Flight Centre ‘Wish Trek’ Raises $50,000


Eighteen Flight Centre Canada employees from across the country, along with Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada, recently completed a five-day trekking expedition in Iceland along the Landmannalaugar route across the Southern Highlands raising $50,000 in the process for Make-A-Wish Canada.

The “WishTrek” team was made up of nine members from British Columbia, six members from Ontario and three members from Alberta, all eager to help raise money for a fantastic cause. Each member was responsible for their trip costs to ensure that every dollar raised went directly to Make-A-Wish Canada for the purposes of granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.

“Flight Centre has proudly supported Make-A-Wish Canada for more than 11 years,” said Allison Wallace, director of media and communications, Flight Centre Canada, and WishTrek member. “We felt it was the perfect way to celebrate 20 years of doing business in Canada by giving back in a big way to our national charity of choice.”

Pictured (l-r) James Nguyen, Thor Gunnar (guide), Rob Stedeford, Chantelle Bielak, Matt Exell, Morgan Windle, Jenny Giraud, Laura Hopkins, Klotz-Ritter, Michelle Suggett, Wallace, Jim Bjorkes, Jennifer Reynolds, Jo Coleiro, Bradley McCormack, Cher MacNeill, Carmen Bishop, Lee Zanello, Melanie Black, Chris Alders, Erin Butler (G Adventures) and Pall Palsson (guide).


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