Harbour Air introduces campaign to help B.C. charities
Harbour Air, North America’s largest seaplane airline, is launching a year-long campaign to donate to three B.C. charities on behalf of passengers who fly every Friday.
June 7, 2017 By Harbour Air
Harbour Air has also committed to participating in volunteer opportunities with these charities.The Share the Fare campaign, which began June 2, will see Harbour Air donate $1 for every passenger who flies on Fridays over the next year. There will be no increase in air fares for passengers, the donation is from the airline.
The charities that will receive the donations are the Boys and Girls Club of South Coast B.C., Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Passengers will have the option to add a donation to the charities when booking their flight, if they wish.
“We believe these charities have a history of touching the lives of British Columbians in important ways, including many of our passengers,” said Harbour Air CEO and founder Greg McDougall. “We’re delighted to contribute in any way to support their important work and I’m proud of our Harbour Air employees who will be joining me in volunteering their personal time to assist those charities meet their missions.”
Canuck Place CEO Margaret McNeil said: “We are so grateful for partners like Harbour Air who help make Canuck Place care possible for children with life-threatening illnesses and the families who love them. The funds raised from the Share the Fare program will help ensure we can continue to provide complex clinical care to children and families when they need us the most here in the Lower Mainland and all across B.C.”
Boys and Girls Club, president and CEO, Carolyn Tuckwell said: “One of the most important deliverables of Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC is to give kids a sense of belonging in their community. Harbour Air is helping us to do that by raising money and awareness from their community in support of thousands of amazing kids. Thank you, Harbour Air, for believing, like we do, in what’s possible when we invest in kids.”
“Share the Fare means hope for the 77,000 people in B.C. who are undergoing cancer treatment this year as proceeds will advance research and care at B.C. Cancer,” says Sarah Roth, president and CEO, B.C. Cancer Foundation.