The Masquerade Ball fundraiser for Cariboo Memorial Hospital this weekend may be sold out but there is still time to buy a raffle ticket for the diamond ring that will be drawn during the ball Saturday.
For the past seven years jeweller Geoff Bourdon and Woodland Jewellers have donated a beautiful, one-of-a-kind ring designed and made by Bourdon.
This year the ring is valued at $6,500 and features a .31 carat Canadian Diamond surrounded by chocolate and white diamonds in an 18 karat yellow and 18 karat white palladium gold setting.
Tickets are $20 each and available at Woodland Jewellers until 5 p.m. Saturday only.
If all the tickets sell the raffle will raise $12,000 toward the cost of a new mobile ultrasound machine for the hospital which is estimated to cost approximately $125,000 with all the bells and whistles, says Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust director Rick Nelson.
With the admission to the gala and the live and silent auctions, he says the gala taking place Saturday, Nov. 28 at Sacred Heart Church Hall is estimated to net another $60,000 for the project.
He says they always have a waiting list for the gala in case people have to cancel at the last minute.
People with donations of cash or auction items can contact Hospital Trust Chair Carol Ann Taphorn at Interior Properties Real Estate at 250-392-0633 or Joy Hennig at RE/MAX Williams Lake Realty at 250-392-2253.