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Antigonish/Pictou

NOVA SCOTIA SPCA – ANTIGONISH/PICTOU ANIMAL SHELTER

HOUSE RULES

  1. The Nova Scotia SPCA Antigonish Office and Pictou Animal Shelter Chase the Ace fundraiser will take place on Tuesday evenings at approximately 3:30pm until the ace of spades is drawn.  The draw will take place at the Nova Scotia SPCA Pictou Animal Shelter which is located at 3504 Granton Abercrombie Rd, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
  2. The Chase the Ace contest is open to any member of the public and ticket sales are restricted to those aged 19 years or older.  Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employees and immediate family cannot participate in the Chase the Ace fundraiser.  For the purposes of this contest, immediate family includes:
    1. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s spouse or common-law partner.
    2. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s children and the spouse or common-law partner of the employee’s children.
  3. Ticket sales will be administered by the Nova Scotia SPCA Antigonish Office and Pictou Animal Shelter and all draws will be directed by the Nova Scotia SPCA Antigonish Office and Pictou Animal Shelter.  
  4. All tickets for the Chase the Ace will be stub tickets which capture the participant’s name and contact information.  Tickets are priced at one ticket for $2.00.
    1. There is no limit to the amount of tickets a person can purchase.
    2. It is the ticket purchasers’ responsibility to complete the ticket contact information and check their tickets at the point of purchase.  If there are any ticket discrepancies, errors or concerns they must be brought forward to the Nova Scotia SPCA Antigonish Office and Pictou Animal Shelter before the draw.
  5. Ticket sales at the SPCA Antigonish Office will run from Wednesday to Tuesday and finish for the week on Tuesday at 3:00pm.  The draw will be held at the SPCA Pictou Animal Shelter at approximately 3:30pm.  Ticket sales at the additional locations within the region will run from Sunday to Friday.  
    1. SPCA Antigonish Office: 3067 Post Rd, Antigonish, NS – regular office hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 4:00pm.
    2. Antigonish Co-Op Country Store: 91 St. Andrews St, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 4:00pm.
    3. One Stop Pet Shop: 3065-3071 Old Hwy 104, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 4:00pm.
    4. Pins Bowling: 3072 Old Highway 104, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 10:00pm.
    5. Big Hymies Takeout: 3072 Old Highway 104, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 10:00pm.
    6. The Raw Deal Pet Food Deli: 3067 Old Highway 104, Antigonish, NS –  regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 5:00pm.
    7. Abercrombie Animal Hospital: 807 Abercrombie Rd, New Glasgow, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    8. Naturally Bare: 94 Provost St, New Glasgow, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    9. New Glasgow Flea Market – 620 East River Road, New Glasgow, NS – Sundays from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
    10. Needs – 123 Foord St, Stellarton, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    11. Needs – 300 East River Rd, New Glasgow, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    12. Needs – 835 East River Rd, New Glasgow, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    13. Needs – 126 Main St, Trenton, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    14. Needs – 1920 Main St, Westville, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    15. Needs – 8 Church St, Pictou, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    16. Needs – 119 Foord St, Stellarton, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    17. Highland Square Mall – 689 Westville Rd, New Glasgow, NS – Saturdays until 3:00pm.
    18. Michele’s Grill – Take Out – 133 Church St, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 10:00am.
    19. Trendy’s Clothing – 4045 South River Rd, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 10:00am.
    20. Paw’s Place Grooming Salon – 3067 Post Rd, Unit D, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week
    21. Little Country Boutique – 51 Churchville Irish Mountain, Pictou, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    22. Webbs Super Store – 23 Main Street, Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.
    23. Holna Purina – 346 Highway 337 Antigonish, NS – regular business hours throughout the week.  Finishing Mondays at 12:00pm.

The Nova Scotia SPCA will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco the ticket selling times for each location and any additional selling locations as these are still to be determined.  

  1. The weekly contribution of sales will be distributed between the following:
    1. 50% of the week’s sales will go the Nova Scotia SPCA Antigonish Office and Pictou Animal Shelter.
    2. 20% will be awarded to the winning ticket holder.
    3. 30% will be added to the jackpot that night.  
  2. The first Chase the Ace draw will be conducted with a standard set of 52 playing cards.  Each subsequent weekly Chase the Ace draw will use that same deck of cards.
  3. The Chase the Ace Jackpot will be seeded at $1,000.
  4. Each Chase the Ace draw will be carried out in accordance with the following procedures and processes:  

Ticket Draw:

  • The ticket draw will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The ticket draw must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • Before the ticket draw, there will be an announcement that states the following:
    • Identifying the number of ticket sales
    • The ticket draw prize (20%)
    • The amount added to the jackpot (30%) and if applicable, the new jackpot total.
  • The SPCA staff member that draws the winning ticket will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands prior to handling the tickets.
  • The winning number will be verbally announced and visually displayed.
  • The winning number will be read out loud a minimum of three times during a 15-minute time frame.  The winner will receive the ticket draw prize of 20% if they are present at the time or not.  
    • If the winner is physically present within the 15-minute time frame, they will continue to the jackpot draw.
    • If the winner is not physically present but is contacted on the telephone, they can allow the Nova Scotia SPCA to or a present designate to choose on their behalf.  They will need to give verbal permission, and this information will be recorded.  
    • If the winner is not present and we cannot reach the winner by telephone within the 15-minute time frame they forfeit the right to select a card from the deck themselves and a Nova Scotia SPCA staff member will participate in the jackpot draw and choose on their behalf.  
  • A record will be kept each week that states the winner of the ticket draw prize and the amount they won.  

