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pdd_2181Feb. 18, 2014, Vancouver - Fortune smiled this Valentine’s Day in Vancouver. The rain stopped, clouds parted and the winter sun shone long enough for a freshly-painted HeliJet S-76 to drop in to the Downtown Vancouver Helipad. The arrival of the helicopter was the kickoff to a noon-hour press conference announcing HeliJet’s commitment to work with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – B.C./Yukon Region, for a future without breast Cancer.


February 18, 2014
By Paul Dixon

Feb. 18, 2014, Vancouver – Fortune smiled this Valentine’s Day in
Vancouver. The rain stopped, clouds parted and the winter sun shone long
enough for a freshly-painted HeliJet S-76 to drop in to the Downtown
Vancouver Helipad. The arrival of the helicopter was the kickoff to a
noon-hour press conference announcing HeliJet’s commitment to work with
the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – B.C./Yukon Region, for a future
without breast Cancer. HeliJet president and CEO Danny Sitnam and HeliJet chair Alistair MacLennan were joined by CBCF CEO Wendy Slavin for the announcement.

HeliJet has committed to donate a minimum of $25,000 a year to CBCF for each of the next five years as well as provide passenger tickets for CBCF use. The Helijet S-76, decked out in pink ribbon livery, will be used in daily scheduled service on the Vancouver-Victoria run as well as making special appearances at fund-raising events throughout the year.

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Sitnam credited Karen Sabourin, HeliJet’s director of human resources, as being the driving force behind the partnership. Sabourin, a breast cancer survivor, was surrounded by like-clad members of her dragon boat team, Abreast In A Boat. A 26-year employee of HeliJet, she says that she has literally grown up with the company and that their support of her during her illness and recovery was nothing short of “fantastic.”

Slavin thanked HeliJet in saying that, “It’s partnerships like this that allow us to fund critical research that makes a difference. For us at the foundation and for the many women and their families who have been touched by cancer, when we see HeliJet flying high, it will serve as a reminder that we truly believe that the future is bright.”

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