Travelodge Canada donates $10,000 to Canadian Red Cross for Fort McMurray and area

CALGARY, May 10, 2016 /CNW/ - Travelodge Canada announced today a $10,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to assist aid efforts for the victims and evacuees of the Fort McMurray and area fire. 

"This is a terrible tragedy for the residents of Fort McMurray and surrounding communities, and with thousands of people displaced, Travelodge Canada wants to support the aid efforts", says Trevor Hagel, Vice President of Operations for Travelodge Canada.  "Oh behalf of our 100 hotel owners across Canada, our hearts and thoughts are with these individuals and families who have been forced to leave their homes."

In addition to the cash donation, Travelodge Canada has franchised-owned hotel properties in Edmonton, Leduc, Red Deer and Calgary that are offering various discounted/compassion rates.  Evacuated residents can contact each location individually to inquire about room availability.

About Travelodge Canada
Superior Lodging Development TL Corporation, operating as Travelodge Canada, administers the Master License for Travelodge and Thriftlodge in Canada. Travelodge is one of Canada's largest hotel chains with 100 independently-owned hotels and over 8,900 rooms.  Superior Lodging Corporation, named to Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance is a privately owned, hotel development and investment company that ranks as the industry leader in hotel development in Canada.

SOURCE Travelodge Canada

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For further information: Susan Gilliland, Director of Marketing, Travelodge Canada, Phone: (403) 270-9003, Fax: (403) 270-9029, Email: sgilliland@travelodge.ca

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