Kamloops, BC – The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism Society (CRTCA) launches its largest raffle in its history on November 10th . A Vacation Lottery where one person in just 999 tickets has the chance to win a $7,000 travel voucher to be used towards any dream vacation, whether it’s Disneyland or a Cruise, a trip to Paris or the Amazon. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at either the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism located at 1111 Tranquille Road, or at Kamloops KIA located at 880-8 th Street, or by calling the centre at 250-376-6494. Details are online at The Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism Foundation joined forces with Kamloops KIA earlier this year to support the Centre’s fundraising and outreach efforts. In addition to a financial contribution, Kamloops KIA has provided professional guidance, resources, and other support. “This will be the Centre’s largest fundraiser in its history,” says Executive Director Wanda Eddy. “As one of only three specialized centres for autism in the country, a significant part of what we do as a not for profit is to make sure we have enough funding to provide the best education and support for our children and their families.” The difference CRTCA makes can be best explained by describing how a child can learn to communicate, understand, and interact in the world. Eddy explains, “We help students communicate. This includes their wants and needs. We help children learn to adapt outside of their normal surroundings or enjoy celebrations with their family. Some children could never go swimming, eat at a restaurant, or participate in Christmas before coming to our Centre.” Tim Shoults, Treasurer of the Chris Rose Therapy Centre for Autism Foundation, knows the Chris Rose Centre very well. “My wife Laura and I moved our family to Kamloops specifically for the Chris Rose Centre. Our son David received the best therapy and education for his needs. He has grown into a kind, caring young man that we are proud of. The Centre made this possible with its incredible services and its talented and dedicated staff. Kamloops is incredibly blessed to have this place here and we need to work to support it.” David now attends the Life Skills program at Thompson Rivers University.

The partnership between the CRTCA and Kamloops Kia now includes a more robust partnership with Kamloops’ most involved community organizations who recognize the great work of the Centre and need in the community. Local media B-100, 98.3 CIFM, CFJCTV and Kamloops This Week jumped in to support the promotion. Graphic Depictions Intelligent Design managed all the design and Noran Printing has provided the ticket printing. Proceeds from the Chris Rose Vacation Lottery will support the Society to provide therapies and therapists.