Winner of Lanka Jewels shopping spree announced

Aaron Theilade wins $4,000 gift certificate for store

Ken Selvaraja (left)

The winner of the Lanka Jewels shopping spree has been presented with his prize of a $4,000 certificate to spend at the Mission store.

Aaron Theilade, 31, is a financial planner who bought a Diamond Days catalogue at a local Rotary Club event.

A total of 1,200 catalogues – showcasing Lanka Jewels products – were available for $20 each, with proceeds going to the Mission Hospice Society.

People who purchased the catalogue then had their name entered in a draw for the shopping spree.

“I was super excited when I heard I had won. I am planning to spend some of the prize on my girlfriend and my mom,” Theilade said.

Funds were also raised through the sale of raffle tickets. In total, the promotion raised $9,500 for the Mission Hospice Society.

“This is a wonderful project to raise much-needed funds for our hospice, and will be something we will be doing again in the future,” said Lanka Jewels owner Ken Selvaraja.