Calgary International Airport Community comes through for Fort McMurray Fire Relief Efforts

June 02, 2016   |  
June 2, 2016

Calgary AB – Thanks to the generosity of on-airport employees, travellers through Calgary International Airport (YYC) and The Calgary Airport Authority, Fort McMurray Fire Relief fundraising programs at YYC generated donations to the Canadian Red Cross of just over $40,000. 

The Calgary Airport Authority made 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. This donation was then supplemented by funds raised by the thousands of people who work at the airport, and by the donations made by airport guests who contributed to collection boxes located in the airport.

“It’s truly heart-warming and inspiring to see the level of support being given to those affected by the Fort McMurray fires, not just by members of our airport community, but by those across the province and around the world,” says Garth Atkinson, President and CEO of The Calgary Airport Authority.

“We wish the best to those returning to Fort McMurray, and to our friends and partners at Fort McMurray International Airport, who are scheduled to be back in business on June 10.”


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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Media Relations
The Calgary Airport Authority
Phone: 403-735-5899