Left to right: Terry Segarty (Hospice Society)

Left to right: Terry Segarty (Hospice Society)

HOG raffles bikes for hospice benefit

The Harley Davidson owners group held its annual fundraiser to the benefit of the Cranbrook-Kimberley Hospice Society.

The local chapter of the Harley Davidson owners group held its fundraising draw Dec. 26, this year to the benefit of  the Cranbrook-Kimberley Hospice Society.

Ken Betania, Assistant Director of the Kootenay Chapter of the Harley Owners Group and 2013 raffle co-ordinator,  thanked the hundreds of people who purchased tickets, Bedroom Furniture Galleries, ABC Family Restaurant, the Heritage Inn, Moyie Pub, Sullivan Pub, and the Harley Davidson group for supporting the draw and making it a success.

“The proceeds from the draw will go to the Cranbrook-Kimberley Hospice Society, whose dedicated volunteers provide end-of-life services to resdients of Cranbrook, Kimberley and area,” Betania said. “This means that all of the money raised will stay in the area and continue to support this very worthy and necessary service.”

Also in attendence were Wayne Stetski and Ron McRae, mayors of Cranbrook and Kimberley respectively, and Kate Fox, past president of the Cranbrook and District Hospital Auxiliary, whose volunteers raise hundreds of thousands of dollars every year for hospital projects and equipment.

In total, 3,000 tickets were sold for the chance to win two Harley Davidson motorcycles (first and second prize) or a Harley Davidson barbecue (third prize).

Dave Roller won the barbecue; Jon Blackmore a won a Harley Davidson Sportster and J. Gall won the Harley Davidson Heritage Motorcycle.

The winners will be presented with their prizes, and a presentation made to the Hospice Society, in January.