Fort William Rotarians Award 33rd Annual Rotary House Lottery Winner

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Winners of the Fort William Rotary House Lottery

THUNDER BAY – Fort William Rotarians, along with the house builder, presented the ceremonial key to Jessica Chunick, the winner of the 33rd Annual Fort William Rotary House Lottery. The grand prize was a fabulous 1790 square foot home valued at $590,489.00. Built by Lormar Construction Ltd. (Mario Michieli), the house is located in the Sherwood Estates. Fort William Rotary was also happy to announce that the proceeds from this year’s House Lottery total $435,000.00!

Fort William Rotary House Lottery Proceeds
Fort William Rotary House Lottery Proceeds

Of the lottery’s success, Club President Stephen Margarit said, “It is so great to see Thunder Bay once again support our lottery which has such a positive impact on our city and region. This lottery not only gives a dream house to one lucky winner, it provides funds to charities throughout our community. We increased our proceeds by over $100,000.00 over last year and we have almost hit the $6 million mark for total funds raised over 33 years.”

On hand at the presentation were Club President Stephen Margarit, House Lottery Committee Chair Dave Knutson, Media Chair Gordie Garriock, prize winner Jessica Chunick, as well as Lormar Construction owner Mario Michieli, and son Nick Michieli.

“This House Lottery is a real community effort, comprising our 43-member club, the many businesses in town who act as our ticket outlets, the Builder’s team and dedicated volunteers. We would not be able to accomplish this project year after year without many hours of work,” said Dave Knutson, Chair of the House Lottery Committee. “Preliminary work has already begun on the 34th House Lottery and we hope to see the community support our project once again.”

For more information on Fort William Rotary or the House Lottery, please visit

About Fort William Rotary

Founded in 1916, the Fort William Rotary Club is a group of dedicated volunteers who make a difference in their Thunder Bay and throughout the world. Membership is open to anyone over 18 who wishes to give something back to their community.

Rotary International was founded in 1905 in Chicago and is now the world’s largest international service organization with 1.2 million members. There are 33,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.

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