Jazz donates $12,722 to NS's Chisholm Services for Children

HALIFAX, Jan. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") is pleased to announce a gift of $12,722 to Nova Scotia-based Chisholm Services for Children. The funds for this gift were raised through an auction of uniquely designed furniture made from the transformation of retired Jazz aircraft parts.

Toronto-based Creative Group Interiors' principal designer, Aisan Ahmadi, created the pieces that were auctioned off at the conclusion of Sunday's Interior Design Show in Toronto. Jazz's half of the proceeds will be donated to Chisholm Services for Children (www.chisholm4children.ca), while Ahmadi and Creative Group Interiors will donate theirs to ONEXONE (www.onexone.org).

This project was made possible by 3 Points Aviation, a supplier and manufacturer of aircraft parts, who brought Jazz together with Ahmadi and Creative Group Interiors.

"When we first discussed this collaboration with 3 Points Aviation, they spoke passionately about their connection to organizations that supported children," said Jolene Mahody, Chief Operating Officer at Jazz. "Jazz is thrilled to honour the outstanding work they have done by also selecting an organization that does incredible work to better the lives of children with serious disadvantages. We are delighted to contribute to Chisholm Services for Children."

"We are so pleased that Jazz has selected our organization to receive the proceeds from this creative collaboration," said Wade Johnston, Executive Director of Chisholm Services for Children. "Community awareness and support makes such an important difference in the quality of service we are able to provide. Proceeds from this event will enhance the care our children deserve by supporting the programs we offer such as the HIGH FIVE sport and recreation program, LINKS literacy program, adoption project, mindfulness group and pet therapy program."

About Chisholm Services for Children

Chisholm Services for Children is the only non-profit organization in Central Nova Scotia offering a long-term care program, which specializes in early intervention. Chisholm is dedicated to guiding children who face severe adverse circumstances like neglect and abuse, to a realization of self-worth. Chisholm helps children develop skills and capacities to function successfully in a community setting and grow as healthy, stable individuals. Chisholm Services for Children also provides a community based after school literacy program for children six to 12 years of age who are reading below grade level or who are diagnosed with a learning disability.

About Jazz Aviation LP

Jazz Aviation LP has a strong history in Canadian aviation with its roots going back to the 1930s. Jazz is wholly owned by Chorus Aviation Inc. and continues to generate some of the strongest operational and financial results in the North American aviation industry. As the largest regional carrier in Canada, Jazz has a proven track record of industry leadership and exceptional customer service, and has leveraged that strength to deliver value to all its stakeholders. The Company operates more flights and flies to more Canadian destinations than any other airline and has a workforce of approximately 4,760 professionals highly experienced in the challenging and complex nature of regional operations.

There are two airline divisions operated by Jazz Aviation LP:  Air Canada Express and Jazz.

Air Canada Express: Under a capacity purchase agreement with Air Canada, Jazz provides service to and from lower-density markets as well as higher-density markets at off-peak times throughout Canada and to and from certain destinations in the United States. This month, Jazz is operating scheduled passenger service on behalf of Air Canada with approximately 750 departures per weekday to 54 destinations in Canada and to 25 destinations in the United States. With a fleet of 122 Canadian-made Bombardier aircraft, Jazz flies more daily flights to more Canadian destinations than any other carrier.

Jazz: Under the Jazz brand, the airline offers charters throughout North America with a dedicated fleet of five Bombardier aircraft for corporate clients, governments, special interest groups and individuals seeking more convenience. Jazz also has the ability to offer airline operators services such as ground handling, dispatching, flight load planning, training and consulting.

For more information, visit www.flyjazz.ca.

SOURCE Chorus Aviation Inc.

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