Airport Authority Donates $5,000 to Fort McMurray Royal Canadian Army Cadets Corps

February 19, 2015

Fort McMurray, AB – February 19, 2015 On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Fort McMurray Airport Authority formalized its support of the 2803 Fort McMurray Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps during a ceremony held at the airport terminal. Scott Clements, President and CEO of the Fort McMurray Airport Authority, presented a cheque for $5,000 to Captain Lynn Lesko, Commanding Officer of the Army Cadet Corps.

 This donation will support the Army Cadets’ upcoming trip to Europe to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day on May 8, 2015. This day marks the ending of World War II. Army Cadets from Fort McMurray will be joining Canadian teachers, students, other cadets, and veterans on an educational tour which will remember the sacrifices made by Canadian troops and their Allies during the Second World War. During this trip, cadets will learn about historic sites and battlefields linked to Canada’s heritage, will gain a deeper understanding of the role that Canada played in World Wars I and II, and will discover how to become better young leaders and Canadians.

 The Fort McMurray Airport Authority has provided this funding to the 2803 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps as part of the airport’s Community Investment Program (CIP). This program provides long-term support to local not-for-profit organizations that contribute to our community’s quality of life. The core focuses of the program are youth, aviation education and heritage, and the Canadian military.

 About Fort McMurray International Airport

Fort McMurray Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM). Canada’s fifteenth busiest airport, YMM is the fastest growing airport in Canada with a passenger growth rate of 9.5% in 2014. YMM served over 1.3 million passengers in 2014.

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Fort McMurray Airport Authority