MEDIA ADVISORY - Catch a WestJet mini-miracle unfold live in British Columbia

Santa leads WestJetters in goal to perform 12,000 mini-miracles around WestJet world Dec. 9

CALGARY, Dec. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Led by Santa dressed in blue pants, jacket and hat, thousands of WestJet employees will hit the streets and airports around the WestJet world with the goal of performing 12,000 random acts of kindness in a 24-hour period as part of WestJet's 12,000 Mini-Miracles Day, December 9.

Beginning in Halifax, Santa will hop into a WestJet Boeing 737 where he will make stops in Toronto, Calgary and Yellowknife before ending his 20-hour excursion in Vancouver to join his WestJet elves on the streets to spontaneously deliver gifts and good deeds across the country. Street teams will be active in 13 cities and 38 airports around the WestJet world.

Random deeds will range from giving away free hot beverages to shoveling sidewalks, helping elderly with groceries, purchasing tickets to community attractions, paying parking fees, handing out umbrellas, blankets and providing meals to charitable groups to name just a few

Catch one of the following mini-miracles planned for British Columbia:

*Denotes Santa involved

City     Time     Mini-Miracle      Location
             
Vancouver     12 noon    Round-trip Skyride gifting       Grouse Mountain
             
Vancouver    2 p.m.     Flight voucher donations     Sarah McLachlan School of
Music
             
Vancouver    5 p.m.     Gifting blankets to 400 guests    Bright Nights Train at
Stanley Park
             
Vancouver    9:30 p.m.    *Santa visits Ronald McDonald
House B.C. to perform final miracle
of handing out toys 
  4567 Heather Street
         

WestJet team members will be performing random acts of kindness at 10 a.m. (local) in the following British Columbia Airports: Abbotsford International Airport, Comox Airport, Fort St. John Airport, Kamloops Airport, Kelowna International Airport, Nanaimo Airport, Penticton Regional Airport, Terrace Airport, and the Victoria International Airport.

About WestJet

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2015/2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2015/2014/2013/2012 Top three brands in Canada (Canadian Business magazine)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in the Canada's Choice ranking (RewardsCanada.ca)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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