Jackpot Draw:

  • This will occur immediately after the ticket draw.
  • The deck of cards will be secured in a sealed envelope and locked in a protected safe.  The same deck of cards will be used for each weekly Chase the Ace draw.
  • The selection of the card will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The selection of the card must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • The SPCA staff member that is responsible for the cards will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands before and after handling the cards.
  • Cards will be shuffled, spread out on the table and mixed sufficiently.  The deck will not be cut.  The table used for the jackpot will be large enough to ensure that all cards can be spread out in a manner whereby all cards are visible and available to be selected.
  • The winning ticket holder or the Nova Scotia SPCA proxy will put one finger on their selected card.  They will hold their finger on this card as the SPCA staff member removes all surrounding cards.
    • If in rare occasion there is more than one card underneath, the SPCA staff member will have the ticket winner select one of the remaining cards and the unselected card(s) will be removed prior to revealing the selected card. 
  • Once all surrounding cards are removed, the selected card will be turned over by the SPCA staff member.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is selected, the winner will receive the full jackpot.  
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, there will be a record completed that details the draw date, complete card details and who destroyed it.  Once logged, the selected card will be destroyed immediately.  This record is available to be viewed by anyone who requests to see them.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, it must be displayed after the draw to show that it was in the deck.
  1. The winner of the Chase the Ace Ticket Draw and the Chase the Ace Jackpot Draw will be contacted using the information listed on their stub ticket.  Their winnings will be made available within two business days and will be issued by cheque.  A specific time and location will be determined between the Nova Scotia SPCA and the winner to collect their cheque.  The winner will need to show government issued identification to pick up the cheque.  
  2. Each of the weekly winners and the jackpot winner will automatically be deemed to grant to the Nova Scotia SPCA an irrevocable right to publish, through all types of media broadcasting, including the internet, for the purposes of promoting the win, their full name and photograph without any claim for broadcasting, printing or other rights.  A list of winners will be announced and used publicly by the Nova Scotia SPCA for publicity and/or advertising.  
  3. The Nova Scotia SPCA Antigonish Office and Pictou Animal Shelter will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco once the jackpot reaches $50,000 so they can provide additional support and oversight.  
  4. The Nova Scotia SPCA Antigonish Office and Pictou Animal Shelter will appoint a chartered accountant to provide ongoing oversight if the Chase the Ace is larger than $50,000.  
  5. A copy of these general house rules will be available wherever tickets are sold.

Cape Breton

NOVA SCOTIA SPCA – CAPE BRETON ANIMAL SHELTER

HOUSE RULES

  1. The SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter Chase the Ace fundraiser will take place on Tuesday evenings at approximately 3:50pm until the ace of spades is drawn.  The draw will take place at the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Shelter which is located at 401 East Broadway, Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1N 3K1.
  2. The Chase the Ace contest is open to any member of the public and ticket sales are restricted to those aged 19 years or older.  Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employees and immediate family cannot participate in the Chase the Ace fundraiser.  For the purposes of this contest, immediate family includes:
    1. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s spouse or common-law partner.
    2. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s children and the spouse or common-law partner of the employee’s children.
  3. Ticket sales will be administered by the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter and all draws will be directed by the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter.  
  4. All tickets for the Chase the Ace will be stub tickets which capture the participant’s name and contact information.  Tickets are priced at one ticket for $2.00.
    1. There is no limit to the amount of tickets a person can purchase.
    2. It is the ticket purchasers’ responsibility to complete the ticket contact information and check their tickets at the point of purchase.  If there are any ticket discrepancies, errors or concerns they must be brought forward to the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter before the draw.
  5. Ticket sales at the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter will run from Wednesday to Tuesday and finish for the week on Tuesday at 3:00pm.  The draw will be held at the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter at approximately 3:50pm.  Ticket sales at the additional locations within the region will run from Wednesday to Monday.  These additional locations are:
    1. SPCA Cape Breton Thrift Store:  245 Welton Street, Sydney, NS – regular thrift store hours throughout the week.  Finishing Monday at 3:00pm.
    2. South Bar Fire Hall:  2144 NS-28, South Bar, NS – Friday evenings from 7:00pm – 10:00pm.
    3. Cove Guest Home:  325 Alexandra Street, Sydney, NS – Wednesday – Monday from 9:00pm – 4:00pm.
    4. Robins Donuts:  519 Grand Lake Rd, Sydney, NS – Wednesday – Monday 7:00am – 12:00am
    5. Pawlished Doggie Spa:  45 Tillock Dr, Sydney, NS – Wednesday – Monday 9:00am – 6:00pm 
    6. Animal Medical Center: 642 Kings Rd, Sydney, NS – Wednesday – Monday 8:00am – 7:30pm
    7. The Body Shop:  MayFlower Mall 800 Grand Lake Rd #16 – Wednesday – Monday 10:00am – 8:00pm 

The Nova Scotia SPCA will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco the ticket selling times for each location and any additional selling locations as these are still to be determined.  

