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TCA Development Lottery

On Hold!

The TCA’s Development Lottery has been placed on hold.

The TCA spans multiple municipalities… and this creates a problem because municipal authorities will only grant a lottery licence if the funds raised by a proposed lottery are to be used only within that municipality (argh!)

For years, one of the municipalities granted the TCA a license without any concern (they had not been not looking closely and we had not been aware of this restriction!)  When it came to the attention of the municipality that TCA serves more than one municipality, we were ushered to the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLGC) to seek a license.

However, the OLGC will only grant a lottery licenses to organization that want to run larger-scale lotteries (the minimum prize for an OLGC-licensed lottery has to be $50,000).  Well… if you look below at the scale of TCA’s development lottery, we haven’t even been close!  So… we’re currently looking at alternatives to re-scale the TCA lottery and make it a viable fundraising exercise again.

Please be patient as we work to sort this one out! We’re open to input/suggestions!




Results from the 2010 TCA Development Lottery

1st Prize: Yogi Sennik from Bayview Golf & Country Club – $2000

2nd Prize: Alan Whiting from Scarboro Golf & Country Club – $1000

3rd Prize: Bob Milne from Scarboro Golf & Country Club – $300 Goldline Gift Certificate

4th Prize: Pat Bylok from East York Curling Club – $100 Goldline Gift Certificate

Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket – over $14,000 was raised. The money will be used for development of junior curling at TCA Clubs.

The TCA thanks Goldline for their support of this junior curling development activity.

The TCA uses its portion of the proceeds for Lite Rock subsidies to the clubs, the Goldline Junior Curling League and other junior initiatives.


To generate revenue to support juvenile curling projects in the Toronto area, both at the club level and within the GTA.


The format for the lottery has changed.  Ticket prices are now one for $5 and 3 for $10.  There will now be four prizes offered:

First Prize: $2000
Second Prize: $1000
Third Prize: $300 Goldline Gift Certificate
Fourth Prize: $100 Goldline Gift Certificate

With the new format, there is less administrative burden and more prizes.


Lottery tickets are allocated to each TCA club. Representatives are asked to canvas their membership to assist with sales. A letter is sent to all representatives detailing the project and their club’s results in prior lottery efforts. All lottery tickets and monies are collected by TCA executive members. A draw is held at the finals of the TCA Junior Bonspiel (December 30th). Winners are advised and arrangements are made to award them their lottery prizes.

The Ontario Lottery Corporation regulations specify the proceeds from lotteries must be used for juvenile (18 yrs and under) programs. Please complete this letter confirming use of the proceeds at your club.

Revenue Sharing

This area is a major focus for the TCA. All monies collected from the lottery are divided back to the clubs in the following manner:

The TCA receives the first $120.00 raised by each participating club. This amount covers printing, prizes and lottery licence fees.  In 2010, the total spent on these items was approximately $3,674.  The increase represented the addition of a 4th prize of $2000. The remainder is split 50/50 between the TCA and the participating clubs.

The TCA has shared back the following dollar figures with its member clubs in the last 13 years:

This money goes directly back to the curling programs at our member clubs. This initiative allows member clubs to benefit directly from their participation in this development program. Municipal regulations decree that clubs who raise money through this program must spend the revenue on juvenile curling projects. A letter of intent on how to spend the funds must be submitted to the TCA.

2010 – $6,060
2009 – $4,456
2008 – $4,308
2007 – $4,112
2006 – $4,384
2005 – $4,068
2004 – $3,500
2003 – $3,158
2002 – $3,834
2001 – $4,000
2000 – $3,869
1999 – $3,384
1998 – $2,832
1997 – $2,531
1996 – $1,855
1995 – $1,624
1994 – $1,925
1993 – $1,923
1992 – $1,512

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