Provincewide lottery adds Calgary Stampede tickets as prizes

By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer
The provincial government is offering everyone over the age of 18 who has received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine a chance to win Calgary Stampede tickets in addition to $1 million.
On June 20, the government announced more than 1.5 million Albertans have already entered the Open for Summer Lottery, which currently includes three draws for $1 million and travel prizes from Air Canada and WestJet.
Calgary Stampede family admissions and ride packages, rodeo and performance packages, as well as general admissions, will be included in the first Open for Summer Lottery draw. Winners will be announced when Stage 3 of Alberta’s Open for Summer Plan begins.
To date, more than 70.6 per cent of eligible Albertans have stepped up for their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, including 26.8 per cent who are now fully vaccinated with two doses.
Alberta reached the 70 per cent threshold of eligible Albertans with a first dose on June 17, which means Stage 3 of the Open for Summer Plan and the lifting of most remaining health restrictions will begin on July 1.
“Offering Albertans the chance to win admission to one of the province’s iconic events shows we really are open for summer. I tip my hat to Stampede organizers for their hard work and determination in getting the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth back up and running, and to all Albertans who are getting their vaccines to help put this pandemic behind us,” said Premier Jason Kenney.
“Thanks to vaccine protection from COVID-19, we are all winners. I encourage Albertans to continue signing up for both their first and second-dose appointments. Vaccines not only keep everyone safe, but they pave a clear path for Albertans to safely get back to their favourite activities, including enjoying a warm summer day at the Calgary Stampede,” said Tyler Shandro, minister of health.
To be eligible for the lottery, you must:
• Opt in by registering at
• Reside in Alberta at the time of entry and draw.
• Be 18 years of age and older.
• Be able to provide proof of receiving your first dose of an approved vaccine for the first draw, and both first and second doses for the second and third draws.
• Please visit for a complete list of rules.
Any Albertan 18 or older who received approved vaccines out of province is also eligible, provided they have submitted proof of vaccination to Alberta Health Services and meet all other eligibility criteria.