Time is running out to get in for a chance to win tens of thousands of dollars while supporting an organization that provides support for people across southeastern Saskatchewan.
Wednesday is the final day for DiscoverEstevan's 50/50 For A Cause ticket sales with Envision Counselling and Support Services.
CJ 1150, Rock 106, and Sun 102 will broadcast from two more locations Wednesday. Daniel Espelien will be at King's Department Store in Carlyle from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nolan Kowal will be at Southeast College from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., during their career fair.
The jackpot was at $23,050 on Wednesday morning. It can reach a high of $60,000 - with the winner bringing home $30,000 - by the end of the day Wednesday.
You can buy tickets from the Envision team at each location. They are $10 for one or $50 for six. You can also send an e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, email address, and phone number.
The final draw will be held on Friday.
The community support has been tremendous. On Tuesday, Lori Gonas at Royal Lepage bought six tickets for $50 and challenged other real estate agents in town to do the same:
Feel free to share our social media posts and challenge others in the community to get in on the action.
You can read the following testimonials to find out more about the impact Envision makes on people in the region:
Client Testimonial #1:
”I just need you to know how much I appreciate you and all that you have done for me not only today but throughout the past many years. Today is a huge stepping stone for me. It feels so surreal and I just feel such a sense of peace. I feel overjoyed and humble and grateful and well. I feel well, I feel like I am actually feeling this moment. And so while I sit in this moment and I can’t believe that it is actually happening and so very real, but I feel so incredibly thankful for the honor to forever remember that you played such an integral part of my story. It is just that. It is a story and one day, somewhere for only a reason that God knows. I will one day share that it was you that brought me here and that you stood beside me through this extremely emotional and shedding all of the things that have kept me from truly living. Thank you for being the one that God picked.”
Client Testimonial #2:
“It takes work and effort on my part but they’ve provided me with a map and the tools needed to address the things I need to take care of and a way to evaluate the progress I’m making.” “Envision is able to provide me with the help and direction I need.“
Client Testimonial #3:
“I appreciate your support and guidance through one of the most trying times I’ve ever been through. I continue to use the tools and skills you’ve taught me as they’ve proven to be of great help.”
Client Testimonial #4:
“I’m not sure where I would be today without Envision counselling. I sought out support because I was at my very lowest. Life was throwing me curveballs that I just couldn’t handle on my own. I reached out and was put through to a counsellor to match my needs almost immediately. Between the long lasting effects of Covid, the detrimental effect it’s had on personal relationships and the divide it’s caused… not to mention the stresses of everyday life; Envision is something that I recommend to anyone who’s experienced grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, etc. I have referred many people and will continue to do so as I believe that an investment in mental health is absolutely necessary to thrive and be successful in this wild world we call life. Huge thank you to those at envision counselling. I am who I am today because of the support I received.”
Client Testimonial #5:
“This group has been absolutely amazing for me. It has brought me our of my shell and helped me to learn how to express my feelings and share things that are on my mind."
Client Testimonial #6:
“Surrounding myself with women who can be vulnerable was so powerful. I wish I could do this every week forever!"
Client Testimonial #7:
“This group was helpful for me because I was able to share with others. Sharing of helpful ideas and suggestions built up my courage, and just knowing that we are not alone and that it's ok to ask for help was so helpful."
Client Testimonial #8:
“I really liked the Envision Group. It felt like a supportive and friendly environment. I could also benefit from other people's sharing. Such a great experience. Thank you! "
Client Testimonial #9:
“I am able to continually refer to the many great resources I was given at Envision. I have gained reassurance that we all have been impacted by our history. It was also great to allow myself "me time" where I didn't have to care for anyone else at all. "
Client Testimonial #10:
“At Envision, I felt safe, calm and secure telling my story and struggles. I am happy that I made this connection."
Client Testimonial #11:
“It has been nice to connect with other women that deal with similar issues. I enjoyed coming to group and am actually so sad that it is already over!"