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Published on September 23rd, 2016 | by Emma Hackwood


Flight Centre Donates $8,700 to the Paralympic Foundation of Canada

We’ve counted up the medals, tallied up the totals, and signed a giant cheque.

The Flight Centre Travel Group has proudly just donated $8,700 to the Paralympic Foundation of Canada in celebration of the outstanding performance by Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Earlier in the month, we pledged a donation of $300 for every medal Team Canada won during the Games.

“We are incredibly proud to be able to contribute to the foundation which supports each athlete’s ongoing success and provides opportunity for future athletes,” said Tanya Le Page, brand leader for Stage & Screen Travel Services, the Flight Centre Travel Group brand that looks after the Canadian Paralympic Committee. “We understand the importance of making the travel arrangements of these elite athletes as seamless as possible.”

As the newly established philanthropic arm of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, the Paralympic Foundation of Canada strives to ensure that the programs, equipment, and people are in place to propel Canadians with a disability from the playground to the Paralympic podium.

“Our sincere thanks to Flight Centre for this generous donation,” said Jim Westlake, chair of the Paralympic Foundation of Canada. “This investment will go towards future parasport athletes, helping support and nurture the next generation of Paralympic champions. As we bid farewell to Rio and look ahead to upcoming Games, it is wonderfully encouraging to have a supporter like Flight Centre on our team.”

The Rio 2016 Paralympics will mark the Flight Centre Travel Group’s fourth prosperous year as the proud official travel supplier of the Canadian Paralympic Team and proud supporter of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

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Emma Hackwood

a freelance copywriter, amateur glider pilot and full-time adventure seeker, has travelled extensively in pursuit of her lifelong dream of simply seeing it all. Up to over 50 countries, she lists American Samoa and the seldom visited Marquesas Islands as her current favourite destinations, with a wandering eye on Guam and Tonga to complete her Pacific escapades.

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