SOURCE: Make-A-Wish Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada

July 30, 2015 07:00 ET

Make-A-Wish® Canada Joins Flight Centre Canada on Iceland 'Wish Trek'

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 30, 2015) - Jennifer Klotz-Ritter, president & CEO, Make-A-Wish Canada, is excited to announce that she will join a team of 18 adventurous Flight Centre Canada employees on August 4, 2015 for a week-long hiking expedition in Iceland to raise $40,000 for Make-A-Wish®.

"I am beyond thrilled to be a part of this energizing and fearless journey with Flight Centre," says Klotz-Ritter. "The Wish Trek will serve not only as an exhilarating experience, but an empowering personal challenge that will directly benefit our mission to grant the one true wish of children living with life-threatening medical conditions across Canada."

Led by G Adventures, the group will leave for Reykjavik to trek 55km along the Landmannalaugar route across the Southern Highlands through one of the country's most active volcanic areas.

"Team Flight Centre is proud to embark on this Wish Trek to benefit Make-A-Wish, our long-standing partner and charity of choice," says Allison Wallace, director of media & communications, Flight Centre Canada. "Our team is made up of nine members from British Columbia, six members from Ontario and three members from Alberta, all eager to help raise money for such an essential cause."

Make-A-Wish would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Flight Centre for more than 11 years of support and its willingness to go the 'extra mile' to help grant magical wishes for courageous kids.

Click here to make a donation to the Wish Trek challenge, benefitting Make-A-Wish Canada.

About Make-A-Wish® Canada

Make-A-Wish Canada is a dynamic wish-granting organization that brings hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions. Along with the national office, eight (8) regional chapters grant magical wishes to children in need from coast to coast. Make-A-Wish Canada is an affiliate of Make-A-Wish® International. Make-A-Wish® is the largest wish-granting organization in the world, making dreams and wishes come true for more than 350,000 children since 1980. For more information, please visit www.makeawish.ca.

About Flight Centre Canada

Flight Centre is a leading retailer of travel products and services for the leisure and corporate markets. Its presence in Canada includes more than 220 shops and businesses and over 1,700 staff across the country. Flight Centre's other brands include: Corporate Traveller, FCm Travel Solutions, Cruiseabout, Stage & Screen Travel Services, FC Associates, discountcruises.ca, GOGO Vacations and Employment Office. To learn more about Flight Centre, please visit www.flightcentre.ca.

Click here to read this news release in French.

Cliquez ici pour lire ce communiqué de presse en français.

Contact Information

  • For more information, please contact:

    Deborah Waines
    Officer, Marketing & Communications
    Make-A-Wish® Canada
    deborah.waines@makeawish.ca
    Tel: 416.224.9474 ext. 111

    Allison Wallace
    Director, Media & Communications (+ Wish Trek Member)
    Flight Centre Canada
    604.202.0872
    allison.wallace@flightcentre.ca

    Make-A-Wish® Canada
    4211 Yonge Street, Suite 520
    Toronto, ON M2P 2A9
    416.224.9474
    Toll-Free: 1.888.822.9474
    makeawish.ca