Air Canada is asking Canadians to help select the winner of the Air Canada Athlete of the Year Award 2014.
Voters can now go to http://athleteoftheyear.aircanada.com and vote for one of three finalists for the award who were chosen for demonstrating a drive for excellence, leadership and integrity. The voting ends Dec. 6 with the winner to be announced Dec. 12.
“Being an Olympian requires ongoing commitment and by recognizing such leadership and dedication among our nation’s athletes we hope to inspire them in their quest for excellence leading up to the next Olympic Games,” said Craig Landry, vice-president of marketing at Air Canada. “We are inviting the public to vote online and send messages to athletes who last year received thousands encouraging them to strive for the highest ideals of performance – a value we share as Canada’s flag carrier.”
Air Canada Athlete of the Year Award was presented last year to short track speed skater Charles Hamelin, and in 2012 to soccer player Christine Sinclair. In order to raise the athletes’ profiles and engage all Canadians, the winner will be chosen by a public vote from a short-list of finalists selected by a committee representing Air Canada, the Canadian Olympic Committee, athletes, the government, media and also last year’s Award winner. This year’s finalists are: Kaillie Humphries of Calgary, Bobsleigh; Jennifer Jones, of Winnipeg, Curling; and Alexandre Bilodeau of Montreal, Freestyle Skiing.
The winner will receive two Business Class tickets to anywhere in the world Air Canada flies, as well as Super Elite 100K status in Air Canada’s Altitude program for one year. To cast your vote now and be eligible for a chance to win two Economy Class round-trip tickets anywhere Air Canada flies in North America, visit http://athleteoftheyear.aircanada.com .