Red Deer public middle school parents will face a $150-per-student fee this fall. (Graphic contributed)

Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools launches lottery

The Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools has launched its third annual lottery.

The LIFE CHANCES 50/50 LOTTERY raised nearly $23,330 last year, with over 10,000 tickets sold.

The lottery helps enhance programs supported by the foundation, including, the Reading College, the Bright Start Program and the Finish Line Program. Thousands of students have benefited from these programs over the years.

“From giving kids a Bright Start to school to reconnecting with students so they graduate and cross the Finish Line, the Foundation helps students who face challenges in school and makes things better,” said Kristine Plastow, Chair of the Foundation for Red Deer Public Schools.

“We motivate struggling students and inspire them to read and write through Reading College. For students who come to school without basic needs, we give them that in Step Up.”

The Foundation also supports community initiatives which impact thousands of students to enrich their learning. None of these are funded so the Foundation counts on community support to make these Above and Beyond projects happen.

“None of these programs are possible without the generous support of our community,” said Plastow. “We encourage the community to purchase tickets and to give kids a life chance.”

Ticket sales end on Oct. 3, with the draw set for Oct. 5. There is up to $25,000 in cash prizes available to be won. Ticket packages include 25 for $50, 10 for $25 and 1 for $10. For more info on tickets , check out,

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