A Nanaimo woman raced against time to grab as many Naloxone kits as possible in a one-minute shopping spree.
Amélie Lacroix won the City of Nanaimo’s contest last week, and says she was excited to be able to stock up on so many injection kits.
Naloxone is used to treat a narcotic overdose in an emergency situation.
“I was just so glad to be able to win these,” the retired military officer told The Beacon. “I have family coming over and so these will definitely come in handy.”
Regional health officials say the contest, which involved writing and submitting a limerick, was very popular, and they plan to repeat it.
Lacroix’s winning entry read: “There once was a man from Bowser. Who everyone knew was a boozer. He tried out some pills, and felt very ill. I saved him. So now who’s the loser?”
Lacroix was able to grab 137 kits, which she expects will last about six days.