Thank You Toronto - It was a Record-Breaking Year!
What a day! On behalf of all of us at Orbis, THANK YOU to everyone who participated, pulled, cheered, volunteered or donated in support of this year's Plane Pull for Sight Toronto, proudly sponsored by FedEx Express Canada! We're so glad that you could join us to celebrate our 10th anniversary!
It was a gorgeous day at the FedEx ramp at Pearson International Airport, and it was wonderful to see a total of 38 teams and more than 1,500 people out on the tarmac supporting Orbis and the fight to end avoidable blindness.
With your generous, caring and enthusiastic support, the 2018 Orbis Canada Plane Pull for Sight Toronto raised an amazing $88,409 (and counting) - the highest amount in the history of the event!
What's even better is that the money raised in Toronto this year has officially put us over $1 million in fundraising
since the event began 10 years ago! It's an incredible milestone and it's all thanks to you - we couldn't have done it without all of you!Celebrating the Best of the Best
While we couldn't be more grateful to everyone who participated and fundraised, we'd like to recognize and congratulate the following teams and individuals for really going the extra mile.TOP FUNDRAISING INDIVIDUALS
1. Ann Lee
2. Jacinta Kwok
3. Laura RiehmTOP FUNDRAISING CORPORATE TEAMS
1. Tai Pan Tours
2. Team RBC
3. Team CIBC Toronto (World Wide Sight Canada)TOP FUNDRAISING ORGANIZATION/ASSOCIATION TEAMS
1. CityU Ontario Alumni with Family & Friends
2. BMW TruNorth
3. Peel Arya Samaj
A big congrats also goes out to our fastest pulling team of the day, BMW TruNorth
, who pulled the 132,000+ lbs. FedEx 757 cargo plane in a very fitting sub-ten-second time of 00:9:56! That's some serious horsepower!
Once again, thanks to all of you - our team captains, team members, donors, sponsors, and volunteers - for making the 2018 Plane Pull for Sight Toronto our biggest and best yet! We look forward to seeing you next year!