Perley Rideau Foundation announces winner of Luxury Weekend Raffle

OTTAWA – September 15, 2021 - The Perley Rideau Foundation is excited to announce the winner of their Luxury Weekend Raffle. Joanne Batchelor has won a fabulous prize pack for herself and seven girlfriends, with proceeds from the raffle supporting the care of Seniors and Veterans at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre. Proceeds will support the health and wellbeing of residents ensuring they are able to live life to the fullest and are able to participate in a wide range of programs and meaningful activities.  

On October 15-17 Joanne Batchelor and their guests will spend a luxurious weekend
at Le/The Pepper Pod, a picturesque home nestled in the Gatineau Hills that operates as a retreat for women Veterans.

Prizes include gift baskets with over $1,000 worth of local goods, a private Violin Duo Recital by members of the National Orchestra, cooking lessons and a meal with professional chef Yannick La Salle of Les Fougeres, and more. Prizes total over $22K in value.

Perley Rideau Foundation Chair, Louise Mercier, says “we are filled with gratitude for all of those who purchased tickets. Your support ensures that Veterans and Seniors who call Perley Rideau home can live life to the fullest”

The Perley Rideau Foundation is grateful to all ticket purchasers and the volunteers who worked to make this exciting weekend happen and the many local businesses who have donated items for the prize. Including Hon. Lt.-Col. Sandra Perron Founder and CEO of Le/The Pepper Pod graciously donated the use of Le/The Pepper Pod for the weekend. “The mission of Le/The Pepper Pod is to build a strong community of women; this weekend does just that. The women (and men) who supported this raffle have demonstrated the importance of community and how we can come together to support one another.

Last Draw Results

  • Luxury Weekend Raffle
  • Winning Number : 100054

Raffle Prize Includes

Car service (100km radius)
Accommodations for 8 women
Welcome gift and souvenir baskets
Champagne and chocolate
Violin Duo Recital by the Concertmasters of the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada 
Celebrity fireside chat
A tailored  hike through Gatineau Park with a personal guide
Spa Nordik passes with specialty treatment and lunch
Cooking lesson and meal with a professional chef
Professional photography session
Yoga/meditation class 
Five additional meals, wine and spirits throughout the weekend
Personal concierge

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Perley Rideau Foundation

It is the generosity of donors that helps elevate our level of care from satisfactory to exceptional. Public funding helps with basic needs. Donors strengthen innovative and effective programs like Therapeutic Recreation and Creative Arts. Philanthropy has allowed the Perley Rideau to renovate ageing rooms and bathrooms into home-like spaces, purchase specialized beds for frail seniors, ensure staff and residents’ safety during the COVID-19 emergency, and so much more.

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An Exclusive Luxury Weekend

The winner of the raffle will enjoy two nights at the Pepper Pod (October 15-17, 2021). This charming cabin operates traditionally as a retreat centre for women Veterans and hosts eight double beds in a cozy pajama-party type bedroom. This space has been graciously loaned for your weekend accommodations. 

You will start your girls’ weekend in style and luxury by chauffeured limo to, from and for all scheduled activities around your destination. Celebrate with bubbly, mouth-watering treats and decadent snacks all through the weekend, with a special Friday lunch prepared by Chef Yannick La Salle of Les Fougeres. 

A $22,050.00 value! Only 1102 tickets will be sold! 

You’ll be pampered all weekend and the only thing you’ll need to worry about is who you’re going to invite! 

Tickets are available for purchase until September 15, at 3:00 pm or while they last. 



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