Flight Centre ‘Wish Trek’ in Iceland raises $50,000 for Make-A-Wish® Canada

by Emma Hackwood
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18 Flight Centre Canada employees from across the country along with Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, President & CEO, Make-A-Wish® Canada recently completed a 5 day trekking expedition in Iceland along the Landmannalaugar route across the Southern Highlands raising $50,000 in the process for Make-A-Wish® Canada.

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The “WishTrek” team was made up of 9 members from British Columbia, 6 members from Ontario and 3 members from Alberta, all eager to help raise money for a fantastic cause. 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.

Views from a mountain in Iceland

“Flight Centre has proudly supported Make-A-Wish® Canada for more than 11 years,” says Allison Wallace, director of media & communications, Flight Centre Canada and WishTrek member. “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.”

Hikers in Iceland

The trek was led by Canadian Adventure tour company G Adventures who specialize in small group adventure packages all over the world and are well known for their responsible tourism practises.

Hikers in Iceland for wishtrek

Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, mammoth volcanoes, and acres of polar ice lend this laidback island nation a palpable otherworldly allure. There’s no spacesuit required for this out-of-this-world experience; just healthy legs and a wide-open heart.

Iceland hikers gadventures

For more information on trekking through Iceland, ask one of our Travel Experts by connecting with us online, visiting us in-store, or calling 1-877-967-5302.

For more information about our CSR initiatives at Flight Centre including our partnership with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, check out our Corporate Social Responsibility section of our website. 

Iceland Wishtrek with Gadventures

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