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Pay It Forward is a 50/50 style lottery that contributes to the development of student scholarships. It is open to staff, students, alumni and the community – anyone can pay it forward for a chance to win while supporting students. Stop by the Advancement office (CE2323) or call 403-329-7220 to buy a one-time $10 draw ticket.

Staff, you are invited to sign up and have $10 deducted from your Lethbridge College paycheque for a chance to win every month.

The winner is announced on the third last business day of the month. Please be aware that this schedule may adjust to accommodate holidays.

Total raised to date:

$243,602

Total scholarships to date:

224 - $1,000

Next month’s estimated jackpot:

$1,600

Next draw date:

 December 21, 2018

2018 Winners

November

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Winning the Pay It Forward 50/50 draw was completely overwhelming in the best way possible!

I would like to thank Meryl Streep for NOT being eligible to win this draw – she wins everything, so talented…

But seriously, as a LC employee and alumni I am thankful to have the opportunity to support our students through a program like Pay It Forward. It is easy, affordable and a worthwhile investment.

October

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Emily tricked me into coming out of my office, but it was so worth it! What a surprise. When the Pay It Forward program started, I missed the first draw, but haven’t missed once since. It’s amazing how a small contribution each month can turn into a nice windfall for a student in need (and also for an employee). I’m sure I’ll find something to spend the money on.

September

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I used the winnings to buy new tires for my truck and I took my wife and kids out to the keg for a steak dinner.

August

Maria Arriaga

Testimonial and photo coming soon.

July

Deanne Robblee Deanne Robblee

When I heard the slow clap start in our office this morning, I thought I had missed something here in our office, and was super surprised to see the prize givers come into my office. I think the payday 50/50 program is awesome for both employees and students, and I never expected to win it! I have some concert tickets to pay for, so now I can also have a nice staycation to go along with that event. Thanks so much!

June

Melissa Vander Heide Melissa Vander Heide

Scholarships have a big impact on students’ lives and the payday 50/50 is a fun and easy way to make sure that scholarship opportunities remain available for our students. After many years of playing I was really excited to win for the first time!

May

Jared Tymburski Jared Tymburski

Being a former recipient of a scholarship when I was a student here at Lethbridge College, it is so awesome to be able to contribute to this program now as an employee.

Many students rely on additional income from scholarships in order to attend classes, and it can be easy to forget that we would not have such amazing employment if there were no students!

Winning the draw is certainly a bonus and I will use it to buy an outdoor play set for my twin daughters, and put the rest towards my property taxes.

April

Jeff HamiltonJeffery Hamilton

When Scott asked me to come to his office for a meeting I wondered what was up. I'm impressed with the Pay It Forward "gang" and how they can surprise anyone with their monthly gifts! I'm sure that a road trip to MEC will be in my near future. It is remarkable that the college community has contributed over $230,000 to student scholarships. It is an honour to belong to such a great workplace and to be able to support such an important cause.

March

Kelly NorgardKelly Norgard

I was definitely caught off guard when the group of prize givers came singing and clapping into my classroom, at first I was thinking 'who is this disrupting our class?!', then as soon as I realized what was happening I remember thinking 'I hope I didn't just have a grumpy look on my face.'!

It was great to be given the big cheque in class while surrounded by students, they were very excited for me!  After the dust and the requests for me to buy lunch for everyone settled, there were lots of comments from students about how cool it was that we have this program with staff raising money for student awards.

I am very grateful to have won, and it came at a great time as I've been dreaming about new golf clubs!!  Also, my apologies to those of you that I have heard from who have been paying in for many years, sorry about my beginners luck - your time will come!!

February

Linda DaltonLinda Dalton

When I saw the group of people in my area I thought that one of my co-workers won. I was just shocked that it was me, a good thing I was sitting down at the time. Better than winning the lottery. Great way to help our students and have some fun at the same time.

I encourage you to join in the 50/50 Pay it Forward – you could be the next big winner.

January

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I was a little shocked when all these people walked into my office.  Before I realized it was the ‘Pay It Forward Team’, I thought they showed up at the wrong place for a meeting.  I encourage those who haven’t signed up to the Pay It Forward program to give it some thought.  I had no expectations of winning – that was just a bonus – the real winners are our students who benefit from this the most.

2017

December

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I was so surprised and confused when I won Pay it Forward. I think I had a weird look on my face the whole time they were singing to me! It is so nice to be a part of such a wonderful program and give back to our students. I am a former LC student and know what it is like to need every little bit of help possible. I have been a contributor to the Pay it Forward program since it first started and encourage others to join the bandwagon!

November

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I have witnessed the wonderful commotion ‘Pay It Forward’ caused whenever someone in our area won, so I was pretty surprised it was me! The holiday season is coming up so I will be spending the money on me and nobody else…kidding! I imagine a little shopping will happen and I will continue to pay it forward with the holiday spirit. This is such a great cause and would encourage anybody who has yet to sign up to please do so!

October

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Winning Pay it Forward caused me to feel grateful in many ways:

  1. I am so proud to be part of an institution that invests in students and supports them through scholarship programs like this one.
  2. I realized the positive culture of LC when I saw the amount of effort put into making the prize delivery a special event.
  3. I work in an environment that offers staff ‘perks’.
  4. I get to go shopping!

