Prince George Airport Supports Hope Air

*Released by Hope Air*

Vancouver, BC – For the third consecutive year the Prince George Airport raises funds for Hope Air through its annual golf tournament!

Hope Air is a nation-wide charity that arranges free flights to get low-income Canadians to specialized healthcare that does not exist in their local community. Hope Air serves people of all ages, with all illnesses, from all across Canada. Since January of this year, Hope Air provided 488 free flights to residents of Prince George to access healthcare in Vancouver, Kelowna and Edmonton. The donation from Prince George Airport will guarantee 35 flights to residents in the Prince George region who must travel to healthcare.

Anna du Bois, Donor Relations Officer with Hope Air, says “This is the third year that Prince George airport has chosen to support Hope Air through its golf tournament, and we would like to thank all the participants for their generosity, and the organizing committee headed by Michelle Kenny, Safety & Commercial Services Coordinator at Prince George Airport Authority, for hosting such a successful event. This donation will help more people access healthcare that is not available locally.”

President and CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority, John Gibson, says “the Prince George to Vancouver route is the second busiest in all of Canada which means there are lots of families in our community needing our help. We are thrilled we were able to raise enough money to get dozens of people to and from their appointments. A huge thank you to those who donated and played in our tournament.”