Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence


December 10, 2007 16:12 ET

REMINDER: 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron Gives Santa's Elves a Lift for Sick Kids

CFB BORDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2007) - Members of 400 (City Of Toronto) Tactical Helicopter Squadron will give Santa's elves a lift to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The flight is part of Operation Sick Kids HO HO HO.

A Griffon helicopter, nicknamed "Rudolph," will leave Canadian Forces Base Borden at 12:45 p.m. and travel to Toronto, piloted by Lieutenant-Colonel Doug Moodie, the squadron's commanding officer. It will land at the hospital helicopter pad with six of Santa's elves, along with a load of toys, books and donations. Local businesses in Barrie, Borden and Alliston, as well as the military community provided all donations for this event.

The elves will also read to the children in the hospital's reading room at 2 p.m.

Members of the media are welcome to accompany Santa's elves and members of 400 Squadron as they meet with children from Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children during this very special Christmas operation.


Media wishing to attend Operation Sick Kids HO HO HO are asked to meet in the hospital's Reading Room located on the Main floor of the Black Wing between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. For additional information, please contact Captain Terry Wong, coordinator for Operation Sick Kids HO HO HO at 705-424-1200 ext 7169 Capt Rae Joseph, 1 Wing Public Affairs Officer at 613-541-5010 ext 8264 or Lisa Lipkin, Public Affairs, The Hospital for Sick Children, at 416-813-6380.

For more information about:

- 400 (City of Toronto) Tactical Helicopter Squadron, please visit:

- The Hospital for Sick Children, please visit:

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