The Prince George Airport Authority (PGAA) understands the importance of being involved in our community.
To achieve this, we take an active role in supporting Prince George community initiatives and charity programs. The PGAA is committed to cultivating and promoting the Airport’s role and image within the community by:
Being experts on northern transportation issues
Providing school tours
Advertising locally and regionally
Working with, and prioritizing, local media
Being proactive in informing the community of airport issues
Buying from local suppliers whenever possible
Attending local and regional trade shows
Making a Difference
Every summer, the PGAA hosts our annual Charity Golf Tournament open to the public, associates, partners, and friends. All proceeds raised from the tournament are donated to Hope Air, a charity which supports patients traveling for medical treatment.
The Prince George Airport also annually participates in major fundraising events such as the Festival of Trees and the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family program at Christmas. Other charities and community groups the airport supports include Youth Around Prince (YAP), Prince George Cougars, BC SPCA North Cariboo Branch, Variety – the Children’s Charity, UNBC JDC West and the Fire Pit Cultural Centre.
Charity Golf Tournament
The Prince George Airport Authority hosts an annual charity golf tournament every summer with proceeds supporting Hope Air. This event has brought in tens of thousands of dollars for a national charity that is close to our hearts. In British Columbia, Hope Air arranged 6,623 flights last year, with almost 3,000 flights going to children who needed healthcare far from home. Prince George continues to be one of the busiest departure airports, with 1,818 flights for local residents in 2018.
A huge thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who make this event a success year after year.
In March 2015, the Prince George Airport Authority was the recipient of Hope Air’s “Outstanding Philanthropist Award.” The PGAA was presented with this incredible hardware in Vancouver at the Canadian Airport Council’s Airports Canada Conference. We are so humbled and thankful to the Prince George community for helping us help Hope Air.
The PGAA responds to requests from charitable and non-profit organizations to assist with their fundraising efforts, in exchange for promoting the airport. The PGAA helps raise thousands of dollars for charities and benefits every year because we feel it is important to give back to the communities in which we serve. Branded YXS items for silent auctions and appearances by our mascot Amelia Bearheart at events are a couple of ways we give back.
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The Prince George Airport offers tours to local school groups. Visits last approximately 60 minutes and include a wide range of activities. Tours are only held between 9:00 and 3:00, Monday – Friday.
Public tours run from April – October. Please note EVERY person who participates must sign a photo/video release and indemnification form regardless of age.
If you would like to book a tour of YXS, please complete and submit the form below.