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Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery

Vaccinated Albertans had a shot at exciting outdoor adventure prizes if they got both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Thank you for getting vaccinated!

— Outdoor adventure prizes included —

Premiere hunting prize ♦ Lifetime hunting or fishing licence ♦ Alberta Parks camping experiences
Canmore Nordic Centre season ski passes ♦ Kananaskis conservation annual passes

Contest entry closed September 9

How it worked

All Alberta residents 18 and older who were fully vaccinated with two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine could enter to win a variety of outdoor adventure prizes.

Registration for the draw closed September 9. Winners were scheduled to be notified September 17.

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Outdoor adventure prizes

  • Premiere hunting prize

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

    • Choices may include a unique and highly-prized licence opportunity for species such as bighorn sheep, trophy pronghorn, elk, or turkey.
    • The 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.
    • The winner must hold or obtain a Wildlife Identification Number.
  • 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.

    • The 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.
    • The winner must obtain a Wildlife Identification Number.
  • 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.

    • The winner must be eligible to obtain a resident sport fishing licence.
    • Special harvest licences for some species are excluded from the licence (for example, walleye).
    • The winner must hold or obtain a Wildlife Identification Number.
  • Alberta Parks camping experiences

    Five winners will receive 3 consecutive night stays in the Alberta Parks system which can be used for stays as per the prize awarded for May 21, 2022 to September 5, 2022.

    • Winners choose from comfort camping or reservable individual 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.
  • Canmore Nordic Centre season ski passes

    Ten winners will receive 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.
  • Kananaskis conservation annual passes

    Ten winners will receive Kananaskis conservation annual passes – valid for 1 year from date of issuance.

    • Passes are good for 2 licence plates from the same household plus a trailer.
    • Winners must comply with all applicable regulations and pass terms and conditions.

Contest rules

  • General eligibility

    The Outdoor Adventure Vaccine Lottery (OAV Lottery) is open to all vaccinated Alberta residents, age 18 or older at the time of entry, except for the following:

    • Members of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta and members of their households
    • Political staff members appointed pursuant to the Premier’s and Ministers’ Staff Employment Order (OC341-2020) and members of their households
    • Employees of the Alberta Public Service who are directly involved in design or administration of the OAV Lottery or the Open for Summer lottery program, and members of their households
    • Contractors, subcontractors, or employees of contractors or subcontractors who are directly involved in the design or administration of the OAV Lottery or the Open for Summer Lottery, and members of their households

    Albertans may register to win prizes in both the OAV Lottery and Open for Summer Lottery. An individual must register in each lottery separately and must be registered in the specific lottery to be eligible to win the prizes awarded in that particular lottery. Individuals registered in both lotteries are eligible to win prizes in both lotteries. Winners of $1,000,000 prizes in the Open for Summer Lottery are, however, ineligible to win any prize in the OAV Lottery.

  • Prize draw eligibility and registration deadline

    Albertans who have registered to enter the OAV Lottery and have received their first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine accepted by Alberta Health Services before the draw date are eligible to win a prize in the OAV Lottery prize draw.

    Individuals who wish to participate must register in the draw for OAV Lottery by 11:59 pm mountain daylight time on September 9, 2021.

  • Procedure for awarding prizes

    A random draw will be conducted by Stride Management Corp. on behalf of the Government of Alberta from among all the eligible entries received by the registration deadline. Winners of each prize draw are scheduled to be notified on September 17, 2021.

    Prize draw dates may be changed at the sole discretion of the Government of Alberta, including where it determines that further time is required to verify a winner’s eligibility to be awarded a prize as drawn.

    Draws will be made in order from the highest cash or cash equivalent prize to the lowest cash or cash equivalent prize. The first selected registrant to meet all of the eligibility requirements shall be declared the prize winner, subject to meeting all conditions described in these rules.

    Following the draw, Alberta Health will contact winners from that draw at the email or phone number provided by the winner when they registered.

    Winners will have up to five (5) calendar days from the day Alberta Health first attempts to contact the winner to do the following:

    • Notify Alberta Health they wish to claim their prize; and
    • provide the necessary records as required or requested by Alberta Health so it may determine the winner’s eligibility to be awarded their prize.

    Alberta Health may, in its sole discretion, extend this 5 day claim period.

    For clarity the first day of the five (5) day claim period commences at 12:00 am mountain daylight time on the calendar day when Alberta Health makes its first attempt to contact a winner by way of the winner’s email address or telephone number in their entry. For further clarity the 5th calendar day expires at 11:59 pm of that day.

    By way of example if a prize draw is made on July 25, 2021 and the winner is first contacted by Alberta Health on July 26, 2021 then the winner must notify Alberta Health they wish to claim their prize and provide all the necessary documents to verify their eligibility for that prize no later than 11:59 pm mountain daylight time on July 30, 2021.

    Subsequent to being contacted by a winner indicating they wish to claim their prize Alberta Health will commence the process to verify the eligibility of a winner in accordance with the rules of the OAV Lottery prior to awarding the winner their prize.

    If Alberta Health determines, at its sole discretion that: (a) the winner has not notified Alberta Health that they wish to accept their prize and provided the necessary verification records to Alberta Health within the above noted 5 day claim period, (b) the winner declines its prize, or (c) the winner has failed to provide the information required to verify their eligibility, then the prize shall be forfeited and the Government of Alberta may re-draw the prize.

    Draw date is subject to change. If the draw date changes, or additional draw dates are added, the new dates and registration deadlines will be posted on the website alberta.ca/OutdoorLottery. The procedure for awarding prizes will remain the same regardless of any change of draw dates.

