Dreams Take Flight
We look forward to "Making Magical Memories for Special Kids" a reality in 2023, our 30th year.
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Give a trip-of-a-lifetime. Give limitless possibilities.
Welcome To Dreams Take Flight Calgary
Making a difference to children with special needs in Southern Alberta!
Dreams Take Flight stretches children’s minds. As poet Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote, “One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
Dreams Take Flight Calgary has been taking deserving children with special needs from Southern Alberta to a world renowned California theme park since 1993. We raise our funding through corporate and private donations, charity golf tournaments and our annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans gala event. We are a 100% volunteer charity with volunteers handling fundraising, flight planning, administration and governance. Air Canada donates the aircraft, but the ground crew, flight crew and other services required for the flight are donated. Our amazing medical team are volunteers as well!
With your support we can bring some magic to some very deserving Southern Alberta children and make their dreams come true.
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About Dreams Take Flight
Dreams Take Flight is a registered national non-profit charity dedicated to providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children. With the aid of our most significant sponsor, Air Canada, as well as other national & local organizations and businesses, money is raised to make the dream a reality in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.
In 1989, several Air Canada employees in Toronto planned a trip-of-a-lifetime. They flew 70 special needs children on a DC-9 aircraft to Walt Disney World in Florida. By 1997, the Dreams Take Flight charity had expanded across Canada.
For a very long and exciting day, deserving children live an adventure in a world-renowned theme park in California or Florida, with all expenses paid—thanks to sponsors and volunteers.
When they land back home, their minds are stretched to new dimensions. They see new possibilities.