  1. The weekly contribution of sales will be distributed between the following:
    1. 50% of the week’s sales will go the Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter.
    2. 20% will be awarded to the winning ticket holder.
    3. 30% will be added to the jackpot that night.  
  2. The first Chase the Ace draw will be conducted with a standard set of 52 playing cards.  Each subsequent weekly Chase the Ace draw will use that same deck of cards.
  3. The Chase the Ace Jackpot will be seeded at $1,000.
  4. Each Chase the Ace draw will be carried out in accordance with the following procedures and processes:  

Ticket Draw:

  • The ticket draw will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The ticket draw must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • Before the ticket draw, there will be an announcement that states the following:
    • Identifying the number of ticket sales
    • The ticket draw prize (20%)
    • The amount added to the jackpot (30%) and if applicable, the new jackpot total.
  • The SPCA staff member that draws the winning ticket will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands prior to handling the tickets.
  • The winning number will be verbally announced and visually displayed.
  • The winning number will be read out loud a minimum of three times during a 15-minute time frame.  The winner will receive the ticket draw prize of 20% if they are present at the time or not.  
    • If the winner is physically present within the 15-minute time frame, they will continue to the jackpot draw.
    • If the winner is not physically present but is contacted on the telephone, they can allow the Nova Scotia SPCA to or a present designate to choose on their behalf.  They will need to give verbal permission, and this information will be recorded.  
    • If the winner is not present and we cannot reach the winner by telephone within the 15-minute time frame they forfeit the right to select a card from the deck themselves and a Nova Scotia SPCA staff member will participate in the jackpot draw and choose on their behalf.  
  • A record will be kept each week that states the winner of the ticket draw prize and the amount they won.  

Jackpot Draw:

  • This will occur immediately after the ticket draw.
  • The deck of cards will be secured in a sealed envelope and locked in a protected safe.  The same deck of cards will be used for each weekly Chase the Ace draw.
  • The selection of the card will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The selection of the card must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • The SPCA staff member that is responsible for the cards will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands before and after handling the cards.
  • Cards will be shuffled, spread out on the table and mixed sufficiently.  The deck will not be cut.  The table used for the jackpot will be large enough to ensure that all cards can be spread out in a manner whereby all cards are visible and available to be selected.
  • The winning ticket holder or the Nova Scotia SPCA proxy will put one finger on their selected card.  They will hold their finger on this card as the SPCA staff member removes all surrounding cards.
    • If in rare occasion there is more than one card underneath, the SPCA staff member will have the ticket winner select one of the remaining cards and the unselected card(s) will be removed prior to revealing the selected card. 
  • Once all surrounding cards are removed, the selected card will be turned over by the SPCA staff member.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is selected, the winner will receive the full jackpot.  
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, there will be a record completed that details the draw date, complete card details and who destroyed it.  Once logged, the selected card will be destroyed immediately.  This record is available to be viewed by anyone who requests to see them.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, it must be displayed after the draw to show that it was in the deck.
  1. The winner of the Chase the Ace Ticket Draw and the Chase the Ace Jackpot Draw will be contacted using the information listed on their stub ticket.  Their winnings will be made available within two business days and will be issued by cheque.  A specific time and location will be determined between the Nova Scotia SPCA and the winner to collect their cheque.  The winner will need to show government issued identification to pick up the cheque.  
  2. Each of the weekly winners and the jackpot winner will automatically be deemed to grant to the Nova Scotia SPCA an irrevocable right to publish, through all types of media broadcasting, including the internet, for the purposes of promoting the win, their full name and photograph without any claim for broadcasting, printing or other rights.  A list of winners will be announced and used publicly by the Nova Scotia SPCA for publicity and/or advertising.  
  3. The Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco once the jackpot reaches $50,000 so they can provide additional support and oversight.  
  4. The Nova Scotia SPCA Cape Breton Animal Shelter will appoint a chartered accountant to provide ongoing oversight if the Chase the Ace is larger than $50,000.  
  5. A copy of these general house rules will be available wherever tickets are sold.

