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Youngsters search for Santa at 8,000 metres

Dec. 8, 2009, Montreal – You are invited to join dozens of Children's Wish youngsters on Thursday, Dec. 17th as they take off for the North Pole in search of Santa.


December 8, 2009
By Children's Wish foundation of Canada

Dec. 8, 2009, Montreal – You are invited to join dozens of Children's Wish youngsters on Thursday, Dec. 17th as they take off for the North Pole in search of Santa. Accompanied by members of their families and Santa's merry elves, children – who have a life-threatening illness and have been granted a favourite wish – will board an Air Transat flight for an unforgettable experience.

The media is invited to join the children on this 90-minute flight to the "North Pole" during which Santa will make a surprise appearance at 8,000 metres to meet each child and distribute gifts. Several well known personalities such as singer Marie-Hélène Thibert, god-mother of the foundation, and TV hosts Lori Graham and Stéphane Bellavance will also be part of this magical adventure. Possibility of interviews.

Who: Children's Wish families, Children's Wish Foundation of Canada and Air Transat

When: Thursday, December 17, 2009

Where:
Montréal-Trudeau airport Air Transat check-in counter (departures level) Easily accessible, free parking for the media in the ExpressParc lot, courtesy of Aéroports de Montréal (ADM)

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Schedule:  
8:30 a.m. Registration of families
9 a.m. Check-in, boarding gate party and snacks
10 a.m. Media registration (10 a.m. the latest)
10:30 a.m. Official ceremony with Allen B. Graham, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Air Transat
11 a.m. Boarding
12 p.m. Takeoff
1:45 p.m. Landing

RSVP: Regular boarding procedures apply to all passengers taking this flight. Medias must confirm their attendance by 5:00 p.m. Monday, December 14, 2009.