An 8 year old hockey player won an interesting raffle prize at a local youth hockey tournament, what prize is that? Well the 8 year old won $200 worth of pot products. HOW DOES THAT HAPPEN ?!?!?! Well according to Keith Redl (the boys grandfather), “Each team is usually responsible for putting a gift basket or prize package together with a minimum value of $50,” he said in a phone interview with CTV. “And then what they do is they have a big setup and they have a paper bag taped in front of each one of these prizes.” The prizes and gift baskets were apart of a long standing tradition for fundraising. The prizes in the past were traditionally for kids/families, so I am not sure how the pot products made there way onto the table.
According to the grandfather he gave his grandson $10 worth of tickets to put in the raffle for which ever prize he wanted, and he thought he had put in for what he thought was chocolate. Well safe to say it wasn’t that kind of chocolate he won. He won chocolate edibles, vanilla chai and other pot products — all stamped with the red, octagonal THC symbol of legal cannabis. There was also what appeared to be a pipe and a lighter included.
Dawson Creek Minor Hockey Association said in a statement provided to CTVNews.ca that the prize was clearly marked as for adults, and that the cannabis was never out in the open where kids were. Safe to say they failed in that, and why even have that for a prize at a local minor league hockey tournament?!?!?! I understand maybe having some Bailey’s coffee set or something for the adults to win maybe with some hot chocolate included for the kids to drink but pot products ??? I know a few people who will want to attend that raffle next year for that prize.