As of Friday, October 9, 2020, the Government of New Brunswick has made mask wearing mandatory in all indoor public spaces.  https://fredericton.ymca.ca/About-Us/News

 

The YMCA of Fredericton is launching a 50/50 fundraiser, raising resources to give children, adults, seniors, and families access to YMCA programs and services that will enable them to learn, grow and reach their full potential.  Tickets are available for $2 each and can be purchased through the following website:  www.ymca5050.com.  The first draw will take place on Friday, July 10th at noon with a guaranteed jackpot of $1000.  Subsequent draws will take place every Friday at noon on a weekly basis.  Options for ticket pre-payment purchases range from 1 week, 4 weeks, 12 weeks, 24 weeks and 52 weeks. 
 
As a charity for more than 162 years, the YMCA of Fredericton relies on donations by individuals, businesses and community partners.  Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, physical participation in community fundraisers is obstacle-laden; therefore, the YMCA is engaging in an online platform to better reach the Community during this time.   
 
Each Friday at noon, the jackpot for each draw will be split 50/50 between the winner and the YMCA of Fredericton. The YMCA's portion from the jackpot will be used to provide financial assistance to children, youth, adults and seniors, in the greater Fredericton community, access programs and services at the YMCA.

This particular 50/50 is known as a "Progressive 50/50".  This means that you increase your odds of winning by playing every week!  When you purchase a ticket for a number, that number goes into every draw for a full year regardless of how many draws you buy tickets for, so there's a chance that your number can be drawn at any time during that year!  If you don't make a purchase against your ticket and your number is drawn, you're that draw's 'non-winner' and the money gets put back into the pool and carried into the next draw.

To purchase 50/50 tickets go to www.ymca5050.com and click the red button that says "Buy now $2" and follow the prompts.  It couldn't be easier to support the YMCA of Fredericton!
 
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