    Verified winners will receive specific instructions from Alberta Environment and Parks on how to activate and make use of their awarded prize.

  • General rules
    1. The OAV Lottery is only open to Alberta residents. Winners will have to provide proof of their identity in the form of valid government-issued identification. Winners will also be required to provide proof of their residency which includes valid government-issued identification with their current address, a utility bill in their name, bank statement, or similar record showing an Alberta address before they are awarded their prize.
    2. A winner’s proof of residency should match the address provided on the winner’s registration and where any provided proof of residency does not match the address on their registration a winner may be asked to provide further proof of residency in Alberta, as determined by the Government of Alberta, prior to receiving their prize.
    3. Winners of the OAV Lottery will be required to consent that their submitted proof of identity and proof of residency information can be collected, used, and disclosed, in accordance with Alberta’s privacy legislation, by the Government of Alberta and its lottery administration contractors for the purpose of verifying a person’s eligibility as a resident of Alberta in the OAV Lottery.
    4. Winners of the OAV Lottery will have their immunization status verified before they can be awarded their prize. For winners who have received their vaccine doses in Alberta, their vaccine status will be verified by Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services, as applicable. For winners who have received a vaccine dose outside of Alberta, and have not submitted records of having received this vaccination to Alberta Health Services as of the draw date of their prize, the winner must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 vaccine to Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services for the purpose of determining the winner’s vaccine status and eligibility to be awarded their prize as drawn. The proof required to be submitted by a winner to verify their vaccine status in these circumstances will be determined by Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services, in their sole discretion.
    5. Winners will be required to consent that their immunization status information can be collected, used, and disclosed in accordance with Alberta’s privacy legislation by and among the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services and the Government of Alberta’s lottery administration contractors for the purpose of verifying the winner’s immunization status as per the rules applicable to the winner’s prize. For clarity this consent must also be provided by a winner who has been immunized outside of Alberta.
    6. No additional health information will be collected, used or disclosed by the Government of Alberta, its employees or contractors, or Alberta Health Services for the purposes of the OAV Lottery without the prior consent of a contest entrant or winner.
    7. Winners’ names will be published. Additional information about winners may be published if, on request by the Government of Alberta, winners provide their specific consent.
    8. Prizes must be accepted as awarded and are non-transferable.
    9. The Government of Alberta reserves the right to substitute a prize or prize component with another of comparable value.
    10. Refusal to accept the prize releases the Government of Alberta from any obligation toward the winner.
    11. Multiple entries and entries that are submitted or attempt to be submitted by way of any automated program or by an entry method not authorized by these rules shall not be eligible for a prize.
    12. The Government of Alberta reserves the right to amend the OAV Lottery rules or terminate the OAV Lottery at any time without liability to any contestant. Any amendments to these rules will be posted on alberta.ca/OutdoorLottery.
    13. By entering you agree to abide by the OAV Lottery rules and the decisions of the Government of Alberta and Alberta Health Services, as applicable with regard to this contest.
    14. The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Government of Alberta’s lottery administration contractors, assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries into the OAV Lottery. The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Government of Alberta’s lottery administration contractors are not responsible for any problems, failures or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, providers, computer equipment, software, email, players, or browsers, on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, at any website, or on account of any combination of the foregoing. The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Government of Alberta’s lottery administration contractors are not responsible for any injury or damage to person registering for the OAV Lottery or to any computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in this OAV Lottery. Individuals who register for the OAV Lottery assume liability for injuries caused or claimed to be caused by participating in the OAV Lottery, or by the acceptance, possession, use of, or failure to receive any prize. The Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Government of Alberta’s lottery administration contractors assume no responsibility or liability in the event that the OAV Lottery cannot be conducted as planned for any reason, including those reasons beyond the control of the Government of Alberta, Alberta Health Services, and the Government of Alberta’s lottery administration contractors , such as infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or corruption of the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this OAV Lottery and the website used to register for the OAV Lottery.
    15. The Government of Alberta, for prizes of cash equivalent value of $600 (or less), may: (a) substitute the above rules as to verification of identity, residency, and vaccine status, and, (b) require the winner to sign a written acknowledgement prior to awarding the applicable prize: (i) confirming the winner’s information on their registration is accurate, (ii) providing consent to the collection, use and disclosure of their personal information and health information for the purpose of verifying vaccination status and, (iii) agreeing that, if the Government of Alberta subsequently determines that the winner was not eligible for the prizes awarded, the winner will be required to pay the Government of Alberta the cash value of the awarded prize, as well as any costs of recovery, and that the Government of Alberta may pursue any other remedies allowed by law.
    16. Winners of the Premiere Hunting Prize, Lifetime Hunting Licence, and Lifetime Fishing Licence are responsible for obtaining and maintaining a Wildlife Identification Number, including any renewals necessary, for each and every year in which the prize licence is used.
    17. Winners of the Premiere Hunting Prize and the Lifetime Hunting Licence must, in order to receive the prize, provide to Alberta Environment and Parks proof of the winner’s eligibility to obtain a licence under the Wildlife Act and any other information requested by Alberta Environment and Parks in its sole discretion.
    18. The winner of the Lifetime Sport Fishing Licence must, in order to receive the prize, provide to Alberta Environment and Parks proof of the winner’s eligibility to obtain a Resident Sport Fishing Licence and any other information requested by Alberta Environment and Parks in its sole discretion.
    19. Notwithstanding the awarding of a prize that is a hunting or fishing licence, Alberta Environment and Parks may terminate or substitute a licence where required or allowed by legislation.

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