More than 100 children flew to Disneyland this morning

Children, mayor head to Disneyland for a day

Today will be a Tuesday at least one group of B.C. kids will remember for a very long time.

Today will be a Tuesday at least one group of B.C. kids will remember for a very long time.

At the crack of dawn, 125 lucky children – along with Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts – were whisked away early this morning for a day of fun at Disneyland.

Participants were to begin arriving at 4 a.m. at the Air Canada Ops Centre in Richmond, booked for a 5 a.m. flight.

The one-day, all-expense-paid trip is funded through Air Canada’s Dreams Take Flight organization, which provides an opportunity for children who have social, physical or medical circumstance to visit the amusement park that they otherwise would not have.

Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, Dreams Take Flight is a national, non-profit organization consisting of Air Canada volunteers.

Since its inception, more than 2,300 children have received a trip to Disneyland through the program.

To be eligible, children must be between the ages of six to 10, financially unable to visit Disneyland on their own and have never been to any Walt Disney World Theme Park.

For more information, visit www.dreamstakeflight.ca

 

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