Chase the Ace jackpot continues to balloon

Ken Breland, of Valleyview, holds the 8 of Clubs he picked at the McLennan, Chase the Ace event.

Tom Henihan
South Peace News

McLennan Parks and Recreation Board’s Chase the Ace began on Jan. 10, and the progressive raffle will run to Friday, March 13 or until someone draws the Ace of Hearts.

In compliance with the rules and regulations of the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission, Chase the Ace is open to the public but all participants must be residents of Alberta and at least 18 years old.

Tickets are available on the night of the draw between 6-9 p.m. Players can purchase as many $5 tickets as they wish for that evening’s draw. There are a maximum of 4,000 tickets available for the entire run of the raffle.

Chase the Ace originally took place upstairs at the H.W. Fish Arena but moved to the Legion Hall to accommodate the growing attendance as the prize money increased.

In addition to the fundraising initiative, another objective of Chase the Ace is to bring the McLennan community together for social gatherings along with encouraging people from neighbouring communities in the region to come join in the fun.

The Chase the Ace fundraiser was also set up to benefit eight non-profit organizations in McLennan, with each organization taking turns hosting the event.

All proceeds raised from this fundraiser go directly to the following organizations: McLen- nan Rec Board, Smoky River Regional Golf Course, McLennan Leisure and Rec Society, McLennan Legion, Lakeview Pioneer Society, NAR Museum, Kimiwan Birdwalk and McLennan Royal Purple.

With another packed house at the McLennan Legion on Feb. 21 and a pot reaching $1,792.50, Ken Breland of Valley- view held the winning ticket to Chase the Ace. Breland picked the 8 of Clubs rather than the Ace of Hearts so the pot moved forward to next Friday night’s game.

However, Breland didn’t go home empty handed as the winning ticket was worth $313.

If no lucky person pulls the ace and wins the progressive pot by March 13, the money will be donated to Smoky River Palliative Care.

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