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Prizes for the 2015 Stampede charity lotteries were valued at $1.3 million! Tonight, a lucky group of people became Stampede Champions. Notable prizes up for grabs were a $864,000 dream home, almost a quarter of a million dollars cash, as well as a pickup truck with a boat.

 

This year's Stampede Champions are Paul Allred (Rotary Dream Home), Mike Burnyeat (Truck & Fifth Wheel), Ken Pierson (Truck & Boat), Mike Moore (Truck & Toys), Kevin Willerton (Corvette Stingray), Lal Perera (GMC Yukon), Andrew Pike (Harley-Davidson), Frances Henrickson (Split’em 50/50 - $242,055 Cash), Marty & Gloria Jurgens (Early Bird Winner - 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 1LT) and Linda & Paul Thomas (VIP Prize Winner - $10,599)
This year’s Stampede Champions are Paul Allred (Rotary Dream Home), Mike Burnyeat (Truck & Fifth Wheel), Ken Pierson (Truck & Boat), Mike Moore (Truck & Toys), Kevin Willerton (Corvette Stingray), Lal Perera (GMC Yukon), Andrew Pike (Harley-Davidson), Frances Henrickson (Split’em 50/50 – $242,055 Cash), Marty & Gloria Jurgens (Early Bird Winner – 2015 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe 1LT) and Linda & Paul Thomas (VIP Prize Winner – $10,599)

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Dana Hunter, vice-chair of the Rotary Dream Home committee, mingling with Wilma Gibson, Mel Gibson and Neill Magee, a passionate Calgary Stampede volunteer.
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Rick Kuzyk, Lotteries committee chair, congratulates Keith Hart, Kinsmen Wheels committee chair, and Dana Hunter, Rotary Dream Home committee vice-chair.

 

In spite of the economic climate, the 2015 Advanced Ticket Campaign and Stampede Lotteries achieved almost $7M in sales! These lottery programs help support the Calgary Stampede and its service clubs, the Kinsmen Club of Calgary and the Rotary Club of Calgary South, the Calgary Marching Show Band Association and the Calgary Stampede Foundation.

Thanks to the efforts of our wonderful sponsors and the hard work of volunteers–including the 25 hardworking Calgary Stampede Lotteries committee members and more than 1,000 passionate people from the Rotary Club of Calgary South, The Kinsmen Club of Calgary, the Calgary Marching Showband and the Calgary Stampede Foundation– more than 25,000 volunteer hours have led to this moment tonight.

Guests were treated to a feast-- good thing! All this excitement must have built up an huge appetite for delicious Stampede snacks.
Guests were treated to a feast.

Dreams came true for our Stampede Champions tonight– particularly winner of the Harley-Davidson, Andrew Pike (who’s friends “still can’t believe how lucky he is”).

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Warren Connell, Calgary Stampede CEO, congratulating Frances Henrickson and Clinton Henrickson for winning the $242,055 cash prize.
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GMC is the main supplier of our Kinsmen Wheels program and a Champion level of the Calgary Stampede. Thank you Glenn Lemmerck, Omira Janmohammed and Christa Paterson for helping us celebrate Stampede Champions, like Kevin Willerton.
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Congratulations Mike Moore!
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Congratulations Ken Pierson!

While there were many big winners, the man of the hour was truly Paul Allred, winner of the Calgary Stampede Rotary Dream Home.

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Pictured: Monte Kendall, Homes by Avi CEO, Rick Kuzyk, Lotteries committee chair, Paul Allred and Warren Connell, Calgary Stampede CEO

Allred says that he’s never won anything before, except for a few golf tournaments in his 67 years. He was excited to receive his keys to the Rotary Dream Home and take a first tour of his new digs after the presentations; if he chooses, Allred can start moving in this November with his beloved Japanese Chin, Buffy.

Check out the video below to experience this exciting evening for yourself: