stART packing! FAQ

Gabriola Arts Council’s fantastic fundraising raffle!

Frequently Asked Questions

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If I win in an early draw can I still win the amazing Grand Prize?
Yes! Tickets of the winners of the early draws will be put back into the box for all subsequent draws.

What is GAC going to do with the money?
All funds raised through this raffle will support the great activities and programs of the Gabriola Arts Council, including the Isle of the Arts Festival, Gabriola Theatre Festival, Thanksgiving Studio Tour, Healing Arts Program, and much more.

Can I buy my raffle tickets online?
Sorry, no. The BC Gaming folks don’t allow that.

What are my chances of winning?
Pretty great, actually. We’re only going to sell 1,000 tickets. Those aren’t bad odds!

Where did you get all of these fantastic prizes?
Many of the prizes were donated by generous supporters of the arts. You can see a complete list of those donors below, and follow the links to their websites. We also purchased some of the prizes to ensure the best, most robust packages.

Do I have to be present at the draw to win a prize?
No! As long as you’ve completed the contact information on your ticket stub, we’ll track you down. But the draws are all happening at fun events (the last night of the Theatre Festival, the GAC AGM, and the Thanksgiving Studio Tour) – why wouldn’t you want to be there?

Can anyone buy a ticket and win?
No. Children under the age of thirteen are not allowed to purchase tickets. Youth between the ages of thirteen and eighteen may purchase a ticket IF they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who gives consent. Employees of the Gabriola Arts Council and their immediate family members are not allowed to purchase tickets. Ditto for Directors of the Board of the Gabriola Arts Council. People who work on contract for GAC are permitted to purchase tickets and win.

Can I buy more than one ticket?
Oh yes! You can buy one, or ten, or a hundred. We recommend that you buy as many tickets as you possibly can!

Are any of the prizes transferrable?
Yes! Once we give you the prize, you’re free to do with it what you will. This is true for every single prize in the raffle – even the Air Canada travel card. Wouldn’t that make a splendid gift for your best friend’s birthday!?

THANK YOU to our generous supporters and donors:

Ampersand Books & Gifts  |  Art Gallery of Greater Victoria BC Ferries  Chemainus Theatre Festival Crow and Gate Pub  |  Harbour Air  |  Listel Hotel Nanaimo Art Gallery Swans Boutique Hotel | Vancouver Art Gallery

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Do you have another question? Send an email to or call 250-247-7409.