Over the last 20 years, Helijet has generously supported Power To Be by donating auction prizes, sharing awareness through social accounts and in-terminal, providing flights for staff and participants, sponsoring and competing in Power To Be’s signature fundraising events and spreading awareness through their branded Power To Be courtesy shuttles and aircrafts. Helijet started their first collaboration with Power To Be almost 20 years ago – by lending an old canoe for an expedition that Power To Be’s founder, Tim Cormode, was facilitating.
In 2017, Helijet put in their first team in Power to Play Victoria and also expressed their desire to become more involved in Power To Be and create impact-focussed multi-year partnership between the two organizations. In the summer of 2018 Helijet became Power To Be’s Official Air Service Provider – $0.30 of every one-way flight ticket sold on Helijet’s scheduled service routes between Vancouver and Victoria and between Vancouver and Nanaimo go to support Power To Be’s programs.
Danny Sitnam, President & CEO/Director of Helijet, feels a responsibility, as a successful business owner and active member of the community to focus on helping others. He draws some of his philanthropic inspiration from his brother Paul, who resides in Africa and has worked with underprivileged individuals for well over 40 years, in some of the most hostile areas on the planet. “My brother Paul’s humanitarian initiatives rub off on our family and focuses me on the importance of giving back to communities and less fortunate people. Many communities have allowed Helijet and its people to prosper and deliver our service provisions. We are obligated to these communities to give something back!”
In speaking about how our values aligns with the values at Helijet, Danny Sitnam stated “Power To Be’s vision and mission resonates very well with Helijet and aligns with our focus on the importance of strong employee and customer relations through team-building with social engagement, all the while strengthening the belief that if you do unto others as you would have them do unto you, then just maybe we can make a small difference in one’s life.”
For Power To Be, Helijet bridges the gap between our Victoria and Vancouver offices. Thanks to their generosity, we can remain efficiently connected and mitigate the sense of detachment that can occur with satellite offices. This is vital for us, as community and a sense of belonging are the foundations of both our mission, programs and work culture.
In addition to their usual support, Helijet played a key role in Power To Be’s 2019 annual campaign by sharing our messaging on their social media channels, in their terminal on monitors, and even displaying the campaigns message of “You belong in nature and so do I” on their helicopters. This support and exposure allowed us to extend our campaign’s reach to even more people this year.
Thanks Helijet for keeping our community connected and our programs accessible. Your continued supported makes all the difference.