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Choices Lottery: Spring Bonus Deadline only 2 Days away!

VANCOUVER, March 6, 2019 — You have so much to play for. Amazing prizes – like our Grand Prize homes, and the $35,000 Spring Bonus Draw. And with your ticket purchase, you’re helping shape the future of child health.

Hurry and get your BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery tickets today! The Spring Bonus Deadline is only 2 days away – Midnight, Friday March 8, 2019.

Win and choose the car, the travel, or the cash:

  • 2019 Honda CRV-EX
  • OR Explore Atlantic Canada – a $27,000 Vacation/Travel Gift Card from Carlson Wagonlit, plus $8,000 Cash
  • OR $32,000 tax-free Cash!

And that’s not all…

When you buy early, you’re not just in to win the Spring Bonus…

Your tickets will be automatically entered into the $350,000 in Early Bird Draws and the Grand Prize Draw, too! This could be your chance to win Vacations for Life, your dream Home in one of this year’s wonderful cities – South Surrey, Squamish, Vancouver, Kelowna, or Victoria – or $2.2 million cash!


Just imagine what winning could you for you…

Choose early retirement, debt-free living, never-ending travel, and live where you love with 1 of 8 Grand Prize choices – including this ‘Elgin Estates’ home in South Surrey, part of a $2.8 million package, complete with a BMW X4 and $50,000 cash.

50/50 PLUS jackpot now over $1.18 million
Get your tickets today!

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Last Weekend for Choices Lottery’s Spring Bonus Prize

You can help BC’s kids. And we can all win together.

Get your BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery tickets and get in the $35,000 Spring Bonus Draw… for a chance to win travel, a new car, or cash!

Plus, when you order early, you’re in for this year’s biggest prizes, too – the $300,000 Early Bird Draw and the $2.8 million Grand Prize Draw. Over 3,200 prizes to win, worth over $3.8 million.

Not only that, but the 50/50 PLUS jackpot gets bigger and bigger every day. It’s now over $1.1 million and the more you buy, the bigger it gets. (Max 50/50 jackpot: $2.2 million.)

And don’t forget about the super-popular extra game, the Big Passport PLUS – for just $25 more, you can get in on 111 days of winning and 111 prizes. There’s an extra $362,500 in travel and cash prizes to win!


Buying a Choices Lottery ticket is an easy and fun way to support important research that is improving children’s health care in B.C.

When you buy a ticket, you’re ensuring ground-breaking pediatric research can continue – research that can lead to new treatments for debilitating childhood diseases, and new ways to prevent kids from getting sick or injured in the first place.

BC Children’s Hospital provides expert care to more than 86,000 kids, which results in over 234,000 patient visits every year.

The hospital’s campus is physically located in Vancouver, but its work doesn’t end there. The one million kids who live in B.C. and the Yukon all count on BC Children’s – be it at the Oak Street site or within their own communities through its telehealth programs or travelling clinics.

Beyond our province, the research discoveries made at BC Children’s have a ripple effect that set new standards of care for kids around the world.


Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Family Draw Deadline: Midnight, Tonight! (BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery)

The February Family Prize Deadline is Midnight, Tonight!

VANCOUVER, BC, February 22, 2019 — Order your Choices Lottery tickets today and it could be a win-win – help save kids’ lives and support life-saving care at BC Children’s Hospital, and get your tickets entered into a Bonus Draw worth over $32,000.

  • Choose the Ultimate Sports Package and treat your family and friends to an amazing opportunity! Win two Vancouver Canucks 14-seat game suites, BC Lions and Whitecaps FC season tickets, Seahawks tickets, and $17,000 cash!
  • Or choose a Luxury African Safari and win an adventure you’ll never forget! A new trip to a new destination, with incredible scenery, wildlife, and culture… this is the vacation you’ve been waiting for.
  • Or choose $28,000 Cash!

Win what you need. Choose what you want. Live where you love.

This year’s Choices Lottery is all about exactly that… choices!

There’s the Ultimate Sports Package or the Luxury African Safari. Or with the Spring Bonus Draw, choose a 2019 Honda CRV or an Atlantic Canada Escapes vacation. Win the Early Bird Draw and take a Private Jet Trip to Maui, Vacations for Life, or $250,000 Cash! And if you win the Grand Prize Draw, take $2.2 million cash or choose 1 of 7 packages featuring homes in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, South Surrey, or Squamish.

