November 2010: Canadian North's President Receives Distinguished Aviation Award


First woman to receive Award with the Air Transport Association of Canada

Yellowknife, NT                                                                                                         FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On Monday, November 8, 2010, Tracy Medve, Canadian North’s President of three years, was inducted as an Honourary Life Member with the Air Transport Association of Canada (ATAC). Ms. Medve is the first woman to ever receive this prestigious honor.

Honourary Life Memberships have been awarded since 1976 to those who have contributed significantly to the improvement of the Association and the Canadian air transport industry. Individuals are nominated by members of ATAC and are then presented to the Board for a vote on their contribution to the industry.

Recipients have included high-profile Canadian aviation giants such as Max Ward (President of former Wardair), and Rhys Eyton (Chairman & CEO of former Canadian Airlines).

“We are honoured and proud to have Tracy as an Honourary Life Member,” affirms ATAC’s President, John McKenna. “This award is warranted due to her hard work and commitment to the aviation industry as well as to this association.”

Since 1985, Tracy has held various senior airline management positions at Norcanair, Time Air, Canadian Partner and Canadian Regional Airlines. Prior to joining Canadian North, Tracy was the co-founder of C.T. AeroProjects, a Calgary based consultancy focused on air transport resource management. Tracy is not only a member of the Air Transport Association of Canada Board, but also of the Northern Air Transport Association Board and the University of British Columbia, Okanagan External Advisory Board. She is also a past member of the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada.

“I’m very pleased to receive this honor,” states Ms. Medve. “The aviation industry is a passion of mine, so being inducted as an Honourary Life Member of an important aviation industry association like ATAC holds special importance for me.”

Other Canadian North employees participate in the Air Transport Association of Canada, including Laval St. Germain, the first Canadian to scale Mount Everest without oxygen.

About Canadian North
Canadian North is a major provider of scheduled passenger and cargo services from Edmonton and Ottawa to points throughout the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. Extending beyond Northern Canada as well, they offer non-scheduled charter flights 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.

About the Air Transport Association of Canada
The Air Transport Association of Canada has been in existence since 1934 and represents approximately 200 members within the aviation industry, consisting of operators and manufacturers. ATAC participates in education programs, advocacy on behalf of the industry, regulatory monitoring, and the facilitation of flight training programs.

For further information, or for this release in Inuktitut, contact:
Lisa Hicks
Manager, Marketing
Canadian North Airlines
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(403) 503-2310
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