Diamond Raffle a White Cane jewel

Annual Diamond Raffle is a fundraiser for local blind curling team

Ben Johnson from the local White Cane Club shows of the dazzling first prize in their Diamond Raffle.

Ben Johnson from the local White Cane Club shows of the dazzling first prize in their Diamond Raffle.

The Canadian Council of the Blind – 100 Mile House and District Chapter White Cane Club are bringing out the bling for their annual diamond raffle.

First prize is a one-half carat diamond-encrusted dinner ring, set in 14-karat white gold and valued at $1,450.

“It’s breathtaking. It’s the prettiest one we’ve ever had,” says White Cane member Marilyn Vinson.

A gift certificate valued at $100 for Bonanza Resort on Horse Lake is second prize and a $50 gift certificate for the Iron Horse Pub in Lone Butte is third prize.

Fourth prize is a Christmas stocking covered in $25 worth of scratch lottery tickets.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or 11 for $10 and will be available at Sharon’s Jewellery & Watch Repairs until the Dec. 13 draw date. White Cane members will also be selling tickets at Save-On-Foods on Nov. 12 and Dec. 2-3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vinson says money raised will be used to support their blind curling club, create awareness of their organization and support vision-impaired people in the community who need their help.