Welcome to the 38th Annual Fort William Rotary House Lottery

The Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Fort William) is pleased to announce the launch of our 38th annual house lottery. The home is located at 101 Bruin Crescent in the Parkdale subdivision.

Our Grand Prize Draw this year is a beautiful custom 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom bi-level home with a completely finished basement built by Triad Contracting. The value of the house (including HST), complete with kitchen appliances is just under $750,000. The draw for the house will take place on Canada Day, July 1, 2024.

The house features two bedrooms on the main floor plus an additional two on the lower level and three four-piece baths. The open concept kitchen, dining room and living room features custom cabinetry in the kitchen with under-counter LED lighting, quartz counter tops, fridge, slide-in range, dishwasher, microwave, range hood and a large island with seating for four. Other features of the home include energy efficient windows, air conditioning, security system, air exchange system, upgraded trim package, finished basement, partially covered wooden deck with gas line for BBQ and attached garage.

*House not exactly as shown

2024 Lottery House
101 Bruin Crescent

Up to
in prizes to
be won for
only $100!

This year includes $50,000 in Early Bird Cash Prizes.

Money raised from the 2023 Fort William Rotary House Lottery

There are a total of 50K in Early Bird prizes up for grabs, with a total of ELEVEN chances to WIN! The first Early Bird draw is NEXT FRIDAY.

This year’s house is a stunning custom home built by Triad Contracting valued at $750,000 in the Parkdale subdivision!

With 9 foot ceilings throughout, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an attached garage and over 2500 square feet of total living space, this is luxury living at its best!

It’s because of you, that we can continue to support local charities like the ones listed above, to help make our community stronger, more resilient and more connected during difficult times.

Our main draw for the house will take place on Canada Day, July 1st at the Lottery House at approximately 6:30pm.

All Early Bird winners will be contacted by phone following the draw and will be announced on our website within 1 day following the draws.

The proceeds of the lottery go to help many projects, large and small, in Thunder Bay and region. This is your opportunity to help the people of your community. Rest assured your purchase makes a difference.

Best of luck in this year’s draw!

Giving Back to Our Community

The 2023 Fort William Rotary House Lottery raised just over $660,000 to support local & District  Charities. These charitable organizations contribute to the well being of children, seniors, veterans & those that are the most vulnerable in Thunder Bay & regional communities.  For the last 37 years, with your support, this local lottery has been a huge success & has been able to contribute over $7.5 million to many local & district  charities.

In addition to our support to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, Wilderness Discovery Centre , George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation, we also support the Shelter House, RFDA, St Joseph’s Foundation, Our  Kids Count, the Boys & Girls Club,  the Lakehead Festival of Music for the Arts, the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, and Camp Quality, an organization that provides free uplifting camping experiences for children from ages 7 to 17 affected by Cancer & other blood disorders.

Your support is critical to the success of this endeavor. Your support provides stronger, healthier communities for all. 

Please Support Our Community
Thank you

Camp Quality
Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario
“Camp Quality Northwestern Ontario can’t thank the Fort William Rotary Club enough for bringing the camp magic alive again as we returned to in person summer camp after two years of virtual programming. Campers and volunteers had the most magical camp week making unforgettable memories to last a lifetime. From swimming, boat rides, fishing, crafts and so much more, having an accessible and safe place to host our camp week helped us to deliver programming to all of our campers in a more inclusive manner giving them all an equal opportunity to just be kids! We can’t thank you enough for your continuous support in helping light up our campers’ world with opportunities that they have never experienced before.”
George Jeffrey Children's Centre
George Jeffrey Children’s Centre
“George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation has had a long-standing partnership with the Fort William Rotary Club and has also been generously supported by funds raised through Fort William Rotary’s annual house lottery.  George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation and Centre are extremely grateful for all the hard work Fort William Rotarians do to make their house lottery a success year after year.  Fort William Rotary’s total giving history was celebrated together for hitting over the half million-dollar mark – $575,554!  Donations from their annual house lottery have helped us build our beautiful Centre, have helped us purchase a cargo van, and, more recently, have helped us retrofit 11 treatment rooms with dimmer lights.  Their yearly support is crucial and, together, we are helping all of our children reach their greatest potential.   Thank-you Fort William Rotary!”
Our Kids Count
Our Kids Count
“Our Kids Count relies on funding from organizations like the Fort William Rotary Club in order to provide services that address needs like food security, parenting support, and mental health in our community. Since many of our programs don’t receive core funding, the Rotary is an instrumental piece of what makes what we do possible. Recently, the Fort William Rotary Club donated $25,000 to Our Kids Count for a new fridge and freezer unit – without this funding, we wouldn’t have been able to serve over 9,500 meals in the past year. We are truly grateful for the support the Fort William Rotary Club provides to our community.”

