May 17, 2022

The newest winner of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation 50/50 Lottery, presented by Peterborough Subaru, is Peter Sullivan who won $44,775 in the April 1 jackpot draw. He also has the choice of a bonus prize, either a $2,500 Resorts of Ontario gift certificate or an extra $2,000 cash.

If you missed out on this draw, don’t worry. The next 50/50 Lottery has started, with special thanks to program sponsor Peterborough Hyundai. The Lottery runs until May 16 with the winner drawn on May 17.

Tickets are on sale now with bigger early bird prizes. If you buy your tickets early you are guaranteed entries into both early bird draws. On these WINning Wednesdays, $2,500 will be awarded April 21 and $2,000 May 5.

Purchasing the 50/50 lottery tickets supports the future of health care at PRHC.

“You’re helping fund state-of-the-art technology such as a second cutting-edge MRI machine and an innovative robotic IV automation system for the automated preparation of chemotherapy medication,” reads a release.

To date over $240,000 has been won.

“I always support the PRHC Foundation with their fundraising initiatives, because I believe our community is so lucky to have this hospital. If anyone has ever had a loved one ill, then you know that we are very fortunate to have this stellar health centre in our backyard.,” said previous grand prize winner Christina DiCosmo. “I am so excited to use these winnings to go on an incredible family vacation!”

Tickets are available online only. The cost is 10 tickets for $10, 40 tickets for $20, 160 tickets for $40 or 400 for $75. Visit

ARTISANity show and sale

The Spring ARTISANity fundraiser returns April 22 and 23 after a hiatus due to COVID.

It takes place Friday from noon until 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in the lower concourse at Peterborough Square, just outside the Artisans Centre Peterborough. This fundraiser supports programs for the public, from children to seniors.

“The best artisan craft of Peterborough and the Kawarthas will be showcased, so come see the talent of our local artisans who work in fibre arts, gourd art, woodturning, pottery and jewelry,” reads a release for the event.

ARTISANity differs from other sales in that there are no vendor booths. You can wander and look at all the items, displayed in boutique style.

The show and sale is a great place to find a gift for Mother’s or Father’s Day, a Graduation, Wedding or new baby, or to just a treat for yourself. There’s beaded jewelry, pottery, wood pens, and baby quilts and blankets, as well as home decor items including gourd art, wood bowls, pottery platters, vases and garden items.

Admission is free. There’s one-hour free parking Friday and all-day free parking Saturday, underground at Peterborough Square.

Also, the Artisans Centre will offer a summer program for kids. Watch for upcoming details. For further information on the centre and what they offer, visit

Rotary auction

There is still time to get your bid in on some amazing items in the Rotary Club of Peterborough’s online charity auction that ends Wednesday at 7 p.m. The auction will benefit the new Medical Centre at Camp Kawartha and Rotary’s other good works in the community.

There are 123 auction items with something for everyone, including unique experiences (guided nature hikes, hosted boat rides, helicopter ride over Niagara Falls, two weeks at Camp Kawartha for a child 9-14), sports items (golf at local clubs, Petes games), private-home hosted dinners, getaways (near-Algonquin resort and hotel, private cabin on a Kawartha lake, private cabin next to Costa Rica rainforest), spring cleanup and maintenance packages, art, gift cards, autographed books, and more.

There is no HST or buyer’s premium, so what you bid is what you pay.

The online auction is hosted by local auctioneer Rob Rusland’s bidding platform. To view items and enter your bid, visit


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