Your new dream home is a call or a click away!

And don’t forget to add the Big Passport Plus with 111 extra winners and the 50/50 PLUS – which has just surpassed $1,000,000 and is growing by the minute!

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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A February Bonus for you and your Family!

VANCOUVER, BC, February 20, 2019 — Treat yourself – and your whole family – to a February Bonus!

If you order your BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery tickets by Midnight, Friday, you’re in to win a $32,000 draw and choose an experience you’ll never forget…

  • Go for the Ultimate Sports Package: two Vancouver Canucks 14-seat game suites, BC Lions and Whitecaps FC season tickets, Seahawks tickets, and $17,000 cash
  • Or take a trip to an amazing destination – a Luxury African Safari
  • Or choose $28,000 cash and spend it, save it, or share it as you please!

February Family Draw Deadline: Midnight, Friday (February 22, 2019)

There’s a choice for everyone! Win what you want, and win what you need. Travel the world, pay off your bills or your rent, make a down payment on a house, or live a little easier with a full bank account.

Pick your Prize

Become a multi-millionaire in an instant with $2.2 million cash…

Or live like a multi-millionaire in the Home of your dreams!

Live where you love: choose a home in South Surrey, Victoria, English Bay (Vancouver), Kelowna, or even a Vancouver + Squamish or South Surrey + Kelowna two-for-one package.

This year’s Grand Prize Draw is worth over $2.8 million. And the biggest win of your life is up to you!

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Help Kids Shine: Say ‘Yes’ to BC Children’s Hospital

Ruby’s Story

VANCOUVER, BC, February 15, 2019 — The day started out like any other for 16-year-old Ruby Davidson. She woke up, got ready for school and caught the bus. On the bus, she grabbed a seat to swing herself around like she’d done hundreds of times before. But this time, that simple motion broke her arm.

Ruby’s mom Terri immediately took her to local emergency department in Victoria. At first, everyone was perplexed. “We walked into the room and the doctor looked at us and asked, ‘Okay really, what happened?’”

Ruby explained it again – that a small bit of pressure broke her arm. “That’s when the doctor said something is definitely wrong.”

After weeks of tests, doctors suspected bone cancer. They sent Ruby to BC Children’s Hospital for a needle biopsy and more exams. Eventually, a diagnosis was made. It was osteosarcoma – a form of cancer that originates in the bones.

“It was a sucker punch,” Terri said.

Ruby added that she remembered thinking “I can’t do this right now, I’m supposed to be in grade 12.”

But after the initial shock, reality set in and a treatment plan was made. Ruby would undergo multiple rounds of chemotherapy and surgery at BC Children’s Hospital. Through her journey, Ruby experienced some tough side effects. She had blackouts from the chemotherapy drug and her feet became blistered and excruciatingly painful. She spent her 17th birthday in hospital, something she couldn’t have imagined just months before. But despite it all, Terri says Ruby almost always had a smile on her face and was determined to get better.

While in hospital Ruby met Erin, a music therapist. They struck up a friendship, and Erin taught Ruby to play the ukulele. “Before that there was a lot of waiting. Throughout the day I was mostly just watching TV,” Ruby said. “But when I started to learn the ukulele it definitely helped.”

“The relationship Erin and Ruby have is amazing,” Terri said. “If Erin didn’t walk through and meet Ruby, this would have been so much worse.”

Today, Ruby has completed her surgery successfully and has had what everyone hopes will be her last round of chemo. The last day of treatment was emotional. “The doctor came in to check my blood levels and just looked at me. I started crying. My mom didn’t quite get it at first. But then she started crying too. I’m still getting used to the fact that I don’t have to do chemo anymore.”

Ruby and her mom say everyone at BC Children’s Hospital – from the nurses and doctors to cleaning staff and volunteers – helped them through their journey.

Ruby also says seeing all the other kids going through health issues is something she will never forget.

“There are so many little kids at BC Children’s Hospital. I don’t know how to help them yet but I’m going to try no matter what. It’s heartbreaking to watch a 4-year-old go through this. No one should ever go through this.”



It’s a Win-Win

More than 85,000 kids rely on the life-saving care at BC Children’s Hospital every year. When you purchase your Choices Lottery tickets, you’re helping patients like Ruby – and you’re helping shape the future of child health.

