Indigenous Cultural Space Raffle
March 11, 2021

The Portage College Athletic Association (PCAA) is teaming up with the College to raise funds for an Indigenous Cultural Space at the Lac La Biche Campus. Starting this Friday, the association is holding an online raffle to raise funds to help build a space where students, staff and community members can participate in spiritual and cultural events. Raffle prizes include a patio set, a camping set and a 55-inch TV.

The College received funding in September 2020 from the Canada Infrastructure Plan which will cover 40% of eligible project costs. The raffle is intended to help cover some of the other costs such as equipment, furniture and supplies for the space.

“The Portage College Athletics Association is excited to partner with the College to help raise funds for the Indigenous Cultural space at the Lac La Biche Campus. Many of our athletes come from First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage, and giving them a space where they can practice cultural and spiritual beliefs is something that will benefit all Portage students,” said PCAA President Les Cote.

This project is keeping with Portage’s strong history and working with the First Nations and Métis people in our area. The cultural space will benefit students and staff for years to come,” added Nancy Broadbent, President and CEO of Portage College. “We are very grateful for the community and government support for this initiative and to the PCAA for organizing the raffle.”

Tickets will be available online at the following rates:

    • 1 for $10 – 50 available
    • 4 for $20 – 410 packages available
    • 20 for $50 – 116 packages available
    • 100 for $100 – 55 packages available 

Click link to purchase tickets.

Ticket sales will end on April 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. with the draw taking place at Portage College on April 23, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. It will be broadcast live on the College’s Facebook page.

The full list of prizes;

  • 1st Prize Complete Patio Set up Value $2,300
  • 2nd Prize Camping Pkg Value $850
  • 3rd Prize Westinghouse 55” Smart TV Value $600
  • 4th Prize Autographed Jordin Tootoo Prize pack Value $500
  • 5th Prize Toro Battery Powered Hedge Trimmer and Blower Value $400
  • 6th Prize Eagle Feather Wood Art Value $350

Raffle and Fundraising Inquiries:
Rick Flumian, Community Relations Manager
780-623-5591 or email

Media Inquiries:
Jaime Davies, Corporate Communications Manager 
780-623-5581 or email

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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