Bluewater Health Foundation Announces Winner of 2023 Dream Home Lottery

SARNIA & PETROLIA – February 16, 2023 – This year’s grand prize winner of Bluewater Health Foundation’s Dream Home Lottery has been announced. St. Clair Crew #2, a group of four co-workers at St. Clair Energy Centre in Corunna, have officially been revealed as this year’s lucky winners. The 50/50 prize, which exceeded $284,000, was also drawn today, with Alexandra Morrison of Sarnia selected as the winner.

The 2023 Dream Home lottery had the largest prize board in its 28-year history, boasting over 2500 prizes valued at nearly $1.4 million. Since its inception, the lottery has raised over $8.5 million for Sarnia-Lambton’s community hospitals, Bluewater Health and Charlotte Eleanor Englehart Hospital (CEEH) of Bluewater Health. 

“We are so grateful to everyone who purchased tickets in support of the Dream Home lottery,” says Kathy Alexander, Executive Director, Bluewater Health Foundation. “This is our largest fundraiser to support Bluewater Health and CEEH of Bluewater Health; the funds raised go directly to local healthcare and we are thrilled to see this lottery continue to grow year over year thanks to the generosity of both Sarnia-Lambton residents and people across the province.”

Proceeds from this year’s lottery helped to support fundraising efforts for the newly constructed helipad, which became operational in late 2022. The lottery is a combined effort between both the Bluewater Health Foundation and CEEH Foundation, with funds being distributed equally between the foundations.

“The partnership we have built with Bluewater Health Foundation is vital in supporting local healthcare and we are thrilled to continue this important work together,” says Mark Braet, Chair, CEEH Foundation. “I would like to send my sincere thanks to everyone who supported the lottery and our hospital – we could not do it without you.”

This year’s grand prize is a two-storey home located in a quiet neighbourhood of Bright’s Grove, just a short walk from the sandy beaches of Lake Huron. The home, valued at $1.159 million, is fully furnished and features stunning details including a gas fireplace, custom cabinets with quartz countertops and a primary bedroom with a five piece ensuite and walk-in closet. 

“The Dream Home lottery is a huge benefit for the hospital; it’s success means funding for critical infrastructure and equipment needed to ensure the best standard of care for Bluewater Health’s patients,” says Paula Reaume-Zimmer, President & CEO, Bluewater Health. “It’s truly a win-win for everyone and we are thankful for the support of this important fundraiser.”

New Dream Home social media channels have recently been launched: follow Bluewater Health Foundation Dream Home on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates and exciting announcements. And don’t forget to join our email list so you never miss a draw.

Sending our thanks to all of the volunteers that help to make the lottery a success – your dedication to local healthcare is admirable and makes all the difference.

Thank you to all of our generous sponsors, including gold sponsors Abrams Heating, Curtis Dewar Travel Professionals International, Plympton Plumbing, and Sandals, and silver sponsors Alvin Cleaning and Painting, A.R.T Concrete Forming, Bayview Design, Byers Truss, Degroots Nurseries, Forumsiak Flooring, Gordons Welding, Matheson’s Glass, Screen, Windows & Door, MD Plumbing, Riverside Print & Signs, Sacwal Flooring Centres, Sim Propane Ltd., TIB Electric and the Lighting Shoppe.


Media contact:
Melissa Schilz
Communications Advisor
Bluewater Health Foundation