Ring raffle draw Saturday during gala

Two days left to get in on the Woodland Jewellers ring raffle before the draw is made at the annual Cariboo Memorial Hospital Gala Saturday

There are just two days left to get in on the Woodland Jewellers ring raffle before the draw is made at the annual Cariboo Memorial Hospital Gala Saturday night at Sacred Heart Hall.

The gala is sold out and many of the remaining tickets will likely be sold during the gala. Those who didn’t get tickets for the gala can still get in on the raffle by dropping by Woodland Jewellers today or before 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

Infinity is the theme for the ring designed and made by jeweller Geoff Bourdon.

The beautiful ring is made in 19/c white gold with .81 ct. of diamonds on the top in a figure-eight pattern with a natural blue diamond at the centre.

“The blue diamond is very rare,” Bourdon says. There is a signature emerald in the bottom corner of the band of the ring.

There were 600 raffle tickets available for the ring valued at $7,100 at $20 each and only about 40 remaining to sell before the gala.

All of the money raised by the ring raffle will be donated to Cariboo Foundation Hospital Trust for the purchase of equipment for Cariboo Memorial Hospital.

The latest project recently completed by the foundation is the purchase of a digital mammography unit for the hospital.

“To date our anniversary ring raffle has raised more than $50,000 for the hospital,” Bourdon says.


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