Congratulations to our 2016 Dream Home Winner!
There is honestly no better feeling in the world than making someone’s dreams come true. We realized that on July 26 when we attended the lottery winner reception for the Calgary Stampede.
It was there that we met Kelvin Daly, his wife Tina, and their three adorable sons— the winners of the 2016 Stampede Rotary Dream Home.
The Daly family, who moved here from Ireland five years ago to create opportunity for their family, couldn’t be more excited about their win. “You buy these tickets simply because it’s for a good cause,” Daly says, “you never think it’s going to happen to you.” His wife agrees, adding, “I thought it was a prank at first when the lotteries phoned us to tell us we won.” Kelvin works away in Yellowknife, which made it difficult to contact him directly, so Tina was the first to be informed.
Much to our surprise, the family hasn’t even had the chance to walk through the home yet. “We’ve seen pictures,” Kelvin laughs, explaining that when they bought the tickets a thunderstorm was approaching and they wanted to get out of the park before the rain hit. Clearly, stopping for tickets was worthwhile for the family. “Winning the home gives me the ability to return to Calgary full-time with a normal nine to five job and gives me the option to spend more time with my family,” Daly said. “I was working away for weeks at a time, which has been tough on our family.” With frequent trips to the children’s hospital, juggling sports schedules and school, the win couldn’t have come at a better time.
Stories like this make being part of the dream home so rewarding.
Congratulations Daly family. We’re happy to be part of making your dreams a reality!