Media Invitation - A ho-ho-holiday tradition!

Children's Wish youngsters to search for Santa at 8,000 metres with Air Transat

VANCOUVER, Dec. 15 /CNW/ - You are invited to join 120 Children's Wish youngsters and their families on Wednesday, December 16th as they take off for the North Pole in search of Santa. Accompanied by Santa's merry elves and Mrs. Claus, children - who have a life-threatening illness and have been granted a favourite wish - will board an AirTransat flight for an unforgettable experience.

Media are invited to join the children on a short 90-minute flight to the "North Pole" during which Santa will make a surprise appearance at 8,000 metres to meet each child and distribute gifts.

    Who:         Children's Wish Foundation of Canada & Air Transat
                 (Children's Wish Families are available prior to event for
                 phone interviews)

    When:        Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 10:15 a.m.

    Where:       Vancouver International Airport, International Departures
                 Air Transat check-in counter


    8:30a.m.     Registration of families
    9:00a.m.     Check-in, boarding gate party and snacks
                 Media registration begins
    10:30 a.m.   Gate festivities (entertainment, mascots, snacks)
                 Short donation presentation from AT to CWF:
                 Amber Dyce, Chapter Director, Children's Wish Foundation
                 Roderick Ramage, Regional Manager Western Canada,
                 Air Transat
                 Pamela Frydenlund, Chapter Event Coordinator, Children's
                 Wish Foundation

    10:55a.m.    Boarding
    12:00p.m.    Departure
    1:30p.m.     Return

    RSVP:        Regular boarding procedures apply to all passengers taking
                 this flight.
                 Photo ID required at check-in.


For further information: For further information: Media must confirm their attendance by eod Tuesday, December 15, 2009 by contacting: Paul Marr, Optimum Public Relations, (604) 647-6288, (604) 808-0148,

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