AC Foundation raises $268,000 for children in need

The Air Canada Foundation’s first annual fundraising golf tournament was held Aug. 6 at the Elm Ridge Country Club, Quebec, and raised more than $268,000 in support of organizations focused on the health and well-being of children in need. “On behalf of all the people whose lives are touched by the Air Canada Foundation, I extend a heartfelt thank you to our loyal partners, sponsors, participants and volunteers whose enthusiasm and generosity made this inaugural fundraising event a resounding success,”said Priscille LeBlanc, chair of the Air Canada Foundation. “With the support of our customers, employees, friends and partners, the Foundation is now able to provide financial as well as travel assistance directly to those most in need.”The event featured 36 teams totalling 144 golfers with funds raised through sponsorships, fun events, and a silent and live auction of items donated by tournament partners. (