Cock-a-Doodle-Poo!

Raffle License Holder: The Society of Friends of the Medicine Hat Public Library  
Licensed by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission. License # 463254

Proceeds towards programming at the Medicine Hat Public Library 

Prize: $5,000 
Ticket price: $20.00 each (available at the Library or the Farmer's Market on Saturdays)

Cock-a-doodle-poo will be held on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. on the Giant Chess Board adjacent to the Medicine Hat Public Library, 414 First Street SE, Medicine Hat, AB

1 square = 1 space on the bingo grid - approximately 10” by 10” 

Only 500 tickets printed

Rules:

  • The event will take place on the Giant Chess Board located on First Street SE between the Medicine Hat Public Library and the Court of Queen’s Bench in Medicine Hat, Alberta. The chess board will be fenced in and a grid, consisting of 500 squares of equal shape and size will be marked off with tape (see diagram at bottom of page)

  • At 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, 2017, a chicken will be led into the grid area by an appropriate handler and let free within the area. The square that the chicken “poos” on will be the winner. 

  • If the chicken does not poo before the event end time of 12:30 p.m., the winner will be determined by random draw. Upon completion of a poo or time allotment, the independent judges (who are not allowed to participate in the raffle) will determine the results. 

  • If a poo lands on a square which is determined to be an “unsold” square, the winner will be determined by random draw.

  • The plot of land/square with the biggest “deposit of poo” wins $5,000. If the chicken’s “deposit” lands on more than one square, the line judges will determine which square contains the largest amount of “deposit”. In the event that the portions are too close to determine a winner, the prize money will be divided equally between the square holders.

  • In the event the chicken leaves the grid and cannot be returned, the winner will be determined by random draw.

  • If the event is not permitted to go ahead due to severe weather, the winner will be determined by random draw. Severe weather could include, but is not limited to, heavy rain or strong winds.

  • Any disputes or claims must be registered with the judges no later than 1:00 pm on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The results or decision of the judges will be publicly posted. All judges’ decisions are final.

  • For each ticket sold, the square number will be printed on both portions of the ticket. The ticket purchasers name, address, phone number, and email address will be collected on the portion of the ticket kept by the license holder. The names of ticket holders will also be posted to the master grid which consists of 500 numbered squares. The master grid will be available for viewing at the Medicine Hat Public Library prior to the event.

  • No one except the chicken, the chicken handler, and lastly the judges will be allowed on the grid.

  • Spectators/ticket holders must not interfere with the progress of the event. If necessary, judges will ask violators to leave the event. 

  • Persons must be 18 or older to purchase a ticket.

  • Player/ticket holder does NOT have to be present to win.

  • No tickets will be sold after the event begins.

  • If it is determined that not all tickets will be sold on or before July 27, 2017, the Society of Friends of the Medicine Hat Public Library reserves the right to choose an alternate date upon approval from the Alcohol & Gaming Authority.

Additional information:

The Library will post the “Rules” so all participants understand the conduct of the event.

The Executive of the Society of Friends of the Medicine Hat Public Library, Medicine Hat Public Library staff, and current Medicine Hat Public Library Board members are NOT permitted to purchase tickets. Friends and family of persons belonging to the Executive of the Society of Friends of the Medicine Hat Public Library, Medicine Hat Public Library staff, and current Medicine Hat Public Library Board are permitted to purchase tickets. 

All tickets are non-refundable once purchased.

Tickets may be purchased by more than one person, however if a ticket stub with more than one name on it wins, the prize will be awarded to the individual named on the stub. The Society of Friends of Medicine Hat Public Library is not responsible for any disputes which may arise between different persons purchasing one ticket. 

For more information please contact the Raffle Chairperson, Nora Chan at 403-502-8527.