Harley raffle supports Hospice for third year

The Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society held its annual Harley Davidson raffle,on Thursday, Dec. 24, in conjunction with HDK.

Barry Coulter photo Kim Bandet of Cranbrook is pictured aboard her new Harley Davidson 750 Street Motorcycle

Barry Coulter photo Kim Bandet of Cranbrook is pictured aboard her new Harley Davidson 750 Street Motorcycle

Barry Coulter

The Cranbrook Kimberley Hospice Society held its annual Harley Davidson raffle,on Thursday, Dec. 24, in conjunction with Harley Davidson of the Kootenays.

Harley Davidson of the Kootenays on Cranbrook Street North was packed with ticket holders, store staff and Hospice Society members, as the mayors of Cranbrook and Kimberley — Lee Pratt and Don McCormick — and MLA Bill Bennett made the draw for the three prizes.

Brian Catinus of Victoria won third prize — a Harley Davidson bar table and chairs. Kim Bandet of Cranbrook, who was on hand for the drawing, won second prize — a Harley Davidson Street 750. Herb and Gary Janzen of Wardner (who weren’t present) won the grand prize — a Softail Deluxe.

Pictured: Jeanne and Don Davidson were recognized for their efforts on behalf of Cranbrook and Kimberley Hospice on Thursday, Dec. 24, prior to the annual Harley Davidson raffle in support fo the Society. Left to right: Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick, Jeanne Davidson, Don Davidson, MLA Bill Bennett, Cranbrook Mayor Lee Pratt.

Harley Davidson of the Kootenays has held an annual raffle of their iconic motorcycles for years, to help support local charitable groups. For the past three years, the Cranbrook and Kimberley Hospice Society — which offers support services to individuals and their families who are dealing with death and dying — has been the agency.

Prior to the draws, special presentations were made to Jeanne and Don Davidson, long time Hospice Society organizers, Society fundraising coodinator Karen Grant, and Holly Hehr, of Harley Davidson of the Kootenays, who has gotten behind the raffle and support of the Hospice Society.

All in all, 2,500 raffle tickets were sold, 76 per cent of them in the last six weeks.

The Cranbrook and Kimberley Hospice Society wanted to thank Harley Davidson of the Kootenays, the Harley Owners Group (HOG) and Bob Webb and Ken Betania, and ABC Restaurant and the Tamarack Centre, who display the bikes leading up to the draw.