Canadian kids embark on a journey of a lifetime at Breakfast Clubs of Canada Leadership Camp

Air Canada and Tim Hortons help create lasting memories for 40 deserving students

BOUCHERVILLE, QC, May 17 /CNW Telbec/ - Breakfast Clubs of Canada serves up breakfast to tens of thousands of students every day in school breakfast programs across Canada. But from May 20 to 23, they'll be doing more than just putting a good meal on the table. They'll be cooking up an unforgettable camp experience for 40 kids from across Canada, an experience that will foster their leadership skills, develop their confidence and build their self-esteem.

Breakfast Clubs of Canada counts on its generous partners to help carry out its mission. Air Canada and its employees have been part of the Breakfast Clubs story since the beginning, and through its Air Canada Kids' Horizons program, the company is providing air travel to the 30 children out of 40 attending Leadership Camp. What's more, 9 Air Canada employee volunteers will also be on hand to help with the many activities on the agenda. This exciting adventure is also being made possible thanks to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation, which has generously provided its beautiful campsite in Parry Sound, Ontario, for this unforgettable weekend.

Leadership Camp: building dreams and self-esteem
Breakfast Clubs of Canada aims to give all children an equal chance to start their school day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that promotes self-esteem. Earlier this year, Breakfast Clubs asked teachers and principals across Canada to nominate students between the ages of 10 and 14 who have distinguished themselves by their commitment to or involvement with their peers, their schools and their communities. Building on the idea of nurturing children's self-esteem, Breakfast Clubs then developed the Leadership Camp and invited these students to submit their applications for the chance to be part of an incredible camp experience. The leadership camp framework puts the accent on each child's individual strengths and dreams, and over the course of four days, each camper will take part in challenges including outdoor activities, music, dance, and much more that will allow them to discover the best in themselves.

Donating Aeroplan miles helps kids get there faster!
Every day, Canadians donate their Aeroplan miles to Air Canada Kids' Horizons to support its work improving the lives of children. On May 18, 2011, Aeroplan is giving Canadians a chance to double their good deeds! On that day, Aeroplan will match all miles donated from its members, helping Kids' Horizons provide even more support to charitable organizations focused on the health and well-being of children, like Breakfast Clubs of Canada. To donate, visit www.aeroplan.com.

About Breakfast Clubs of Canada
Breakfast Clubs of Canada is a national organization dedicated to providing services and funding for community-based school breakfast programs. We do this with the help of individual and corporate partners, all committed to the cause of feeding our children's future. It is Breakfast Clubs of Canada's dream that all children have an equal chance to start their school day with a nutritious breakfast in an environment that promotes self-esteem.

To learn more about Breakfast Clubs of Canada activities and its mission, or to find out how you can get involved, visit www.breakfastclubscanada.org.

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SOURCE Breakfast Clubs of Canada

For further information:

Marie Lemire
Communications Director
1 866 794-4900 x 232

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