After 45 weeks, the Ace of Spades was captured October 27th by Dana Butland of Riverside-Albert. His ticket draw earned $1388, and the Jackpot was $23,178 for a total win of $24,566. A win such as this, or last year’s big win, is life changing for those few lucky folks. We hope that the Friday night gatherings of friends, old and new, sharing a delicious meal prepared by Stephen Land and a beverage, and playing cards or dice, or talking, is also valuable. We think the winters are long and the warmth of the Fundy Curling Club provides a social event each week with the possibility of winning a bit of money and knowing that any money spent stays in our communities.