The winning raffle ticket for the painting I donated to Canadian Parents for French (CPF) was drawn on October 20, 2012 at CPF’s National Conference in Ottawa. Beth and I were guests at the banquet where the announcement of the winner was made. The raffle was a very successful fundraiser for CPF. Rita Parikh was the excited winner of, “L’étang, Morin Heights”, oil on hardboard, 11” x 14”. She ran from the back of the room to the podium. Rita is from Victoria, BC and was just nominated to the National Board of CPF. In 2008 Rita travelled around the world with her husband and two children spending four months in the South of France.