Thank you LC!

September

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I was totally surprised to have won Pay it Forward! It couldn’t have happened on a better day for me as I had forgotten my wallet at home for the first time ever. I have been a part of the program for the last 4 years and will continue because supporting student scholarships is a great cause.

August

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I was truly surprised when I was called out of a meeting to be met by a giant cheque from Kari and group. I’m thankful for the chance to be chosen as a winner of the Pay it Forward program and I am very honoured to be part of an initiative that helps support students at Lethbridge College.

July

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It was such an thrill to win Pay it Forward! I’ve never witnessed a winner being announced so I was completely shocked to say the least. I’m so proud to work in a place that values student success and I’m happy to have contributed to a great cause. I can’t wait to see who the next winner will be!

June

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I've been a part of the surprise crew on a couple of occasions and wondered what it would be like to actually hold the check & now I know! The Pay it Forward program is a great way to give back to what matters and that's supporting those students that have earned it and need it! I'm proud be able to support the scholarship program and will continue to do so!

May

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I was totally shocked when I won the Pay it Forward 50/50 draw. I feel honoured to be part of the monthly draw and to be able to help our students with scholarships and awards. I didn’t even think my name was in the draw! LOL!

April

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To say I was shocked would be an understatement. I have been in the Pay it Forward program since I started at the College four years ago. It has always seemed like such a cool idea and a great opportunity to give back to students, but nothing I ever expected to win. It was a wonderful surprise to say the least!

March

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I don’t think I could have been more surprised as I was when I won the Pay it Forward 50/50 draw. When the idea came up a few years ago about participating in the 50/50 draw, I jumped on the wagon. I think it is a great way to help our students.

February

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I thought my ultimate surprise was my co-workers singing Happy Birthday to me. I was shocked a few seconds later when I was presented with the Pay it Forward cheque.

I wish I could be there at every presentation to see the expression of the winners. I felt like I had won the Lottery. What fun it is to see who is next and what a great way to give a little back to the students.

Thanks and good luck to all!

January

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I thought I was called to the front of the town hall event for something entirely different so I was thrilled when I saw the giant cheque with my name on it! Donating to the student scholarship fund is what it’s about, it’s not about winning. I’ve never thought I would win however, someone does every month and luckily this is my month!

2016

December

Michael Bartz
I was totally shocked when I found out that I’d won. I guess I’m finally on Santa’s nice list (if not, I’ll just buy him off). Here at Lethbridge College we are genuinely student focused, and this initiative is another great way to show you care.

November

Pete Gingras
What a  pleasant surprise when Gwen, Kari and company graced my DCM1150 Digital Audio classroom on the third floor of the Tech Wing, and told me I had won November's Pay it Forward 50/50 draw. A great way to begin a class, I must say.

But whether "I" win or not isn't the point. It's the students at Lethbridge College who win every month when the contributions of many get deposited into a scholarship fund that helps students offset the costs of post-secondary in their lifelong learning journey. That’s the real payoff!

To coin a popular poker phrase, if I never win again I'm all in!

October

Knud Petersen
Spending money on 50/50 tickets can be considered gambling, but the good part is, even if you don’t win, you know the money goes to support great causes. From funding minor sports to scholarships, the list of opportunities to buy 50/50 tickets are endless (the odds are relatively good) and I have “invested” heavily during my lifetime.

Having won my fair share of 50/50’s over the years, the Lethbridge College Development and Alumni Relations office staff went above and beyond the call of duty when they cleverly surprised me with a (big) cheque at the Val Matteotti Gymnasium. Thank you very much.

It’s always nice to win and I’m sure the winnings will be re-invested in more community based “gambling”. I also encourage others to invest in 50/50’s and join initiatives such as Pay It Forward.

September

Brad Sitter
I have been contributing to the Pay It Forward 50/50 draw since my early days at LC and was wondering if my name was still in there!

To all who have entered and haven’t won, there is hope. For those who have yet to enter, it’s an excellent program to help the students and a fantastic feeling when you win!

August

Lindsay Workman
I signed up for the Pay it Forward 50/50 draw when I started working at the College eight years ago. I thought it was a great way to support student awards and to be part of the College community. I was very surprised and excited when everyone walked in with that big cheque first thing on a Monday morning! What a great way to start the week and to ease into another busy semester! I encourage everyone to participate in the Pay It Forward 50/50 draw.

July

Dawn Keith
What a great surprise to be the recipient of the Pay It Forward 50-50 Draw! I feel honoured to be part of the Pay It Forward program to provide help to those students in need of financial support in order to achieve their educational goals.

June

Jackie McKnight
Wow! I can’t believe it was me. Every month I prepare a check for someone other than myself, I couldn’t help but feel a little envious. Now I finally know how good it feels to win! I’m so happy to contribute to the 50/50 scholarship fund. It is very little of my money each month that goes towards something that can make a huge difference for students. As a mother of 2 college students I know how much scholarships can help make school more affordable for a family. Thanks Lethbridge College for this awesome gift! It will definitely make our summer holidays a whole lot easier to pay for.