Kings

NOVA SCOTIA SPCA – KINGS ANIMAL SHELTER

HOUSE RULES

  1. The Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter Chase the Ace fundraiser will take place on Tuesday evenings at approximately 3:35pm until the ace of spades is drawn.  The draw will take place at the Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter which is located at 1285 County Home Road, Waterville, Nova Scotia, B0P 1V0.
  2. The Chase the Ace contest is open to any member of the public and ticket sales are restricted to those aged 19 years or older.  Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employees and immediate family cannot participate in the Chase the Ace fundraiser.  For the purposes of this contest, immediate family includes:
    1. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s spouse or common-law partner.
    2. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s children and the spouse or common-law partner of the employee’s children.
  3. Ticket sales will be administered by the Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter and all draws will be directed by the Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter.
  4. All tickets for the Chase the Ace will be stub tickets which capture the participant’s name and contact information.  Tickets are priced at one ticket for $2.00.
    1. There is no limit to the amount of tickets a person can purchase.
    2. It is the ticket purchasers’ responsibility to complete the ticket contact information and check their tickets at the point of purchase.  If there are any ticket discrepancies, errors or concerns they must be brought forward to the Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter before the draw.
  5. Tickets will be available to be sold to the public at the region’s SPCA shelters, offices, thrift stores and malls.  Ticket sales at the Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter will run from Wednesday to Tuesday and finish for the week on Tuesday at 3:00pm.  The draw will be held at the Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter at approximately 3:35pm.  Ticket sales at the additional locations within the region will run from Wednesday to Monday during their regular business hours.  These additional locations are:
    1. SPCA Kings Thrift Store: 8759 Commercial St, New Minas, NS
    2. Cornwallis Vet: 273 Belcher St, Kentville, NS
    3. TJ’s Convenience: 466 Aldershot Rd, Kentville, NS
    4. Wilsons Pharmasave: 213 Commercial St, Berwick, NS
    5. DeGraaf Kwikway: 2157 Sheffield Rd, Canning, NS
    6. Cambridge Kwikway: 5968 Hwy 1, Cambridge, NS
    7. Footes Farm Market: 1744 Hwy 359, Centreville, NS
    8. Maders Pharmachoice: 6637 Hwy 1, Coldbrook, NS
    9. D&M Ultramar: 139 Nichols Ave, Kentville, NS

The Nova Scotia SPCA will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco the ticket selling times for each location and any additional selling locations as these are still to be determined.  

  1. The weekly contribution of sales will be distributed between the following:
    1. 50% of the week’s sales will go the Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter.
    2. 20% will be awarded to the winning ticket holder.
    3. 30% will be added to the jackpot that night.  
  2. The first Chase the Ace draw will be conducted with a standard set of 52 playing cards.  Each subsequent weekly Chase the Ace draw will use that same deck of cards.
  3. Each Chase the Ace draw will be carried out in accordance with the following procedures and processes:  

Ticket Draw:

  • The ticket draw will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The ticket draw must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • Before the ticket draw, there will be an announcement that states the following:
    • Identifying the number of ticket sales
    • The ticket draw prize (20%)
    • The amount added to the jackpot (30%) and if applicable, the new jackpot total.
  • The SPCA staff member that draws the winning ticket will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands prior to handling the tickets.
  • The winning number will be verbally announced and visually displayed.
  • The winning number will be read out loud a minimum of three times during a 15-minute time frame.  The winner will receive the ticket draw prize of 20% if they are present at the time or not.  
    • If the winner is physically present within the 15-minute time frame, they will continue to the jackpot draw.
    • If the winner is not physically present but is contacted on the telephone, they can allow the Nova Scotia SPCA to or a present designate to choose on their behalf.  They will need to give verbal permission, and this information will be recorded.  
    • If the winner is not present and we cannot reach the winner by telephone within the 15-minute time frame they forfeit the right to select a card from the deck themselves and a Nova Scotia SPCA staff member will participate in the jackpot draw and choose on their behalf.  
  • A record will be kept each week that states the winner of the ticket draw prize and the amount they won.  

Jackpot Draw:

  • This will occur immediately after the ticket draw.
  • The deck of cards will be secured in a sealed envelope and locked in a protected safe.  The same deck of cards will be used for each weekly Chase the Ace draw.
  • The selection of the card will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The selection of the card must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • The SPCA staff member that is responsible for the cards will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands before and after handling the cards.
  • Cards will be shuffled, spread out on the table and mixed sufficiently.  The deck will not be cut.  The table used for the jackpot will be large enough to ensure that all cards can be spread out in a manner whereby all cards are visible and available to be selected.
  • The winning ticket holder or the Nova Scotia SPCA proxy will put one finger on their selected card.  They will hold their finger on this card as the SPCA staff member removes all surrounding cards.
    • If in rare occasion there is more than one card underneath, the SPCA staff member will have the ticket winner select one of the remaining cards and the unselected card(s) will be removed prior to revealing the selected card. 
  • Once all surrounding cards are removed, the selected card will be turned over by the SPCA staff member.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is selected, the winner will receive the full jackpot.  
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, there will be a record completed that details the draw date, complete card details and who destroyed it.  Once logged, the selected card will be destroyed immediately.  This record is available to be viewed by anyone who requests to see them.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, it must be displayed after the draw to show that it was in the deck.
  1. The winner of the Chase the Ace Ticket Draw and the Chase the Ace Jackpot Draw will be contacted using the information listed on their stub ticket.  Their winnings will be made available within two business days and will be issued by cheque.  A specific time and location will be determined between the Nova Scotia SPCA and the winner to collect their cheque.  The winner will need to show government issued identification to pick up the cheque.  
  2. Each of the weekly winners and the jackpot winner will automatically be deemed to grant to the Nova Scotia SPCA an irrevocable right to publish, through all types of media broadcasting, including the internet, for the purposes of promoting the win, their full name and photograph without any claim for broadcasting, printing or other rights.  A list of winners will be announced and used publicly by the Nova Scotia SPCA for publicity and/or advertising.  
  3. The Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco once the jackpot reaches $50,000 so they can provide additional support and oversight.  
  4. The Nova Scotia SPCA Kings Animal Shelter will appoint a chartered accountant to provide ongoing oversight if the Chase the Ace is larger than $50,000.  
  5. A copy of these general house rules will be available wherever tickets are sold.

