Media Advisory - Children with Special Needs Take Flight for the Trip of a
Lifetime

    
    More than 120 physically, mentally and/or socially challenged children
    from Ottawa region off to Walt Disney, Florida for one magical day!
    

OTTAWA, Oct. 8 /CNW Telbec/ - On Wednesday, October 14th children challenged physically, mentally and/or socially will take off for a one-day trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World, Florida. This dream come true is made possible for approximately 120 children by more than 95 volunteers from the Ottawa Chapter of Dreams Take Flight, a non-profit volunteer organization run by Air Canada employees, retirees, family and friends. Dreams Take Flight provides everything the children could ever need to enjoy their special day, including transportation, medical care, entry into Disney's Magic Kingdom, meals and even souvenirs! B-roll footage will be available, see below.

    
    WHAT:     Dreams Take Flight Trip to Walt Disney World, Florida

    WHEN:     Wednesday, October 14, 2009
              Arrival of the children at Canada Reception Centre: 4:15 a.m.
              Boarding: 5:00 a.m.
              Departure from Ottawa: 5:30 a.m.
              Return to Canada Reception Centre: 11:53 p.m.

    WHERE:    Canada Reception Centre (Hangar 11)
              190 Convair Private
              Ottawa, ON
    

(Directions - From Hunt Club and Riverside: Travel East on Hunt Club. Travel 0.8 km and turn right onto Canadair Private (near Tim Horton's and Day's Inn). Travel 1.6 km and turn right onto Kiowa Private. Travel 0.2 km and the Canada Reception Centre will be straight in front of you. From Bank Street and Hunt Club: Travel West on Hunt Club. Travel 3.4 km and turn left onto Canadair Private (near Tim Horton's and Day's Inn). Travel 1.6 km and turn right onto Kiowa Private. Travel 0.2 km and the Canada Reception Centre will be straight in front of you. From Hunt Club and Airport Parkway: Travel West on Hunt Club. Travel 2.7 km and turn left onto Canadair Private (near Tim Horton's and Day's Inn). Travel 1.6 km and turn right onto Kiowa Private. Travel 0.2 km and the Canada Reception Centre will be straight in front of you.)

    
    WHO:      Approximately 120 children from the Ottawa/Gatineau region,
              selected through local agencies such as Big Brothers Big
              Sisters Ottawa, Featherston Dr. P.S. Autism Program, Ottawa
              Children's Treatment Centre, Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre and
              CSSS de Gatineau, Clinique du diabète pédiatrique.

    WHY:      Since 1989, various divisions of Air Canada have donated their
              time to organize the trip of a lifetime for physically,
              mentally or socially challenged children to Walt Disney for a
              day. For more information, please visit
              www.dreamstakeflight.ca.

    B-roll:   B-roll footage will be available the following day, October 15,
              2009 at 10 a.m., in Digital Betacam, DVCPRO, Betacam SP and in
              AVI format.
    

SOURCE DREAMS TAKE FLIGHT

For further information: For further information: Aurelie Walsh, Communications, Dreams Take Flight, Ottawa Chapter, C: (613) 797-4259; Néomie Duval, Communications, Dreams Take Flight, Ottawa Chapter, C: (613) 219-6522

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