May

John Russell
I was extremely surprised at my big win of the May ‘Pay it Forward’ 50/50. Speechless--almost. This has more than made up for my foolish, playoff hockey-pool predictions. (Florida!)

I am glad that our regular contributions end up providing scholarships to students—a very worthy cause. I plan on spending my winnings on my fellow workmates by buying them lunches and treats to spread the wealth to those who have not been as lucky yet.

April

Charlie McArthur
I was truly surprised to win the Pay-it-Forward 50/50 draw and the incredible celebration. The only thing missing was confetti and a marching band! Pay-it-Forward is a wonderful program for the benefit of our students and I feel so fortunate to have won this prize. Thank you!

March

Elio Girardi
This is awesome! What a great way to start the spring season.

The Pay It Forward 50-50 draw is an easy and fun way for staff to support student awards and scholarships. Scholarships help students with tuition, books, supplies and easing other costs associated with attending school.

Participating in the Pay It Forward initiative is a great way to support students who are or will be attending Lethbridge College.

February

Cindy Fyfe
Lethbridge College has impacted everyone in my family.  My husband, myself and all four of our sons have attended here.  I started working here in 1995.  So I can truthfully say that Lethbridge College has greatly impacted our family.

That was the reason that I decided to contribute to the payday 50/50, knowing that money was going to student scholarships. Some of my sons had received scholarships and this was a way to “pay it forward”. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever expect to win!  That was never my motivation for contributing, but I will definitely enjoy these winnings – however I decide to use them!!

January

Heather Lyon
It was truly a surprise to me to win the Pay if Forward 50/50 draw. Individuals came clapping and chanting into my office and I thought “what the heck”. This is a great campaign to contribute to, a way of giving students the assistance they need to help further their education.

2015

December

Laura Terry
It was a big surprise winning December’s pay it forward. I have been willing to win it every month since its inception and can finally say it was my turn. I now know they didn’t forget to put my name in the draw. It is nice to see the 50/50 jackpot grow a little more each month as our small contributions continue to support student success. What a great way to end 2015! Thank you.

November

Tammy Camrud
‘Surprised’ is only one of the many words for me to describe how extremely happy I was to be the November winner of Lethbridge College’s “Pay It Forward” program. I feel very lucky to be employed here with such great people that surround the college community and also being able to contribute to our students Scholarships/Awards Program as well. It puts a smile on my face - Thank you Lethbridge College.

October

Donna Kalau
I was very surprised and very excited to win the 50/50 this month! It has been a great way to contribute to something that benefits the students and creates some excitement among co-workers. I will continue to contribute the program and celebrate with co-workers who get presented with the BIG CHEQUE just as my co-workers celebrated with me.

September

Danielle Phair
This really did happen. I still can’t believe it! I was in shock and still am! Sometimes in life, what you don’t think will happen, really does! I feel thankful that the college has the Pay it Forward program in place for students to benefit, as well as their employees. I am grateful for these winnings and couldn’t be happier! Thank you to the Alumni Office and to Lethbridge College!

August

Lesley Wood
I am so surprised I won the Pay it Forward 50/50 draw! I feel somewhat undeserving having only been at the College for five months but I feel very lucky! When I heard of the Pay it Forward program, I had to sign up. It’s a wonderful opportunity to contribute to student awards and be a part of the College community. I hope these scholarships bring a little luck to the lives of students. Thank you so much!

July

Mary Ann Sorge
It was a great surprise to find out I had won the Pay It Forward! Of course, I've been sure I was going to win every month for the past 6 years! What a great way to support our students while giving staff an opportunity to win as well. Supporting scholarships that provide opportunities for students who might otherwise not have the funds to attend college is a very worthy cause, so I encourage all my co-workers to participate in Pay It Forward!

June

Aaron Roth
I started 50/50 almost as soon as I started here.  I thought it was a great chance to give an opportunity to students and participate in the College community.  I’m off to Peru this month, so I’m really thankful for this!

May

Jody Tyssen
Thank you for the wonderful surprise! The 50/50 is a great opportunity we have to help provide scholarships for the students in furthering their education. With this surprise I will be spoiling my grandkids even more!!

April

Cheryl Skinner
Being my second win supporting the Employee Pay It Forward Campaign, I really can say it is a wonderful program. It is an easy way to provide ongoing financial support to the students, right here at Lethbridge College. Knowing that we can help the students we see every day is an honor. Here’s to the three peat.

March

Ben Bennett
I’m glad to support the Pay It Forward program. I’ve been gladly contributing since I was first hired at the college seven years ago. It’s nice to know there’s a simple way to help students with their expenses, and a chance at winning a nice chunk of extra cash doesn’t hurt either. Thanks!

February

Rick Blakely
This a great fundraiser for a great cause. Everyone on campus should enroll in the Pay it Forward program.
 

January

Leah Shearer
Wow! I can’t believe I won! What a surreal moment to see my name on that giant cheque.  I have been an LC student on and off for 10 years and I know every little bit helps! Pay It Forward is a great way for me to give back to other students! I look forward to contributing for many more years. Thank you Lethbridge College!