Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – November 2, 2020 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Ontario (BBBSO) is pleased to announce the
winner of the first on-line 50/50 Bigger Together raffle. Ms. Jaime Nixon of Lindsay, Ontario has won over $178,000.
The remaining funds are distributed to over 35 participating Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the province;
helping fund their essential service of providing dedicated and caring mentors for young people facing adversity. This
additional support comes at a time where agencies are seeing an influx of families and young people reaching out as
many are facing even greater challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We received incredible support from communities across Ontario,” said Yolanda Ritsema of Big Brothers Big Sisters
Kincardine and District. “This raffle will help replace some of the funding and resources lost when community events
were cancelled due to COVID. On behalf of our volunteers and our youth, we would like to thank everyone who
The lucky winner, Jaime Nixon had volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters in high school, and although finances were
tight, she took a chance on buying $40 worth of tickets. “This is life-changing for my family,” said Nixon, “and I was
happy to support such a worthwhile cause as the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ontario.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ontario’s 40 agencies launch the next Bigger Together 50/50 Raffle on November 4th.
To buy your next 50/50 ticket follow this link https://bigbrothersbigsistersraffle.5050central.com/?olc=soo