Kinsmen Children's Hospital Home Lotto to Support State-of-the-art Technology at the Alberta Children's Hospital

    CALGARY, April 14 /CNW/ - The Kinsmen Club of the Stampede City kicked
off the 17th annual Kinsmen Children's Hospital Home Lotto from the Alberta
Children's Hospital this morning. As a way to celebrate the Kinsmen's years of
support for the hospital, young patients built their own Lego(TM) "Dream
    Since the Lotto began in 1993, the Kinsmen have played a key role in the
Alberta Children's Hospital setting their sights on providing nation-leading
care for children. Proceeds from this year's Lotto will help fund
state-of-the-art equipment at the Alberta Children's Hospital, including the
first Next Generation DNA Short Sequencer at a hospital in Canada, which is
can read genetic code in biological samples thousands of times faster than
current technology.
    "Thanks to our community, the Alberta Children's Hospital is ready to
establish the most advanced genetic diagnostic laboratory in Canada," says Jim
Truesdale, Vice Chair of the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation Board of
Directors. "Along with the dedication and sheer brain power of our Medical
Genetics specialists, the Next Generation DNA Short Sequencer will be key to
this the facility. It will greatly increase our specialists' ability to
diagnose, treat and study complex diseases in our children."
    The Lotto has funded several Canadian firsts at the hospital including
the Cystic Fibrosis Screening Program for newborns, the Kinsmen Chair in
Pediatric Neurosciences (injury of the brain and back), Canada's only
Behavioral Research Unit for children.
    "It is very humbling for the Kinsmen to know that we are part of a much
larger community partnership in which the absolute winners are the children of
our community," says Grant Erickson, Chair of the Kinsmen Children's Hospital
Home Lotto. "Through the support of the community we are able to provide
leading-edge equipment to our hospital that will save and improve the lives of
hundreds of kids. It's a great feeling and we are very grateful"
    For information on the Kinsmen Children's Hospital Home Lotto visit

            Kinsmen Children's Hospital Home Lotto Prize Packages

    Grand Prize
    The WYNNGATE: 91 Panatella View NW, Calgary
    Lot, home, furnishings and landscaping
    Value: $1,729,026.64

    4 Bedrooms, 4 Full Bathrooms, 2 Half Baths - 6,178 sq. ft.
    The Wynngate is a two storey custom-built dream-home with 4,340 sq. ft.
of living space (plus 1,838 sq. ft. in the basement). The elegant foyer sets
the tone for the level of finishing and attention to detail in the rest of the
home with decorative art niches and ceiling detailing. The gourmet kitchen
boasts dual islands and luxurious features any chef would love. The dining
room is open to the kitchen and accesses a private covered deck, perfect for
outdoor entertaining. The generously sized great room is a comfortable area to
relax in with a fireplace and TV niche. A private office with half bath is
accessible from a separate entrance, ideal for a home based business. The
second floor landing features a large IT centre with dual work areas and a
kid's gaming room. The spa-like owner's ensuite redefines luxury with a
fireplace opposite a soaker tub flanked by windows, oversized shower, huge
walk-in closet with walk-through laundry room, and private balcony off the
owner's suite. Two large bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet and private
ensuite complete the second floor. The developed walk-out basement is sure to
fulfill your dream home wish list with a large recreation area with built-in
entertainment center, wet bar and a games area, and a home gym with a private
pool. A full bathroom, fourth bedroom with walk-in closet, and private laundry
closet complete the basement.

    Second Grand Prize

    Semi-Detached Home / Both Sides! 6 & 10 Panora View NW, Calgary
    Value: $729,741.60

    TAKE IT TO THE BANK WITH THIS FABULOUS property! Need more money? Then
this is the perfect solution. Win a set of semi-detached homes and you'll have
the perfect revenue generating property. Move into one side and lease the
other. Or lease both sides and enjoy an additional revenue stream of over
$30,000 per year (based on monthly lease of $1,300 per unit).
    These homes have wonderfully liveable floor plans with upscale touches
and high end finishings. The Unity has over 1400 sq. ft. of living space with
an open main floor layout with a central kitchen featuring a massive granite
topped island open to the family room and dining area, owner's suite with
walk-in closet and private ensuite, 2 additional bedrooms each with a walk-in
closet, second floor laundry and full bath. The Felicity has over 1300 sq. ft.
of living space with a spacious kitchen with breakfast bar open to the nook,
separate front family room, handy main floor laundry area, owner's suite with
a sitting area and walk-in closet, 2 additional bedrooms, and a full bath.

    Early Bird Prize

    2009 Corvette Z06, Trip to Las Vegas and
    Ron Fellows(R) Performance Driving School
    Plus $5,000 Cash!
    Package Value: $125,941

    LeMans is in its DNA. Result: a lightning-quick sports car equipped with
exotic materials and premium track-inspired technology. Driving a Corvette is
totally unlike driving an ordinary car and blistering performance is only part
of the story. You'll discover the rest of this beauty's provenance at the
famous Ron Fellows(R) Performance Driving School, Spring Mountain, Nevada.
Imagine yourself behind the wheel of a Corvette, receiving real-time feedback
from the pros on every corner, every straight, of each and every lap. You'll
spend two days testing your limits on the track, but the final test of limits
is only minutes away under the glittering bling of fabulous Las Vegas! Don't
leave your $5,000 bucks at home!

For further information:

For further information: Justine Clay, Associate Communications Manager,
Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation, Ph. (403) 955-8824, Email.

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