This is Karen Khunkhun‘s second year as the Hometown Heroes Lottery spokesperson – and for the CFOX host, it’s an opportunity of the highest honour.
“I’m so deeply honoured,” she says. “To see how the funds raised by this lottery positively impact the lives of people when they so desperately need is life-changing. I have been lucky enough to meet with countless survivors that were not only able to physically recover but were emotionally supported, as well. This is all thanks to the kindness of the people of B.C.
“Also, our first responders are absolute heroes. They run towards a problem when we run away. They are there when we need them and I love showing my support for them.”
The most important thing to remember, she says, is that every ticket purchased can change someone’s life. All proceeds raised by the 2019 Hometown Heroes Lottery help two terrific organizations – the VGH + UBC Hospital Foundation and the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund – and all money raised stays right here in British Columbia, helping British Columbians.
For Karen, the lottery has also been a chance to hang out in some incredible homes – like our two biggest Grand Prize homes in South Surrey’s Ocean Park and Abbotsford’s Eagle Mountain. Other Grand Prizes up for grabs this year include homes in Cultus Lake, a penthouse condo in Vancouver, two Okanagan options (in downtown Kelowna and Lake Country), or two Vancouver Island homes (in Colwood and SookePoint).
“It is so hard to pick a favourite!” says Karen. “Every Grand Prize home has to much to offer – between the media rooms, the wine rooms, the spa-like bathrooms and boutique-esque walk-in closets, chef’s dream kitchens… I just don’t know which one I would pick if I won!
“Too many amazing options to choose from.
“What a great problem to have!”
Hometown Heroes Lottery spokespeople Karen Khunkhun and Sebastian Sevallo, seen here in the 2019 South Surrey Grand Prize Home (1912 Laronde Drive, Surrey, BC).
The Abbotsford home at Eagle Mountain (35347 Eagle Summit Drive, Abbotsford, BC) comes in a $2.4 million Grand Prize package!