The Calgary Airport Authority Donates $25,000 to Fort McMurray Fire Relief Efforts

May 06, 2016   |  


May 6, 2016

Additional fundraising efforts underway at YYC

Calgary AB – The Calgary Airport Authority is making an initial $25,000 donation to the Canadian Red Cross to support their emergency appeal to help those affected by wildfires in the Fort McMurray area.

“We’ve all been shocked at the pictures and stories of the wildfires around Fort McMurray, and are saddened by the impact those fires have had on the members of that community and region,” says Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.

The Calgary Airport Authority will be undertaking additional fundraising efforts at Calgary International Airport, providing the thousands of on-airport employees, as well as airport guests, with opportunities to support the Canadian Red Cross and its Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal to help those whose lives have been disrupted by the wildfires.


The Calgary Airport Authority is responsible for the management, operation and development of Calgary International (YYC) and Springbank (YBW) Airports. YYC is an important economic engine for the city, region and province, supporting 48,000 jobs and generating more than $8 billion per annum in economic activity.


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For more information, please contact:

The Calgary Airport Authority Media Line


Phone: 403-735-5899