Dartmouth

NOVA SCOTIA SPCA – DARTMOUTH ANIMAL SHELTER

HOUSE RULES

  1. The SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter Chase the Ace fundraiser will take place on Tuesday evenings at approximately 3:55pm until the ace of spades is drawn.  The draw will take place at the Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Shelter which is located at 5 Scarfe Crt, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, B3B 1W4.
  2. The Chase the Ace contest is open to any member of the public and ticket sales are restricted to those aged 19 years or older.  Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employees and immediate family cannot participate in the Chase the Ace fundraiser.  For the purposes of this contest, immediate family includes:
    1. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s spouse or common-law partner.
    2. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s children and the spouse or common-law partner of the employee’s children.
  3. Ticket sales will be administered by the Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter and all draws will be directed by the Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter
  4. All tickets for the Chase the Ace will be stub tickets which capture the participant’s name and contact information.  Tickets are priced at one ticket for $2.00.
    1. There is no limit to the amount of tickets a person can purchase.
    2. It is the ticket purchasers’ responsibility to complete the ticket contact information and check their tickets at the point of purchase.  If there are any ticket discrepancies, errors or concerns they must be brought forward to the Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter before the draw.
  5. Ticket sales at the Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter will run from Wednesday to Tuesday and finish for the week on Tuesday at 3:00pm.  The draw will be held at the Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter at approximately 3:55pm.  Ticket sales at the additional locations within the region will run from Wednesday to Monday and finish for the week on Fridays.  These additional locations are:
    1. SPCA Dartmouth Provincial Office: 11 Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth, NS – Finish selling Tuesdays at 2:00pm
    2. SPCA Dartmouth Thrift Store: 800 A Windmill Road Unit 1A, Dartmouth, NS – Finish selling Tuesdays at 2:00pm
    3. Archway Insurance: 137 Chain Lake Drive, Halifax, NS – Finish selling Mondays at 12:00pm
    4. Lily Pad Cat Lounge: 590 Portland St, Dartmouth, NS – Finish selling Mondays at 12:00pm
    5. Hotchkiss Furniture: 121 Ilsley Ave, Dartmouth, NS – Finish selling Mondays at 12:00pm
    6. Old School Pizza: 9989 St Margarets Bay Rd, Hubbards, NS – Finish selling Mondays at 12:00pm
    7. Cove Coffee: 10360 St Margarets Bay Rd, Hubbards, NS –  Finish selling Mondays at 12:00pm
    8. Scotiabank: 109 Ilsley Ave, Dartmouth, NS – Finish selling Mondays at 12:00pm
    9. Bell Media: 2900 Agricola Street, Halifax, NS – Finish selling Mondays at 12:00pm 

The Nova Scotia SPCA will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco the ticket selling times for each location and any additional selling locations as these are still to be determined.  

  1. The weekly contribution of sales will be distributed between the following:
    1. 50% of the week’s sales will go the Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter.
    2. 20% will be awarded to the winning ticket holder.
    3. 30% will be added to the jackpot that night.  
  2. The first Chase the Ace draw will be conducted with a standard set of 52 playing cards.  Each subsequent weekly Chase the Ace draw will use that same deck of cards.
  3. The Chase the Ace Jackpot will be seeded at $1,000.
  4. Each Chase the Ace draw will be carried out in accordance with the following procedures and processes:  

Ticket Draw:

  • The ticket draw will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The ticket draw must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • Before the ticket draw, there will be an announcement that states the following:
    • Identifying the number of ticket sales
    • The ticket draw prize (20%)
    • The amount added to the jackpot (30%) and if applicable, the new jackpot total.
  • The SPCA staff member that draws the winning ticket will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands prior to handling the tickets.
  • The winning number will be verbally announced and visually displayed.
  • The winning number will be read out loud a minimum of three times during a 15-minute time frame.  The winner will receive the ticket draw prize of 20% if they are present at the time or not.  
    • If the winner is physically present within the 15-minute time frame, they will continue to the jackpot draw.
    • If the winner is not physically present but is contacted on the telephone, they can allow the Nova Scotia SPCA to or a present designate to choose on their behalf.  They will need to give verbal permission, and this information will be recorded.  
    • If the winner is not present and we cannot reach the winner by telephone within the 15-minute time frame they forfeit the right to select a card from the deck themselves and a Nova Scotia SPCA staff member will participate in the jackpot draw and choose on their behalf.  
  • A record will be kept each week that states the winner of the ticket draw prize and the amount they won.  

