The first Air Canada and Dreams Take Flight trip from Atlantic Canada since 2019 took off from YHZ with 144 children to MCO on 26APR accompanied by a crew of current and retired Air Canada employee volunteers. Eight flights operate annually, providing over 1000 children each year with a day at a theme park in Florida or California.
"Dreams Take Flight Halifax takes children from all of the Atlantic provinces, which is something that makes our chapter very unique", said Allison Sinnott, President of Dreams Take Flight Halifax.
"It's difficult to describe what this trip means for them and what it's like to witness their joy as they make unforgettable memories with new friends. None of this would be possible without our national and local sponsors, so we cannot thank them enough."
"Partnering with Dreams Take Flight has been a wonderful way for Air Canada, our employees, and the Air Canada Foundation to come together and make the dreams of children facing adversity come true," said Valerie Durand, Spokesperson for the Air Canada Foundation.
"A heartfelt thank you to all the volunteers and supporters who worked so hard to bring together this group of deserving children from across the Atlantic provinces to make magical memories that will last a lifetime."
Six more flights from across Canada will depart from YYZ, YEG, YVR, YYC, YUL, and YOW throughout 2023.
Dreams Take Flight is a non-profit primarily made up of volunteer current and retired Air Canada employees. Over the past 30 years, Air Canada and the Air Canada Foundation have flown more than forty thousand children on Dreams Take Flight trips.
More information about Dreams Take Flight is available here.