Fundraiser continues for accident victim

There are still tickets available for a fundraiser that will benefit a man hit by a drunk driver.

Will Ellis works at the Firemaster Oilfield Service in Fort St. John. On his days off, he returns home to Kamloops, where his wife and seven-year old child live. But at the end of July, Ellis was making his way home, when he was struck by a drunk driver in Grande Cache.

Co-worker Craig Dykeman says Ellis is recovering, but his injuries are severe. He remains in his wheelchair with multiple broken bones in his legs.

Dykeman says Firemaster has already sold roughly 200 tickets, but there are still more available.

The draw date was originally set for October 15th, but the group postponed the draw to collect all of the tickets.

Prizes include a two night stay in the Jacuzzi Suite at Grande Prairie’s Service Plus Inn. Also included is a 100 dollar certificate to the next-door casino, along with a couple bottles of wine.

Tickets are ten dollars each. To purchase tickets, visit Firemaster at 10023 Beaver Rd in Fort St. John, or call Craig Dykeman at 250-261-4073.

Dykeman says the draw will likely be held this weekend.