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November 16, 2020

Flight Hero Spotlight

Give A Mile is very fortunate to have dedicated supporters that regularly sign on to be a Flight Hero.

A Flight Hero commits to raising 25,000 Aeroplan points or $ 1,500 so that Give A Mile can provide a flight to reconnect families that are dealing with end of life. This amazing group of individuals and companies have been responsible for over 100 flights.

Nicky Nash

Nicky has been a Give A Mile Flight Hero since 2015 and has committed to taking on another flight for our 2020 Christmas Campaign. As the leader of a non profit, Kids Up Front Calgary, Nicky truly understands the importance of supporting families that experience financial barriers.

Recently, we asked Nicky to share her experience as a Give A Mile Flight Hero

When did you start being a Flight Hero with Give A Mile?
Oh boy, I think it was in December of 2015

Why did you decide to take on the responsibility of Being a Flight Hero and raising the Aeroplan points to support a flight?
I love the cause! Give A Mile is a brilliant and innovative organization that is not duplicating the efforts of any other group. Connecting palliative patients with their loved ones is important, and I cannot imagine not seeing my family in their time of need.

How has the experience been? Have you felt supported in your role, and have you achieved your personal goals as a Flight Hero?
The experience has been great. I have been successful in raising the 25,000 miles each year. It is fun and an easy way to give back during the holiday season. The people who volunteer with Give A Mile are some of the best people and great to work with!

Perhaps you can discuss the feeling you get when you have completed a successful Flight Hero campaign?
When Give A Mile provides the family's story that I've helped, it is so impactful and all of the effort worth it. It makes me feel like I have made a difference in their lives and given them memories they may not have had otherwise.

What keeps bringing you back to be a Flight Hero?
The impact, the people and the cause.

From all of us at Give A Mile... Nicky, thank you! You truly are a hero!

If you are interested in learning more about the Give A Mile Flight Hero program, please email us at


Cooking Up Christmas Flights


If you are in the Calgary area, join us in bringing people together for the holidays! In this virtual special event hosted by JD Lewis, and brought to you by Give A Mile, Blue Flame Kitchen, Village Brewery, and Cask Global Canning Solutions, you’ll enjoy live music by Pat Moore, delicious food and local beer.

Proceeds from this event will go to Give A Mile, a charity which provides flights for people to visit with a loved one who is critically ill or dealing with palliative illness.  This holiday season we are looking to give 25 flights away.

During this event, you will enjoy a three-course meal provided by Blue Flame Kitchen with Village Brewery beer paired with each course. Don’t eat too quickly, as there will be a chef demonstration that will go along your main course with none other than Blue Flame Kitchen’s chef Darcy!

You’ll hear speeches from sponsors, connect with community and ultimately give to a great cause.

December 3rd, 2020
6:00pm – 8:00pm
$150 per couple

Purchase tickets by: November 29, 2020

A $50 charitable tax donation will be issued after the event.




Our friends at Aeroplan recently transformed the program with some new, exciting features. Did you know that you can now automatically set your profile to make a monthly donation of your Aeroplan points?

By visiting the new Aeroplan website and agreeing to donate just 2 % of your miles each month, we will be able to fulfill so many more flights in 2021.

Visit the Aeroplan Website today.
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