December 19, 2013 - Canadian North Makes Dream Come True for Yellowknife Student

Grande Prairie - December 19, 2013 – Canadian North, as part of Tenille Nadkrynechny’s “Play it Forward” tour, sponsored the inspirational Alberta Country Music Association’s ‘Female Artist of the Year’ to travel to Northwest Territories and Nunavut to share her message through music to youth to “Play…and then play it forward”. The tour was dedicated to encouraging messages through music and motivational speaking, promoting positive leadership efforts for Canada’s youth. Originally intended to be offered in major urban centers across Southern Canada, Canadian North was instrumental in bringing the tour to the North.

During that portion of the tour, Tenille played for schools in Yellowknife, where grade eight student, Lauren Seabrook, got to participate in the presentation as a young person that had exhibited selfless, community-minded behaviour. As one of the students that was identified in the tour, Lauren was entered into a draw from over 300 student leaders across Canada and became the lucky recipient of a $10,000 award to put towards a charity of her choice and an in-school community program. Canadian North flew Ms. Seabrook and her mother to Grande Prairie last weekend for the tour wrap-up concert held on December 14th. She was presented the cheque live on stage with Tenille.

Tenille Nadkrynechny on right, hugging Lauren Seabrook on left

"It was an incredible moment of the wrap-up concert presenting the cheque to Lauren and having her speak about her play it forward plans," stated Tenille. "It was such a dream having Canadian North come on board to spread the message to the North, making it truly coast to coast to coast! We loved the play it forward lifestyle up there and are so thrilled for Lauren and her community!"

“We are very proud of Tenille and were pleased to assist her with the Play It Forward tour. It is exciting to hear that Lauren Seabrook from Yellowknife won the Play It Forward contest for her charity of choice and the students of Ecole William McDonald Middle School,” said Steve Hankirk, Canadian North`s President. “It was truly a perfect ending to a perfect tour for Tenille and Canadian North.”

About Tenille
Tenille has had a busy 2013, releasing her sophomore album, Light (Royalty Records), earlier this Spring. Additionally, she was honoured with a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and took home the 2013 ACMA Fan's Choice Award and Female Artist of the Year Award for the second year running. In 2011, following the release of her debut album Real, Tenille became the youngest artist ever nominated for the coveted Canadian Country Music Association Award for Female Artist of the Year. Last year, the Grande Prairie native was the youngest recipient of the CCMA Slaight Music Humanitarian Award and she was also awarded Grande Prairie and District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. For more information on Tenille and her upcoming Big Hearts For Big Kids fundraiser on February 15, 2014 in Grande Prairie, go to 

About Canadian North
Canadian North and its founding companies (Canadian Airlines, Pacific Western Airlines, Transair, Nordair) have proudly served Canada’s North with passenger and cargo services for more than 80 years. They offer flights to Northwest Territories and flights to Nunavut through their southern gateways of Edmonton and Ottawa, as well as to select destinations in Manitoba and Nunavut through their partnership with Calm Air. Canadian North also offers air charter services within and beyond the North for industrial clients, sports teams, and large groups. Canadian North is a member of the NorTerra Group of Companies whose parent corporation, NorTerra Inc., is owned equally by Nunasi Corporation, representing the Inuit of Nunavut; and the Inuvialuit Development Corporation, representing the Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic.

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