Airline announces three-year partnership with tournaments
CALGARY, July 6, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced a three-year
partnership as the official airline of the RBC Canadian Open and the
Canadian Pacific Women's Open with a new Facebook contest and a
golf-themed fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC).
This year's RBC Canadian Open is set to take place at Glen Abbey Golf
Club in Oakville, ON, July 20-26, 2015, and the 2015 Canadian Pacific
Women's Open takes place at The Vancouver Golf Club in Coquitlam, BC,
August 17-23, 2015.
"As an airline that earned its stripes on the leisure side of the
business, and golf being a top Canadian leisure pursuit, sponsoring the
RBC Canadian Open and the Canadian Pacific Women's Open is a natural
fit," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and
Community Relations. "Getting involved with both tournaments offers a
great opportunity to celebrate Canadian's love of the game, especially
since many of our guests fly WestJet to popular golf destinations
across our network."
"WestJet has a shown tremendous innovation in how they engage with
Canadians and we are honoured to align their respected brand with
Canada's National Men's and Women's Open Golf Championships," said Golf
Canada Chief Commercial Officer Gavin Roth. "The RBC Canadian Open and
Canadian Pacific Women's Open are pinnacle events in Canadian golf and
WestJet's partnership will further strengthen both championships'
ability to connect with Canadian golf enthusiasts in communities from
coast to coast."
WestJet will also team up with RBC and RMHC, a WestJet Cares for Kids
national partner, for a special fundraiser during the RBC Canadian
"We see an opportunity to highlight the tremendous work Ronald McDonald
House Children's Charities does on behalf of families across Canada
every day," continued Richard Bartrem. "Partnering with RBC and RMHC
during one of the premier sporting events in Canada will help us raise
funds and raise the profile of a valuable organization."
In order to ensure everyone across the country can share the excitement
surrounding the RBC Canadian Open, WestJet wants you to share
#YourOpenMoment. Visit the WestJet Facebook page to view a special video celebrating a love of the game. Share the video
and one lucky winner will receive round-trip WestJet flights for two
from anywhere in Canada, along with accommodation and tickets, to the
RBC Canadian Open. WestJet's Facebook post is found at http://wja.co/WestJet-Golf.
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