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Convert Aeroplan loyalty points into ministry potential

   
 


Al Rempel, Director of Resource Development at Mennonite Church Canada, is inviting Air Canada customers to gift their Aeroplan reward miles to ministry via MC Canada.

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October 27, 2006
- Dan Dyck

Winnipeg, Man. — A tightening of rules for Air Canada customers with accumulated Aeroplan reward miles could mean losses for people unable to use their points before they expire.

Al Rempel, Director of Resource Development at Mennonite Church Canada wants to see those losses turned into gains for the church. He’s inviting Aeroplan reward mile holders to gift unused air miles to Mennonite Church Canada.

On October 16, Aeroplan announced a 7-year time limit on the redemption of reward miles. In addition, any member not redeeming or accumulating reward miles for one calendar year will have their accounts suspended.

Rempel hopes that this dark cloud of new rules for reward holders will have a silver lining for ministry.

“There are a number of ways to enhance ministry if people with accumulated points would consider gifting their unused air miles to the church,” said Rempel, citing the high travel costs for international mission workers sent on assignment.

“Using donated points we could fly international pastors to Canada for the IMPaCT program in Alberta next year,” he added, referring to the highly successful International Mennonite Pastors Coming Together project hosted in Manitoba this past June. “Using gifted reward miles will help better connect the church and its work.”

Interested donors can call Rempel or Hinke Loewen Rudgers at 866-888-6785, who will help guide callers through the procedure.