Thirty is the magic number for Woodgrove Centre in 2011.
The shopping centre celebrated its 30th anniversary with the Check-in For a Chance to Win contest from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, and handed out a grand prize of $30,000 in Woodgrove gift certificates to Sgt. Dan Pasieka of Comox.
A search and rescue technician with Canadian Forces Base Comox, Pasieka and his wife, Chantel, have three young children ages five, three and 10 months.
“You have no idea what this will mean to me and my family,” he said in a press release. “This will make a big difference for us.”
The family plans to take $3,000 in certificates and purchase items for charity, and then buy gifts for family and friends.
“Then, we will use the remaining gift cards to fill the gap of things we have always said it would be nice to have, but could never afford,” said Pasieka.
Mark Fenwick, Woodgrove general manager, said the contest has always been about sharing the mall’s success with the shoppers.