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10 Manitoba Teens Win $25K Vaccine Lottery Scholarships

August 23, 2021 11:29 AM | News

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People register for their appointments at Manitoba’s new COVID-19 vaccination centre in a soccer complex in north Winnipeg, Friday, May 7, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Ten Manitoba teens have $25,000 each to put towards their education after doing their part and receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

The province on Monday announced the youth winners of the Vax to Win lottery, which will see the cash be held in trust until the students choose their post-secondary education plans.

The winners are Kaylee Keefe, Chelsea Thiessen, Bea Catalla, Kaden Rozdeba, Kayla Harper, Crosby Wright, Ella Curtaz, Jordyn Recksiedler, Emma Benoit, and Shaira Garcia.

“We are very proud of how Manitoba’s youth have stepped up to be vaccinated, for their decision to protect themselves, their families and their communities,” said Advanced Education, Skills and Immigration Minister Wayne Ewasko.

“I’d like to congratulate them all, and wish them the best of luck in their lives and studies going forward. They have bright futures, and we are confident these scholarships will be put to great use.”

The province announced seven $100,000 winners last week as part of the Vax To Win lottery.

A second lottery draw will take place on September 6. In order to be eligible, individuals must have received their second dose of vaccine on or before that date.