Kuujjuaq exceeds Healthy Horizons fundraising target

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Pictured: Prize winner Rebecca Jones (left) and store manager Kate Carter

The community in Kuujjuaq, QU will benefit from the recent Healthy Horizons icon campaign – but so will one lucky local shopper.

As part of the fundraising campaign in December, the Kuujjuaq Northern store promised a pair of round-trip plane tickets provided by First Air to one lucky winner. With each purchase of a $5 icon, shoppers were entered into a draw for the tickets. On January 2, Rebecca Jones’ name was drawn for the big prize. “Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” screamed Rebecca with excitement.

This year, Kuujjuaq had a target of raising $950, but surpassed that greatly, contributing $1,683 to the campaign. All funds raised support healthy living programs and initiatives for youth in remote communities.