A chance to win: Nunavut community holds raffle for those getting COVID vaccinations

ARVIAT, Nunavut — The Nunavut community hit hardest by COVID-19 is offering cash prizes for people who get vaccinated.

Arviat, a community of about 1,800 people on the western shore of Hudson Bay, had 222 of the territory's 266 COVID-19 cases.

article continues below

The hamlet's office says anyone who gets a shot can have their name entered to win one of five cash prizes of $2,000 each.

A draw is to be held next week over the local radio station.

Arviat is one of the first of Nunavut's 25 communities to receive doses of the Moderna vaccine, with a community-wide clinic taking place starting Thursday.

Clinics are also taking place this week in Igloolik, Gjoa Haven and Cambridge Bay.

To date, about 400 people in Nunavut have received first doses of the Moderna vaccine.

There are currently no active cases of COVID-19 in Nunavut.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 13, 2021.

© Kamloops This Week

 


KAMLOOPS WEATHER

Question of the Week POLL

The NHL season begins on Jan. 13, with teams in an all-Canadian division playng each other. Which team will finish first?

or  view results

Popular Kamloops This Week

Events Calendar

Help Us Help Kamloops. Support Local Media.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Kamloops This Week is now soliciting donations from readers. This program is designed to support our local journalism in a time where our advertisers are unable to due to their own economic constraints. Kamloops This Week has always been a free product and will continue to be free. This is a means for those who can afford to support local media to help ensure those who can’t afford to can get access to trusted local information. You can make a one-time or a monthly donation of any amount and cancel at any time .

NEW: For every donation of $25 or greater, we will offer a digital advertising package to the local non-profit group of your choice.

Click on https://support.kamloopsthisweek.com for more information or to make your donation.

Thank you in advance for your support.