And of course, you’ll be in to win over 3,200 prizes – worth over $3.8 million. That includes three Bonus draws, the $350,000 in Early Bird draws, and 1 of 8 Grand Prizes. Choose from homes in Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, South Surrey, and Squamish, or take $2.2 million tax-free cash!

And if you order before Midnight, next Friday, you’re in the February Family Bonus Draw!

Get your tickets today to win the ‘Ultimate Sports Package’ – two Vancouver Canucks 14-seat game suites, BC Lions season tickets, Whitecaps FC season tickets, Seahawks tickets, and $17,000 cash. OR choose a Luxury African Safari. Or choose $28,000 Cash.

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Appreciation Reward Deadline: Midnight Tonight! (BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery)

This is your last chance to get in for all this year’s draws!

VANCOUVER, BC, February 8, 2019 — BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery’s Appreciation Reward Deadline is Midnight, Tonight – it’s the first bonus deadline of the year and, if you order your tickets today, you’ll be in to win a draw worth over $30,000. Choose a terrific Travel package from Carlson Wagonlit, a Nissan Rogue SV AWD, or $27,000 Cash.

Not only that, but with your purchase today, you’ll be automatically entered into the February Family Draw, the Spring Bonus Draw, the Early Bird Draws, and the $2.8 million Grand Prize Draw, too. Win gift cards, Canucks tickets, travel, cars, homes, cash, cash, and more cash…

There’s something for everyone in this year’s Choices Lottery! Over 3,200 prizes, over $3.8 million to win. Plus, don’t forget about BC’s biggest 50/50 – the jackpot could top last year’s total, $1,763,925 – or the Big Passport PLUS. Win so much more for just a few dollars more.

Live Where You Love

Would you choose the idyllic neighbourhood living of South Surrey? How about an ‘Elgin Estate’ – 6,000 square feet of absolute heaven? Or you can live the city life in downtown Vancouver at Mirabel – in the exciting, vibrant West End, only steps from the beaches of English Bay. Or choose a different downtown – at Kelowna’s One Water Street, one of the Okanagan’s most incredible, luxurious living experiences, or at Victoria’s Capital Park Residences, a two-bedroom townhome right beside the city’s Inner Harbour.

How about an ‘Income for Life’ package, with homes in Squamish and Vancouver? Or a Country Club Estate in Kelowna’s Quail Ridge? The choice is yours, and there’s a choice for everyone! This year’s biggest Grand Prize package is worth $2.8 million.

Or take $2.2 million tax-free cash, of course. Just imagine what you would do, and what you could do…

HELP KIDS SHINE

By purchasing a Choices Lottery ticket, you’re helping shape the future of child health. Here’s a snapshot of how your lottery purchase helps:

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Millions to Win in BC Children’s Hospital’s Choices Lottery (Bonus Deadline: Midnight, Friday)

VANCOUVER, BC, February 6, 2019 — The Appreciation Reward deadline is Midnight, Friday (February 8) – and it’s the first Bonus deadline of this year’s Choices Lottery, making this your last week to buy for all this year’s biggest draws!

Get your tickets today to win an Appreciation Reward draw worth over $30,000 and choose 1 of these 3 prizes:

  • A $25,000 vacation/travel gift card from Carlson Wagonlit, plus $6,000 cash
  • Or a 2019 Nissan Rogue
  • Or $27,000 Cash

And with your order, you’ll be automatically entered into the February Family Draw, the Spring Bonus Draw, the $350,000 worth of Early Bird Draws, and the $2.8 million Grand Prize draw, as well!

“I am thrilled at this year’s Choices Lottery and its Grand Prize show home packages,” says Erin Cebula, the lottery spokesperson. “The homes are fabulously designed and located in beautiful locations, and have gorgeous finishings.”

Over 3,200 Prizes, $3.8 Million to Win

This year’s biggest winner will choose 1 of 8 Grand Prizes, including $2.2 million tax-free cash or packages featuring dream homes in all of British Columbia’s most desirable cities and regions to live – Kelowna’s Quail Ridge, Victoria’s inner harbour Capital Park, downtown Vancouver’s Mirabel, Squamish, and three home options in South Surrey.

This year’s biggest Grand Prize is worth a whopping $2.8 million and stars a drop-dead gorgeous Red Tree Creative home in South Surrey’s Elgin Estates. It’s over 6,000 square feet of absolute heaven in one of the province’s most idyllic family neighbourhoods:

The Smaller the Patient, the Greater the Need

By purchasing a lottery ticket, you’re helping shape the future of child health.

