By Ryan Metivier This year’s 4-H Ontario Dream Dinner Lottery winners have begun their travels across Canada and are now sharing the stories of their adventures. The Dream Dinner Lottery generates proceeds that go towards supporting 4-H Ontario’s Conference and Annual Meeting, Volunteer Symposiums, and resource development. For $100 per ticket, entrants have a chance to win a variety of trips and dinners around Ontario and Canada. For second place winner, Lynn Clelland, a 4-H volunteer, that meant taking a trip to Whitehorse, YT with her husband Ian. Lynn’s prize consisted of dinner for two anywhere in Canada including two return economy air tickets, two nights accommodation in a deluxe hotel all taxes and service included and a car rental. A third-time contest entrant, Lynn was thrilled to come away with one of the prizes in this year’s lottery. “My husband and I travelled to Whitehorse and then to Haines Junction which is one and a half hours west to help my cousin celebrate his 60th birthday,” she said. During their trip, they were able to visit with her cousin and his siblings, before flying to Vancouver to meet Lynn’s best friend and her husband in Sechelt on the west coast, where they ferried over to Lund for dinner.

At the Laughing Oyster in Lund. L-R: Ian, Lynn, Marlene and Louis celebrating their anniversaries with a Dream Dinner thanks to 4-H Ontario.

“There is a restaurant called the Laughing Oyster, which has the most marvelous buffet served overlooking the water with the mountains in the background, where we celebrated our wedding anniversaries, which were a week apart.” “The arrangements made by Worldwide Central Travel in Waterloo were great,” added Lynn. “The trip was smooth the whole way, including perfect weather and seeing family and friends was the highlight; along with the food.”