We Team up with the Canadian Paralympic Committee

by Allison Wallace

Flight Centre named official travel partner for Canadian Paralympic Committee


Flight Centre is pleased to announce that it has been named the official travel partner for the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC). Flight Centre is the Authorized Ticket Retailer for Canada for the Paralympic Games tickets and will also manage travel arrangements for the athletes, coaches, team leaders, sport specific support team, CPC Executives and personnel who are attending the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the 2011 Parapan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico and other events. Additionally, Flight Centre will be offering travel options for friends, families and fans of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.

A portion of every dollar spent through Flight Centre will go to support the Canadian Paralympic Committee and with less than a year to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games next summer, tickets are selling fast.

Flight Centre VP of Stategic Partnerships Craig Doherty, said being awarded the contract with the CPC was a privilege: “We’re truly honored that the Canadian Paralympic Committee is entrusting us with their intricate travel needs, which we feel is a sign of our reputation worldwide for offering unbeatable travel product and service.”

Henry Storgaard, Canadian Paralympic Committee’s CEO and Secretary General, applauded Flight Centre’s support of the Canadian Paralympic Team and commitment to amateur sport. “We’re thrilled to welcome officially Flight Centre to the Canadian Paralympic Team,” said Storgaard. “Travel arrangements for our athletes, coaches, support staff – not to mention family, friends and fans – requires the utmost attention to detail and pre-planning; it is a relief to know our entire team is going to be so well-supported by Flight Centre. This will allow our athletes and all team members to lessen the stress of dealing with arrangements and instead focus on high performance at the Games. Thank you, Flight Centre, for coming on board!”

About Flight Centre

Flight Centre (Canada) is a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets. Flight Centre’s presence in Canada includes more than 180 shops & businesses and over 1,000 staff across the country. www.flightcentre.ca

About the Canadian Paralympic Committee

The Canadian Paralympic Committee is a non-profit, private organization with 46 member sports organizations dedicated to strengthening the Paralympic movement. The Canadian Paralympic Committee’s vision is to be the world’s leading Paralympic nation. Its mission is to lead the development of a sustainable Paralympic sport system in Canada to enable athletes to reach the podium at the Paralympic Games. By supporting Canadian Paralympic athletes and promoting their success, the Canadian Paralympic Committee inspires all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport through programs delivered by its member organizations. For more information, visit www.paralympic.ca


Media Inquiries:

Allison Wallace

Media & Communications Manager

Flight Centre

604 202 0872


Alison Korn

Manager, Media Relations

Canadian Paralympic Committee

Tel: 613-569-4333 ext. 243

Cell: 613-298-4927