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Canucks launch charity 50/50 raffle with $1M jackpot in the works

The winner is guaranteed at least $500,000 in winnings – but organizers say $1 million is more likely, and the Canucks Autism Network will win big, too.
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If you’re the winner of the Vancouver Canucks latest charity draw, you’re guaranteed at least $500,000 in winnings.

The Canucks for Kids fund has revitalized its popular 50/50 raffle to raise funds for the charitable arm of the NHL hockey team, the Canucks Autism Network (CAN).

From now until Nov. 2, a $1 million jackpot is at stake. 

Fans can select from one of four ticket-pack options:

  • Three tickets for $5
  • Seven tickets for $10
  • 50 Tickets for $20
  • 150 Tickets for $50

It’s the first of several raffles planned in the upcoming weeks to replenish lost revenue from events, if not for the COVID-19 pandemic, would have been held.

This includes the CAN Pro-Am and Fishing for Kids Tournament – both of which support programming for children and youth with autism spectrum disorders.

CEO Britt Anderson said: “Funds from this 50/50 will be vital in helping us continue virtual programs that have allowed us to reach participants isolated at home.”

Since March, CAN has orchestrated 14 virtual programs and filled more than 700 program spots for children and youth.

Programs included virtual hockey, movement, a movie group, and other clubs.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been a huge challenge for our beneficiaries, so we are doing what we can to support the Canucks Autism Network (CAN) and others in the weeks and months ahead,” added president of the Canucks for Kids Fund, Paolo Aquilini.

Tickets are on sale now, HERE.

The winning ticket number will be posted online shortly after each draw. The jackpot is then split, 50/50, between the winner and CAN.

The next raffle begins Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. and will support Special Olympics BC.

Tickets can only be purchased by people located within British Columbia.