PHOTO-OP/INTERVIEW: WestJet loads World Vision relief supplies for Haiti

Plane takes off from Pearson for Haiti

TORONTO, Jan. 18 /CNW/ -

    
    WHAT:     Loading of a Boeing Next Generation 737-800 passenger plane
              provided by WestJet to fly 15,000 lbs of World Vision relief
              supplies (medical and water purification supplies) to
              earthquake victims in Haiti.

              Flight takes off from Pearson International Airport

    WHEN:     Monday, January 18, 2010
              2:15 p.m.- loading of cargo at the warehouse
              8 p.m. - loading of cargo on the WestJet aircraft

    WHERE:    Loading:
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              Canada Worldwide
              7699 Bath Road
              Mississauga, ON L4T 3T1

              Aircraft loading:
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              Pearson Airport, Terminal 3
              WestJet check-in counter

    WHO:      Emmanuel Isch, VP International and Canadian Programs, World
              Vision
              Michael Messenger, VP Public Affairs, World Vision
              Robert Palmer, Manager, Public Relations, WestJet
    

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision has been working in Haiti for 30 years and has a staff of more than 800 in the country. World Vision donors support more than 52,000 children in Haiti, including more than 10,800 children sponsored by Canadians. As of Sunday afternoon Canadians have donated more than $6.2 million for World Vision's work in Haiti. For more information, please visit WorldVision.ca.

WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 67-city North American and Caribbean network. Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its modern fleet of 86 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 49 aircraft through 2016, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

SOURCE World Vision Canada

For further information: For further information: Robert Palmer, WestJet, ropalmer@westjet.com, or Sharon Marshall, World Vision Canada, (416) 616-9147, sharon_marshall@WorldVision.ca


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