Air Canada Launches Unique Holiday Campaign Celebrating The Gift Of Travel

Air Canada just launched the Gift of Travel, an integrated initiative that pays homage to the actions of community heroes who are making a memorable impact when helping their fellow Canadians during Covid-19. The program focuses on hope and optimism to raise funds and Aeroplan points for Canadian charitable organizations and it also offers people dreaming of travel a new flexible travel pass product.

 “Canadians from across the country have shown remarkable resilience, solidarity and generosity in the face of COVID-19 and we were inspired hearing stories of people who dedicated their time and energy to caring for others, making a memorable impact on other people’s lives. We are proud to launch this campaign with our Gift of Travel video featuring heartwarming stories of community heroes and share the gift of travel through a message of hope and optimism from our employees as we all look forward to brighter days ahead,” said Arielle Meloul-Wechsler, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources and Communications Officer at Air Canada. “We are also proud to continue our long-standing effort through the Air Canada Foundation in supporting communities through its inaugural Gift of Travel auction and the annual Aeroplan Matching Campaign.” 

The Gift of Travel campaign also features stories on Air Canada’s social media platforms that center on the inspirational work Air Canada employees are doing to make a difference in their own communities. 

Gift of Travel Auction

On December 1, 2020 the Air Canada Foundation will launch its first ever online Gift of Travel Auction. The auction will feature an array of more than a hundred unique aviation items, such as special travel-related experiences, including the opportunity to own pieces of aviation history and the chance to fly on an aircraft simulator. Other auction items include an incredible kids’ ride-on airplane and a private dinner with one of Air Canada’s celebrated Canadian Chefs.

One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Gift of Travel Auction will be distributed by the Air Canada Foundation to Canadian charitable organizations that are focused on the health and wellness of children and youth.

Matching Campaign Week

In addition to the Gift of Travel Auction, the annual Aeroplan Matching Campaign week supporting the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program also returns. The campaign allows Aeroplan members to give the gift of health by connecting sick children to the medical care they need away from home.

From December 7 to December 13, 2020, members who donate Aeroplan points to the Air Canada Foundation Hospital Transportation Program will double the impact of their contribution with all donated points matched up to 500,000 points. You can read more about the Gift of Travel initiative on the Air Canada website.

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Our favorite picks from the Amazon Canada holiday gift guide

There’s always a good reason to buy a heartfelt holiday gift for someone special. This year, especially, we all need to embrace any opportunity to celebrate and treat our loved ones and friends with a token of our appreciation and to spread good tidings all season long.

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To help you find just what you’re looking for, we sorted through the holiday gift guide and separated it into different categories, including homeware, electronics, toys, and beauty and grooming to source the perfect gift for everyone on your list. We also plucked out some unique gifts that we think will put a smile on faces and really get everyone talking.


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These are our top gift picks for Canadian shoppers available from Amazon.


The UpsideDownChallenge Game for Kids & Family ($45.99;

This hilarious game features a pair of goggles that makes everything appear upside down. Challenge the family to draw, connect the dots and give a high-five from a completely new perspective.


Power Treads – Full Throttle Pack – By WowWee ($39.99;

This kit includes 22 pieces for kids to use their imagination and create their own exciting tracks all over the house. Suitable for ages 5 and up this innovative toy will keep kids busy for hours.

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Professor Maxwell’s VR Science Lab Virtual Reality Kids Science Kit ($69.99;

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For the little scientist in your family, gift them with this fun-filled laboratory to explore a range of experiments and includes a book detailing 25 interactive projects.


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Magic Bag Warmy “Owl” Hot / Cold Compress ($12.99;

Soothe little ones with these adorable magic bags that can be heated in the microwave to act like a warming, comforting hug. Alternatively cool in the freezer to use on hot days or for headaches and bumps. Also available as a fox, elephant or dog character.


Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame ($299.99, originally $319.99;

Or the slightly smaller Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame 10.1 Inch ($206.91, originally $229.99;

Take your digital picture frame game up a notch with either of these two clever products that you can update with new pictures remotely by email or through the app. Gift to family members and imagine their delight when you make pictures of the grandkids magically appear in their home.


Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera ($89.99;

Teens, especially, will love the look of this easy to use instant camera, which comes in cute colors like blush pink and sky blue and features a one-touch selfie mode.


Garmin Approach S10, Lightweight GPS Golf Watch ($199.99;

This entry-level golf allows avid players

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