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General News · 14th March 2019
Lisa Gibbons
Dear Friends and Neighbours

As some of you may be aware, our Cortes Island Community member Chris Murdock has been going through an incredibly difficult health crisis, which has been unfolding over the last 8 months. He is suffering great pain from multiple bulging and ruptured discs and although, has received surgery, he still may require more surgery to deal with the situation. It is my understanding he is on a wait list to go the Spinal Clinic at Vancouver General.
Without going into great detail, we are aware he and his devoted caregiver and parter Laura Baldducci are suffering financial hardship because of this situation.

Here are the details for the raffle:

Tickets are going out to all the stores today! There has been an amazing response for donations for the raffle. The prizes are truly stunning and the ‘Spirit of Cortes’ is fulling alive and functioning! Now...the most important part is ahead of us...SELLING THE TICKETS.....all the proceeds are going to Chris and Laura. They are SO appreciative to our community for stepping forward to help.
The tickets are for sale at Cortes Market and Squirrel Cove, at the Co-op and the Gorge. I’m also selling at Friday Market.
Tickets are $10 or $20/3

...only 11 days to sell tickets! Lots of amazing new prizes still being donated everyday! All proceeds go to Chris and Laura. Thank you everyone, for your incredible generosity!

Misty Isle trip, Irene jewelry, Gathering Place products, art cards, hand made soap, Beccas Beans, pottery, Naomi earrings, Doug’s leather bag, 3 different types of therapeutic massages, medicinal tinctures, custom knitting, art workshop with Lisa, Blossom chocolates, handmade cribbage board from Bertha, waxing session, fermented products from Norm, taxidermy from Laurel, wool Joy, from artwork from several artists, and much more!
Please help spread the word! Help Chris and Laura by purchasing tickets! Winners will be announced at the Celtic Coffeehouse at Hollyhock, Saturday, March 16,🙏🙏🌟🌟💖💖