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Holy cash: Chase the Ace fundraiser nets $5.8M for Newfoundland parish

by The Canadian Press
The lineup for tickets start early for the final draw of the Chase the Ace at St. Kevin's Parish Hall in Goulds, N.L. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

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