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Three Indigenous Children Meet Their Hockey Hero, Carey Price, Thanks to Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202093 Views

For the sixth year in a row, Shooting for the Stars treats three lucky children to a week-long lineup of special activities

Montreal, March 3, 2020 – Young people sometimes need a helping hand to achieve their full potential and see just how far their dreams can carry them. That is precisely why Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation joined forces for the sixth consecutive year to give three children from Indigenous communities in British Columbia the opportunity to experience an extraordinary week. Kameron, Kimora and Trey crossed the country to explore Montreal and meet Carey and Angela Price, paragons of perseverance and Breakfast Club of Canada ambassadors.

During their stay, the trio visited a number of popular attractions, including La Grande Roue de Montréal and the Montreal Science Centre, and were given a guided tour of the Bell Centre. They also enjoyed some very special moments with Carey and Angela Price, both on the ice and after the game on February 27.

Highlights:

  • Carey Price hails from the Ulkatcho First Nation in Anahim Lake, British Columbia. He believes in the importance of giving back to youth from his community. He and his wife, Angela, make it a point to take the time to inspire youth to push beyond their limits and dream big.
  • For Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation, nourishing children is about more than making sure they get a healthy breakfast every morning: it’s about giving them the energy they need to fulfill their potential in a caring, stimulating environment.
  • While they were in Montreal, Kameron, Kimora and Trey were able to watch Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens in action at the Bell Centre on February 27, from the comfort of the Air Canada loge.
  • Indigenous communities have been a priority for Breakfast Club of Canada for many years. Currently, 269 schools and 31,157 children in Indigenous communities across the country are served by the Club and its partners.

Available for interviews:

  • Angela Price, Breakfast Club of Canada ambassador
  • Tommy Kulczyk, General Manager, Breakfast Club of Canada
  • Valérie Durand, Air Canada Foundation Spokesperson

Quotes:

“We feel privileged to be able to make our dreams come true every day. By taking part in the Shooting for the Stars event for the past six years, we’ve been able to tell children that nothing is impossible if you keep at it. Children from Indigenous communities may need to hear this message more often, and we gladly share it with them, year after year.”
— Angela and Carey Price, Breakfast Club of Canada ambassadors

“At Breakfast Club of Canada, we work every day to maximize children’s chances of taking their dreams to the next level. Partners like the Air Canada Foundation are how we make this happen. We also rely on the contributions of ambassadors like Angela and Carey Price, who place a high priority on children and their success.”
— Tommy Kulczyk, General Manager, Breakfast Club of Canada

“For the Air Canada Foundation, nothing is more important than children’s wellbeing and helping them dream big. Shooting for the Stars is an opportunity to create a special experience for children who deserve to feel inspired and to explore what the future could hold for them. Beyond this trip, we encourage them to persevere in everything they undertake and to reach their full potential.”
— Valérie Durand, Spokesperson, Air Canada Foundation

Thank you to our generous partners, without whom Shooting for the Stars would not be possible:

  • Air Canada Foundation
  • Centre Sheraton Montreal
  • Pacific Coastal Airlines
  • Central Mountain Air
  • Limousine Krystal
  • La Cage – Brasserie sportive
  • McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada
  • Cora Restaurants
  • Pizzeria No. 900
  • La Grande Roue de Montréal
  • iSaute
  • Montreal Science Centre

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About Breakfast Club of Canada

Founded in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada is a charitable organization that provides funding, equipment, training and support to school breakfast programs across the country. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Club is dedicated to ensuring every child starts their day with a nutritious morning meal, in a safe and secure environment. Accredited by Imagine Canada as a trustworthy charity, Breakfast Club of Canada is present in 1,809 schools from coast to coast feeding over 243,500 children every school morning. To learn more visit breakfastclubcanada.org or find us on social media.

About the Air Canada Foundation

The Air Canada Foundation, a not-for-profit organization focused on the health and well-being of children and youth, was launched in 2012. It offers both financial and in-kind support to Canadian registered charities. Core programs include the Hospital Transportation Program, which donates Aeroplan Miles to 15 pediatric hospitals across Canada, enabling sick children to access the medical care they need but which are unavailable locally. The Air Canada Foundation, in collaboration with the airline, also engages directly in fundraising activities, such as the Every Bit Counts program, which encourages Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge customers to donate loose change of all denominations aboard flights or through collection containers available in Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounges. The Foundation also offers continued support to major health-related causes that benefit Canadians and is an active participant in international humanitarian relief activity as the need arises. For more information about the Air Canada Foundation, please visit www.aircanada.com/foundation or the 2018 Corporate Sustainability Report, Citizens of the World, online at www.aircanada.com/citizensoftheworld.

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For more information and interview requests:
Justine Plourde
Communications Advisor, Public Relations
Breakfast Club of Canada
justine.plourde@breakfastclubcanada.org
1-888-442-1217, ext. 3369

Nathalie Rochette
Communications Director
Breakfast Club of Canada
nathalie.rochette@breakfastclubcanada.org
1-888-442-1217, ext. 3348

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