The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is donating its unclaimed 50/50 prize to Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada.
When the Tattoo’s July 1st matinee jackpot of $8,875 wasn’t claimed following the show, Tattoo organizers held onto the prize and made another draw after 90 days. After the re-draw, the prize still wasn’t claimed. As required by law, the Tattoo must donate the winnings to a charity of its choosing.
“The Tattoo has always championed the Canadian Armed Forces and its brave servicemembers, both active and retired,” says Harvey Morrison, Q.C., Chair of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Society.
“We chose to donate to VETS Canada in light of their tremendous work supporting homeless and at-risk veterans, and we applaud all of their endeavours to help veterans.”
The 50/50 donation comes as VETS Canada moves ahead with plans to open a veterans drop-in centre in Dartmouth next month; the first in Nova Scotia and the third drop-in support centre nation-wide.
VETS Canada was founded in 2010 by a Halifax veteran named Jim Lowther, and now operates with a network of 135,000 people and hundreds of volunteers across the country to identify homeless and at-risk veterans to provide them with aid and comfort and help them reintegrate into civilian life.
As the organization’s official website states: “Whether that crisis not being able to afford groceries or a hydro bill, or it’s an emotional or mental health crisis, VETS Canada is available to provide support.”
For more information about VETS Canada:www.vetscanada.org.
For more information about the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo: www.nstattoo.ca.
The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is proudly supported by Sobeys and the Canadian Armed Forces.
Source : Media Release