On October 1, Canadian Helicopters and HNZ Group celebrated the Edmonton branch’s relocation from the soon-to-be decommissioned City Centre Airport to the Edmonton International Airport (EIA). An Open House/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was organized to mark the occasion
The event drew a crowd of over 150 clients, vendors, EIA employees and neighbouring businesses who were treated to tours of the office space, food & drinks, and live entertainment. The event was commemorated by a ribbon cutting ceremony officiated by Don Wall, President & CEO, HNZ Group; Reg Milley, President & CEO, Edmonton Airports; and John Whaley, Mayor of Leduc County. Local TV, newspaper, and radio provided media coverage of the event.
A highlight for many attendees was the unique opportunity to experience an aerial helicopter tour of the airport and surrounding communities. Guests were encouraged to make a donation in support of Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS.org), an Edmonton based youth emergency shelter. A total of $1,122 was raised in support of YESS.
Canadian Helicopters is very excited to be at Edmonton’s vibrant and growing International Airport. The fourth level of EIA’s iconic Central Tower is now home to HNZ executive offices, and Canadian Helicopters’ administrative and pilot training facilities.