Will You Be My Valentine?
winner takes $4,910
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2119 19 Avenue, Nanton AB T0L 1R0
Ticket Number: D-5954
Drawn On: Wed Feb 14 2024
The Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre in Nanton, AB is excited to announce our annual 50/50 fundraiser - now available on-line! Grab your tickets now!
In the early 2000's the abandonment of the Canadian Pacific railway threatened the demolition of the historic grain elevators that stood next to the railway in the Town of Nanton. The citizens of Nanton rallied together for the protection and preservation of the towns historical landmarks. The town formed a historical society named "Save One" as the original goal of the society was to save the largest of the two standing grain elevators.
The undertaking was a big one and it took three years to achieve. But the incredible effort put in by the many volunteers and local businesses proved to be so successful that they were able to save all three of the remaining buildings. The gracious donations provided by members, local farmers, ranchers, and local businesses have helped in replacing the railway tracks next to the elevators and helped to restore the buildings to their former glory. The most notable restoration was painting the former Alberta Wheat Pool elevator back to its original green and the Pioneer elevator back to its original orange and yellow.
Thanks to the society and local contributions the Canadian Grain Elevator Discovery Centre has been established and aims to educate visitors about the town's, and Alberta's, agricultural history.
Funds raised by this raffle will help in our 5 year plan to restore and support the Nanton Elevators and to develop tourism opportunities and investments in the history of southern Alberta Agriculture and Rail.
The winner will be contacted to claim their prize.
Thank you for your support!