Big Sky Ranch Animal Sanctuary will get a boost from CIBC. The local bank is raising money for the rescue through raffles. Fundraising efforts kicked off in January and have brought in around $1,400 so far.

Organizer Melissa Button says a gift basket donated by Pet Valu is up for grabs this month.

The bank raffled off Valentine’s Day brunch tickets from Castleview Fine Dining in January and plans on doing a third raffle in March.

People can drop by the bank to get tickets, which are $5 each, three for $10 or ten for $20.

Button says customers who are not familiar with Big Sky Ranch are being encouraged to check it out because visiting is down in the winter.

CIBC will also be doing a bake sale to bring in dollars. The sale kicks off February 26 and will run for a few days. For more information, contact CIBC directly by calling 613-258-3491.