Big Wish Butter Tart Marks 20th Anniversary of Big Wish Lottery


The Group Health Centre Trust Fund is excited to announce their partnership with The Queen’s Tarts for the 20th anniversary of the Big Wish Lottery.

The Queen’s Tarts has created an amazing, one of a kind, Big Wish butter tart to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Big Wish Lottery and the biggest cash prize yet. The Queen’s Tarts classic butter tart got an impressive makeover for the celebration. 50 cents from the sale of each tart will go to the Group Health Centre Trust Fund to purchase diagnostic equipment.

Representatives from Big Wish Lottery sponsors  were on hand last night for the unveiling of the Big Wish tart at The Queen’s Tarts’ Queen Street location. Also in attendance were president and CEO of Group Health Centre, Alex Lambert and Ward 2 Councillor, Lisa Vezeau-Allen.

“It’s been 20 years of Big Wish Lottery, it is the biggest fundraiser we do and with a $100,000 grand prize, it’s definitely the largest yet. We replace many millions of dollars’ worth of equipment over a given two- to three-year period, so this is very important for us,” said Alex Lambert. “I also want to say thank you to The Queen’s Tarts for this wonderful event and for donating a portion of the sales from the Big Wish tarts to the Trust Fund.”

Aaron Craig from The Queen’s Tarts explained why they wanted to do the Big Wish tart. “We decided to get involved because we, like many others in the Sault, are a part of the Group Health Centre family and helping raise money to go to equipment that directly affects our community was something we wanted to be a part of.”

Big Wish Lottery tickets are $25, and can be purchased at various locations throughout Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District between now and January 11th.  Tickets can also be ordered by calling the Trust Fund office at 705-759-5530, or online at Proceeds from this year’s lottery will go towards the purchase of diagnostic equipment.