Alberta adds outdoor-related prizes to vaccine lottery

Jul 14 2021, 11:23 am

Alberta has added a flurry of outdoor adventure prizes to its COVID-19 vaccine lottery, as the province makes the push for more people to get vaccinated.

The provincial government announced on Wednesday that a number of outdoor-related packages would be included in another Open for Summer Lottery draw, available to every Albertan who got their first and second dose of vaccine by September 10.

Prizes include fishing licences, Canmore Nordic Centre ski passes and Alberta Parks camping experiences. Winners will be announced on September 17.

“Alberta is going the extra distance to get as many people vaccinated as possible,” said Premier Jason Kenney in a release.

“That means adding more targeted, unique prizes to our vaccine lottery. The Open for Summer Lottery has moved our vaccine numbers up and these new prizes should appeal to some folks who have not yet gotten around to being vaccinated.”

The outdoor-related prizes in the new lottery include the following:

One special harvest hunting licence tag

One winner will receive the opportunity to choose one special licence, for use in either 2022 or 2023, in the hunting draw booklet published for that year.

  • Choices may include unique and highly prized licence opportunities for species such as bighorn sheep, trophy pronghorn, elk or turkey.
  • Winner must be eligible to obtain a licence under the Wildlife Act and must comply with the terms of the licence and all applicable federal and provincial legislation.
  • Winner must hold or obtain a wildlife identification number.

One lifetime hunting licence

One winner will receive a combination package consisting of a wildlife certificate, resident general white-tailed deer licence and a resident game bird licence for life, enabling the winner to hunt whitetail deer and upland game birds without paying to renew the licence each year.

  • Winner must be eligible to obtain a licence under the Wildlife Act and must comply with the terms of the licence and all applicable federal and provincial legislation.
  • Winner must hold or obtain a wildlife identification number.

One lifetime sport fishing licence

One winner will receive an Alberta resident sport fishing licence for a lifetime of sport fishing across Alberta in accordance with the terms of the licence and all applicable federal and provincial legislation.

  • Winner must be eligible to obtain a resident sport fishing licence.
  • Special harvest licences for some species are excluded from the licence (e.g., walleye).
  • Winner must hold or obtain a wildlife identification number.

One of five Alberta Parks camping experiences

Winners receive three consecutive night stays in the Alberta Parks system, which can be used for stays as per the prize awarded for May 21 to September 5, 2022.

  • Winners choose from comfort camping or individual reservable campsites.
  • Winners who choose to camp at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park or Dinosaur Provincial Park will also receive free interpretive tours.
  • Winners must provide the dates and locations of their desired camping experience by February 1, 2022, in writing to Alberta Environment and Parks.
  • Winners must comply with all applicable park regulations and reservation terms and conditions.

One of 10 Canmore Nordic Centre season ski passes

Valid November 14, 2021 to April 30, 2022.

  • Winners can select either an individual or a family pass.
  • Winners must comply with all applicable park regulations and pass terms and conditions.

One of 10 annual Kananaskis Conservation Passes

Valid for one year from date of issue.

  • Good for two licence plates from the same household plus a trailer.
  • Winners must comply with all applicable regulations and pass terms and conditions.

Previously, government officials announced three $1 million draws, 40 travel-related packages, 635 Calgary Stampede prizes, and 15 sports-related packages in the vaccine lottery.

To be eligible to win prize draws, individuals need to register online. Anyone who has already entered the Open for Summer Lottery will need to register again specifically for the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery.

The prizes cannot be transferred or sold to another person.

One entry is needed to be eligible for all of the Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery draw; however, proof of vaccination will be required for winners to claim their prize.

To date, over 74% of eligible Albertans have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, including 55.9% who are fully immunized with two doses.

Laine MitchellLaine Mitchell

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