Langford Fire Rescue Lieut. Kelly Zado

Sooke and Langford fire rescue departments raffling Harley

Money raised will go to organization helping people with muscular dystrophy

One lucky person will soon own a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle for as little as $20.

Fire rescue departments from both Langford and Sooke have teamed up selling raffle tickets for the big prize, a Harley-Davidson Switchback worth more than $20,000.

The fire departments have purchased the bike from Steve Drane Harley-Davidson and hope to recoup the cost of the bike and then donate all the surplus funds raised to Muscular Dystrophy Canada.

The runner-up prize is a trailer purchased from Thomcat Trailers valued at $3,000.

“We push the bike on the trailer and tour it to different events,” said Lieut. Kelly Zado of Langford Fire Rescue.

Tickets for the bike are $20 and only 3,000 have been printed. The firefighters have been selling tickets at events such as Western Speedway’s Sunday morning Swap and Shop and at Canada Day celebrations in Sooke.

The money raised will help provide equipment for people living with muscular dystrophy. It will help supply wheelchairs, braces and ventilators to people in need.

“This is a very worthy cause and we hope people continue their support. For me it’s hitting close to home because my mother has muscular dystrophy.

“So far we have only sold 600 tickets, but we are optimistic we will sell them all,” said deputy chief Kerry Zado. “It appears to be slower than the other raffles, but we are well on our way.”

Hosting motorcycle raffles is nothing new to the Langford fire department who has held five raffles over the years. The last raffle was in 2007 and the department was able to donate $26,000 to research muscular dystrophy.

The draw for the winners will be held on Aug. 12 at the fountain on Goldstream Avenue.

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Get your tickets

• Langford Fire Rescue Station 1, 2625 Peatt Rd.

• Langford City Call, 877 Goldstream Ave.

• Sooke City Hall and Sooke Fire Rescue, 2225 Otter Point Rd.

• Steve Drane Harley-Davidson, 2940 Ed Nixon Tce.