Airline helps Masset museum

  • Jan. 22, 2004 6:00 a.m.

Hawkair and TK Air are helping out the Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum with an urgently needed donation worth about $500.
The museum holds a pre-Christmas fundraiser every year, selling donated items in silent and live auctions, says David Phillips, chair of the museum society. This year, one item auctioned off was a set of two return tickets to Vancouver donated by Jetcorp, the air service operating between Masset and Vancouver.
Caroline Terborg and Bart Defreitas bought the tickets and used them for the first leg of a trip to Central America. To everyone’s consternation, Jetcorp suddenly dropped Masset, leaving Ms Terborg and Mr. Defreitas stranded.
Mr. Phillips says he got on the phone right away to Hawkair and asked if they’d be willing to fly the couple home. After consulting with TK Air, Charlynn Toews of Hawkair let Mr. Phillips know both companies were happy to help out.
Mr. Phillips has nothing but praise for both companies. “I was stunned. I thought it was more than generous-an act of heartfelt consideration for the community,” he says.