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Plus if you buy any time before June 16, you'll be automatically entered into our Early Bird Draw and also have the chance at winning a $100.00 Gift Certificate to our online store!

Early Bird Deadline: June 16 at 8:30pm EST

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Who You Help

We are a non-profit registered charitable organization run entirely by volunteers working hard to ensure every Golden brought into our program is placed with a safe and loving forever family. Since 1990, Golden Rescue has found homes for over 3,500 surrendered, abandoned, unwanted, or displaced Golden Retrievers. One hundred percent of the money we raise goes to helping our Goldens, and around 80% of those funds go to vet care and behavioural training. In addition to rescuing Goldens, we pursue every opportunity to educate the public about responsible pet ownership, and we try to assist other rescue groups as we believe the rescue community needs to work together.

Our ultimate hope is that one day Goldens, and pets in general, will not need rescuing.

Thank you for your unwavering support!

How It Works

Rules of Play

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  1. The lottery will take place online only from June 2021 to February 2022 at www.goldenrescue5050.ca.
    The draws will be a series of monthly draws with the following start and end dates, all times are EST:
    1. June 2021
      • Launch Date: Monday, June 7, 2021 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online shop located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, June 25, 2021 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, June 25, 2021 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    2. June 2021 — July 2021
      • Launch Date: Monday, June 28, 2021 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2021 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, July 30, 2021 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, July 30, 2021 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    3. August 2021
      • Launch Date: Monday, August 2, 2021 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, August 27, 2021 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, August 27, 2021 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    4. August 2021 — October 2021
      • Launch Date: Monday, August 30, 2021 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, October 1, 2021 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, October 1, 2021 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    5. October 2021
      • Launch Date: Monday, October 4, 2021 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, October 29, 2021 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, October 29, 2021 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    6. November 2021
      • Launch Date: Monday, November 1, 2021 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, November 26, 2021 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, November 26, 2021 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    7. November 2021 — December 2021
      • Launch Date: Monday, November 29, 2021 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, December 31, 2021 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, December 31, 2021 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    8. January 2022
      • Launch Date: Monday, January 3, 2022 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, January 28, 2022 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, January 28, 2022 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
    9. January 2022 — February 2022
      • Launch Date: Monday, January 31, 2022 — 9:00am
      • Early Bird Draw
        • Sales Close: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 — 8:30 pm
        • Draw Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 — 9:00 pm
        • Prize: One winner of a $100.00 gift certificate to the Golden Rescue™ online store located at goldenrescue.ca/shop
      • Final Draw
        • Sales Close: Friday, February 25, 2022 — 7:59pm
        • Draw Date: Friday, February 25, 2022 — 9:00pm
        • Prize: 50% of total sales
  2. All tickets will only be sold to individuals who are 18 years of age or older.
  3. Must be in the province of Ontario at the time of purchase.
  4. Tickets are 3/$10, 10/$20, 50/$40.
  5. Tickets will be available online at www.goldenrescue5050.ca.
  6. Tickets will be sold using an electronic raffle system supplied by Ascend Fundraising Solutions.
  7. After buying, patrons will receive an email confirmation with their 50/50 registered numbers from a Random Selection System. No specific numbers can be given as numbers are generated randomly.
  8. The winning ticket number will be selected by a Random Number Generation (RNG) system from all raffle numbers sold for the draw.
  9. The amount of the 50/50 will be shown on the www.goldenrescue5050.ca landing page for ticket purchasers to monitor the status of the raffle.
  10. The winning number will be announced on the www.goldenrescue5050.ca landing page, on the Golden Rescue social media outlets, and email.
  11. The winner may claim their prize by contacting The Canadian Golden Retriever Adoption Service Inc. (Golden Rescue™) at: (866) 712-8444, or by email at: events@goldenrescue.ca. Once the winning ticket has been verified, the winner must provide government-issued photo ID. The winner will then be paid by cheque for the amount posted at the event for which they bought their ticket. Winners must have the original winning ticket and no copies. All payments will be made by cheque.
  12. The winning ticket holder has six (6) months in which to claim their prize from the date of the draw their ticket was purchased for.
  13. The winner must provide his/her name, address, and phone number with picture identification for our report sheet.
  14. Once the certified winner is verified, and provides identification with photo ID, they will be given a cheque in the amount of the declared prize which is, at minimum, 50% of the total sales for that draw. If the winner cannot provide photo ID, then the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided.
  15. In the event that no winner comes forward, the winning stub will be kept in a safety deposit box and held for 6 months. After that time period has elapsed the prize will be donated to a charity other than The Canadian Golden Retriever Adoption Service Inc. (Golden Rescue™), with the approval of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO).
  16. The following individuals are not eligible to participate in the 50/50 draws:
    • Golden Rescue board members, employees of Ascend Fundraising Solutions, volunteer(s) designated to assist with the lottery, plus any members of the same household of each of the above, and those under 18 years of age.
  17. The above set of rules will be posted online at www.goldenrescue5050.ca.

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