The 2012 Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI) raffle Be Active, Live Atlantic! concluded after a very successful summertime sales period. The raffle raised awareness for the Atlantic Summer Institute and its newest curriculum stream: Young Women & Community Leadership, which was developed in partnership with Status of Women Canada. The funds generated from the raffle went towards the ASI Bursary Fund, sponsoring young women to attend the new program at the 2012 Institute.
Team Scotia from Scotiabank’s Charlottetown branch was an integral partner in this endeavor, promoting the raffle and pledging to match funds raised to a maximum of $1000. Team Scotia is comprised of Scotiabank employees who donate their time to support community events. Volunteers Stefanie Corbett and Marianna Annema sold tickets during the ASI Multicultural Dinner held at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.
Ticket sales were strong, thanks to members of the ASI Board of Directors and the ASI Project Advisory Committee who sold tickets across the Atlantic Region; and staff from The Quaich Inc., who sold tickets online and at the Charlottetown and Fredericton Farmer’s Markets.
In total, 349 tickets were sold, raising over $1500 before funds matched by Scotiabank. Sales came from as far away as Alberta, British Columbia, New Hampshire, and even Switzerland!
Our thanks go to everyone who volunteered to sell tickets, and to all our supporters who purchased them, contributing to a successful Atlantic Summer Institute. Special thanks goes to Team Scotia, whose contribution enabled even more young women to attend the Institute.
We would also like to thank our generous sponsors, listed below, who made this raffle possible. This group of community-minded artists and businesses contributed an amazing array of prizes, representing some of the best of Atlantic Canada’s arts, culture & activities.
Congratulations to all the winners who are now enjoying their prizes:
· Liz Blanchette, winner of the limited edition print, "Playing with the Big Boys", by Island artist Maurice Bernard
· Alicia Lowe, winner of a necklace and earrings from Aitkens Pewter, located in Fredericton, NB
· Sonja Mason, winner of a beautiful Voisey's Bay nickle carving made by a local artist from Nain, NL and donated by the Nunatsiavut Status of Women
· Ryan Durling, winner of a one night accommodation at the Gillespie House Inn in Parrsboro, NS
· Susan Green, winner of the Golf & Stay Package for two at Steele Hotels in Gander, NL
· Pat Stanley, winner of the Family Pass for 27 Nova Scotia Museums
· Charlotte Boyd, winner of two adult ski lift tickets for Marble Mountain in Corner Brook, NL