Armed For Fall Contest Launched

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Assiniboine holding tuition contest to encourage vaccine uptake among students Brandon

Assiniboine Community College has launched its Armed for Fall contest to encourage students to get vaccinated and help protect themselves and Manitoba in the fight against COVID-19. The grand prize for one lucky student is domestic tuition for the 2021-22 academic year.

“Vaccines are an incredibly important response to our global fight against COVID-19. We feel a pronounced responsibility to do our part as an organization to encourage vaccine uptake across Manitoba, and particularly among students,” said Mark Frison, president of Assiniboine.

The college adopted the idea from the University of Lethbridge, who announced a similar contest this past week.

“The ACCSA is very excited to see the college encouraging students to book their vaccine shots through this contest,” said Ashley Fordyce, president of the ACC Students’ Association. “Getting our population immunized takes us one step closer to partaking in exciting events, attending in-person classes, and being able to return to a sense of normalcy. This effort requires all of us, and I truly believe that students can band together to make a difference at Assiniboine, and in Manitoba as a whole.”

All new and returning Assiniboine students who are registered in a program for fall and have received at least their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine before September 8, 2021 are eligible to enter the contest online. In addition to the grand prize of tuition up to $4,000, runner-up prizes include gift certificates to the campus bookstore and college prize packages.

The contest is open online already at Entries for the contest will close on September 6, 2021, and the prize draw will take place on September 20.