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Kin Club of Russell Ontario Donates $108,893 to Cystic Fibrosis Canada Through Catch the Ace Lottery!

In its third year, the Kin Club of Russell’s Catch the Ace Lottery raised an incredible $972,000, for several important community organizations. The official drawing took place on July 18, 2021, and the lottery had unprecedented success!  We are delighted to announce that the Cystic Fibrosis Canada share is $108,893!

(l-r) Ash Babber from the Catch the Ace Committee and member of the Kin Club of Russell,  Sarah McCrimmon, Cystic Fibrosis Canada, Megan Knowles, Cystic Fibrosis Canada Chapter President for Ottawa.

“This is one of the largest contributions that Cystic Fibrosis Canada has received in the history of our nearly 60-year partnership with Kin Canada,” said Jeff Beach, Chief, Corporate Services and Strategic Initiatives, Cystic Fibrosis Canada. “We are so proud to call Kin Canada our partner. The resolve and dedication of Kin members never ceases to amaze me, and we are honoured to be partners for life.”

“The Kin Club of Russell has done an outstanding job with the Catch the Ace Lottery,” said Lisa Burechails, Chair of the Kin-CF Liaison Committee. “Funds raised from this project will support six causes that are important to the community and has created an incredible legacy for the Kin Club of Russell.”

Over the course of the partnership, Kin Canada has raised and donated a total of $50 million to Cystic Fibrosis Canada since 1964.

On behalf of all those with cystic fibrosis (CF), we warmly thank the Kin Club of Russell, who have outdone themselves with this incredible event, as well as the many people in the community and across Ontario who purchased tickets. As a result of your generosity, those with CF can hope to live longer, healthier lives.

A special video thank you to the Kin Club of Russell from Cystic Fibrosis Canada:

For more information about Catch the Ace, visit the event page:

About Kin Canada

Kin Canada has more than 400 Kin Clubs and more than 6,000 members across the country.  Since 1920, the Kin Clubs, Kinsmen and Kinettes, have invested more than one billion dollars in Canadian communities.  For more information or to find out how you can become involved, visit their website at