I know I do – especially if it means winning my dream home, $100,000 in cold hard cash or maybe a Camaro to zip around in this summer!
Every year the Calgary Stampede partners with the Rotary Club of South Calgary, Kinsmen Club of Calgary and Calgary North Lions Club to create a fundraiser that not only helps the community (check out the Great Stampede Lotteries website to see just how much and where it helps!) but it makes a few lucky winner’s extremely happy as well!
I’d have to say that my personal favourite is still the Stampede Rotary Dreamhome and today I got to be one of the lucky few to see the home before anyone else! The home looks amazing with design and architectural elements that reflect Calgary’s roots plus some added history of the Stampede with over 60 photographs from the last 100 years of Stampede.
Every year 100,000 people walk through the Dreamhome – and the number one question, “How does it get from the Stampede grounds to its final destination?” (Although convenient parking for Flames games or Stampede, you don’t get to live on the grounds). Well now there is an answer – it comes apart into pieces and is driven from the grounds to its resting place in Walden at 2 am. According to Tracy Oman, Design Manager at Homes by Avi, “The House is designed to be moved to another location and incorporates the additional walls, joists, and beams needed to keep each section intact while being dismantled and re-assembled”. There is a video that explains how the house is disassembled and moved – take a quick look at www.homesbyavi.com/dreamhome, there are a few videos outlining the process of the dreamhome.
There are 2 days left to purchase pre-sale tickets from Calgary Stampede Lotteries (includes a gate pass and 50% off rodeo tickets) or you can purchase tickets at the grounds during the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth – The Calgary Stampede!
Now where do I pick up my keys?