Penticton man wins OSNS Harley Davidson raffle

Jon Race is the winner of a brand-new 2018 Heritage Classic Harley Davidson motorcycle after his lucky raffle ticket was pulled at the Peach City Beach Cruise on Sunday morning.

Race has been buying the Harley Raffle tickets for 20 years and bought his winning ticket at a Penticton Vees game several months ago.

“I just can’t believe it. You buy a ticket and never really think you’ll win, but I did,” he said.

When asked where he was on Sunday when he found out he said he had just finished breakfast and was heading down to the Peach City Show to participate in the festivities when a friend sent a text saying, “I think you just won the Harley.”

“I buy tickets every year, but I don’t even ride a motorbike. There’s a chance I’ll win the Harley, but I also buy because I know the money is supporting a good local cause,” said Race.

The Harley Davidson Fundraiser is an annual event that has been going on for over two decades in support of the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre. The raffle is heavily supported by the members of The Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association who volunteer countless hours towing the bike to venues across the valley to sell tickets.

“With 4,000 tickets for sale each year, there’s a good chance for someone local to win. I know we have many regular ticket buyers and I was happy to hear that Jon has been a supporter of this fundraiser for many years,” said Meg Dimma from the OSNS Child & Youth Development Centre.

The Peach City Beach Cruise has always had the winning ticket drawn on the last day of the show. This weekend ticket sales climbed almost $10,000 with many people crossing their fingers, their lucky ticket would be drawn on Sunday morning.

The OSNS Child and Youth Development Centre holds several fundraisers for its centre each year. The money ensures the children and families who come to OSNS receive the care and treatment that they require and deserve.


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Appreciation dinner for Keremeos firefighters in the works

Dinner and fundraiser for the Keremeos Volunteer Fire Department to be held Nov. 17 at Victory Hall

Luxury Airbnb in Kaleden has notice issued on title by RDOS

The property owner is accused of performing renovations, renting the chalet without proper permits

Drunk driver gets hammered by judge

Hedley man under virtual house arrest for three months

The Similkameen Sizzle draws crowds

Annual festival was a hot, hot, hot time

Tim Roberts, Area G candidate

Roberts has lived in the Similkameen Valley for 38 years

Environment Canada confirms Ottawa area hit by two tornadoes Friday

At one point more than 200,000 hydro customers were blacked out

Whitecaps see playoff dreams fade after 2-1 loss to FC Dallas

Goal in 87th minute seals Vancouver’s fate

B.C. students send books to displaced students of Hornby Island school fire

Maple Ridge elementary school teacher says students learned about acts of kindness

Trans Canada now open west of Chase, ‘heavy delays’

Few details available about crash that closed Trans Canada Highway west of Chase Sunday, Sept. 23

Oliver to get new sheriff from graduating class

Oliver will be one of a number of B.C. communities to get a member of the recent graduating class

Trump drains oxygen from Trudeau foreign policy with PM, Freeland bound for UN

A lot has changed since the Liberals came to power in Canada in 2015

B.C. man fined $15,000, barred from trading securities for fraud

Larry Keith Davis used money from an investor to pay personal bills

Emergency crews investigate small sulphuric acid spill in Kootenays

IRM states a small volume of less than one cup and three dime-sized drips were leaked from carrier

Most Read