“BC Children’s Hospital Foundation is very fortunate to have so many British Columbians supporting our hospital through the purchase of Choices Lottery tickets,” says Teri Nicholas, president and CEO of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. “We want to provide our children with the best possible health care, and to do this we need the resources to fund extensive research, innovative programs and cutting-edge equipment.

“We are so grateful to everyone who supports our lottery.”

Say ‘Yes’ to BC Children’s Hospital. Help Kids Shine.

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

 

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Last Weekend for Appreciation Reward in BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery

VANCOUVER, BC, February 1, 2019 — BC Children’s Hospital’s Choices Lottery’s Appreciation Reward Deadline is next Friday – it’s the first bonus deadline of the year, and it’s your last chance to order for all this year’s biggest draws!

If you purchase your tickets today, you’ll be automatically entered to win the $31,000 Appreciation Reward Draw, the $32,000 February Family Draw, the $35,000 Spring Bonus Draw, the $350,000 in Early Bird Draws, and the $2.8 million Grand Prize Draw.

Kiss Winter Goodbye

Where would you go?

Win the Appreciation Reward Draw, and you’ll win a $31,000 travel package of your choice: a $25,000 gift card from Carlson Wagonlit, and $6,000 cash.

City. Beach. Mountains. Snow. Surf. Romance. Adventure.

It’s up to you! Win your next dream vacation with Appreciation Reward – it’s a bonus just for you, for BC Children’s Hospital’s loyal and early ticket buyers.

Win 1 of 8 Grand Prizes

Become a multi-millionaire, and do it in style. Do it your own way…

With this year’s Grand Prize Draw, Choices Lottery is giving its biggest winner a choice of 1 of 7 amazing home packages – with places all across our wonderful province, in your favourite cities and areas, like Kelowna, Victoria, downtown Vancouver, and idyllic South Surrey. Or choose $2.2 million tax-free Cash! A Choices Lottery ticket is your ticket to instant riches – or the life you’ve already dreamed of.

You can see all this year’s 3,234 prizes and get your tickets online at bcchildren.com, as well as your 50/50 PLUS tickets and your Big Passport PLUS tickets.

There will be 111 Big Passport travel or cash prizes awarded, and the 50/50 jackpot could grow to over $2.2 million. Last year’s jackpot reached a whopping $1,763,925.

(50/50 PLUS tickets start at 2 for $15, and Big Passport PLUS tickets start at 2 for $25. 50/50 and Big Passport tickets must be ordered in conjunction with your main lottery tickets.)

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

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Announcing the 2019 BC Children’s Hospital Choices Lottery
Win 1 of 8 Grand Prize Choices
including $2.2 million cash

VANCOUVER, BC, January 24, 2019 — It’s Grand Opening Week for this year’s Choices Lottery, with nine homes and 8 Grand Prizes to choose from, and all proceeds support BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The homes in South Surrey are open right now and are open this weekend and every weekend – including a beautiful 6,000 square-foot home in the Elgin Estates neighbourhood, which headlines a Grand Prize package worth over $2.8 million.

According to the home’s webpage at bcchildren.com, this South Surrey dream home – built by Red Tree Creative Homes – features 6 bedrooms, 2 dens, 6.5 bathrooms, plus a media room, gourmet kitchen, rec room, and a master bedroom.

“Set in a beautiful neighbourhood with tree-lined streets, this magnificent home is the perfect prize for families of any size,” the lottery says.

In total, there are 8 Grand Prizes for this year’s biggest winner to choose from, including a whopping cash windfall of $2,200,000.

There are also dreamy homes in Vancouver – at Mirabel, just steps from the beach of English Bay – and a condo at Vancouver’s Main and 10th, which comes with a townhome in Squamish, Canada’s outdoor playground. There are two more South Surrey homes to choose from, the ‘Greystone’ and the ‘Westport’ in Grandview Heights, and the Westport home comes with a condo at One Water Street in the heart of downtown Kelowna, just steps from Okanagan Lake. There’s also an award-winning home at Kelowna’s Quail Ridge golf community, and an Island getaway at Capital Park Residences, right beside Victoria’s downtown inner harbor.

As usual, all early buyers will have their tickets automatically entered into three Bonus draws – to win the $30,000 Appreciation Reward and February Family prizes, plus the $35,000 Spring Bonus prize – and the Early Bird Draw, which has prizes to win adding up to $350,000.

