For those Albertans who roll up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine, more incentives have been added to the Open for Summer Lottery.
In addition to the three $1 million prize draws up for grabs, an additional 40 travel-related prizes courtesy of WestJet and Air Canada are available for the winning.
The draws are open to all Albertans age 18 and older who register for the Open for Summer Lottery.
The packages include week-long stays at all-inclusive luxury resorts and flights across Canada and abroad. The packages will be included in the August lottery draw for Albertans who have received both vaccine doses. Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 24 with the winners announced on August 31.
Premier Kenney says, “Alberta’s government is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated so we can put this pandemic behind us. I would like to thank WestJet and Air Canada for providing yet another reason for eligible Albertans to get protected. In turn, we want Albertans to get their vaccines as soon as possible so we can fully open for summer and open for good.”
The airlines are supportive of the vaccination rollout and hopeful for a jump start to the travel industry says vice-president of WestJet, Andrew Gibbons, “The safe restart of travel is essential to Canada’s economic recovery and the faster Canadians are vaccinated, the sooner we can restore jobs across our hard-hit travel and tourism sector. We’re proud that more than 350 WestJetters continue to support vaccination efforts across the country, including 132 furloughed WestJetters who have joined Alberta Health Services to take calls, manage vaccine appointments and answer questions about vaccination. As Alberta’s successful vaccination rollout continues, we look forward to stimulating recovery by once again reconnecting Canadians to their friends, family, and loved ones from coast to coast.”
To enter the lottery click HERE.