Jackpot Draw:

  • This will occur immediately after the ticket draw.
  • The deck of cards will be secured in a sealed envelope and locked in a protected safe.  The same deck of cards will be used for each weekly Chase the Ace draw.
  • The selection of the card will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The selection of the card must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • The SPCA staff member that is responsible for the cards will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands before and after handling the cards.
  • Cards will be shuffled, spread out on the table and mixed sufficiently.  The deck will not be cut.  The table used for the jackpot will be large enough to ensure that all cards can be spread out in a manner whereby all cards are visible and available to be selected.
  • The winning ticket holder or the Nova Scotia SPCA proxy will put one finger on their selected card.  They will hold their finger on this card as the SPCA staff member removes all surrounding cards.
    • If in rare occasion there is more than one card underneath, the SPCA staff member will have the ticket winner select one of the remaining cards and the unselected card(s) will be removed prior to revealing the selected card. 
  • Once all surrounding cards are removed, the selected card will be turned over by the SPCA staff member.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is selected, the winner will receive the full jackpot.  
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, there will be a record completed that details the draw date, complete card details and who destroyed it.  Once logged, the selected card will be destroyed immediately.  This record is available to be viewed by anyone who requests to see them.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, it must be displayed after the draw to show that it was in the deck.
  1. The winner of the Chase the Ace Ticket Draw and the Chase the Ace Jackpot Draw will be contacted using the information listed on their stub ticket.  Their winnings will be made available within two business days and will be issued by cheque.  A specific time and location will be determined between the Nova Scotia SPCA and the winner to collect their cheque.  The winner will need to show government issued identification to pick up the cheque.  
  2. Each of the weekly winners and the jackpot winner will automatically be deemed to grant to the Nova Scotia SPCA an irrevocable right to publish, through all types of media broadcasting, including he internet, for the purposes of promoting the win, their full name and photograph without any claim for broadcasting, printing or other rights.  A list of winners will be announced and used publicly by the Nova Scotia SPCA for publicity and/or advertising.  
  3. The Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco once the jackpot reaches $50,000 so they can provide additional support and oversight.  
  4. The Nova Scotia SPCA Dartmouth Animal Shelter will appoint a chartered accountant to provide ongoing oversight if the Chase the Ace is larger than $50,000.  
  5. A copy of these general house rules will be available wherever tickets are sold.

Colchester

NOVA SCOTIA SPCA – COLCHESTER ANIMAL SHELTER

HOUSE RULES

  1. The Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter Chase the Ace fundraiser will take place on Tuesday evenings at approximately 3:40pm until the ace of spades is drawn.  The draw will take place at the Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Shelter which is located at 408 Industrial Ave, Truro, Nova Scotia, B2N 5G7.
  2. The Chase the Ace contest is open to any member of the public and ticket sales are restricted to those aged 19 years or older.  Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employees and immediate family cannot participate in the Chase the Ace fundraiser.  For the purposes of this contest, immediate family includes:
    1. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s spouse or common-law partner.
    2. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s children and the spouse or common-law partner of the employee’s children.
  3. Ticket sales will be administered by the Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter and all draws will be directed by the Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter.  
  4. All tickets for the Chase the Ace will be stub tickets which capture the participant’s name and contact information.  Tickets are priced at one ticket for $2.00.
    1. There is no limit to the amount of tickets a person can purchase.
    2. It is the ticket purchasers’ responsibility to complete the ticket contact information and check their tickets at the point of purchase.  If there are any ticket discrepancies, errors or concerns they must be brought forward to the Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter before the draw.
  5. Tickets will be available to be sold to the public at the region’s SPCA shelters, offices, thrift stores and malls.  Ticket sales at the SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter will run from Wednesday to Tuesday and finish for the week on Tuesday at 3:00pm.  The draw will be held at the SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter at approximately 3:40pm.  Ticket sales at the additional locations within the region will run from Wednesday to Monday and finish for the week on Monday evenings.  These additional locations are:
    1. Royal LePage:  16 Young St, Truro, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 3:00pm
    2. MacQuarries Pharmasave:  179 The Esplanade, Truro, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 10:00pm.  
    3. Vogue Optical:  4 Inglis Pl, Truro, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 3:00pm.  
    4. Cedarstone Enhanced Care: 378 Young, Truro, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 3:00pm.  
    5. All My Pets:  1205 Salmon River Rd, Salmon River, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 3:00pm.  
    6. Central Nova:  29 Main St, Truro, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 5:00pm.   
    7. Shur-Gain Feeds and Needs: 50 Juniper St, Truro, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 3:00pm. 
    8. Belly-Up BBQ – 214 Robie St, Truro, NS – regular business hours and finishing Monday evenings at 10:00pm.

The Nova Scotia SPCA will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco the ticket selling times for each location and any additional selling locations as these are still to be determined.  

