Air Canada Foundation Takes Care Of Kids


This year’s Air Canada Foundation golf tournament netted $1,072,000 in support of organizations focused on health and wellbeing of children in Canada.

Now in its fourth year, the tournament was held on July 13, at the Saint Raphael Golf Club, Quebec. The event featured 73 teams totaling 292 golfers from across North America. It included a full day of golf followed by dinner and silent and live auctions of items donated by tournament partners and Air Canada Foundation supporters.

Aimia returned as presenting sponsor of this year’s event which was supported by more than 100 Canadian and international corporations and organizations.

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Priscille LeBlanc, Air Canada’s vice-president, corporate communications and chair of the Air Canada Foundation, said: “The unwavering support of Air Canada’s friends, partners and employees made this year’s Foundation’s signature fund-raising event the most successful to date with net proceeds of over $1 million raised in support of children in need.”

LeBlanc noted that: “The funds raised will increase the Foundation’s ability to make a difference in the lives of thousands of children across Canada through financial and travel assistance to children’s hospitals, charitable organizations and causes focused on helping children. On behalf of all the people whose lives are touched by the Air Canada Foundation, I thank our loyal sponsors, participants and volunteers for their on-going enthusiasm and generosity.”

As a registered not-for-profit organization, the Air Canada Foundation’s mission is to help connect sick children to the medical care they need, grant children’s wishes and alleviate child poverty. The Foundation also actively participates in humanitarian activity following natural disasters around the world.

Seen in the photo, from l to r, are Air Canada’s president and CEO, Calin Rovinescu and its vice-president, corporate communications and chair of the Air Canada Foundation, Priscille LeBlanc.