You Could Win Prizes If You’re Fully Vaccinated In Windsor Essex

Wednesday August 25th, 2021

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The City of Windsor and County of Essex have launched a new initiative aimed to incentivize people to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Windsor Essex, and to show gratitude to all those who have already rolled up their sleeves.

The WEVaxToWin campaign is being funded through a $200,000 commitment by both the City of Windsor and the County of Essex and includes prizes such as property tax holidays, rental fee holidays, staycation packages, post secondary tuition breaks, and PlayStation game consoles.

The lottery is open to residents of the city of Windsor and the county of Essex who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and features a graduated prize structure that unlocks bigger and better prizes when the community achieves specific vaccination milestones.

Organizers say residents have an opportunity to win if they are fully vaccinated, and the region wins if the campaign encourages more people to roll up their sleeves.

“It‘s vital that eligible residents be vaccinated to slow the spread of the highly-transmissible Delta variant to keep our community safe and to secure our local economic recovery,” said Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens. “Getting your shot gives our community a shot at beating back a fourth wave and avoiding further lockdowns.”

To receive one entry into the contest, eligible residents must enter the contest online, provide proof of residency in the city of Windsor or county of Essex and provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Each resident’s name, phone number, and all other requested personal information must be entered in the contest online to be eligible. Organizers say each eligible resident may only enter the contest one time.

The first random draw will occur on October 1st, 2021, and organizers say subsequent draws will then follow in regular intervals until all prizes are awarded.

Here’s what you could win:

  • Property tax relief: a 2022 “property tax holiday” prize is awarded on a “household basis” if each vaccination-eligible individual residing at the residence has been fully vaccinated
  • Rental accommodation relief: a 2022 “rental fee holiday” prize is similarly awarded on a “household basis” if each vaccination-eligible individual residing at the residence has been fully vaccinated
  • Each of the property tax and the rental fee prizes are for the value of property taxes or rental accommodations up to $10,000.
  • staycation packages
  • post secondary tuition breaks
  • PlayStation game consoles
  • recreation passes
  • municipal parking passes

Organizers say an initial list of prizes and their approximate value will be published at the time of campaign launch. However they say corporate sponsorships continue to be encouraged, and it is anticipated that additional donations will be made available in the weeks ahead.

Registration opens Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, and ends upon the last draw. Draw dates and a full list of prizes will be updated weekly on WEVaxToWin.ca.

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