Photo-Op/Interview Availability: WestJet loads World Vision relief supplies
on flight from Pearson to Haiti


    WHAT:  Loading of a Boeing Next Generation 737-700 passenger plane
           provided by WestJet to fly 13,000 lbs of World Vision relief
           supplies (medical and water purification supplies) to earthquake
           victims in Haiti.

    WHEN:  Monday, January 18, 2010

    TIME:  Media to meet at 2:45 p.m.
           Loading will start at 3:00 p.m. and will last approximately one
           Take-off shots available at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning

    WHERE: Pearson Airport, Terminal 3 WestJet check-in counter

    WHO:   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 $5.4 million for World Vision's work in Haiti. For more information, please visit

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: Media attending must RSVP to arrange security passes for access to the loading ramp. Please contact: Robert Palmer, WestJet,, or Sharon Marshall, World Vision Canada, (416) 616-9147,

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