Air Canada Foundation’s 10th Annual Golf Tournament Raises More Than $1 Million for Children’s Health

Priscille LeBlanc, Chair of the Air Canada Foundation (back left), and Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada (back right) celebrating raising CAD $1,087,609 for charitable organizations.
Priscille LeBlanc, Chair of the Air Canada Foundation (back left), and Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada (back right) celebrating raising CAD $1,087,609 for charitable organizations.

The Air Canada Foundation hosted its 10th annual charity golf tournament this week and raised CAD $1,087,609 to support charitable organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada.

“This is a milestone year for the Air Canada Foundation as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, and the 10th annual golf tournament, our largest fundraiser of the year. During the past decade, collectively we have helped make a difference improving children’s health and well-being. On behalf of all the children and families the Foundation supports, I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Air Canada’s partners and others who joined us for this wonderful event,” said Priscille LeBlanc, Chair of the Air Canada Foundation. “The funds raised will allow the Foundation to continue its mission of helping kids spread their wings.”

“Representing the heart of our organization, the work and mission of the Air Canada Foundation reminds us all of the role we can all take to help Canadian families in need. Despite a very challenging two years during the pandemic, I am very grateful that together, we continue our long history of support in our communities. Thank you to the generosity of our supporters, donors and employee volunteers involved in this year’s fundraising golf tournament which enables the Air Canada Foundation to keep making a difference to children and their families,” said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer at Air Canada.

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Held at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club in Montreal, the event welcomed nearly 300 guests with the support of 100 sponsors and numerous Air Canada retirees and employee volunteers.

According to the Foundation, a highlight of this annual tournament is the lemonade stand, manned this year by Air Canada Foundation ambassadors Léa-Jade and Coralie, raising CAD $10,000.

The Foundation also welcomed special guests Gregory Charles, a Quebec-based artist who performed for the Foundation’s guests, and three-time Olympic gold medallist in women’s hockey, Marie-Philip Poulin.

On 14JUL, the Air Canada Foundation also released its most recent impact report, covering efforts and initiatives throughout 2020 and 2021.

“Despite the challenges presented over the last two years brought on by the pandemic, the Foundation continued to innovate to provide support to Canadians in need, provided opportunities for employees to give back to their communities, and helped to facilitate donations and humanitarian relief during times of crisis,” it said.

For more information on the Air Canada foundation, visit its web site.

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