Bytown Fire Brigade Museum 50/50 Draw

Bytown

June 2022 Winner

$2,190.00

Jeffrey Faris 54 "C"

May 2022 Paul Mombourquette "ROFFA" $2,192.50

April 2022 Cam Potter 13 "A" $2,152.00

March 2022 Richard Haufe Car 40 "C" $2,145.00

February 2022 Scott Patey 11 "B" $2,145.00

January 2022 Scott Field 37"C" $2,180

December Mark Lacasse 37 ”A" $2,210.00

November Peter Barton 23”D” $2,207.50

October Darren Donaldson Car 20 “B” $2,215.00

September Steven M Stackpool 43”D” $2,162.50

August J.C. Tony Prud’homme 21”B” $2,187.50

July Kevin Forbes 37”D” $2,155.00

To be included in the draw, or for more info, contact Scott Stillborn by email at bytown5050@gmail.com  

Profits help support the BYTOWN FIRE BRIGADE, a non-profit historical society, dedicated to preserving fire fighting history and artifacts.  

INFO SHEET ABOUT THE BYTOWN FIREFIGHTER 50-50 INTERNAL LOTTERY v.3.7

 

Friends, The Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Draw is an internal lottery limited to current and former members of Ottawa Fire Services including administrative staff; former members of nine (9) pre-amalgamation fire departments in the old Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, as well as current and former members of the Ottawa Airport Emergency Response Service.

 

  • A Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Team currently manages the 50-50 Draws for those current and former OFS firefighters and OFS staff. 

  • The primary contact to reach the Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Team is by email addressed to: < bytown5050@gmail.com > 

  • The Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Team does not have access to OFS staffing information, phone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses, nor access to any retiree lists, simply because of legal privacy limits. 

  • The "Bytown Firefighter 50-50" is essentially 12 draws per year at $5.00 per draw. 

  • https://numbergenerator.org/ is used as the randomizer.     A record package is created of every draw.

  • Winners are announced in OFS system-emails and through the ROFFA Website. 

  • If we have a telephone number, we will phone the winner. 

  • The normal payout method is by eTransfer to the winner via a non-city-email-address. 

  • If a draw-participant wants confirmation about being in the Draw, please inquire by email < bytown5050@gmail.com > .  The reply will be by email.

  • This Info-Sheet can be distributed to any current or potential draw participant.

 

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OPTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 50-50 

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A -If you are Full Time/OPFFA, then you have the option of setting up recurring 50-50 OPFFA SBF payroll deductions. 

● Contact Craig Morrison <sbfmanager@ottawafirefighters.org> about the enrollment process. 

● Once the Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Team are aware that you are OPFFA deduction-enrolled, you will be entered in every draw for as long as the payroll deductions continue. 

● Money collected through this process is deposited in the Credit Union Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Sub account # 16. 

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B -If you are Full Time and a member of Frontline Financial Credit Union (FFCU), you have the option to ask the Credit Union to set up monthly recurring 50-50 deductions. 

● On YOUR request, the Credit Union will make recurring 50-50 withdrawals from your Credit Union Account and Deposit them in the Credit Union Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Sub account # 16. 

● Once the Firefighter 50-50 Team is aware that you enrolled via FFCU-recurring 50-50 withdrawals and deposits, you will be entered in every draw for as long as those automatic transfers continue. 

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12  MONTH  SUBSCRIPTIONS

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C -If you are current OFS Rural or OFS staff, or if you are ROFFA/Retired or former OFS, you can purchase a 12-month subscription for a single payment of $60.00. 

  • From the date that the payment is received by the Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Draw Team, you are subscribed in the next twelve (12) 50-50 draws. 

  • Subscription Renewal Email Notice: If we have your email address on file, we will try to give you notice in a solicitation to renew your subscription as the twelve-months is set to expire.        

  • You can send your current or changed email address anytime to <bytownfire5050@gmail.com> to be sure we have the right email address for you.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS FOR A 12 MONTH 50-50 SUBSCRIPTION

 

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C1 - Subscription Payment by eTransfer 

 

Send an e-Transfer of $60.00 to < bytown5050@gmail.co > .  Use bytown as your answer to the security question.       eTransfers are deposited in Credit Union Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Sub-account 017. 

● Please include a telephone number in the e-Transfer comments field so we can reach you in the event you are a winner. 

● If someone else is sending the payment on your behalf, please have them write your name in the e-Transfer comments field so we know it is you who should be in the draw.

● Your e-Transfer confirmation is an indication of draw enrollment. 

 

C2 - Subscription Payment by a Credit Union Single Transfer.

 

Ask the Credit Union to do a single account transfer of $60.00 from your Credit Union account to deposit in Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Sub-account 017. 

● Important: Please then email us at <bytown5050@gmail.com>  right away to tell us that you have done so, as money statements do not always come with the name of who is to be in the draw.

  • We will confirm by email to you.

  • Please include a telephone number in your email so we can reach you in the event you are a winner.

 

C3 - Subscription Payment by Mailing a Cheque 

Mail a cheque for $60.00 to The Bytown Fire Brigade, Attn: 50-50, Unit 1-2880 Sheffield Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 1A4. 

  • Please be sure to include a telephone number with your cheque so we can reach you in the event you are a winner. 

  • Please include your email address if you want a subscription renewal reminder.

  • The cashing of your cheque is an indication of draw enrollment.

  • We deposit the cheque in Credit Union Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Sub-account 017. 

 

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BYTOWN FIRE BRIGADE FACTS 

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● The Bytown Fire Brigade is a not-for-profit historical society dedicated to preserving firefighting history in Ottawa. 

● The Brigade relies heavily upon charitable donations to “keep the lights on” and to maintain the artifacts that make up the collection.

● The monthly 50-50 draw is a large contributor to these fundraising efforts. 

● The Brigade was created in 1983 and is operated entirely by unpaid volunteer members. 

● Membership in the Brigade costs $25.00 per year (OCT to SEP) and is open to anyone interested in the Brigade’s activities. Contact < secretary@bytownfire.ca >.

● The Brigade is a Corporation and operates under the Not for Profit Corporations Canada Act. 

● The Brigade is a Registered Charity with the Canada Revenue Agency.

● Monetary Donations to the Brigade result in an Income Tax Act Receipt to the individual donor.

● The Brigade is governed by a nine (9) member elected Board of Directors. 

● The Bytown Firefighter 50-50 Team consists of a Team Lead who is a Director of the Brigade, a Board Member who acts as the Draw Champion, a Draw Secretary who handles Participant Communications, and a Brigade Member who acts as a data scrutineer.  

● Visits to Stations and visits to Retiree Meetings to talk about the Bytown Firefighter 50-50 can be requested 

 

 Additionally; from Frontline Financial:

 

Hi everyone,

 

I just want to expand on B

We can only take deductions from regular payroll that is being deposited to CU from City of Ottawa or COSF pensioners. We are unable to get payroll deductions from OMERS. We do not set up automated transfers from your CU account into the Bytown account as we are unable to monitor them on a bi-weekly basis. If it is not a direct deduction at source from the payroll, the only other option is a one time transfer initiated by the CU member from their account into the Bytown sub 17 as indicated in C2

 

Thank you

 

Lynn