Construction of the 2015 Rotary Dream Home is well underway, with an anticipated opening date of early February.
This year’s home will be located in Carriage Lane Estates for another year, as previous plans to move to Taylor Estates fell through.
However, Raffle Manager Kevin Hilgers says it will be the priciest home yet at one-point-two million dollars, and includes a third floor and other special features like a man door in the garage that opens into the kitchen pantry, and original art from eight Peace country artists.
Lottery tickets have sold out for the past two years, and after they were all gone nine weeks early in 2014, Raffle Manager Kevin Hilgers expects to see some early sales.
“This year we have the dream home, we have the 50/50, same as last year, and this year the Cash Cow Calendar. If you choose to buy those tickets, it means you could win $1,000 a day weekdays in May, or on Fridays you could win $10,000. So we think that’ll add another level of excitement.”
Anyone who buys tickets before the end of January will also get entered into a loyalty draw.
Proceeds will help support community projects, which this year include the Rotary Wellness Centre at the new Grande Prairie Regional Hospital.
Hilgers says it will be a home away from home for family members of patients.
“So it’s going to be a $6 million facility that all the Rotary clubs are going to get behind, and it should open at the same time as the new hospital. Plans are still underway, but we’re putting away the moneys for it.”
Rotary may be partnering up with organizations like the Ronald McDonald House, although the Wellness Centre would welcome families of adult patients as well.
Further info on the Dream Home is up on www.winadreamhome.net.