Travel Packages Added to Alberta Vaccine Lottery Prizes

CALGARY –

Getting a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine could also allow you to travel by air.

In addition to the three $ 1 million lottery prizes open for the summer, the province announced Wednesday that WestJet and Air Canada will be offering 40 additional travel-related prizes, which will include week-long stays at luxury resorts. all inclusive and flights across Canada and abroad.

The WestJet and Air Canada packages will be included in the August lottery draw for people who receive two doses of the vaccine.

Participants must have received a first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine before registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on August 24.

The winners will be announced on August 31.

The draws are open to all Albertans aged 18 and over.

“The Government of Alberta is doing everything it can to encourage Albertans to get vaccinated so that we can put this pandemic behind us,” said Premier Jason Kenney.

“I want to thank WestJet and Air Canada for providing yet another reason for eligible Albertans to be protected. In return, we want Albertans to get their shots as soon as possible so that we can fully open for the summer and open for good.

Health Minister Tyler Shandro called the lottery a “once in a lifetime response to a once in a lifetime pandemic.”

“While protecting against COVID-19 is the biggest reward, we’ve dreamed of returning to the things we love for quite a long time. This is the perfect opportunity to make some of those travel dreams come true while encouraging more Albertans to get vaccinated, ”he said. .

Alberta will move to Phase 3 of its plan to reopen – when all health measures are removed – two weeks after 70% of people 12 and over receive a first dose. This countdown should begin in the next few days.

WestJet Price

  • A WestJet vacation package for two at Dreams Vista Cancun Golf & Spa Resort, including round-trip economy flights and an all-inclusive seven-night stay;
  • A voucher for two people for a return flight, in business class, anywhere in the WestJet network;
  • 10 vouchers for two people for return travel, in economy class, anywhere in Canada;
  • Three gifts of WestJet $ 1,500, and;
  • Five WestJet Rewards Gold status gifts.

Air Canada Award

  • An Air Canada vacation package for two to Planet Hollywood Cancun, including round-trip economy class flights and a seven-night all-inclusive stay;
  • A voucher for two people for a return flight, in business class, anywhere in the Air Canada network;
  • 10 vouchers for two people for return travel, in economy class, anywhere in Canada;
  • Three gifts of 100,000 Aeroplan bonus points, and;
  • Five gifts of Aeroplan 50K status.

To register for the lottery, including travel prizes, visit alberta.ca/loterie. Only one entry is required to be eligible for all the Open Lottery prizes for the summer.

To book your COVID-19 vaccine, visit alberta.ca/vaccine to find available appointments with AHS or participating pharmacies. Some locations across the province offer first-dose walk-in clinics.