Contact Info

Kiwanis Foundation of Canada
P.O. Box 5034
Brantford, Ontario
N3T 6J7

T: 519.304.3038


Wine Survivor Fund Raiser

Last Person on the Island Wins the Wine Booty

During the Continuing COVIS-19 Pandemic the Kiwanis Club of Kanata-Stittsville continually explored and employed various approaches to raise funds to support children in need in our Community. Our most recent endeavour was a WINE SURVIVOR event.

The Concept is that participant’s purchase tickets in order to land on the “Island”. They can purchase either a single ticket for $25 or they can purchase a $35 which will give them two additional “But Backs” (or “Lives”). Each Participant receives an individual ticket and ticket number as a receipt. The ticket also indicates if they have purchased the additional Buy Backs.

All Club members were asked to sell at least 5 tickets where possible and as this was our initial execution of this event, we set a modest target of 75 tickets and actually sold 99 tickets. No ticket sales were permitted after the Draws started.
We ran 2 to 3 Draws a week using an online App. Called “Wheel of Names” ( As Names are picked during each draw, they were removed from the Draw list (i.e. removed from the Island). If a participant has purchased Buy Backs (i.e. $35 ticket) then their name is put back into the list for the next draw (i.e. they can return to the Island), and again for their second buy back. Hence the Two buy backs give a participant three opportunities to remain on the “Island” and survive to win. All Buy Backs had to be used in the final draw.
The Prizes were allocated as follow:

  • 1st Prize 25 Bottles of Wine
  • 2nd Prize 15 Bottles of Wine
  • 3rd Prize 10 Bottles of Wine

One Bonus Bottle of Wine issued to a person during each draw (10 in total), based on agreed criteria e.g. last Lady voted off the Island.

Contest Process

  1. Closing date to purchase Tickets is March 5th, 2021.
  2. 1st draw to eliminate participants was held March 8th, 2021 and continued with two or more draws per week. The last draw was held on April 1st, 2021 (April Fool’s Day).
  3. Each Draw (up to 10) a bonus prize of 1 bottle of wine) was awarded to a participant whose name was picked.
  4. Reminder emails will be sent to each participant every Monday morning for that week including if there is going to be additional draws that week.
  5. Draw results were posted on Facebook, our Club website and email to all participants.
  6. Draws were done on Zoom with all participants invited to watch.
  7. Tickets were purchased by etransfer. Purchasers were required to provide the following information:
    1. first and last name
    2. email address
    3. phone number
  8. Each participant received a receipt/ticket via email.
  9. The last person remaining on the Island was the winner of the 1st prize; second to last participant – 2nd Prize; and third to last Participant 3rd Prize.
  10. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize Bottles of wine were only purchased after the winner’s were determined to respect their wine preferences.
  11. All Draw results and utilization of Buy Backs were managed in an Excel Spreadsheet which is available to be shared to any other Club who may wish to run their own Wine Survivor.

Total Revenue raised was $3,385.00 less approximately $1,200 for the Prizes. Overall a terrific success for a Club with 16 members. We will run the event again this fall.