ve never been to The Forks! I’d like to go,” says Marie.
Marie’s interested in checking out the shops, visiting a restaurant and just wandering down to the rivers.
She’s biking to get stronger so her walking improves.
Recreation facilitator Rael says 84-year-old Marie has more tension on the bike than ANY OTHER resident!
Donors to last year's Around the World campaign allowed us to purchase more bikes for residents to use - thank you! Everyone is so excited to continue the momentum and stay active this year. We truly appreciate all your support. - Rael and Marie
Misericordia Place’s resident violist Leonard Carlson, 81, would like nothing better than a night out at the symphony!
Unfortunately, COVID restrictions and personal care home guidelines dictate otherwise.
The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra’s acting principal violist, Elise Lavallee, offered a creative solution until a trip to the symphony is possible: have Leonard join her 90-minute viola Zoom class for mature advanced students aged 70-77!
Leonard more than fit right in: playing along with four other students. Bach, Kreisler, Rachmaninov, Glinka and more!
Even better, the students all knew Leonard!
“Is that Len Carlson?” an on-screen message popped up. Turns out the students had all played in orchestras and string quartets with Leonard and had very fond memories of him as far back as 50 years ago!
A Zoom reunion!
Music has always been in Leonard’s blood, infused by “musical parents” who immigrated to Canada from Finland. And he’s clearly passed his love of music down to his children, who grew up playing a variety of instruments.
Daughter Andrea played piano and harp. His daughter Karen, an Associate Professor of Music at the University of Waterloo, plays the cello and composes. When Karen’s able to visit Winnipeg she brings her cello and plays duets at Misericordia Place with her dad. And son Ian plays the violin.
“Dad is a much better player than I am,” says Ian. “The last time we played together he put me to shame.”
“My Dad’s timing in music is steady and consistent,” shares Andrea, “An amazing skill he has never lost. He started playing the violin at age six and later switched to viola.”
Leonard’s always been interested in dabbling in writing music as well, including writing his high school theme song. Interestingly, Leonard’s younger brother Bruce is an accomplished composer.
These days Leonard serenades (indoors!) his fellow Misericordia residents on their birthdays and is frequently found accompanying pianists in activity rooms.