  1. The weekly contribution of sales will be distributed between the following:
    1. 50% of the week’s sales will go the Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter.
    2. 20% will be awarded to the winning ticket holder.
    3. 30% will be added to the jackpot that night.  
  2. The first Chase the Ace draw will be conducted with a standard set of 52 playing cards.  Each subsequent weekly Chase the Ace draw will use that same deck of cards.
  3. Each Chase the Ace draw will be carried out in accordance with the following procedures and processes:  

Ticket Draw:

  • The ticket draw will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The ticket draw must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • Before the ticket draw, there will be an announcement that states the following:
    • Identifying the number of ticket sales
    • The ticket draw prize (20%)
    • The amount added to the jackpot (30%) and if applicable, the new jackpot total.
  • The SPCA staff member that draws the winning ticket will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands prior to handling the tickets.
  • The winning number will be verbally announced and visually displayed.
  • The winning number will be read out loud a minimum of three times during a 15-minute time frame.  The winner will receive the ticket draw prize of 20% if they are present at the time or not.  
    • If the winner is physically present within the 15-minute time frame, they will continue to the jackpot draw.
    • If the winner is not physically present but is contacted on the telephone, they can allow the Nova Scotia SPCA to or a present designate to choose on their behalf.  They will need to give verbal permission, and this information will be recorded.  
    • If the winner is not present and we cannot reach the winner by telephone within the 15-minute time frame they forfeit the right to select a card from the deck themselves and a Nova Scotia SPCA staff member will participate in the jackpot draw and choose on their behalf.  
  • A record will be kept each week that states the winner of the ticket draw prize and the amount they won.  

Jackpot Draw:

  • This will occur immediately after the ticket draw.
  • The deck of cards will be secured in a sealed envelope and locked in a protected safe.  The same deck of cards will be used for each weekly Chase the Ace draw.
  • The selection of the card will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The selection of the card must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • The SPCA staff member that is responsible for the cards will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands before and after handling the cards.
  • Cards will be shuffled, spread out on the table and mixed sufficiently.  The deck will not be cut.  The table used for the jackpot will be large enough to ensure that all cards can be spread out in a manner whereby all cards are visible and available to be selected.
  • The winning ticket holder or the Nova Scotia SPCA proxy will put one finger on their selected card.  They will hold their finger on this card as the SPCA staff member removes all surrounding cards.
    • If in rare occasion there is more than one card underneath, the SPCA staff member will have the ticket winner select one of the remaining cards and the unselected card(s) will be removed prior to revealing the selected card. 
  • Once all surrounding cards are removed, the selected card will be turned over by the SPCA staff member.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is selected, the winner will receive the full jackpot.  
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, there will be a record completed that details the draw date, complete card details and who destroyed it.  Once logged, the selected card will be destroyed immediately.  This record is available to be viewed by anyone who requests to see them.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, it must be displayed after the draw to show that it was in the deck.
  1. The winner of the Chase the Ace Ticket Draw and the Chase the Ace Jackpot Draw will be contacted using the information listed on their stub ticket.  Their winnings will be made available within two business days and will be issued by cheque.  A specific time and location will be determined between the Nova Scotia SPCA and the winner to collect their cheque.  The winner will need to show government issued identification to pick up the cheque.  
  2. Each of the weekly winners and the jackpot winner will automatically be deemed to grant to the Nova Scotia SPCA an irrevocable right to publish, through all types of media broadcasting, including the internet, for the purposes of promoting the win, their full name and photograph without any claim for broadcasting, printing or other rights.  A list of winners will be announced and used publicly by the Nova Scotia SPCA for publicity and/or advertising.  
  3. The Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco once the jackpot reaches $50,000 so they can provide additional support and oversight.  
  4. The Nova Scotia SPCA Colchester Animal Shelter will appoint a chartered accountant to provide ongoing oversight if the Chase the Ace is larger than $50,000.  
  5. A copy of these general house rules will be available wherever tickets are sold.

Yarmouth

NOVA SCOTIA SPCA – YARMOUTH ANIMAL SHELTER

HOUSE RULES

  1. The Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter Chase the Ace fundraiser will take place on Tuesday evenings at approximately 3:45pm until the ace of spades is drawn.  The draw will take place at the Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter which is located at 298 Hardscratch Rd RR4, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, B5A 4A8.
  2. The Chase the Ace contest is open to any member of the public and ticket sales are restricted to those aged 19 years or older.  Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employees and immediate family cannot participate in the Chase the Ace fundraiser.  For the purposes of this contest, immediate family includes:
    1. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s spouse or common-law partner.
    2. Paid Nova Scotia SPCA employee’s children and the spouse or common-law partner of the employee’s children.
  3. Ticket sales will be administered by the Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter and all draws will be directed by the Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter.
  4. All tickets for the Chase the Ace will be stub tickets which capture the participant’s name and contact information.  Tickets are priced at one ticket for $2.00.
    1. There is no limit to the amount of tickets a person can purchase.
    2. It is the ticket purchasers’ responsibility to complete the ticket contact information and check their tickets at the point of purchase.  If there are any ticket discrepancies, errors or concerns they must be brought forward to the Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter before the draw.
  5. Ticket sales at the Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter will run from Wednesday to Tuesday and finish for the week on Tuesday at 3:00pm.  The draw will be held at the Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter at approximately 3:45pm.  Ticket sales at the additional locations within the region will run from Wednesday to Monday.  These additional locations are:
    1. Yarmouth Mall: 76 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS – Second and last Wednesday of every month from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    2. Pharmasave: 333 Main St, Yarmouth, NS – Every Friday from 1:00pm – 5:00pm
    3. SPCA Queens Thrift Store: 7 Gorham Street, Liverpool, NS – Monday and Wednesday from 1:00pm – 3:00pm
    4. Gator Byte: 316 Main St, Yarmouth, NS – Wednesday to Monday during regular business hours and finishing Mondays at 3:00pm
    5. Coast to Coast: 76 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS – Wednesday to Monday during regular business hours and finishing Mondays at 3:00pm
    6. Yarmouth Red Knight: 73 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS – Wednesday to Monday during regular business hours and finishing Fridays at 3:00pm
    7. Yarmouth Pub: 95 Water St, Yarmouth, NS – Wednesday to Monday during regular business hours and finishing Mondays at 3:00pm
    8. Boston Pizza: 134 Starrs Rd, Yarmouth, NS – Wednesday to Monday during regular business hours and finishing Mondays at 3:00pm.

