Save the date! Aviation Fun Day – Saturday, June 27, 2020

Support for local food banks soared to new heights at 5th annual Aviation Fun Day!

 

Waterloo Region, ON – The Region of Waterloo International Airport and Aviation Fun Day committee would like to say thank you. It is the volunteers that donate their time, aircraft and expertise to make this event a success every year!

 

“Aviation Fun Day is a great opportunity get behind-the-scenes at your local airport and meet some of the 300 people that work here everyday,” said Chris Wood, General Manager of the Region of Waterloo International Airport. “There is something for aviation fans of all ages. It gives us an opportunity to inspire the next generation and give back to the community at the same time.”

 

Instead of charging admission, non-perishable food and financial donations were accepted by the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. Support for local food banks soared to new heights in 2019:

 

  • 8,100 people attended – up 59 per cent year over year!
  • 4,145 pounds of food collected – up 15 per cent year over year!
  • $6,590 dollars raised – up 32 per cent year over year! Including proceeds from the WestJet raffle, Labusch Skywear, Great Lakes Helicopter and Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre scenic flights.

 

To date, Aviation Fun Day has collected 13,751 pounds of food and raised $21,382 for local food banks. All to help the one in 20 households in Waterloo Region that needs food assistance.

 

“Since 2015, Aviation Fun Day has provided nearly 75,000 meals to people in our community struggling to put food on the table,” said Wendi Campbell, Chief Executive Officer at The Food Bank of Waterloo Region. “Donations collected during the event are distributed by the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank and The Food Bank of Waterloo Region – as part of the Community Food Assistance Network – to 100+ community programs and agency partners who offer community meals, emergency hampers, and access to vital supports and resources in our community. Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and attendees for your continued support, it is because of your incredible generosity that we are able to ensure no one goes hungry.”

 

Airport employees and tenants including:

  • The Canadian Owners and Pilots Association Flight 26;
  • Flite Line Services;
  • Great Lakes Helicopter;
  • Royal Canadian Air Cadet Youth Development Centre;
  • Waterloo Warbirds;
  • and, the Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre work together to organize Aviation Fun Day.

 

Aviation Fun Day is a free event that allows people to explore the airport on foot and learn about aviation. The event took place on Saturday August 17, 2019 at the Region of Waterloo International Airport.

 

Mark your calendars - this year Aviation Fun Day will take place on Saturday June 27, 2020.

 

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For more information contact:

Sandra McAuley, Marketing and Communications Supervisor                     

Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)                                                         
Telephone: 519-648-2256 ext. 8504 (1-866-648-2256 ext. 8504)                  
E-mail:
smcauley@regionofwaterloo.ca