Friday, 26 August 2011

Winners Claim Their Prize

Philip and Christine Arenberg who were the winners of the Richmond County Ticket Draw at this years Saltscapes Travel Expo, arrived in St. Peter’s to accept their prize package today. The prize package was one of the features provided by the Destination Cape Breton Tourism Organization Contingent which consisted of tourism groups from around the Island. The Richmond County Package which consisted of overnight stays and breakfast were donated graciously by the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn and the MacDonald Country Inn both in St. Peter’s, and L’Auberge Acadienne Inn in Arichat, and the Dundee Resort and Golf Club which donated a play and stay package to our lucky winners. The Arenberg’s also received a dining certificate from Louie’s Cozy Corner Restaurant in St. Peter’s. Mr. Arenberg told me that this was the first time he had actually filled out a contest ballot and had done so only because was waiting in the line up as his wife gathered information on the area, when he was offered a ballot for some overnight stays and thought why not. He also mentioned that he had never won anything like this before. The Arenberg ticket had been picked out of 1426 ballots filled out at our booth during the Expo. Our lucky ticket winners has decided to divide up the certificates and make two trips to our island, one now and another during the Celtic Colours International Festival, which they are looking forward to. We would like to extend out congratulations to the Arenberg’s and hope that they have a wonderful time in the area.

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