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Published on : Thursday, December 24, 2015
WestJet continues to celebrate the spirit of the season with the Boys and Girls Clubs surprise adventure with WestJet video. As part of an early Christmas gift, WestJet surprised 16 youth leaders from Boys and Girls Clubs (BGC) of Calgary and Orlando, Florida with the adventure of a lifetime.
The heartwarming video stars eight youth from the BGC of Calgary and eight youth from BGC of Central Florida as they travel across North America by plane, volunteer in two communities, forge lifelong friendships and have fun in a way that only WestJet can facilitate. The youth were brought together for the opportunity to share in new experiences, learn from each other and further develop their leadership skills.
“It is an extension of our caring culture to create remarkable experiences for the young people our WestJet Cares for Kids partners serve,” said Jenifer Badry, WestJet Team Lead, Community Investment. “Our partnerships are designed to enrich lives, while encouraging and enhancing youth development. These 16 exceptional Boys and Girls Club leaders will never forget their time together and will take back what they learned and apply it in their local clubs and communities.”
“We are proud to partner with an organization that promotes kindness and leading by example,” said Marlene Deboisbriand, Interim President and CEO, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. “Thanks to WestJet, these youth leaders – kind and exemplary individuals themselves – were given an experience they will carry with them forever. The chance to gain a different perspective, help out two different communities and have a brilliant time is priceless.”
“WestJet Cares for Kids was born out of WestJetters’ desire to positively impact the health and well-being of children and youth,” said Badry. “In addition to creating remarkable experiences, we also contribute the gift of flight that helps our charitable partners deliver essential programs to children and youth, raise money and reduce the cost of their business travel.”