Twenty-five year old Jordan Purcha may not have a boating license but he’s now the proud owner of a new 12-foot aluminum fishing boat.
Purcha was the first prize winner of the 100 Mile Lions Club raffle and was presented with his boat on Thursday, Sept. 6.
“It’s awesome. I love it,” he said, adding he’ll be getting his boat license soon.
Purcha and his dad are avid fishers and have been out on many fishing trips together.
“Now I have my own (boat). I don’t got to borrow dad’s,” he said.
His dad, Dean Purcha, laughed and said he might be borrowing his son’s boat now.
“I’ve got some boats but nothing brand new, so this is pretty priceless.”
When asked whether he’ll lend his new boat to his dad, Purcha said, “I probably owe him a few fishing trips anyway.”
Bill Baerg offered his congratulations on behalf of the 100 Mile House Lions Club and thanked Purcha for buying a raffle ticket.
The Lions Club drew four winners in total at Whimsey Gifts on Sept. 4.
Jazon Quinn won second prize, a smoker donated by Donex Pharmacy, Robert Tait won third prize, a $200 Donex gift certificate, and Patrick Gruening won fourth prize, a towing motor donated by Cariboo Supply and Marine.
Purcha’s new boat was also donated by Cariboo Supply and Marine.
Baerg said the club will likely hold a raffle again next year.