2017 Supplementary Assessment & Tax Notices have been issued.

For more information click here.

Moose Jaw Health Foundation (MJHF) Executive Director Kelly McElree says people have been "so generous" to the Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional hospital wanted to provide an opportunity for donors to not only give, but to potentially "win cash" themselves.

Monday morning the MJHF announced the launch of their "Cancer Care Raffle" - an initiative to raise money for a brand new ultrasound machine for the Wigmore hospital, to aid in the early detection of cancer.

The raffle has two components: a Cash Calendar and a 50/50 draw.

"We wanted to do something easy and innovative," said McElree in explaining the thought process behind the raffle.

He said the raffle will become an annual initative, and the MJHF will select a new piece of equipment to aid with cancer care each year.

"Since this (raffle) is our first, we thought we should do something for the early detection of cancer," said McElree of this year's equipment goal. "Ultrasound is a marvelous diagnostic tool."

It's also pricey, with a new machine running about "$200,000" said McElree. He said that if the raffle "sells out we'll make about $100,000."

However, McElree added that "one of the great things about raffles is it gets people talking and when people talk in Moose Jaw they take action. I know there will be others who will step up and help out with the rest of the cost. I have faith because for 31 years the Foundation has seen the generosity of the people of Moose Jaw."

Cancer survivor Barrie Vice also spoke at Monday's announcement. Vice, a Moose Javian (and Golden West Moose Jaw Program Manager) who battled Stage Four Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2010, spoke glowingly about the care he received from local health care professionals during his treatment. VICERAFFLEBarrie Vice spoke about the need for health care professionals to have access to state-of-the-art equipment

"I firmly believe we have to give them every tool we possibly can so there can be more stories, God willing, like my story."

The Cash Calendar includes 16 daily cash prizes of $500, 13 weekly prizes of $1,000 and a grand prize of $5,000.

The 50/50 draw, which gives half of the tickets proceeds to the winner and the other half to the charity, would be worth over $30,000 if all 10,000 tickets are sold.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.mjhf.org, or the Foundation office located in the Wigmore hospital. The draws will be made August 31, 2017.

TOLMIECANCERRAFFLEMoose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie purchased the first raffle ticket


2017 Supplementary Assessment & Tax Notices have been issued.

For more information click here.

More Local News

Canadian Blood Services Hosting 2nd Blood Clinic in December

Each month the Canadian Blood Services makes a stop in the Friendly City, where residents are invited to come out and donate blood. However, they're hoping people will be in the spirit of giving and…

Festival of Words Gearing up for 2018

People out shopping aren't the only ones getting ready for the holiday season. The Festival of Words may have their big week in the summer, but their planning and small events are all year round.…

SSILC Celebrates Opening of New Facility

There's a new home for the South Saskatchewan Independent Living Center (SSLIC), but it's filled with the same friendly faces.SSILC staff at their new location during their open house. (Tina Ludwar,…

Last Day to Help Say Goodbye to Hunger

Each year Golden West Radio, Canadian Pacific Railway and the Moose Jaw and District Food Bank team up with hopes to say Goodbye to Hunger. The annual initiative reaches out to residents asking for…

Residents Still Receiving Care After Fire

The fire on Sunday at Crestview Apartments in Moose Jaw is having a major impact on the residents of the building. Some 60 seniors are without homes because of the blaze on the weekend that did…

Canadians Debt is Growing Larger

It's not a new movement but more and more families are trying to reign in their holiday spending, focusing more on family time rather than toys under the tree. A new survey is shedding some light on…

Chamber Looking for Nominations for Yearly Awards

We're almost halfway through December and only a short time away from the deadline for the Chamber of Commerce's Citizen and Group of the Year Awards. If you know someone who has given their time and…

Investigators Looking for Tips

Saskatchewan Conservation Officers are asking for tips after a mule deer was found wasted near Penzance, just northeast of Chamberlain off Highway 2. Conservation Officer Rich Hildebrand say it looks…

MJ Girl Hopes to Sing Her Way to Toronto

One Moose Jaw girl has begun a fundraiser so she can head back to Toronto to further her singing career. 12-year-old Cadanse Herle has spent the last few months auditioning and was recently invited…

Petruic Wins Picture Contest

Teachers across one of the school divisions in Moose Jaw asked their students to participate in a picture contest. Tessa Petruic's prize winning picture which she created with pencil crayons to win a…

Rinks Delayed, but Have Patience

We've had some crazy weather these past few weeks, and many may be wondering, where are our rinks? The cold snap had many sharpening their skates and getting ready for the ice, but with the warm…

Local Artist Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Book Launch

Yvette Moore and her gallery are celebrating a milestone Thursday for the 25th anniversary of a book that features her illustrations called "A Prairie Alphabet". The book that hit store shelves…

STC Sale Expected to Supply $29 Million

The NDP are taking more shots at the Saskatchewan Party government after it was revealed that the remaining STC inventory has been liquidated for an estimated $29 million. It was back in the spring…

St. Mary's Sending Letters to Soldiers for Christmas

You may remember the grade 4/5 class at St. Mary School that wrote letters to soldiers who are currently on tour away from home. Jillian Lawson and her class sent those letters for the past two…

Sask Party Leadership Candidate Drops Out

There are just over 6 weeks left until the new Premier of Saskatchewan and Leader of the Saskatchewan Party is voted in. Rob Clarke has confirmed that it will not be him, as he pulled his name out of…

Province Warning Residents of Thin Ice

It's always a good idea to double check the amount of ice underneath your ice fishing shack each time you venture out. Conservation Officers are stressing that even more so now after lengthy periods…

Local Officers Honoured

On Tuesday, several members of the Moose Jaw Police Service were honoured for their long-time service to the community. Deputy Chief Cliff Froehlich, Sgt Scott Williamson, Sgt Randy Jesse, Cpl Bob…

Lunch Campaign is Close Enough to Celebrate

They didn't quite hit their goal but Hunger in Moose Jaw is still celebrating a very successful I Bought Lunch Campaign that was held this past fall. With 300 children being served by the lunch…

Celestial Event Takes Over the Sky Wednesday Evening

Moose Jaw residents and beyond were recently treated to dazzling Northern Lights and will have another chance to view a celestial event Wednesday night. If you're a stargazer, you're advised to put…

Ice Shacks Sinking into Lake

Anglers in southern Saskatchewan are being warned to be careful on the ice. In the last week, there have been a plethora of social media posts showing ice fishing shacks sinking into the ice on…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Christmas Lighting Contest

11 November 2017 12:00 am - 16 December 2017 6:00 am

City wide, Moose Jaw

Elks Meat Draw

15 December 2017 5:30 pm - 16 December 2017 7:00 pm

Legion lounge

Shuffleboard at the Legion

15 December 2017 7:00 pm

Royal Canadian Legion - Branch 59 Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw

Coffee & Conversation

15 December 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Coffee & Conversation 42 Hochelaga St E., Moose Jaw

A Christmas Long Ago

16 December 2017 10:00 am

Western Development Museum - Moose Jaw, Moose Jaw

Children's Only Christmas Shopping

16 December 2017 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Skate With SANTA at Mosaic Place

16 December 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Mosaic Place, Moose Jaw