Dreams Take Flight & the Air Canada Foundation
Spread their wings to Fort McMurray children
The Edmonton chapter of Dreams Take Flight will be welcoming an additional 50 children who were forced to leave their homes during “The Beast” wildfires in Fort McMurray. Air Canada provides DTF with an aircraft allowing us to bring special children to Disneyland for the day. We have a long history already with Northern Alberta communities, as children from there have been apart of our programs for the past 24 years.
All 8 chapters of DTF have banned together to make this magic happen for all the extra children that the Edmonton Chpater will be taking from Ft McMurray this year. We will have flight crew and volunteers from Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver and of course Edmonton.
Calgary has committed to donating 50% of this years proceeds of their Black Tie & Blue Jeans on July 10th in Calgary. Each Chpater has also committed to specifically sponsoring 5-10 children from Ft Mac for this special flight.
This year, Air Canada responded in a big way providing DTF Edmonton with a much larger aircraft, a Boeing 767. This gesture of kindness will allow us to increase the number of children going to Disneyland on September 14, 2016 to a minimum of 160 children – 50 more than we were originally planning for. For these additional children, we are removing much of the current selection criteria, basically, keep within our age groups, be a Canadian, & never have been to Disney before.
Air Canada and Dreams Take Flight Edmonton continue to make northern Alberta a priority during these difficult times. We appreciate their commitment to ensuring young children have an opportunity to experience Disney and leave behind their sorrows for a day.
If you wish to nominate your child/children for this special flight please fill out the Ft Mac Application and send it directly to Shelley Quinton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for the: FT Mac Apps
We do realize there are many deserving children who qualify however, we are only able to accommodate a maximum of 50 children on this flight. Only applications received by 4:30 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2016 will be considered for the flight. You will be notified if your application has been successful on or before Saturday, June 18, 2016.
Note: This opportunity is for the children only, chaperones are from Agencies, Air Canada & Members of DTF. All Chaperones, complete extensive training and have the highest levels of background and vulnerable sector checks.
Final Note: DO NOT tell the children about this program, until instructed to by DTF!!
Dreams Take Flight Edmonton