The Rotary Dream Home Lottery is celebrating 30 years with the opening of their new home.  Raffle Manager Melissa Coulombe says “There’s more than a few folks who have been to every single Dream Home.  For many it’s an annual outing.”  The Dream Home was started 30 years ago by the then named QEII Hospital Foundation. 13 years ago the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie took over operations, and annually proceeds include many local groups and causes. Coulombe says “It’s amazing to think that over the past 30 years, this fundraiser has put millions into our community. And every year it seems to be just as popular as last.”

The Dream Home has a few new “twists” to celebrate the 30-year milestone.  “One of the prizes is $30,000 cash to be given away on the 30th of May, 30 years, 30 thousand! There is also the 30th Anniversary Pack of tickets for this year only. 30 Dream Home tickets, 30 Cash Jackpot 5050 Tickets and 30 Cash Cow Calendar tickets.” says Coulombe.  

‘Thanks to Unique Home Concepts, we’re on track for a spectacular showing this year”

The 2023 home builder is Unique Home Concepts for their 2nd Dream Home. Kelly Newbury is one of the owners of Unique Home Concepts, a custom home builder.  She says she is pleased to be a part of the Dream Home for another year.   “To be honest the 2021 fundraiser was a fun project, they allowed us to help raise some incredible dollars and show off what we do at the same time.  The Rotary Club of Grande Prairie really seem to have taken the fundraiser to the next level, lately.  People love the Dream Home fundraiser – and that shows in the level of success it’s enjoyed.  I also believe in the fundraiser and happy to be involved in supporting our community”. The 2023 Dream Home will be different from the last Unique Home Newbury says “I would describe the home as the perfect balance of classy contemporary style and welcoming warmth”.

Mark Woods is president of the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie, and says they understand the impact the lottery has had over the past 30 years.  “This is really the communities’ fundraiser.   People wait for it.  It’s their dream, their fundraiser.  Their chance to wish and hope, but also their chance to support the community.  We take great pride as a club to put this on and put the funds into our region”.  

Information provided by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie