Rules of Play
The CPDMH Foundation (Foundation) was approved in 2019 as eligible to apply for a provincial licence.
Established in 1994, the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to raising funds for the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital in support of providing the best healthcare possible to the residents of Carleton Place and surrounding communities. Each year the CPDMH Foundation commits to purchasing modern and up-to-date patient care equipment which is needed for the hospital. In addition to providing vital equipment, the CPDMH Foundation also raises funds to support staff education and training, high school bursaries, various specialized equipment and program needs and upgrades to the hospital facility.
As per our by-laws, By-Law #1 6.01 and 6.05, and, Letters Patent (Section VII), we are to conduct individual fundraising initiatives and we may conduct activities in partnership with other charities and non-profit organizations. As a “Memorial” hospital, it was natural to make our partner for this Catch the Ace raffle, to be the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192. Branch 192 is a non-profit organization that supports the community through programs for seniors, veterans, youth and the community as a whole. A letter of amendment with accompanying eligibility documents is forthcoming to request that the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 is eligible to receive a portion of funds from the revenue of this raffle.
- Ticket purchasers must be 18 years or older to enter the CPDMH Foundation Catch the Ace Raffle.
- Ticket purchasers must be located in Ontario at the time of purchase.
- The following persons are prohibited from purchasing tickets in the CPDMH Foundation Catch the Ace Raffle:
- CPDMH Foundation staff and Board of Directors;
- The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Senior Team and Board of Directors;
- Royal Legion Branch 192 Executive Committee Members and Legion members involved in the organization of the Catch the Ace Raffle;
- Employees of the registered gaming supplier, Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd.;
- And members of the same household of each of the above; and
- Employees of the Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario.
LOCATION OF RAFFLE
The draw will be held weekly on Thursday nights at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, 177 George St, Carleton Place, ON K7C 1Z6 at 06:00 pm.
Weekly: Sales will cease at 5:00 pm on the date of the draw.
The Draw will be held at 6:00pm the same evening.
Beginning: Thursday, September 22, 2022
Ending: 52 weeks max (Thursday, September 14th, 2023)
CATCH THE ACE RULES OF PLAY
The Foundation has retained the services of Canadian Bank Note Company Ltd. (CBN) to complete all draws electronically. CBN is an AGCO approved company for providing electronic raffles.
Catch the Ace Raffle consists of 1 weekly raffle, with two potential outcomes:
- A Weekly Catch the Ace Consolation prize consisting of 20% of gross weekly sales.
- The Progressive Catch the Ace prize consisting of 30% of gross weekly sales plus any carry-over of the previous weeks’ Catch the Ace Raffle jackpot.
Should the digital envelope contain the designated winning card (the Ace of Spades), the winner will be awarded both, the Catch the Ace Progressive Pot prize and the Weekly Consolation Pot prize. The draw is then concluded.
Should the envelope NOT contain the designated winning card (the Ace of Spades):
a. The card and envelope number are removed from being a valid selection from future Weekly Raffles.
b. The current Weekly Raffle is complete and the Consolation prize will be awarded to the valid ticket holder upon claim and confirmation.
c. A new Weekly Raffle shall commence with the Catch the Ace Raffle Progressive Jackpot carrying over.
All tickets will be sold through the CBN system and official “CP Catch the Ace” website: www.cpcatchtheace.ca. All purchasers must provide an email address, telephone number and use a valid credit card to complete the purchase of their tickets. You are responsible for entering your contact information in accurately.
Tickets can be only issued to the owner of the credit card. There is one name per ticket and the person named must claim the prize.
The winning Catch the Ace card is the Ace of Spades.
Weekly Raffle tickets will be available to online at: www.cpcatchtheace.ca
During the online checkout process, purchasers shall select an envelope number from the remaining Catch the Ace Raffle envelopes. This shall identify the purchaser’s selected envelope to be opened should their Weekly Raffle ticket number be selected.
Online purchases shall be made by Credit Card exclusively.
After purchase, purchasers will be provided a digital receipt with their registered Weekly Raffle numbers from CBN’s Random Number Generator (RNG) system. A digital receipt shall identify the envelope number selected by the purchaser during the checkout process. If tickets are purchased on the same day of the draw and there are errors in information, you may not receive your ticket until after the draw.
No specific numbers can be given, as ticket numbers are generated at random.
The Weekly Raffle winning ticket number will be selected by the RNG system from all raffle numbers sold for that Weekly Raffle.
TICKET SALES CEASE
Sales will cease at 5:00 pm on the date of the draw.
VALUE OF THE WEEKLY PROGRESSIVE POT AND CONSOLATION PRIZE
The Progressive Pot is calculated as thirty (30%) percent of the total weekly ticket sales plus the amount from the previous week.
The Consolation prize is calculated at twenty (20%) of the weekly ticket sales and is awarded weekly.
The value of the weekly sales and the amounts for both the consolation and the progressive draws will be calculated by the CBN system.
WEEKLY DRAW PROCEDURE
The RNG system shuffles the Ace of Spades weekly so that no one knows which remaining envelope contains the Ace of Spades.
At the time of the draw, the RNG system will be activated.
The winning ticket number and the envelope number listed on the ticket will be selected by the RNG system and the card revealed. The result is displayed on screen at the moment the ticket is selected by the RNG system. The identity of the winner will not be revealed until the ticket holder is contacted by the CPDMH Foundation, the claim is verified and the winner has provided consent to release their name. If consent is not provided, only the ticket number will be shared.
The live video feed of the draw will be posted to social media for both the CPDMH Foundation and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192.
It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to claim the prize by contacting the CPDMH Foundation office and having the results verified. Once verified, the winnings will be paid by cheque or e-transfer to the named holder of the ticket.
The winning ticket holder has six (6) months from the date of the draw to claim either the Consolation or Progressive Pot prizes. If the money is not claimed, it will be dispersed appropriately with the approval of the AGCO.
When a winning ticket is presented, the winner must show:
- 1 piece of government issued ID proving their age to be over 18;
- Complete CPDMH Foundation Catch the Ace Prize Claim Form; and
- Sign their name on a printed copy of the winning ticket.
If a winner (Weekly Raffle or Catch The Ace Raffle) cannot provide photo ID, then the winning proceeds will be held until such identification can be provided or the six month time period to claim a prize is expired as outlined above.
All winners of either the Consolation Pot prize or the Progressive Pot prize, shall be contacted by the telephone and/or the email address provided during the ticket purchase checkout process.
Should there be any dispute over the identity of the purchaser of a winning ticket for either a Weekly Raffle or Catch the Ace Raffle the issue will be forwarded to the AGCO and appropriate authorities for guidance.
The winning ticket information will be stored in electronic format by CBN.
This process will be continued until the Ace of Spades is drawn and the progressive pot is won for a maximum of 52 weeks.
THE PRICE PER TICKET WILL BE:
a. Three (3) tickets for five dollars ($10.00)
b. Ten (10) tickets for ten dollars ($20.00)
c. Fifty (50) tickets for fifty dollars ($50.00)
d. One hundred (100) tickets for seventy-five ($75.00)
AWARDING THE PRIZE WINNINGS
CPDMH Foundation will not issue a pay-out to a ticket that is presented by someone other than the person listed on the winning ticket.
Beyond awarding the prize money to the ticket holder, CPDMH Foundation has no responsibility for the further disbursement of any money won.
All prizes will be paid by cheque or electronic e-transfer and must be accepted as awarded.
By claiming a prize, winner consents to the use of their likeness/photograph, first and last name, ticket number, city/town of residence and the audio/video recording (or written transcription) of the winner notification telephone call, for any publicity purposes by the CPDMH Foundation and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192.
CPDMH Foundation respects the privacy of its raffle supporters; we do not sell, rent, or trade our supporter lists.
All inquiries for questions relating to the Catch the Ace must be made to the “Catch the Ace” phone line: 613-257-2200 x ACE (223).
SECURITY/SAFETY DURING THE PANDEMIC
- The lottery will be conducted online and as such all purchases must be made electronically and are directly deposited into the AGCO approved CPDMH Foundation lottery account.
- No lottery monies will be kept at the site of the draw.
- All draws will be conducted electronically held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, 177 George Street, Carleton Place, ON.
- The Royal Canadian Legion is a place of business and serves alcohol. As a licenced establishment it is governed by the Liquor Licence Act of the Province of Ontario. Areas within the establishment that serve alcohol to the public are licenced for specific numbers of patrons. We will follow all laws and regulations set forth in the licence of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192.
- The CPDMH Foundation and the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192 will follow all provincially mandated health and safety protocols in place during the Coronavirus Covid-19 Pandemic. Current provincial requirements mandated by the Regional Health Authority are:
- Mask(s) are mandated at all times if someone is inside the Legion premise.
- A sign-in protocol is in place to track those in attendance at the Legion.
- Social distancing will be maintained both inside and outside as reasonably possible.
- The draw will be conducted inside the Legion and displayed on the large screen monitor for patrons to see and for the videographer to film. The number of persons allowed to attend will be limited by provincial rules.
- Weather permitting, the Legion has a large outdoor open area that has picnic tables and a covered patio. Attendees will have access to the area to maintain social distancing and remain part of the Catch the Ace event.
- The Legion is a locked facility and security is maintained 24 hours per day. Members of the Legion and the general public are allowed access during business hours of operation;
The Legion reserves the right to restrict or change the operating business hours in accordance with provincially mandated directives as per the pandemic response.
Security of the facility is maintained by the Branch 192 membership in accordance with their policies and procedures.
As the progressive pot grows, the CPDMH Foundation and Branch 192 will determine what extra security measures are required to maintain social distancing protocols and will follow all rules and regulations established by the Province, and the applicable departments.
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Data Integrity and Backup: CBN is an AGCO approved provider for the electronic raffle and will be providing the RNG System. They have advised the Foundation that they have automatic backups for all raffle sales data and that it will be available from their secure servers.
- System Failures: CBN will provide access to the RNG system. The RNG is web based and can be accessed only by authorized persons through any computer connected to the internet.
- If the system were to fail at the time of a scheduled draw, all attempts to rectify the fault would be made so that the draw could be made as soon as is practicable.
- If we are unable to complete the draw due to circumstances such as a power outage, then the draw would be rescheduled to the earliest opportunity and held in the same fashion as outlined above. No future draws or sales would be held until the delayed draw is completed and the system is repaired.
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