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Air Canada Foundation raises record $1.3 million at annual golf tournament

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  •   07-13-2023  10:02 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Air Canada Foundation raises record $1.3 million at annual golf tournament
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Pax Global Media

The Air Canada Foundation raised a record of nearly $1.3 million during the 11th edition of its annual golf tournament.

The tournament — held this year on July 10 at the Saint-Raphaël Golf Club for approximately 400 guests — is the foundation’s largest fundraising event each year to support charitable organizations dedicated to the health and well-being of children and youth in Canada.

“On behalf of the Air Canada Foundation, we thank the participants, sponsors and volunteers who came together to support the Foundation,” said Priscille Leblanc, chair of the Air Canada Foundation.

“Your generous contributions will directly support thousands of children across the country by helping them to reach medical care that is not offered in their communities, by providing food security and by helping their dreams come true.”

Air Canada Foundation ambassadors Liam and Nolan, representing Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, a partner of the Air Canada Foundation, were in charge of the lemonade stand.

Together, they raised approximately $13,500.

All of the funds raised through this event directly support the health and well-being of kids across Canada.

“This year’s event would not have been possible without the dedication of Air Canada’s employees, who managed and hosted the tournament in its entirety,” said Michael Rousseau, president and chief executive officer at Air Canada.

“I extend a heartfelt thank you to all volunteers, supporters and donors. With your partnership and generosity, the Air Canada Foundation continues its mission of helping children in need from coast to coast to coast.”

The Air Canada Foundation has raised more than $10 million over 11 years to help children and youth.

The foundation launched its 2022 Impact Report earlier this week, detailing its programs, partnerships, fundraising and employee engagement initiatives.

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