Bigger Together 50/50 Raffle


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orillia & District and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ontario is excited to announce a brand new way for you to support our mission across the province of Ontario and WIN BIG! Every month, you can buy tickets for the BBBSO Bigger Together 50/50 Raffle for your chance to win one half of the jackpot. This program is being supported by over 35 participating BBBSO agencies across the province and your support will go a long way to helping us provide at-risk children and youth in our community with a positive mentoring relationship.


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada – November 2, 2020 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Ontario (BBBSO) is pleased to announce the winner of the first on-line  Bigger Together 50/50 Raffle. Ms. Jaime Nixon of Lindsay, Ontario has won over $178,000.   

The remaining funds are distributed to over 35 participating Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the province; helping fund their essential service of providing dedicated and caring mentors for young people facing adversity. This additional support comes at a time where agencies are seeing an influx of families and young people reaching out as many are facing even greater challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“We received incredible support from communities across Ontario,” said Yolanda Ritsema of Big Brothers Big Sisters Kincardine and District.  “This raffle will help replace some of the funding and resources lost when community events were cancelled due to COVID. On behalf of our volunteers and our youth, we would like to thank everyone who participated. 

The lucky winner, Jaime Nixon had volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters in high school, and although finances were tight, she took a chance on buying $40 worth of tickets. “This is life-changing for my family,” said Nixon, “and I was happy to support such a worthwhile cause as the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Ontario.