The Second Harvest Sweepstakes experience – courtside thrills and family fun

by | Feb 6, 2024 | Environment, Food Waste, Hunger Relief

The Second Harvest Sweepstakes, presented by Moneris, is back from February 6 to March 7, 2024. Each ticket purchase not only places participants in the running for great prizes but also supports Second Harvest’s food rescue and redistribution efforts. 

Last year’s line-up included 16 prizes, ranging from luxury resort stays to state-of-the-art household appliances. We reached out to two winners and asked them to share their experiences with the prizes they won.

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Dale Yoshida

2023 Prize: Raptors Vs Milwaukee Bucks 

Two lower bowl tickets to watch the Toronto Raptors as they took on the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, April 9, 2023 for the last home game of the season. Package also included a two-night stay at the Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District, and a $1,000 CAD prepaid credit card to assist with travel expenses.

Courtesy of: MLSE, Easton’s Group of Hotels, and Anonymous | Value: $2,800.00 

What prize did you want to win when you bought the tickets?      

Honestly, I wasn’t looking at the prizes to be won. I was just interested in donating to the cause. 

How did you feel when you won this prize?   

I was so surprised to hear that I had won the prize, so it was very exciting. 

How was the game?  

My husband and I found the game very exciting and entertaining with lots going on in between times. Our seats were amazing! It was a lot of fun to experience the atmosphere of the game. 

How was the stay at the Residence Inn Toronto? What did you like most about your stay there? 

It was our first time staying at a Residence Inn and as our experience was positive, we have since stayed at another Residence Inn on a subsequent trip to another city. The hotel was very comfortable and convenient to ScotiaBank Arena. The room included a full hot breakfast which was definitely a bonus! 

What did you do during your trip in Toronto? What was the highlight of this trip?   

We were able to visit and spend some time with our daughter who lives in Toronto. The highlight of the trip really was the experience of watching an NBA game. It was a wonderful treat to get away for a few days with all expenses paid. 

Patricia Davies 

2023 Prize: Vancouver Canucks Experience 

Two lower bowl seats to watch the Canucks play at their home rink in Vancouver B.C. in the 2023/2024 season. Package also included two Canucks Jerseys, a two-night stay at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, and a $1,000 CAD prepaid credit card to assist with travel expenses.

Courtesy of The Aquilini Beverage Group and Anonymous | Value: $3,110.00 

What prize did you want to win when you bought the tickets?      

The prize I hope to win was the one to Vancouver for the Canucks. My family lives in Victoria. And I would have loved to have taken them to see the Canucks. 

How did you feel when you won this prize?   

I never expected to get it. When I saw them all, I thought “Oh, those are all nice. Wouldn’t it be nice if I got this one?” And then I forgot about it completely.  

How was the game?  

I took my son and my two grandsons. The game was excellent. The Canucks won. Everything was just perfect.  

How was the stay at the hotel? What did you like most about your stay there?     

The hotel was beautiful. The room was huge and excellent. We even used the hot tub in the outdoor area. We ordered appetizers and drinks from the hotel’s deli. It was a very, very nice day. 

What did you do during your trip in Vancouver? What was the highlight of this trip?   

Because it was close to Halloween, we visited many costume shops to see if we could get costumes for the boys, which we did. I bought them their Halloween costumes with the $1,000 Visa card. The highlight of this trip was definitely the game. 

Click to enter the 2024 Second Harvest Sweepstakes!

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