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WestJet celebrates Father's Day with Blue Jays' dads

Airline's network and partnerships bring family together for Canada's baseball team

CALGARY, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will be making Father's Day a little sweeter for the Toronto Blue Jays. As players take to the field, some of their fathers will be in attendance to cheer them on, courtesy of WestJet.

Leveraging the airline's strong domestic network and code-share relationships, WestJet will host the fathers of 13 Blue Jays, providing them with round-trip airfare to Toronto, accommodations, and a VIP suite to watch the game. These proud dads will also receive an introduction prior to game time.

"WestJet has always been proud to connect loved ones together," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations. "At Sunday's game, we look forward to a great day with families across Canada who have come together not only to cheer on Canada's team, but to celebrate with their dads."

"Having my father in town for Father's Day will be very special to me," commented Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero.  "A big thank you goes out to WestJet for getting my dad to Rogers Centre for Father's Day Presented by TD."

WestJet was announced as an official partner of the Toronto Blue Jays - and its fans - in April 2012.

About WestJet
WestJet is Canada's preferred airline, offering scheduled service throughout its 76-city North American and Caribbean network. Inducted into Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures Hall of Fame and named one of Canada's best employers, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased legroom and leather seats on its modern fleet of 98 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed deliveries for an additional 37 aircraft through 2018, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.

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