The Nova Scotia SPCA will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco the ticket selling times for each location and any additional selling locations as these are still to be determined.  

  1. The weekly contribution of sales will be distributed between the following:
    1. 50% of the week’s sales will go the Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter.
    2. 20% will be awarded to the winning ticket holder.
    3. 30% will be added to the jackpot that night.  
  2. The first Chase the Ace draw will be conducted with a standard set of 52 playing cards.  Each subsequent weekly Chase the Ace draw will use that same deck of cards.
  3. The Chase the Ace Jackpot will be seeded at $1,000.
  4. Each Chase the Ace draw will be carried out in accordance with the following procedures and processes:  

Ticket Draw:

  • The ticket draw will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The ticket draw must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • Before the ticket draw, there will be an announcement that states the following:
    • Identifying the number of ticket sales
    • The ticket draw prize (20%)
    • The amount added to the jackpot (30%) and if applicable, the new jackpot total.
  • The SPCA staff member that draws the winning ticket will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands prior to handling the tickets.
  • The winning number will be verbally announced and visually displayed.
  • The winning number will be read out loud a minimum of three times during a 15-minute time frame.  The winner will receive the ticket draw prize of 20% if they are present at the time or not.  
    • If the winner is physically present within the 15-minute time frame, they will continue to the jackpot draw.
    • If the winner is not physically present but is contacted on the telephone, they can allow the Nova Scotia SPCA to or a present designate to choose on their behalf.  They will need to give verbal permission, and this information will be recorded.  
    • If the winner is not present and we cannot reach the winner by telephone within the 15-minute time frame they forfeit the right to select a card from the deck themselves and a Nova Scotia SPCA staff member will participate in the jackpot draw and choose on their behalf.  
  • A record will be kept each week that states the winner of the ticket draw prize and the amount they won.  

Jackpot Draw:

  • This will occur immediately after the ticket draw.
  • The deck of cards will be secured in a sealed envelope and locked in a protected safe.  The same deck of cards will be used for each weekly Chase the Ace draw.
  • The selection of the card will be videotaped and stored for the full duration of the license.
  • The selection of the card must be done in the presence of no fewer than three witnesses.
  • The SPCA staff member that is responsible for the cards will not have any tickets in the draw.  They will roll up sleeves or wear short sleeves and show their empty hands before and after handling the cards.
  • Cards will be shuffled, spread out on the table and mixed sufficiently.  The deck will not be cut.  The table used for the jackpot will be large enough to ensure that all cards can be spread out in a manner whereby all cards are visible and available to be selected.
  • The winning ticket holder or the Nova Scotia SPCA proxy will put one finger on their selected card.  They will hold their finger on this card as the SPCA staff member removes all surrounding cards.
    • If in rare occasion there is more than one card underneath, the SPCA staff member will have the ticket winner select one of the remaining cards and the unselected card(s) will be removed prior to revealing the selected card. 
  • Once all surrounding cards are removed, the selected card will be turned over by the SPCA staff member.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is selected, the winner will receive the full jackpot.  
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, there will be a record completed that details the draw date, complete card details and who destroyed it.  Once logged, the selected card will be destroyed immediately.  This record is available to be viewed by anyone who requests to see them.
  • If the jackpot card (Ace of Spades) is not selected, it must be displayed after the draw to show that it was in the deck.
  1. The winner of the Chase the Ace Ticket Draw and the Chase the Ace Jackpot Draw will be contacted using the information listed on their stub ticket.  Their winnings will be made available within two business days and will be issued by cheque.  A specific time and location will be determined between the Nova Scotia SPCA and the winner to collect their cheque.  The winner will need to show government issued identification to pick up the cheque.  
  2. Each of the weekly winners and the jackpot winner will automatically be deemed to grant to the Nova Scotia SPCA an irrevocable right to publish, through all types of media broadcasting, including the internet, for the purposes of promoting the win, their full name and photograph without any claim for broadcasting, printing or other rights.  A list of winners will be announced and used publicly by the Nova Scotia SPCA for publicity and/or advertising.  
  3. The Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter will notify, in writing, to officials from Nova Scotia Alcohol, Gaming, Fuel and Tobacco once the jackpot reaches $50,000 so they can provide additional support and oversight.  
  4. The Nova Scotia SPCA Yarmouth Animal Shelter will appoint a chartered accountant to provide ongoing oversight if the Chase the Ace is larger than $50,000.  
  5. A copy of these general house rules will be available wherever tickets are sold.

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