On December 9th, a team of 11 Air North, Yukon's Airline volunteers from our Whitehorse and Vancouver bases helped to kick off the 25th Annual Timmy's Christmas Telethon in Vancouver.
The volunteers answered phones and took pledges for the BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities' Easter Seals programs and services. The show was broadcast live on Shaw TV and Northwestel's Community Cable 9.
Our team of amazing volunteers was accompanied by Tony Cipriani from the Inn on the Lake, and Harmony Hunter – who was dressed turn-of-the-century Klondike attire. Together, we were able to help raise thousands of dollars and shared stories about the Yukon with the telethon's viewers.
Thank you to all Yukoners who called in with pledges, and a special thank you to Chris McNutt and the team at Community Cable 9 for making the broadcast possible in the Yukon.
As well, we'd like to recognize the generous contributions towards the grand prize – Magical Yukon Skies – made possible with help from Inn on the Lake, Best Western Gold Rush Inn, Driving Force, Coast Mountain Sports, Northern Tales and MacBride Museum of Yukon History. The grand prize was won by Pratizia Cucca of Vancouver.
To learn more about this event visit: http://www.lionsbc.ca/default.aspx?PageID=1108