Alpine Canada launches Aeroplan Donation Campaign
JUNE 4, 2019 – Alpine Canada is working with Aeroplan to provide Canadians with a new way to support our national alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross athletes’ world-wide quest for the podium.
Each year, Alpine Canada spends upwards of $1 million annually in flights for national team athletes, coaches, and staff who chase snow around the globe as part of their training and race schedules. Fans and supporters can now help by donating Aeroplan Miles to offset those expenses.
To launch the initiative and help celebrate its 100thanniversary, Alpine Canada is looking to collect 1 million Aeroplan Miles by December 21, 2020.
“To help our athletes reach the podium and make Canada a leading ski racing nation, we have to chase snow year-round and all over the globe,” says Vania Grandi, President and CEO for Alpine Canada. “Every bit of support improves the quality of programs we can offer our athletes on their quest to excellence. I’m excited we’re adding one more way for fans to have a direct impact on our athletes’ journeys.”
As an extra incentive, Aeroplan will match all gifts with a 10 per cent mile top-up for every donation, every time.
About the Aeroplan Member Donation Program
The Aeroplan member donation program was established by Aeroplan in 2006 to help members support Canadian-based initiatives that are working to improve lives and assist communities locally, across Canada and around the world.
How it works
Individual members can make donations on a one-time basis or on an ongoing basis by earmarking two per cent of their miles automatically every time they earn by updating their profile on Aeroplan.com. To give points to Alpine Canada, visit: https://beyondmiles.aeroplan.com/charity/1292
Making your miles matter
Where do your donated miles go? The Aeroplan member donation program allows approved charities to establish an account through the program. Drawing from these donated Aeroplan Miles, Alpine Canada will be able to redeem within the Aeroplan Program for such things as air travel, car rental and hotel stays for athletes, coaches and staff.
Donate Aeroplan Miles to Alpine Canada today and help our athletes en route to the podium!