Air Canada’s “Wanderluxe” online travel auction site is now live at http://www.wanderluxeauction.com with proceeds going to benefit The Herbie Fund at SickKids and the Air Canada Foundation.
Through April 7, Canadians can put their vacation dollars to good use by supporting children in need as 20 Air Canada Vacations’ packages to sun destinations will be on the virtual auction block. As an added bonus, every package will include Air Canada Altitude Elite 35K status for the year, giving winning bidders a number of additional benefits any time they travel with Air Canada and Air Canada rouge.
Winners will be announced on April 7 at the first-ever Wanderluxe fundraising gala. All vacation packages feature return airfare from Toronto.
According to Benjamin Smith, Air Canada’s president, Passenger Airlines, the Wanderluxe online auction will allow bidders to support children through both the Air Canada Foundation and The Herbie Fund at SickKids.
“It’s a great way to turn your own vacation plans into a philanthropic endeavour. The Herbie Fund brings children and their families from around the world for life-saving surgery at SickKids Hospital; this is very much aligned with the Air Canada Foundation’s focus on the health and well-being of children and youth.”
“The funds raised through Wanderluxe will help us expand the incredibly important care that children from disadvantaged parts of the world receive through The Herbie Fund at SickKids,” said Ted Garrard, president & CEO of SickKids Foundation. “We’re proud that our physicians at The Hospital for Sick Children donate their time and expertise to this life-saving work, and are thrilled that the bidders in the Wanderluxe auction will share in this effort.”
Added Smith, “It’s very simple. Just go online and place a bid for the vacation of your choice. If you win you will know that this year, your vacation dollars will have gone to a great cause – and you still get to enjoy Elite 35K status and a fantastic holiday. It’s a win-win.”