Dragons Abreast Bribie Island raffle

By Neil Wilson - Sub Editor for the Bribie Islander


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Following what has been a long period of ticket sales in a Dragons Abreast Bribie Island raffle I had the pleasure of drawing the winner from the bulging bag of tickets recently and, if Derek Adams hadn’t been thinking about taking a cruise, he can now. As the winner, Derek can now plan a cruise to the value of $3,000 with raffle sponsors, italk travel Bribie Island.

Featured Image(above): Roslyn Adams (L) with Ros Layton from italk travel and
club president Leonie Dyer. I’ve never seen a bag so full of tickets

The draw took place at one of the Dragons Abreast Saturday morning “post paddle” gatherings which involve the club members and a few supporters sharing morning tea outside the Kal-Ma-Kuta Drive take-away. Club President Leonie Dyer told me that the raffle prize is due to the generosity of Dragons Abreast member Ros Layton from italk travel who have supplied the cruise at cost which means that profits from the raffle can be put toward the expenses associated with running the club.

A slightly shocked Roslyn Adams with the winning ticket

I have to make the comment that I have never seen a bag so full of raffle tickets and my arm disappeared up to my shoulder as I went right to the bottom when I made the draw. I took careful hold of just one ticket and removed it from the bag, handing it to Ros Layton who announced the name of the winner.

The area outside the takeaway gets taken over each Saturday by the Dragons Abreast members

In one of those eerie twists of fate, Derek’s mum Roslyn Adams was seated right there beside us and so she claimed the ticket for her son while very much in a state of disbelief. (I’m not saying that it’s true, but I did hear that Roslyn might have actually bought the ticket.) Dragons Abreast Bribie Island can often be seen out in their boats on the waters of Pumicestone Passage and, even in the cold of Winter, these ladies, all who have experienced the trauma of breast cancer, assemble before daybreak to go paddling.

Anyone who would like to find out more about Dragons Abreast can send an email to [email protected] or give Leonie a call on 0418 782 332.

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