WestJet Connections: Share kindness

A little kindness truly does go a long way. Just ask Cassandra, a single mother of five whose kids were members of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg at the Gilbert Park location.

For the last seven years through our WestJet Cares for Kids partnership with Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada (BGCC), WestJetters have created special holiday experiences for the youth at Clubs across Canada. In Winnipeg, the team of WestJetter volunteers who organize the annual holiday event there have become like family to the Gilbert Park Club and its members.

Not only do these WestJetters go above and beyond to create magical over-the-top holiday parties, they also step up and volunteer at various BGC of Winnipeg events and initiatives throughout the year. According to Cassandra, “their kindness really let my kids know that somebody else cared. That they were important, they were valuable and that they deserved to have good things.”

WestJet team walking down a hallway with boy who is wearing a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada T-shirt

To celebrate their kindness, watch how together with some very special Boys and Girls Clubs families, we surprised the Winnipeg WestJetter volunteers to thank them for bringing kindness into the lives of so many.

At Boys and Girls Clubs great futures are built on the foundation of kindness. Through life-changing programs, community-based services, and relationships with peers and caring adults, Boys and Girls Clubs help children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed. Share kindness and join us in creating great futures by supporting Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

Happy World Kindness Day!