Eighteen Flight Centre Canada employees from across the country recently joined Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO of Make-A-Wish Canada, on a five-day trekking expedition through Iceland's Southern Highlands, raising $50,000 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 worthy cause by hiking through one of the country's most active volcanic areas. 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.
According to Allison Wallace, director of media & communications for Flight Centre Canada and a WishTrek team member, the company has supported Make-A-Wish Canada for more than 11 years.
"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," she said.
PHOTO: James Nguyen, Thor Gunnar (guide), Rob Stedeford, Chantelle Bielak, Matt Exell, Morgan Windle, Jenny Giraud, Laura Hopkins, Jennifer Klotz-Ritter (president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada), Michelle Suggett, Allison 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).