A meeting of the animal minds Kilby Historic Site. The upcoming 50/50 draw later this summer will support all the farm animals that call Kilby home, and tickets can be purchased on their website. (Contributed Photo/Jo-Anne Leon)

A meeting of the animal minds Kilby Historic Site. The upcoming 50/50 draw later this summer will support all the farm animals that call Kilby home, and tickets can be purchased on their website. (Contributed Photo/Jo-Anne Leon)

Kilby’s summer raffle supports museum’s farm animals

Jackpot as the potential to reach $60,000

The Fraser Heritage Society fundraising committee is hosting the scond of four 50/50 raffle fundraisers for the Kilby Historic Site.

Proceeds from the second raffle – titled “All Creatures Great and Small” – will support the animal program at the museum. The first – “Reconnect with the Past” raised over $7,100 with about $3,600 going to J. McCaw of Vancouver. “Reconnect with the Past” funded new costuming for the historic site as they transition into an Edwardian style, which is a reference to the years 1901 through 1914, leading up to World War I.

The potential jackpot is $60,000 with the winner taking half. The draw date is at noon on Friday, July 31.

Tickets are available through the website kilby.ca. As of publication, the jackpot is $200.

Kilby’s museum, cafe and gift shop are currently open Thursday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with costumed intepreters on site and featuring farm animals, hands-on demonstrations and live shows. Masks are currently mandatory inside all building and recommended outdoors when physical distancing can’t be maintained.

Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors (aged 65 and older), $8 for youth and $25 for families. Children aged 5 and under are admitted for free. Season passes are available as well.

The Fraser Heritage Society operates the Kilby Historic Site and is always looking for new volunteers and directors to sit on the board. For informaiton about these opportunities, email fraserheritagesociety99@gmail.com.

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