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Winners for the Downtown Maple Ridge BIA Win Your Wish contest announced

There were $19,000 in prizes to be won
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Flori Chaykowski, executive director of the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association, left, and Dave Sheppard with Haney Appliance and Sound draw ballots on Tuesday for the BIA’s Win Your Wish contest. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

Nine lucky winners were drawn for the Downtown Maple Ridge Business Improvement Association’s Win Your Wish contest Tuesday morning.

The contest is in its ninth year and featured nine different prize packages worth about $2,000 each, donated by downtown Maple Ridge businesses.

Gift cards worth $100 in total were given to each of the 10 runners up.

It’s all about shopping local, said Flori Chaykowski, executive director of the local BIA.

There were $8,000 worth of prizes when the contest first started. This year there were $19,000 in prizes to be won.

More than 7,123 receipts were collected during the contest that took place Nov. 26 to Dec. 31, including 350 that were submitted online.

“But the winner would still have to have their actual receipt in order to claim their prize,” said Chaykowski.

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Winners were:

Terry Gillis who took home package one for Haney Appliance & Sound with a purchase at Walmart for $54.28

Claire O’Neil took home package two for ValleyFair Mall with a purchase at Mintage Thrift Store for $35.70

Johnason Pitkanen took home package three for Expedia Cruises with a purchase at Haney Appliance & Sound for $1,824.47

Laura Poole took home package four for Ryan Jewellers with a PetSmart receipt for $77.82

Sandi Jenkins won package five for Fuller Watson BrandSource with a receipt from London Drugs for $78.87

Sara Caveny won package six for Maple Ridge Florist with a receipt from No Frills for $32.26

Catherine MacPherson won package seven for Cloud9 Beautique with a purchase from Ridge Meadows Hospice Thrift Store for $18.70

Klaudia Zalewska won package eight for The Village @ Brickwater with a purchase from Meridian Farm Market for $38.67

Ben Shepphard won package nine for Start Automotive with a purchase from Purdy Chocolatier for $21.00

The 10 runners up who received $100 in gift cards each are:

Janet Hader, Janis Smith, Gary Beadle, Marejoy Flores, Michelle Lannon, Cherie Wright, Joanne Riemer, Wiesia Legal , Sherry Scott, and Nicole Cameron.


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Colleen Flanagan

About the Author: Colleen Flanagan

Colleen Flanagan is an award-winning multimedia journalist with more than 15 years experience in the industry.
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