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The Cash and Camping Lottery is brought to you by the Swan City Rotary Club of Grande Prairie who also operates the Cars for Christmas Lottery. The Swan City Rotary Club is one of four Rotary Service Clubs in Grande Prairie. Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

The Cash and Camping lottery is now in it’s 19th year and has raised over 4 MILLION DOLLARS for over 100 non-profit organizations. All proceeds from the 2018 lottery will benefit 12 non-profit groups and help to provide programs and services in the Grande Prairie Area. Each year applications are accepted from various non-profit groups and proceeds are awarded in exchange for volunteer hours selling tickets and promoting the lottery. Together with the support of our ticket purchasers, sponsors and suppliers we have contributed to various different needs including: providing healthy meals for children, taking care of unwanted and abused animals, providing needed support to persons with disabilities, supporting seniors and families, increasing arts and sports programs, and many more! We are truly appreciative of the support we have received and hope to continue making a difference in our community.

If you are part of a non-profit group and are interested in applying for future lotteries, applications for partnership with the Cash and Camping Lottery are accepted in:

  • May of each year for partnership with the Cars for Christmas Lottery
  • Nov of each year for partnership with the Cash and Camping Lottery
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13 Non-Profit Groups

The Swan City Rotary Club is proud to have given back over the past 18 years.
This year’s Lottery proceeds will go towards the following community programs and projects:

Bezanson Agricultural Society

The Bezanson Regional Community Cultural Centre will be the hub of our community. Boasting large meeting spaces, adequate room for high caliber sporting competitions, and ample square footage to host events, develop projects and provide essential community initiatives, there will undoubtedly be a huge effect on our economy. Local business, entrepreneurs, school children, seniors and all community members will have the opportunity to better themselves through our Centre.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie & Area

The In-School Mentoring Program provides youth with a role model and a friend within a school setting that they can to talk to and share the experiences with. For one hour a week, mentors meet with their mentee and engage in activities such as board games, crafts, sports or just hanging out on school grounds

Camp Tamarack Association

Camp Tamarack aims to provide an inclusive and barrier free outdoor camping experience through accessible, fun-filled and innovative programs within a safe and positive environment that nurtures personal and social development. We strive to provide people of all ages and abilities a peer-supported outdoor experience in a safe and welcoming environment, to enhance the quality of life and create positive opportunities while discovering one’s potential.

Grande Prairie & Area Council on Aging – Seniors Outreach

Seniors Outreach is a “One Stop Shop” for information and referrals for Seniors, Caregivers, Family, or anyone that is working with a senior to make sure that they are getting all the benefits that they are eligible for. We help seniors with applying for pensions and grants. We answer and help with any needs a senior may have. Example homecare, housing, pensions, health benefits, meals, security etc. we will help them or refer them to someone that can.

Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities

The Street Smarts program is based on the ‘rules of the road’ from the perspective of both a pedestrian and a driver. Children participating in this program experience an interactive pedestrian safety lesson and then practice their new skills on the miniature streets of Safety City. All children will have a turn walking while practicing pedestrian safety techniques and driving using traffic rules. Grande Prairie & Area Safe Communities is fundraising to get new pedal cars for the program.

Grande Prairie Gymniks

Lottery proceeds will be used towards coaches training. The Grande Prairie Gymnastics Club has been a part of the Grande Prairie Community for over 40 years. Their vision is to inspire a foundation of excellence within the community.

Grande Prairie Music Parents Association

The Grande Prairie Music Parents Association is a non-profit group, comprised of parents of the district music students as well as the students themselves within the Grande Prairie Public School system. Our association supports further educational experiences by helping to fund travel to provincial, national and international festivals as well as to provide opportunities for our group to be visible within the community. Grande Prairie is very fortunate to have a program where students are able to participate in a music program and we the board of the GPMPA actively seek out new ways to let our students help our community as well as give students opportunities to fundraise to help cover trip expenses, making it possible for all to participate.

Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society

Peace Area Riding for the Disabled Society (PARDS) is committed to providing high quality Equine Assisted Therapy to Peace Country residents. PARDS supports individuals of all ages and abilities to maximize their growth and potential; physically, cognitively, behaviorally and socially, through a variety of equine assisted programs and activities.

Sexsmith & District Museum Society

For nine years in the 1940’s, Sexsmith was the grain capital of the British Empire. Now, only one historic grain elevator remains in the town. The Sexsmith and District Museum Society wants to preserve their last grain elevator. The plan is to renovate the exterior first, eventually transforming the interior into a small museum with displays featuring local farmers.

Special Olympics Grande Prairie

Special Olympics is a nonprofit organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate in a variety of sporting programs. We accommodate to athletes of various ages, starting as young as 2. We will be using the funds for travel & training expenses for 2018 Summer Nationals Winter Provincials; helping athletes with training, equipment and travel expenses.

Spinal Cord Injury Alberta

The need for services for those with spinal cord injury and other physical disabilities is as important today as it was in 1945. In fact, this need will continue to grow! The Peer Program provides support, guidance and mentorship from someone "who's been there" through one to one interaction and group events. The services also include equipment and repairs and support of medical trips.

Suicide Prevention Resource Centre

Tough Enough to Talk About It began in 1999 under the name Men at Risk. The original program was created because statistics identified that a high percentage of suicide deaths in northern Alberta occurred in industry, trades and agriculture. By 2016, industrial workplaces had evolved to include a significant number of female employees, and the program was re-branded Tough Enough to Talk About It in recognition of this changing dynamic. Tough Enough offers workplace presentations, leadership seminars, and videos to address mental health in the workplace – starting conversations that may save lives.

Swan City Rotary Club

Lottery proceeds will support other community projects in and around our region. The Swan City Rotary Club is a service club with the guiding principles of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. Rotary is a global network of neighbors, friends, leaders and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
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Friends

  • All Peace Petroleum
  • All Peace Protection
  • Angie Peters - Royal Lepage The Realty Group
  • Battery World
  • Big Stick Rentals
  • Cat Rental Store
  • Fenties Petroleum
  • Grande Prairie Fire Extinguisher & Safety Ltd.
  • Harold's Towing
  • Honey Bucket
  • Megalith Power
  • Marmit Plastics
  • Northern Doors Ltd.
  • Phone Co.
  • Prairie Disposal
  • Rentco Equipment Ltd.
  • Sunburst Graphics
  • Topline Printing Inc.
  • Westkey Graphics

Suppliers

  • Canadian Tire
  • Countryside Motorsports
  • Grande Prairie Chrysler
  • Happy Trails RV
  • Marlin Travel
  • Rentco’s Toolshed
  • Spruce Meadows Golf and RV Park
  • Swan City Rotary
  • The Meat Shop on Main
  • Windsor Ford
  • Windsor Motorsports