Hometown Heroes lottery tickets now on sale

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation and the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund (Burn Fund) today announced that the tickets for the 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery are now on sale until midnight, July 16, 2021. Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket purchases raise funds for the most urgent hospital needs and support first responder resilience programs. Proceeds also support specialized adult health services and research for British Columbians and drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services. The Hometown Heroes Lottery also supports programs for burn survivors. 

The 2021 Hometown Heroes lottery grand prize homes are located in Vancouver, South Surrey, Langley, Courtenay, North Vancouver, Sooke, Penticton and Kelowna. The grand prize winner also has the option of choosing $2.1 million tax-free cash. In total, there are nine grand prize options for this year’s biggest winner to choose from. Tickets can be purchased online at www.heroeslottery.com, by phone at 604-648-4376, toll-free at 1-866-597-4376, or in-person at any London Drugs.

“Cancer surgery, organ transplants, hip and knee replacements and so much more: these medical needs didn’t pause when the pandemic hit,” said Angela Chapman, President and CEO, VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation.​ “People from across BC count on the specialized care that our frontline heroes provide at VGH, UBC Hospital and GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. COVID-19 has brought many new challenges for our healthcare teams, but with support from British Columbians our researchers and medical teams, who treat patients from across B.C., have done a tremendous job looking after the patients in their care. Lotteries have provided funds to equip our world-class health care teams with the tools and technology they need to provide the best care possible. On behalf of the Foundation, thank you to everyone who supports the Hometown Heroes Lottery. You are vital to providing the most specialized healthcare and medicine for all British Columbians.”

“Over the past year, most of our fundraising events were cancelled due to the pandemic. For this reason, funds raised by the Hometown Heroes Lottery are extremely important; they go towards our burn prevention programs, vital survivor services, and enhanced care for burn survivors,” said Gord Ditchburn, President of the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. “These programs and services help burn and trauma survivors recover both physically and emotionally. The Burn Fund can only do this because of the extreme generosity of British Columbians.”

There are over 3,200 prizes to win in this year’s main lottery, including the grand prize draw, three bonus draws and early bird draws, with total prizes worth over $3.2 million. The grand prize winner of the Hometown Heroes Lottery can choose one of nine prize packages:

  1. Grand Prize Choice #1 – South Surrey prize package worth over $2.6 million. Located at 3188 167 Street, Surrey. It has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and over 4,724 sq. ft. Prize package comes with 2021 Tesla Model Y Long Range, La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries furnishings & design package, and $25,000 cash.
  1. Grand Prize Choice #2 – Langley prize package worth over $2.6 million. Located at 21772 44 Avenue, Langley. This 5,137 sq. ft. home has four bedrooms, five bathrooms, gourmet chef's kitchen, two masters, a double and triple garage, and a one-bedroom rental suite. Prize package comes with a furnishings & design package from Valley Direct Furniture.  
  1. Grand Prize Choice #3 – Vancouver prize package worth over $2.4 million. Located at 2201 – 1618 Quebec Street, Vancouver. It is a two-bedroom penthouse with two parking spaces. Prize package also includes two $30,000 European Escape travel gift cards, cash for furniture and electronics, a 2021 Tesla Model S and $250,000 tax-free cash.
  1. Grand Prize Choice #4 – Kelowna Package worth over $2.4 million. Located at The Granite at McKinley – 3435 Granite Close, Kelowna. This home is 2,436 sq. ft., with three bedrooms, three and a half baths, a 1,800 sq. ft. roof top patio, two parking spots, and an elevator. Prize package also comes with cash for furniture, a 2021 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid and $650,000 tax-free cash. 
  1. Grand Prize Choice #5 – Penticton prize package worth over $2.4 million. Located at The Ridge – 182 Fawn Court, Penticton. This 3,317 sq. ft. home has two bedrooms plus a den, four bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Prize package comes with cash for furnishings and design, a 2021 BMW 745LE Sedan, and $1.2 million tax-free cash.
  1. Grand Prize Choice #6 – Sooke prize package worth over $2.4 million. SookePoint Surfside yacht Suite – #35C or #35B, located at 1000 Silver Spray Drive. This home is 1,302 sq. ft. and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and it is fully furnished and accessorized. Prize package comes with $1,150,000 tax-free cash, and a 2021 Audi e-tron Progressiv Quattro.
  1. Grand Prize Choice #7 – Courtenay prize package worth over $2.4 million. Located at 1315 Crown Isle Boulevard, Courtenay. The home is 2,333 sq. ft. and has three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The prize package also comes with $1 million tax-free cash, Design Therapy furniture package, Tundra Platinum, Arctic Fox Travel Trailer, a VW e-Golf SUV, a Duckworth 22 Pacific Pro, five year annual couples membership and $6,500 golf shop credit at Crown Isle Golf Course.
  1. Grand Prize Choice #8 – Vancouver prize package worth over $2.6 million. Located at Parkwest at Lions Gate Village – 1633 Capilano Road, North Vancouver. This home is 2,419 sq. ft. sub-penthouse with three bedrooms and den, three bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen and private garage. 
  1. Grand Prize Choice #9 – $2.1 MILLION tax-free cash.

About Hometown Heroes Lottery

Hometown Heroes Lottery ticket purchases support VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, raising essential funds for specialized adult health services and research at VGH and UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and Vancouver Community Health Services for all British Columbians. Ticket purchases also support programs of the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund; including programs for burn survivors and resiliency programs for first responders. Ticket sales for 

The 2021 Hometown Heroes Lottery runs until July 16, 2021. There are over 3,200 prizes worth over a total of $3.2 million, including luxury homes, appliances, furniture, cars and cash. Tickets can be purchased online at www.heroeslottery.com, by phone, 604-648-4376, or 1-866-597-4376, or in-person at any London Drugs.

About VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation is Vancouver Coastal Health‘s primary philanthropic partner, raising funds for specialized adult health services and research for all British Columbians. We partner with donors to drive innovation and sustainable health care at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute, and Vancouver Community Health Services. Together, we deliver a healthy continuum of care – from research to patient care, rehabilitation and community health services. 

Most Urgent Needs Fund

The Most Urgent Needs Fund supports advancing patient care, purchasing urgently needed equipment, and funding innovative new research at VGH, UBC Hospital, GF Strong Rehab Centre, Vancouver Community Health & VCHRI. 

For more information please visit vghfoundation.ca 

About the British Columbia Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund

A registered charity established in 1978 by the BC Professional Fire Fighters Association, the Burn Fund is dedicated to supporting burn survivors through their recovery journeys every step of the way.  More than 4,000 professional fire fighters from 53 communities in BC and the Yukon are building the Burn Fund’s vision. They dedicate their time and skills to support burn survivors and increase the public’s knowledge about fire and burn prevention. The Burn Fund supports these fire fighters through mental health and resiliency programs. For more information please visit www.burnfund.org.