This year’s Early Bird winner will choose between a massive ‘Vacations for Life’ prize package – which includes $200,000 in travel from Carlson-Wagonlit, plus $100,000 cash – or a prize package including an exotic, luxurious Private Jet trip (for 6 people) to Maui, a 2019 Tesla Model X, and $50,000 cash.

Or, the final Early Bird option is $250,000 cash. And this year, the Choices Lottery will draw an extra 50 Early Bird winners – with each winning $1,000 cash.

You can see all this year’s 3,234 prizes and get your tickets online at bcchildren.com, as well as your 50/50 PLUS tickets and your Big Passport PLUS tickets.

(There will be 111 Big Passport travel or cash prizes awarded, and the 50/50 jackpot could grow to over $2.2 million. Last year’s jackpot reached a whopping $1,763,925. 50/50 PLUS tickets start at 2 for $15, and Big Passport PLUS tickets start at 2 for $25.)

 

Proceeds raised during the 2019 Choices Lottery will help transform lives for kids at BC Children’s Hospital.

As the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to children, BC Children’s serves almost a million kids. According to the lottery’s website, funds raised support the research institute located on the hospital’s campus—helping over 1,000 of the brightest minds in their quest to improve treatments, discover cures and ultimately push the boundaries of what’s possible. Those very discoveries are then brought from the lab to a patient’s bedside.

Research at BC Children’s Hospital is aimed at conquering childhood diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. It also helps improve care for the one in three children admitted to the hospital with a rare disease. And more than treating kids when they are sick, research is also focused on preventing kids from having to visit a hospital in the first place. Beyond improving care for kids in BC, discoveries made at the hospital have a ripple effect that set new standards of care for kids around the world.

Get your tickets online at bcchildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at the Grand Prize Showhomes:
in South Surrey
(See Addresses and Hours online)
or at BC Children’s Hospital:
938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
or at any London Drugs or
Save On Foods in British Columbia

 

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Early Bird Deadline Midnight Tonight in BC Children's Hospital Dream Lottery

Win ‘Vacations for Life’ – Private Jet to Maui, BMW i3, and Cash – or $250,000 Cash

Vancouver, BC, October 4, 2018 — Hurry! The BC Children’s Hospital Dream Lottery’s Early Bird Deadline is Midnight, Tonight! This is your last day to play for bonus draws worth over $325,000 in prizes. Plus, you’re in to win a 1 of 7 Grand Prizes – including a $2.7 million Dream Home package, or $2.2 million tax-free Cash!

Early Bird Deadline: Midnight, Tonight – Thursday, October 4th

Early Bird Deadline: Midnight Tonight!
• Win a Private Jet Trip to Maui, BMW i3, and $100,000 Cash 
or ‘Vacations for Life’ or $250,000 Cash

• PLUS 50 extra winners of $1,000 Cash each

Buy Now, Win the Dream. Win the Grand Prize Draw and choose a $2.7 million ‘Luxury Living’ Home package – one of our most incredible dream homes ever! It’s a 5-bedroom home in South Surrey (over 5,000 square feet), and it comes with furnishings and cash. Or choose 1 of 2 home packages in South Surrey, an ‘Income for Life’ package with condos in Vancouver and Richmond, an Ocean Cottage at SookePoint on Vancouver Island, or an incredible Okanagan Home at Vernon’s Predator Ridge resort community. Homes all across the most beautiful parts of Beautiful B.C. Or $2.2 million Cash!

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the 50/50 PLUS jackpot – jackpot now over $1,567,800 – and the Big Passport PLUS game – with 101 extra winners, and an extra $335,000 to be won.

Say YES to BC Children’s Hospital
The Smaller the Patient, the Greater the Need

As the only hospital in the province devoted exclusively to kids, over a million count on BC Children’s for care they often can’t get anywhere else. By purchasing a lottery ticket, you’re helping shape the future of child health.

Proceeds go toward research initiatives at BC Children’s Hospital—supporting over 1,000 of the most daring thinkers in science as they work to pursue new knowledge. Their discoveries are then translated directly into improved care to benefit kids within the hospital, across the province, and around the world. Each year, the Dream and Choices Lotteries raise approximately $8 million for BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Get your tickets online at BCChildren.com
by Phone at 604-692-2333
or 1-888-887-8771
or in-person at our Grand Prize Showhomes in South Surrey,
or at BC Children’s Hospital (938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver)

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