Early Bird & Cash Prizes

You Could Win $800,000 in Total Prizes!!

All Early Bird draws will take place at 11:30 am at the office of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, 980 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON. All tickets for Early Bird draws must be purchased by 11:59 pm the night preceding the draw. Total of $50,000 in Early Bird Cash Draw Prizes!

Grand Prize House Draw

July 1, 2024 • 12:00pm • 101 Bruin Crescent

Early bird cash draws

April 12, 2024
April 19, 2024
April 26, 2024
May 3, 2024
May 10, 2024
May 17, 2024
May 24, 2024
May 31, 2024
June 7, 2024
June 21, 2024

Fort William Rotary House Lottery Rules & Regulations


Where is the house located?

The house is located at 101 Bruin Crescent in the Pardale subdivision.

From Arthur Street turn onto Parkdale Blvd. at the Canadian Tire store. Follow Parkdale Blvd to Muskrat Drive.


Is the lot landscaped?

No, the lot is not landscaped. It is machine graded ready for topsoil.

What is the size of the house?

The house is 1,362 square feet.

How many tickets are being sold?

20,000 tickets will be sold.

What if I lose my tickets?

You do not need your tickets to claim a prize. Your name, address and phone number are recorded in the database along with your ticket numbers. In order to claim your prize, you must present valid photo identification. All prizes must be claimed within 6 months. All unclaimed prizes will be subject to the AGCO unclaimed prize policy and procedure. If you would like a replacement ticket please email us at tickets@fwrotary.ca and we will send you a copy of your ticket.

How long does it take to receive my ticket?

Tickets will be delivered to the purchaser via email. If a valid email address is provided the purchaser will receive an email confirmation of their ticket purchase shortly after ordering as well as an email with their official ticket(s) and purchase receipt. Please note, there may be a delay in email delivery during times of high website traffic.

How will I know if I have won a prize?

All winners will be notified by phone, through email or through Canada Post within 24 hours as to what they have won and where/how to claim their prize(s). Winners will also be posted on our website at www.fwrotaryhouselottery.ca and on our social media accounts. A complete list of winners will also be posted online at www.fwrotaryhouselottery.ca. A printed list of winners is available upon request.

Are lottery tickets tax deductible?

Lottery tickets are not tax deductible in accordance with Revenue Canada.

If I win the house what do I have to pay for?

As the winner of the house, you are awarded your new home free and clear of any encumbrances.

What are my costs after I take possession of my new home?

After you take the title of your new home, you would be responsible for the usual costs associated with home ownership (post-transfer property taxes, utilities, insurance, etc).

Is the home furnished?

No, the house is not furnished. Professional style kitchen appliances – stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, and range hood are provided.

This year’s house is staged by Portobello Home Thunder Bay!
Their exclusive brands include Conform, Brentwood Classics, Ethnicraft, Gus*Modern, EQ3, Furninova, 2Loons and Romano. Thank you Portobello Home!

*Furniture from Portobello Home is used for staging purposes only, staged furniture is not included with the house if won, appliances are included*

Is the house open for viewing in person?

Beginning April 27th the Lottery House will be open on Saturdays from 1pm – 4pm for viewing. Tickets will be available for purchase at the house either by credit or debit cards.

The lottery house is located at 101 Bruin Drive in the Parkdale subdivision.

What are the property taxes?

The taxes are determined when the house is complete and are set by the city.

Can I request a specific ticket number?

No, ticket numbers are automatically assigned.

What are the guidelines for purchasing tickets?

The following are the guidelines for purchasing tickets:

  • One method of payment
  • All ticket packs must contain the same purchaser’s information
  • Tickets will be emailed to the purchaser
  • Cheques not accepted
Do I have to pay tax on any winnings?

No. Lottery winnings in Canada are considered a windfall and are not taxable in Canada.

Do I have to live in the home for a year if I win it?

No. The moment you take title of your new home, it’s yours to do with as you wish. You can move in, sell it, rent it – whatever you choose.

What about land transfer taxes? Real estate fees? Legal fees?

We want our Lottery House winner to be happy, so land transfer taxes, legal and any other fees for the title transfer to the winner are paid for by the Fort William Rotary House Lottery.

Where do the proceeds from the House Lottery go?

When you purchase a House Lottery ticket, it’s a WIN-WIN! Not only do you have the chance to WIN a prize, you WIN by helping Thunder Bay charities.


For more information on the where the money goes, check www.fwrotary.ca

What is your privacy policy?

The Fort William Rotary House Lottery is administered by the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay (Fort William). Any personal information that you provide is collected for the purpose of fulfilling this Lottery and promoting future such lotteries. Fort William Rotary does not rent, sell or trade our mailing lists.

Thank You to Our Community Supporters

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